What is Thundersnow?
(WTVR) – Thundersnow is a thunderstorm when the air is cold enough to produce snow instead of rain. Just like in the spring and summer, instability is created when the air above the ground is much colder than the air at the ground.
Many people reported hearing Thundersnow during Thursday evening’s snowstorm in Central Virginia.
Zach Daniel (@ZachDanielCBS6) January 17, 2013
Will Weaver (@WillWeaverRVA) January 18, 2013
Alix Hines (@AlixHines) January 18, 2013
29er (@mtnbke) January 18, 2013
And the thunder snows. Thunder snows, lightning strikes.—
Richmond Good Life (@RichmondGL) January 18, 2013
Just saw more lightning! #ThunderSnow—
Trevor Dickerson (@TrevorDickerson) January 18, 2013
Van Denton from WGHP contributed to this report