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.
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