Thundersnow, Freezing Rain And Sleet: What's The Difference?
Thundersnow is rare but usually comes with large amounts of snow. Sleet bounces off surfaces, while freezing rain sticks to them.By Matt Moreno | February 17, 2015
The Midwest and Northeast have been getting their fair share of winter these past few weeks, with the Northeast getting pounded with some of biggest snowfall amounts in history. And it's all creating some pretty amazing natural phenomena.
"Oh, yes! Yes! Yes! We got it, baby! We got it! We got it! Woo! Woo! We got it! Yes! Listen to that," exclaimed The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore.
That's what's commonly known as thundersnow — similar to the more common thunderstorm but with snow. AccuWeather explains it's all about instability, which is why it's so rare in the winter.