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A few Sunday mornings ago, we had a snow system move through eastern Oklahoma.  I went walking up through the woods which border my house just to enjoy the snow.  I was following a small valley which empties out into the valley in which I live, but has not got a creek in it except at times of heavy rainfall.  As I walked, I enjoyed the sound of the snow, the wind in the tree, the smell of the crisp air, and the sight of the bare trees.

I had just about got to the end of the valley where it goes into a sharp ascent to a ridge, when I heard the distinct sound of thunder.  Thunder in snow storms happens every now and then in our area of the Ozarks, so that didn't surprise me, neither was I particuarily worried about getting struck by lightening as I was off the ridge.  I turned around and started for home when the lightening crashed overhead and a heavy sleet storm began.   I was dressed for the wetness, but that sleet was so heavy, it was like dime-sized hail.  I kept walking, enjoying the experience, until I returned home.  Carol met me at the door, saying "What are you doing out in this?" and I just said, "Enjoying the weather."


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I'm from southwestern Il. and I love being in the timber when it snows. Sometimes I get firewood in the winter and there is nothing better than cooking foil burgers in a fire and having a beer after the work is done! We do a lot of winter hiking in the Shawnee N.F. In southern Il.

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Nice report.  I have not witness/seen snow lightening, but hopefully, it will happen for me.  Hopefully, you enjoyed a nice cup of hot chocolate when you got home.

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Lovely report.  Thanks for sharing with those of us who don't get interesting weather!

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A new state slogan.  "Oklahoma: the land of interesting weather."

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