Be Thankful You Don’t Live In Buffalo This Week
And you thought New York would be kind enough to unleash its wintry misery in December. This week in Buffalo, nature took a massive, snowy hatchet to the upstate New York town in the form of five feet of snow. While it’s a spectacle for us outsiders, the on-ground reality is a bit less so: hundreds are trapped in their homes, and at least eight people have been killed so far.
What’s the science behind it? Warmer wet air blowing in from Lake Erie results in thunderstorms that drop snow instead of rain, receiving the weird name of “thundersnow”. Check out more sights at Time.