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Thundersnow detected in central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Snow picked up Wednesday morning across central Indiana, and within a few heavy snow bands, lightning was detected on the Storm Track 8 radar.

This would indicate some areas have seen thundersnow.

The first lightning strike was in Johnson County around 8:12 a.m. Wednesday, while the second strike occurred near Elwood around 9:36 a.m. Wednesday.

Thundersnow is an extremely rare phenomenon. It occurs in heavy snow bands that have a small amount of instability that can trigger thunder and lightning.