Thundersnow (lightning thunderstorm snow winter ). Photo by LaddObservatory


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Saturday February 9, 2013

Providence, RI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Here is a plot of the lightning strikes detected by our weather station during the Blizzard of Feb. 8-9, 2013. The activity was not as strong as a summer thunderstorm, but was unusual for this time of year and very rare for a blizzard.


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The Ladd Observatory at Brown University was dedicated in 1891 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Weather observations have been made at the Observatory starting in 1890. The observatory is currently open to the public, free of charge, on Tuesday evenings, weather permitting. Visit the website or call (401) 863-2323 for information about visiting.

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