The phenomenon, which meteorologists call "snow storm", Saturday night saw people Yashkino. The appearance of lightning – a common occurrence in the spring or summer storm, but extremely rare in winter, especially in the Kuzbass, reports portal Vse42.
"With the snow, or snow, thunder storm rain falls instead of rain snow, freezing rain or ice pellets. Quite often this weather phenomenon is observed in the cold, the residents of the coastal towns near the unfrozen seas and large lakes, for example, in North America and Canada "- told the meteorologists.
In Russia, lightning and snow blizzard observed at the end of the year in Novorossiysk, and in March 2012 the first – in the city of Sochi.