Wikipedia defines thundersnow:
"Thundersnow is a particularly rare meteorological phenomenon that includes the typical behavior of a thunderstorm, but 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."
The page has a list of recorded Thundersnow events that points to a possibility that this was first recorded in 2000:
"Links to individual events
Sierra Nevada Mountain Thundersnow: 9-10 November 2000
Central Victorian, Australia Thundersnow: 14 June 2001
Boston Thundersnow: 11 October 2005 Boston Thundersnow: 9 December 2005
Chester County Pennsylvania Thundersnow: 25 January 2006 Madison, Wisconsin Thundersnow: 16 February 2006
Aberdeen, Scotland Thundersnow: 3 March 2006
Buffalo's Thundersnow: 12-15 October 2006
Columbia, Missouri Thundersnow: 1 December 2006
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thundersnow"
When I first heard the phrase 'thundersnow" back in 2000, I was shocked at how casually the new word was used. I've been on the planet more than a half century and I had never heard of such a crazy concept, yet it was true.
The radically changing weather patterns, moving into new areas like Katrina and thundersnow, marks the continuation of Global Warming as getting worse rather than healing. An iceberg the size of 11,000 football fields broke off in 2005, set to move south in the spring. If you missed the previous sentence, our roof is melting. It is crazy to continue engaging in activity that is killing us.
Thundersnow was just a first clue, a starting gun, for the modern global warming healing movement. Let me assure at least the 40% of the nation that was not born when Gerald Ford was president, that thundersnow is a new thing.
The world is changing and we need to give the planet what she needs to heal herself...like the clean burning, cleans the air as it grows hemp plant. A man with a plan is Richard Davis, curator of the U.S.A. Hemp Museum. For more information on hemp as a source of energy and 50,000 other good things, vist the on line museum and check out the bio-fuels page.
At least 10% of federal land (about 65 million acres) should be turned over to master hemp growers, who re-create the family farm system for those qualified, to create fuel and other healing hemp items and benefits, like cleaner air.
We can do it!
J O Y!