The Lake Effect snow is here in Western New York and along with the snow is another weird weather phenomenon.

As I was shoveling my driveway around 2:30 this afternoon there was a big boom in the sky as the snow fell. Yes..we had thunder and snow in Western New York.


Thundersnow is basically a thunderstorm but with snow instead of rain. It is considered a rare phenomenon.


According to the National Weather Service, Thundersnow is caused when cold air pushes warm weather up and makes it unstable. The reason that Thundersnow is rare is that the air is usually cold both at high and low points.

Of course one of the most famous incidents of thundersnow is when Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel was caught on camera going crazy after catching thundersnow on camera.

The snow is coming down at a pretty good clip so far today across Western New York. Here is a look at the current totals.  

The snow is expected to move across Western New York through Wednesday Morning.

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