Watch 'Thundersnow' Moment During Winter Storm Nemo

Eric Larson

Winter storm Nemo hit the Eastern seaboard of the United States Friday night, dropping close to 36 inches of snow across Boston, New Hampshire and New York.

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YouTube user thrillcats uploaded a video of a particularly nasty part of the storm from her home in Middle Island, NY. The video, shot around 6:30 p.m. ET, captures a rare "thundersnow" moment of thunder and lightning mixed in with the flurrying snowfall. The action starts around the 15-second mark.

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According to The Guardian, the "thundersnow" phenomenon occurs when cold air passes over long expanses of warm water -- similar to the "lake-effect" of blizzards that sometimes hit the Great Lakes region of the U.S.

Check out the video for yourself above. Do you have any videos -- or Vines -- of the storm last night? Share them with us below.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.