(WTXF) - As snow blanketed the Greater Philadelphia area Wednesday, we received numerous reports of lightning and thunder being heard.
"It's telling us the atmosphere is super charged and ready to explode," FOX 29 Meteorologist Mike Masco said when the reports started coming in. "Lightning is an indicator that this storm now means business."
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BOOM! The storm has officially exploded RIGHT on time. NOTE the intense lightning just off #CapeMay ! Here we GO! Dissecting this storm LIVE on TV with you! Turn on @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/EtxrRzS4qj— Mike Masco (@MikeMasco) March 7, 2018
Masco pointed to "meso-banding zones" bringing the phenomenon to our area, along with heavy snow, gusty winds and low visibility.
Morristown, New Jersey and Levittown, Pa. were among the places where thunder was reported.
One of our "Good Day Philadelphia" producers, Megan Wilcke, sent in video of thundersnow rattling Hulmeville in Bucks County, Pa., on Wednesday afternoon.
FOX 29's Dawn Timmeney also heard the thunder Wednesday afternoon as she reported live from a snow-covered Hamilton Township, N.J.