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Is there such a thing as a snowbow?

 
 
Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 08:56 am
This morning, in the bright clear sunshine, it began to lightly snow. I looked around for a snowbow, but didn't see one. Has anyone ever seen such a thing?


What weird weather things have you seen?

Joe
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colorbook
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 09:54 am
When I five years old, I saw a tornado heading in the direction of our house, from a large window. I pointed it out and asked my mother, "what is that?" She grabbed me and my brother from his high-chair, and we flew to the shelter of our basement. The storm had ripped up large trees and removed some roofs from homes. We were fortunate to have only lost our back screen door.
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NeoGuin
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 11:25 am
My dad claims to have seen lightning in a snowstorm when he was stationed in Kansas.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 11:35 am
Joe, what is a snowbow?
I've seen it snow on a clear day, usually there is some wind and the snow is chrystaline.
I too have seen lightning in a snowstorm, during a chinnook in the middle of January. It was awesome.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 11:45 am
Isn't a snowbow a rainbow while it's snowing?
I think they are a pretty rare phenomenon, but I've seen one or two. Even heard about one on the radio one afternoon.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 11:54 am
I found this. It looks pretty spectacular!


http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0WQDmAi0d*2nv9*w1x8YFi6atVwJDtItl3AzOVQiGY!guylotTSzvcfcbM6gyu5X*zx4XFaIaTfh6GFyEp!4htpDSzrvp0x0b9STh5LmIe8id5wR75hjRghivTule3mbof*M9IyMBEDs/dawson_snowbow_-_dawson.jpg?dc=4675459948458110553
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 11:55 am
Oh, I get it. I have seen those, generally again, when snow is chrystaline and it's a very sunny day.
We have a fairy dry climate, I don't know if that makes a difference.
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kirsten
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 12:20 pm
I have seen St. Elmo's fire!
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 12:34 pm
We called 'em "sun dogs" in Minnesota:

http://www.umich.edu/~urecord/9596/Dec12_95/artcl16.htm

Although it looks like we may have had the definition off a tad...
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 08:04 pm
I was just a little dissappointed. Here it was snowing lightly in bright sunshine like those almost magical times in summer when the weather is drizzling and the sun is cutting angles throught the mist. But no snow bow.

Just fluffy clouds headed out to sea......................... Joe
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Individual
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 10:46 pm
I once saw mashed potatos and butter in the sky...Or maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me.

There have been a few times where burning wood chips fall out of the sky from miles away.

Or then there was the time when it snowed in in the middle of a sunny day in Phoenix. That was very interesting...
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patiodog
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2004 10:50 pm
St. Elmo's fire I would like to see.

Had flash lightning during a snowstorm once when I was a kid. Good stuff.
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