Philadelphia magazine reports that Philadelphia was hit by Thundersnow? You, like me, may be asking what the heck is Thundersnow? This is a winter thunderstorm, a very rare occurrence where snow is falling as the participation instead of the usual rain. These are rare in the winter months because the reaction within the clouds needed to create the conditions do not happen often because the clouds are generally frozen.
Well, it happened in Philadelphia today, and while this is one of the more interesting weather happenings in the area, it has made area roadways a mess on Thanksgiving eve. The storm brought a wintry mix of snow, rain, sleet, and ice, all conditions which increase the chances of automobile accidents in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. According to statistics published by the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 1.3 million motor vehicle accidents happen due to poor weather conditions. Drivers who do not take precautions, including cleaning snow off of their vehicles and reducing speeds are putting their lives and other lives at risk.
The takeaway from the Philadelphia Thundersnow – interesting, unique, but be careful on the roadway! If you are involved in an accident, due to this type of condition or otherwise, 1st get medical attention, and 2nd get a hold of KaplunMarx, the Philadelphia injury law firm!
For more technical information on Thundersnow see – //www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/the-latest/11983-thunder.