Latest Thundersnow Stories
Rare anywhere, thundersnow is sometimes heard during the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes. The interaction of clouds and ice pellets inside these storms generates a charge, with lightning and thunder the result.
NASA atmospheric scientists got an unexpected chance to study a curious phenomenon called "thundersnow" when a recent storm unleashed it right over their heads.
A city that rarely sees snowfall, Huntsville, Ala, was blanketed the evening of Jan 9 under several inches of snow following a winter storm that also produced a rare "thundersnow" or lightning flashes.
The job of one University of Missouri researcher could chill to the bone, but his research could make weather predicting more accurate.
Itâ€™s rarely a good sign when a snowstorm produces lightning and thunder, according to atmospheric scientists, who warn that such weather behavior is often the precursor to a bigger problem: lots of snow.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.