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Thunderstorm in NJ

Just got a nice little squall line here in Northern NJ that even produced a few bolts of lightning and some really loud thunder. Quite late in the year (12/23) for thunderstorms (at least it's the latest I can remember). Happy Holidays to all.

Any other stories of late year thunderstorms in places that dont normally get warm enough?
 
Just got a nice little squall line here in Northern NJ that even produced a few bolts of lightning and some really loud thunder. Quite late in the year (12/23) for thunderstorms (at least it's the latest I can remember). Happy Holidays to all.

Any other stories of late year thunderstorms in places that dont normally get warm enough?

December 6th of (I believe 1999) featured a line of really intense thundestorms across MI. My specific area received a gust of nearly 100mph, uprooted several large pine trees, damaged a few houses, and ripped our flag pole from the side of the house -- The gust appeared to be a local microburst, as this was not the typical damage experienced along the rest of the squall line. The lightning was also very intense... Just goes to show what a strongly forced event with intense wind shear can do!
 
I used to live in Northeast Philadelphia, PA. I remember seeing squall-line thunderstorms in wintertime. Saw snow accompanied by thunder and lightning, even. And, in February of '97, I saw a funnel cloud and the air temp was no warmer than 45 degrees.

It is uncommon for severe thunderstorms to happen during the winter,however, it isn't impossible for it to happen.
 
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