Thunderstorms are a common occurrence during the rainy season. Lightning and roaring thunder is always a stunning scene that can make the hair on the back of our neck stand up. But thunder and lightning are almost always associated with rain. Never snow.
Though much more rare, it is possible to have ‘thundersnow.’ Meteorologist Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel was outside reporting on Winter Storm Neptune in New England when he witnessed multiple lightning bursts and thunderclaps while being smothered with snow.
To say he was a little excited would be an understatement. He’ll take thundersnow over a Powerball jackpot any day!