The arctic blast and heavy snow caused by the polar vortex during the massive winter storm of January 2014 included a phenomenon known as thundersnow captured on the Tug Hill Plateau in Upstate New York.

Thundersnow Video

This video was captured by the Hazardous Weather Prediction Center

 

Tug Hill Plateau Whiteout Conditions

Route 12, which traverses a portion of New York's north country had very difficult travel conditions. Other roadways in the area such as Interstate 81 have been closed during the storm.

Thundersnow During Winter Storm Q [VIDEO]