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How blizzards make thundersnow

Posted by / February 14, 2018

What’s more terrifying than your average blizzard dumping feet of snow and threatening to lock you in your home like the Donner Party? When thunderstorms create the perfect conditions for a rare phenomenon called thundersnow. This SciShow episode explains the atmospheric conditions required to produce thundersnow and explains why it’s so cool; namely, because the conditions required for thundersnow are extremely rare. If you really want to experience it, hang out near a body of water during a snowfall.

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