In was getting somewhat late in the day when we decided to take a trip up into the Gatineau Hills to see what we could see. The original plan was to go to the lookout but the main roads in the Gatineau Park are still closed so, instead, we decided to take a trip up to the Mackenzie King Estate which is situated south of Kingsmere Lake. Kingsmere Lake still has a coating of ice. (Location)
It had been a strange day all day weather-wise. One minute there would be blue sky above, the next it was clouded over and raining so we weren’t sure what to expect. When we got to Kingsmere Lake, the sky was clouded over and the roads were a bit wet but otherwise quite easily driveable. That would soon change!
Then it started!
Within minutes the hood of my car was covered in snow pellets. When I stopped to get out of my car to take a photo, I left my window open and a moment or two was all it took for snow pellets to start accumulating in the drivers seat of my car.
Then it stopped.
We traveled up to the parking lot of Kingsmere Estate and then it started again. This time the snow pellets were accompanied by a big flash of lightning and a roar of thunder.