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Ask the weatherman: They call it thundersnow


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... More »

Just how rare is thundersnow?


copyright the Chronicle February 9, 2011 by Tena Starr It’s hard to say exactly how rare Saturday’s night’s winter thunderstorm was, says Chris Bouchard, a meteorologist at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury. “I don’t have any numbers on its frequency,” he ... More »