By Kevin McSpadden
February 16, 2015

A severe blizzard may put a damper on a normal person’s day, but for the Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore, it’s like hitting the jackpot.

During his coverage of the blizzard that slammed New England over the weekend, Cantore came face-to-face with the phenomenon called “thundersnow” — a snowy gale accompanied by lightning and thunder.

After a lightning strike prompted a victory celebration more ESPN than Weather Channel, Cantore struck a champion’s pose and declared, “That’s number 5 baby!”

What’s more, this is not the first time thundersnow has turned Cantore into a viral video. Check out his reaction to a 2011 storm in Chicago.

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