Thundersnow! Watch rare occurrence of thundersnow caught on camera

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Wednesday morning many people may have thought that they saw a transformer blow or a back porch light flicker and then go out. 

But what you saw along Interstate 70 was thundersnow. 

So, what is thundersnow? 

The simple answer is that it’s just a thunderstorm that happens when temperatures are below 32 degrees. It’s similar to spring thunderstorms that result in heavier amounts of rain. We have a heavier amount of snow that comes from thundersnow. 

Based on reports that have been coming in, thundersnow occurred in the areas along I-70 which have picked up 4-5 inches of snow through the morning. 

Thundersnow is a rare sight, and you might notice that in the winter months it’s rare to see a thunderstorm in general because when temperatures are colder it is harder to generate enough instability in the atmosphere. 

So, if you were out this morning to catch the thunder and lightning followed by heavy snow, we’d love to see your photos and videos! 

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