Thundersnow? Is it Real? Is it Dangerous?
When thunder and lightning happen during a snowstorm, although rare, is known as Thundersnow. Thundersnow is similar to a thunderstorm that forms in the summertime when warm, moist air rising toward a colder air mass above, creating instability.
What are the dangers of Thundersnow?
Thundersnow can produce hazards such as heavy snowfall rates in the range of 2 to 4 inches per hour. Even during light wind conditions, snowfall of this intensity may limit visibilities severely. However, thundersnow is often a part of a severe winter storm or blizzard.
Snowfall of this magnitude can quickly accumulate on roofs and trees. Roofs can sometimes give way under heavy snowfall. Trees weighted with heavy snow can also fall on your home under these conditions.
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