Thunder & Lightening In November?

November Thunderstorm - A rare Minnesotan November thunderstorm.
@webeishere (36355)
United States
November 6, 2008 12:10pm CST
Okay today is a strange day here in Minnesota. I can not recall the last time we had a severe thunderstorm like this in November. It is very windy, dark, with thunder and lightening all around me rioght now. It's been raining on and off all day. Odd thing is this will be turniong into snow Tomorrow. Just yesterday a couple hundred miles away there was a blizzard warning, and a few hundred miles away was a tornado warning. Odd weather. So how's your November weather wise so far? Any odd storms that you don't usually experience? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Sorry to hear you all are having all this bad weather. We are having fantastic weather here and no rain is in sight. I believe when we do get it it is going to hit us hard. I have been watching the Weather Channel and they are still talking about Hurricane season, something about a tropical storm.
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Well we had record high temps the other day. Now these oddly timed storms this late into the year are odd. I want my snow and cold is what I want. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@psspurgeon1 (1109)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I absolutely love thunderstorms. I can live without the rain, but I completely love the massive thunder that rumbles your belly and the lightening that makes the street lights go off. Here, we haven't been getting many good storms and it makes me sad. Enjoy your weather.
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Okay... On to the gist of this discussion, are these thunderstorms in November normal? Do you get them often this late in the year? Here in Minnesota it should be snow not rain falling. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
7 Nov 08
Sorry, I was off topic. I guess it is not typical for that particular area to get those kinds of things. I would be a bit shocked if we had that here in November and your further north than I am. Sorry for your dilemma though.
@AmbiePam (47864)
• United States
6 Nov 08
We had a tornado watch last night, hail, lightening, and thunder. It hailed so badly it looked like it had snowed when we woke up this morning. Last night it knocked out my power. So after an hour of sitting in the dark, I headed over to my parent's house. I can't believe I got there in one piece. Just going from the driveway to the front door I got soaked. And boy did the hail hurt! I got a bump on my head from the hail. I can't believe how bad it was. I remember wondering if I was headed for a rain wrapped tornado. I could barely see anything.
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Whew! Glad things are okay. Is this average for you to get this type of weather in Novemeber? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@AmbiePam (47864)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Last week it is 80 something, and this week it is 40 something. THAT is common, but not the hail storms this time of year. And usually not a tornado watch. Those usually end is September.
• United States
6 Nov 08
i've seen it snow and thunder at the same time here. that's totally freaky. we really haven't had any odd storms,but it's been unseasonably warm. i have a pot of tulips sprouting because it thinks it's spring or something.
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
6 Nov 08
There's been many times of thunder and snow falling here as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I just saw the weather report a little bit ago and saw the radar map.. yes it looks a bit wintry and weird.. Then of course I was hopin' it doesn't head here to Wisconsin! Yes, Grandpa Bob there's just something a little spooky (I think!) about thunder and lightning during wintry weather! We've had some great weather the last couple of weeks here! I love that! Hate to rush into cold weather! Feelin' cold already!
• United States
6 Nov 08
..just heard how there's a tropical storm brewing! Blizzards in one region.. hurricane brewing in another! ..strange indeed..
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@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Well I was going to tell you to brace yourself, that thunderstorm your getting now just passed through here in Oklahoma last night and it was headed straight towards Minnesota, we had up to 75mph winds, and hail, and we had some tornado warnings in that, the wind was scarey, I could hear things on our deck getting blown over. Today its beautiful, the suns shining, warm, alot different from yesterday. For this time of year this is weird weather, its been exceptionally warm.
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I think we've had about 50 MPH winds recently with this storm. Lots of leaves flyimng all around. Of course mine are staying on my lawn dang it. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Nothing out of the ordinary where I live. We are still in Hurricane Season down here but not expected to get anything tropical this late in the season. I think it is strange when it does snow and it is thundering. The weather has been weird in so many places.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I just saw the end of our local noon weather and the cool front should be here around midnight tonight and our high tomorrow will be 80. hahahaha Then the temps will move up to the mid 80's later. I don't really call that a cool front.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
6 Nov 08
As you remember, we have had a dry summer and fall so far and I would love to have some rain here..We are getting some, starting either tonight or tomorrow, but with it comes cold temps, yuck..I would love to have rain with thunder and lightening, thunderstorms relax me as long as there is no real danger..
@hildas (3031)
6 Nov 08
I hate thunder and lightening. It frightens me. Goodness me last week you had an Indian summer, now you have snow. Last week we had snow, yesterday we had an indian summer. We are in for severe gales tonight. So next week we should have your thunder and lightening and you will have gales. Goodness me isnt the weather strange at the moment. It is odd for this weather in November. We are having four seasons in a week. Well hope you do not get hit to hard by that storm and the snow coming your way. I will probably those a few roof tiles tonight. I hate the gales.
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
7 Nov 08
We have had beautiful weather, sunny and in the 70's for a few days. Today was the last of it, we have a cold front coming thru and possibly snow this weekend. You can keep all the nasty weather up your way, its not wanted down hre.
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I am in Northern Ohio, we have just been having a wonderful Indian Summer, today was the last nice day. Grandpa Bob is in Minnesota, he gets winter a little earlier then the rest of us. But then he loves the snow.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Hi Grandpa Bob... No storms like that here....yet!!! I hope they don't come this way...I wonder if that is a sign that our Winter is going to be horrible....I sure hope not..
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Me too, I don't like the cold, snow and ice. The high gas bills are the pits too.
• United States
16 Nov 08
We had a storm three weeks ago with thunder and lightening. Boy does the noise scare the cat and the dog. Petie was on my lap and the cat kept running from under one piece of furniture to the next. They do not like the big booms. The storm was over the top of us so it was quite loud. Here in the central San Joaquin Valley it is rare that we have thunder and lighting.
@cupid74 (11395)
• Pakistan
8 Nov 08
hi Bob well we dont have real november as yet, instead of cold, its still with warm days but cold nights weather pattern is changing and i think its part of Global Warming too, Not sure whats going to happen in futures as all seasons are shifting Take care
@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Well it has basically rained all day here in my state of Kentucky. We have been having warm weather in the 70's during the day and 40's at night. But the weather channel said that we have had our last warm day for awhile. I don't know about the snow or when we will get some but I am hoping it will hold off for awhile still.
@gemini_rose (16193)
7 Nov 08
I hate thunderstorms, we do not get many of them but when I think one is coming it really scares me. The worst would be for me it happening when I was going to pick up the kids from school! Our weather here has gone awfully cold, it has made me quite ill too going in and out of warm and cold everyday. I have had a cold that started off in my tummy and has worked its way to my head I have been ill for a week or more and I am fed up of it. I just cannot shift it at all. But for say that it is cold we have not done too bad rain or snow wise, I know other places have had snow but we seem to have escaped it so far.
@dragon54u (31557)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Just the nice Indian Summer that comes to an end today. I do hope if we get any thunder that it waits till I'm home, Gus is terrified of thunder! We are supposed to get some rain today, I hope it's true! It's been such a dry summer.
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Our Ohio weather is always crazy. It's been down in the 30's at night, and then it'll be close to 70 by noon. It's supposed to be warm today, and then tomorrow we're supposed to be getting some wet snow.
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
7 Nov 08
There is weird weather presently being experienced on a global scale. Here in South Africa we are having some of the strangest weather we have ever known.What about floods and earthquakes e.t.c. in other countries.Here we have not had our usual Quota of rainfall in Spring this year and now we have the threat of a severe drought throughout the country.The world does not seem like the one that we once knew,lets hope,no lets pray that it will change back to what it once was.!!!!LOL!!!!
@daceyp (327)
7 Nov 08
im in the uk its been very cold for us at the moment.not something we are used to this quickly.i love thunder storms and we dont really get many bad ones here.as for snow we sometimes get a light covering but nothing that we can have any sort of fun with.would love to see the kids in the garden this year makeing snowmen and haveing snowball fights.where my other half works they had snow and a bunch of roadworkers haveing snowball fights must have been a funny sight
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
7 Nov 08
The only odd thing we are experiencing is the very unusual warm temps. I was wearing shorts/t-shirt just yesterday and today it was just a bit cooler. Supposed to drop down into the 50's over the weekend thou.