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(Section 3.2.4)



Definition: Thunderstorm: One or more sudden electrical discharges, manifested by a flash of light (lightning) and a sharp or rumbling sound (thunder).


Thunderstorms are associated with Cumulonimbus clouds, and are most often accompanied by precipitation that, when it reaches the ground, is in the form of a shower of rain, snow, snow pellets, small hail or hail.

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