Imagine having such good ice at your fast food restaurant that it starts to be used as a unit of measurement by the National Weather Service.
The NWS in Lubbock, Texas was warning residents of a possible hail storm and high winds yesterday, and kept concerned citizens updated every step of the way. After issuing special weather statements for Wolfforth and Woodrow around two o’clock in the afternoon, the NWS decided to share a report that they deemed helpful during the weather event.
They quoted their own post on X (formerly Twitter) saying:
“We received a report of Sonic drink ice cube size hail in Reese Center.”
Somehow, we all know exactly what they mean by that, don’t we?
Anyone that has visited the drive-in style fast food restaurant knows that Sonic offers some of the very best ice cubes in all of the land. There’s really no other way to describe it other than just saying “they’ve got that good ice.” Real ones know…
Hail did end up falling in the Lubbock, Texas area, and if we’re being honest, Sonic ice cube sized hail isn’t all that bad. Better than if there were reports of “golf ball,” or even “softball” or “grapefruit” sized hail in the area.
It wouldn’t have been shocking at all if the National Weather Service put this video out saying “stay inside, or you’ll experience something like this” during the hail storm:
The weather report on social media went viral, and led to the post being viewed almost 750,000 times. And the hilarious replies from X users that got a kick out of the Sonic-based unit of measurement were plentiful as well.
Just like Sonic ice, all of the memes that were posted below the report were simply the best:
That’s oddly specific and I’m glad it wasn’t sonic cup size!