A Sun Fall
We’ve had some wild weather here in Boston recently, but even with all that yesterday was pretty unusual. We were down to grass in many places after some warm weather and rain. Although there is a pile of dirty snow in my backyard that’s been there since early December. A dirty pile of frozen snow takes on completely different heat transfer characteristics, I think, because they stay around for a long, long time. But I digress.
Yesterday was a day of snow showers. But these were not your garden variety snowshowers – these were basically the equivalent of winter thunderstorms (with snow, though, instead of rain) complete with lightning (hard to see through the snow) and thunder.
That’s pretty unusual and even when the conditions are right, you have to be in the path of one of these very localized events to experience it. On Sunday, we had three cells go over complete with heavy snow, lightning and thunder. During the last of these, the sun came out. It was, again, similar to a sun shower, but with snow.
Now, I want to take this moment to tell you that I’m hereby coining the phrase Sun Fall to refer to this condition. There’s probably tens of thousands of other people who have already done it and quite a few of them are also likely named Dave, but in the off-chance that I’m the first, there you are.
Now, in case that photo wasn’t dramatic enough for you, consider this:
Sorry about the subject matter, it was the best I could do under the circumstances. These events do not last very long, as you might imagine.