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Old 02-12-06, 07:16 AM   #1
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Thunder Snow?!

As if it wasn't hard enough for me to do my paper route in the wind and snow this morning, I had to make sure that I didn't get hit by lightning .

I thought thunder and lightning were created when warm air and cold air collided. How can lightning strike in the middle of a blizzard?
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As if it wasn't hard enough for me to do my paper route in the wind and snow this morning, I had to make sure that I didn't get hit by lightning .

I thought thunder and lightning were created when warm air and cold air collided. How can lightning strike in the middle of a blizzard?
Lightning is caused by static electricity on water droplets; snow can get charged up with static electricity, the discharge causing lightning, and thunder…

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Yeah...and it SUCKS too!!!!
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Old 02-12-06, 11:02 AM   #4
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Lightning is caused by static electricity on water droplets; snow can get charged up with static electricity, the discharge causing lightning, and thunder…

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Oh, that makes sense.
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It happens when the potential between the clouds and ground becomes great enough to overcome the dielectric of air and zzaaaappppp!
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Old 02-12-06, 01:35 PM   #6
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It looks like we got 18" of snow here and it's still snowing very lightly.
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Well, NOAA says that we are going to go from 18" inches of snow today, to partly cloudy with a high of 52ºF on Thursday. Words can't describe how confused I am right now.
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