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Winter Storm Hits Plains; Kansas Struck By 'Thundersnow'

NPR | Feb. 21, 2013 5:07 p.m.

On Thursday, residents of parts of Kansas heard thunder and saw lightning as heavy snow fell. Laura Lorson of Kansas Public Radio describes the storm, while meteorologist Lee Grenci of the blog Weather Underground tells us that thundersnow is not rare. He points out that it just means that the snowflakes that always occur in the upper atmosphere during a storm reach the ground.

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