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Does the lightning strike when it snows?

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never seen lighting when it snows.
asked Nov 24, 2013 in Earth Sciences by CT Curious Newbie (109 points)

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It is called Thundersnow.  I was caught driving in heavy snow several years ago. Couldn't see more that 15-20 feet ahead. All of a sudden everything lit up and there were several crashes of thunder. Very scary.

"There are usually three forms of thundersnow......

Thundersnow, while relatively rare anywhere, is more common with lake-effect snow in the Great Lakes area of the United States and Canada, the midwestern U.S., and the Great Salt Lake.

  --  from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thundersnow

answered Jan 2 by Cybertiger Curious Newbie (106 points)