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Post by Dragon on Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:51 pm

Thundersnow, also known as a winter thunderstorm or a thundersnowstorm, is an unusual kind of thunderstorm with snow falling as the primary precipitation instead of rain. It typically falls in regions of strong upward motion within the cold sector of an extratropical cyclone. Thermodynamically, it is not different from any other type of thunderstorm, but the top of the cumulonimbus cloud is usually quite low. In addition to snow, graupel or hail may fall.

One unique aspect of thundersnow is that the suspended and deposited snowfall act as an acoustic suppressor of the sound of thunder. The thunder from a typical thunderstorm can be heard many miles away, while the thunder from thundersnow can usually only be heard within a 2–3-mile (3.2–4.8 km) radius from the lightning

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Post by Dragon on Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:54 pm



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Post by Dragon on Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:56 pm



Rocky Mountains Thundersnow

Graupel is distinct from hail, small hail and ice pellets.

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Post by Cloud on Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:11 am

Dragon wrote:

Rocky Mountains Thundersnow

Graupel is distinct from hail, small hail and ice pellets.

Stunning picture dragon! cheers cheers admire goodjob Great catch wizard
Appreciate you sharing it with us all ... what a view Smile

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Post by mario2016 on Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:25 pm

Fantastic picture..
Thanks for sharing.
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