copyright the Chronicle February 19, 2014
Question: At around 3:30 a.m. Friday, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a flash of lightning in the middle of a snowstorm. I have since Googled it and now know it wasn’t an alien taking our photo (my other theory at that hour, since I didn’t think lightning during a snowstorm was possible.)
Answer: Between 3 and 4 a.m. on the morning of this past Friday, February 14, some people were awakened by lightning and/or thunder. Reports were received from Barnet, St. Johnsbury, and Barton. Very heavy snow fell from then until about 7 a.m. Snowfall rates of 2-3 inches per hour were noted.