Finally, winter seems to be trying to make a comeback, here in the Southern Tier of New York. After the strangest, and almost snowless, winter we've ever had during my years of living here....
This morning, some snow (although it melted, for the most part). The forecast was originally for 3 to 5 inches. (keep in mind we are on the edge of the NY snowbelt. 80 inches of snow a year isn't uncommon.) People went into snow panic mode, mobbing our neighborhood supermarket. Snow!!!!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaa.....
This afternoon - pouring down rain, complete with a rumble of thunder. (A person I work with, in Syracuse today, told me they had thundersnow a couple of days ago).
Now, a cold front is almost here. When it comes through we will have wind gusts of up to 50 mph. It's supposed to be bitter and windy all day tomorrow.
So, about that thunder. Folklore has it that if it thunders before leaves are the size of a squirrel's ears, one will have a cold, wet, summer.
So what happens if there are no leaves on the trees?
Will we have to start building a boat?