Wild ‘thundersnow’ storm hits Scotland, frightening residents

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A freak “thundersnow” storm unleashed such a loud boom in Scotland on Friday, residents thought an airplane had crashed nearby, according to a report and footage.

Neighbors in Edinburgh called cops before learning that the wild weather phenomenon — in which thunder strikes during heavy snowfall — had caused the deafening blast, the Guardian reported.

Dramatic footage shows an eerie yellow glow light up the sky as the thunder claps —  spooking pets, setting off car alarms and waking residents, according to the outlet.

“We have received a number of calls regarding people concerned about explosions heard. Please do not be alarmed, we are currently experiencing thunder and lightning,” Scotland Police tweeted at 5 a.m. Friday.

It takes special circumstances for the rare wintry storm to strike, including frigid temperatures inside an extratropical cyclone.

“When thundersnow occurs at night the lightning appears brighter — this is because the light reflects off the snowflakes,” the UK’s Meteorological Office notes.

The storm caused closures across the region — but not everybody was disturbed by it.

“Gutted that I slept through the #Edinburgh #thundersnow,” crime writer Ian Rankin tweeted.

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