Caption

What is thundersnow?

Winter storms typically come with an eerie silence, but on rare occasions they are accompanied by a roar of thunder.

Thunder produced by a snowstorm is a real phenomena.

During a spring or summer storm, ice particles within the cloud collide, creating positive and negative charges. As the charge builds, it may become too intense and a bolt of lightning forms.

This process is the same within a snowstorm. Due to the structure of a snowstorm, the flash of lightning may not be seen, especially during the day, but the loud clap of thunder can be heard. That sound is what’s called “Thundersnow.”

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Dead body found in Hamilton's Millikin Woods
  2. 2 Dead body found in Hamilton's Millikin Woods
  3. 3 Dough-Versity: New doughnut and coffee shop open in Oxford

More from Journal-news