Are you a weather geek like me? Then you have to watch this video of the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore absolutely losing his mind with excitement about thundersnow in Chicago during this week’s Midwest storm:


In defense of Jim’s wig-out, I’ve experienced thundersnow and it’s piercingly loud – the sound travels more easily through a snowstorm’s cold, dense air. And if someone was videotaping me at a key moment of amazement – say, the time I watched a bald eagle catch a huge fish in the Potomac River at Turkey Run Park – I wouldn’t contain excitement any better than Jim did.

Why is our changing global climate increasing the chances of freak weather events like thundersnow? Check out Al Gore’s explanation.

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Published: February 3, 2011