Watch: People are witnessing thunder snow across New England

TOPSHOT - A commuter walks through the snow at the Metro North Greenwich train station on February 9, 2017 as  winter storms hit the area in Greenwich, Connecticut. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A commuter walks through the snow at the Metro North Greenwich train station in Connecticut. –Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Images

The nor’easter battering New England Thursday has wrought a rare phenomenon: thunder snow.

As the storm swept across the region, people posted videos that captured the rumbling snowfall — and sometimes their startled reactions — online.

“It shouldn’t surprise you if you hear thunder and see some lightning during the storm,” Boston.com meteorologist Dave Epstein said of Thursday’s storm. “If this is the case, you are experiencing thunder snow — and some of the most intense snowfall rates we’ll see.”

According to Epstein, the heaviest snow Thursday will occur from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some areas seeing a foot or more of accumulation.

While none of these reactions can top The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore’s thunder snow excitement in 2015, it’s still getting a lot of love from New Englanders.

 

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November 13, 2017 | 12:53 PM