Definitions

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  • n. A thunderstorm accompanied by snow, rather than rain or hail.

Etymologies

From thunder +‎ snow. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As the Herald-Journal went to press, forecasters estimated 6 inches of snowfall for Spartanburg County, up to 7 inches in the Chesnee and Boiling Springs areas, and isolated incidents of 8-inch accumulation resulting from "thundersnow" - a thunderstorm that produces snow instead of rain.

    news | SJ | http://www.goupstate.com

  • Just ahead of the evening commute, the Weather Channel reported thundersnow, which is heavy snow accompanied by thunder, at Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • A spokesman for the Met Office said the phenomenon of thundersnow occurs when sleet or snow coincide with thunderstorms.

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  • Mixed in with the heavy snow could be thunder and lightning, a phenomenon called thundersnow, which typically produces heavy snow over a brief period.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • When last month's "thundersnow" knocked out power in Bennett's Montgomery County neighborhood, the preindustrial hush inside his house - when even the refrigerator seemed to hold its breath - soon gave way to the two-stroke roar of engines up and down his block.

    In Pepco territory, blackouts mean more home generators, more noise complaints

  • Meanwhile, in the video above, you can see Jim Cantore blow a gasket, and use some rather un-TWC language, experiencing "thundersnow": "Oh, JEE-sus!"

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • With today's snowstorm expected to have very unstable air aloft, "thundersnow" with snowfall rates of 4 inches/hour is possible, and there is a chance today's blizzard could rival Chicago's greatest snow storm of all time, the blizzard of January 26 - 27, 1967.

    Crooks and Liars

  • SCOTLAND is facing a blast of storms with so-called 'thundersnow' predicted to hit some parts of the country.

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  • calls it "thundersnow" rumbles were heard in some places and tells the tale of one commuter who was

    NPR Topics: News

  • Blizzard of 1978 to be exact-since Neil Stuart saw "thundersnow," a weather phenomenon featuring the unusual combination of NSW) meteorologist was 10 years old, living near Boston.

    Scientific American

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