I was born and raised in Vancouver BC, the area rarely had thunderstorms, lots of rain but no real drama. When I was 23 I moved myself to Ontario and started work in Windsor Ontario. Now I can tell you that Windsor really does an amazing storm! Horizontal rain, churning green clouds in the dark sky, massive boooms ! I don't live in Windsor anymore, but in SW Ontario about 1 hour West of Toronto, every chance I get I sit on the front porch to watch these summer spectacles ! love the smell of ozone and nitrogen from Mother Nature.
Thunder storms on lake Charlevoix as a kid were awesome! Now living in the Midwest the storms can get pretty wild. I don’t mind them but I do get my fill of wind and possible severe weather. I do love the smell of rain!