We woke up to booms of snow thunder and snow lightening early this morning. I have never seen or heard of this before (apparently it is pretty rare). It was an incredibly loud and long rumble, and really strange to hear amidst the snowfall. At first I thought it was a transformer exploding, or a plane crashing. Thank goodness it was just the pretty white stuff falling.
Thundersnow also known as a winter thunderstorm or a thunder snowstorm is a rare thunderstorm with snow falling as the primary precipitation instead of rain. It commonly falls in regions of strong upward motion within the cold sector of extratropical cyclones between autumn and spring when surface temperatures are most likely to be near or below freezing. Variations exist, such as thundersleet, where the precipitation consists of sleet rather than snow.
Hmmmm "Snow Thunder" "Thunder Snow" Perhaps a poem title here?