So what about that thunderstorm last night?

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No doubt you caught the light show from Mother Nature Sunday evening.  It’s not common for us to see a thunderstorm in early March, but it certainly isn’t out of the question, especially this year.

The lightening and thunder is often referred to “thundersnow”  though there was little precipitation with this storm cloud, there was an abundance of energy.  The storm developed along the edge of a frontal boundary as a warm front pushed through (notice how much warmer it is today) The warm air was forced to ride on top of the cooler air at the surface thanks to the snow pack on the ground. When you get that much friction in the atmosphere, sparks can fly.

There was some sleet and hail reported as the storm quickly pushed in from over Lake Superior inland north of the city. This video filmed by SaultOnline.com‘s Bruce Clement, shows the active weather at Trout Lake. The lightening show was seen all over the northern parts of the sky.   Watch for the slo-mo footage toward the end of the clip.

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Craig Huckerby
Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 38 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching SooNews.ca and Local2.ca. Craig is happy to be part of the Sault's newest media team of ONNtv and SaultOnline.com

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