Something strange is afoot! The sky has turned an angry red, thunder rumbles overhead, and a nasty mix of rain, sleet, snow and just plain yelch is coming down. We've got wind blowing ice across the road, all the freezing rain we've had falling since the early hours is turning the roads into black ice....
In short, it feels like the beginning of a story.
Seriously. I look out the front door this morning, and after being blown back into my house by a frigid gust of wind, I changed tactics and peeked out the window. The street was deserted and frozen over. The only sound was the weather, and there was this odd glow where the streetlights were refracting in interesting ways through the precipitation.
(Which reminds me - Hello, Nature? You seem to be turned around. This is Texas, Sweetie, we don't do frigid. kthxbai.)
And THUNDERSNOW! Nothing's stranger than thundersnow!
There's a perfect setting for a creepy dystopian right outside my house.