Thunder is really rare in Albany. So is lightning. And snow. But I’d say in my 8 years of living in this area, we’ve only had real thunder maybe 3 or 4 times. It’s rare to even hear a rumble off in the distance. It barely exists here. But last night we had a really awesome thunderstorm, lasting nearly an hour with a lot of house-shaking thunder that really freaked out our cat.
These past few years I’ve discovered that anytime anything out of the ordinary happens here, it’s fun to turn on the local Twitter feed and watch everyone freak out about it. So I present to you all…People Who Are Way Too Old To Be Afraid Of Thunder, Being Afraid Of Thunder.
So I’m curious – outside of this weird little bubble I live in where normal weather doesn’t exist, are people really this afraid of thunder? In the places I’ve lived before here, Twitter and Facebook weren’t around yet so I never had much opportunity before to get so much enjoyment out of everyone else’s fear. Good times!
This must be why I’m such a top alpha beast motherfucker, because I’ve been through a few bad hurricanes here on the east coast. Consistent thunder and lightning that would make you wimps drop like fat flies. Pitiful. Absolutely sad.
Just wait. Now (2017) we’re in the downward slump after our incredible El Nino cycle. Thunder and snow were rare three years ago but then so is snow in March, which we just had some of last week up here in Clark County. Especially this time of the year/cycle when the weather is most unpredictable.
By the way, did you get all the ice and snow we sent you a couple months ago? :o(@=====)
This is unbelievable. I cannot fathom meeting someone who never heard thunder. But I do live in the lightning capital of the country (Tampa Bay area), just for 4 months a year. The other 8 are bone effing dry. But the summer… Lightning & thunder every single day in the area. In Albany people are legitimately afraid of thunder. I would love to see a group of them last a week in my hood! Pansies. I feel sry for ya Brad