Meteorology (Weather)/Low Pressure
Hi, this evening about 6:00 a fast moving thunderstorm came through. At the same time I was trying to cook dinner on our gas stove. I noticed that the flame went out in the middle of cooking. I tried to light the burners with a match but even the match would not stay lighted. I had to give up cooking a steak and heat some soup in a microwave. Would the barometric pressure from the storm have caused the problem with the stove? Later (about 10:00) I tried the range again, and the burners came on, no problem. Thanks for the answer, the question intrigues me!
In that the match would not stay lit would suggest a small gust of wind occurred within the structure which then blew out both flames. This might have been caused by a down-draft from the thunderstorm which could have been causing an over pressurization that came down through the chimney.