October rumbles of thunder becoming more ordinary

NOW: October rumbles of thunder becoming more ordinary


As a cold front moved through Michiana Monday, almost everyone heard the common autumn sounds of raindrops and strong wind gusts.

However, many also heard the sound of crackling thunder across Michiana skies. 

Thunderstorms aren't all that common during the fall months. However, thunder and lightning can happen anytime temperatures and moisture are present!

Ideal conditions for thunder are warm temperatures (typically in the 60s and 70s) and dewpoints above 55 degrees. 

As warmer temperatures last longer into fall, thunderstorms (found most typically in the summer) also travel with the warmer weather. 

Last October, we had two days where thunder was observed/heard. The last time where we didn't hear thunder in October was 2015.

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