Aren't you tired of all the talk about the weather? I know I am. But weather is what it's all been about for the past two weeks. That's how long I've been back from that surreal trip to North Carolina.
What we experienced this week was the frigid equivalent of a really intense thunderstorm episode. In the hot kind of storm, with thunder and lightning, the temperature outside builds and builds until it has nowhere else to go. Humidity levels rise. The skies explode, winds tear through, and rain pours down. Thunder booms. Lightning streaks across the sky. And then, 24 or 36 hours after it all began, everything returns to normal.
These photos show the scene yesterday morning. You couldn't call what came through a real snowstorm — it was just a fast-moving, climactic snow shower, ending the intense cold spell.