Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Thundersnow

I've always wondered about this, and finally got around to looking it up. Yes, there can be thunderstorms in winter. They are rare, more common around large lakes, and the snow absorbs much of the thunderous sound.

1 comment:

Eneils Bailey said...

During past winters in the South, I have experienced snowstorms with lightning and thunder more than a couple of times.

I guess it could happen just about anywhere.

Being from the South, I was always amazed that when I would go on business to Colorado in the Fall or Spring and witness the weather in the high Rockies. Get up around 11,000 to 12,000 feet in elevation and walk around in a short-sleeved shirt at 60-70 degrees. A dark passes overhead, the temperature plunges, snow starts falling, and I freeze my ass off. Dark cloud goes away, sun comes out and temperature returns to 60-70 degrees.