Massive winter storm brings frigid temps, snow and ice to US


              An American Airlines plane is de-iced as high winds whip around 7.5 inches of new snow at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. Temperatures plunged far and fast Thursday as a winter storm formed ahead of Christmas weekend, promising heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds across a broad swath of the country and complicating holiday travel. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Charles Zajicek uses a power sweeper to clear snow off the sidewalk Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 in downtown Minneapolis.  Temperatures plunged far and fast Thursday as a winter storm formed ahead of Christmas weekend, promising heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds across a broad swath of the country and complicating holiday travel. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Rocks thrown up by the high surf and wind cover East Beach Road in Westport, Mass., on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 after a storm surge made landfall across the SouthCoast flooding many coastal areas. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)
            
              Frost forms on a storm window as temperatures remain below zero Fahrenheit during a blizzard warning, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              Dean Stahman, a Brattleboro, Vt., resident, clears off some slush and water from his driveway as a windy wet wintry mix slammed into the area, causing downed power lines and localized flooding on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              A wave slams into the rocks at Portland Head Light, Maine, during a powerful winter storm, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Steam rises off of Lake Michigan as morning temperatures remain below zero with heavy winds Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Milwaukee.  Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
            
              Water floods a street during high tide, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              About 5 inches of snow and subzero temperatures continued their gripped on the Cincinnati area as a "bomb cyclone" Arctic air blast moved through much of the country, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions. (Kareem Elgazzar /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
            
              The Firestone family makes their way across Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y. after stocking up on supplies at the grocery store, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions.(Derek Gee /The Buffalo News via AP)
            
              A passenger check flight departure schedules, some showing cancellations, at the Delta terminal at Laguardia Airport, Friday Dec. 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Water floods a restaurant terrace during high tide on Long Wharf, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              The temperature is displayed on Main Street in downtown Blacksburg, Va., on Friday Dec. 23 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Mark Sorter clears snow from a downtown ice skating rink, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            An American Airlines plane is de-iced as high winds whip around 7.5 inches of new snow at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. Temperatures plunged far and fast Thursday as a winter storm formed ahead of Christmas weekend, promising heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds across a broad swath of the country and complicating holiday travel. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Charles Zajicek uses a power sweeper to clear snow off the sidewalk Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 in downtown Minneapolis.  Temperatures plunged far and fast Thursday as a winter storm formed ahead of Christmas weekend, promising heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds across a broad swath of the country and complicating holiday travel. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Rocks thrown up by the high surf and wind cover East Beach Road in Westport, Mass., on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 after a storm surge made landfall across the SouthCoast flooding many coastal areas. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)
            
              Frost forms on a storm window as temperatures remain below zero Fahrenheit during a blizzard warning, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              Dean Stahman, a Brattleboro, Vt., resident, clears off some slush and water from his driveway as a windy wet wintry mix slammed into the area, causing downed power lines and localized flooding on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              A wave slams into the rocks at Portland Head Light, Maine, during a powerful winter storm, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Steam rises off of Lake Michigan as morning temperatures remain below zero with heavy winds Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Milwaukee.  Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
            
              Water floods a street during high tide, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              About 5 inches of snow and subzero temperatures continued their gripped on the Cincinnati area as a "bomb cyclone" Arctic air blast moved through much of the country, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions. (Kareem Elgazzar /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
            
              The Firestone family makes their way across Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y. after stocking up on supplies at the grocery store, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions.(Derek Gee /The Buffalo News via AP)
            
              A passenger check flight departure schedules, some showing cancellations, at the Delta terminal at Laguardia Airport, Friday Dec. 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Water floods a restaurant terrace during high tide on Long Wharf, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              The temperature is displayed on Main Street in downtown Blacksburg, Va., on Friday Dec. 23 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Mark Sorter clears snow from a downtown ice skating rink, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              An American Airlines plane is de-iced as high winds whip around 7.5 inches of new snow at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. Temperatures plunged far and fast Thursday as a winter storm formed ahead of Christmas weekend, promising heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds across a broad swath of the country and complicating holiday travel. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Charles Zajicek uses a power sweeper to clear snow off the sidewalk Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 in downtown Minneapolis.  Temperatures plunged far and fast Thursday as a winter storm formed ahead of Christmas weekend, promising heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds across a broad swath of the country and complicating holiday travel. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Rocks thrown up by the high surf and wind cover East Beach Road in Westport, Mass., on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 after a storm surge made landfall across the SouthCoast flooding many coastal areas. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)
            
              Frost forms on a storm window as temperatures remain below zero Fahrenheit during a blizzard warning, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              Dean Stahman, a Brattleboro, Vt., resident, clears off some slush and water from his driveway as a windy wet wintry mix slammed into the area, causing downed power lines and localized flooding on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              A wave slams into the rocks at Portland Head Light, Maine, during a powerful winter storm, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Steam rises off of Lake Michigan as morning temperatures remain below zero with heavy winds Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Milwaukee.  Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
            
              Water floods a street during high tide, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              About 5 inches of snow and subzero temperatures continued their gripped on the Cincinnati area as a "bomb cyclone" Arctic air blast moved through much of the country, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions. (Kareem Elgazzar /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
            
              The Firestone family makes their way across Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y. after stocking up on supplies at the grocery store, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions.(Derek Gee /The Buffalo News via AP)
            
              A passenger check flight departure schedules, some showing cancellations, at the Delta terminal at Laguardia Airport, Friday Dec. 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Water floods a restaurant terrace during high tide on Long Wharf, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              The temperature is displayed on Main Street in downtown Blacksburg, Va., on Friday Dec. 23 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Mark Sorter clears snow from a downtown ice skating rink, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              An American Airlines plane is de-iced as high winds whip around 7.5 inches of new snow at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. Temperatures plunged far and fast Thursday as a winter storm formed ahead of Christmas weekend, promising heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds across a broad swath of the country and complicating holiday travel. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Charles Zajicek uses a power sweeper to clear snow off the sidewalk Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 in downtown Minneapolis.  Temperatures plunged far and fast Thursday as a winter storm formed ahead of Christmas weekend, promising heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds across a broad swath of the country and complicating holiday travel. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Rocks thrown up by the high surf and wind cover East Beach Road in Westport, Mass., on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 after a storm surge made landfall across the SouthCoast flooding many coastal areas. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)
            
              Frost forms on a storm window as temperatures remain below zero Fahrenheit during a blizzard warning, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              Dean Stahman, a Brattleboro, Vt., resident, clears off some slush and water from his driveway as a windy wet wintry mix slammed into the area, causing downed power lines and localized flooding on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              A wave slams into the rocks at Portland Head Light, Maine, during a powerful winter storm, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Steam rises off of Lake Michigan as morning temperatures remain below zero with heavy winds Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Milwaukee.  Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
            
              Water floods a street during high tide, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              About 5 inches of snow and subzero temperatures continued their gripped on the Cincinnati area as a "bomb cyclone" Arctic air blast moved through much of the country, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions. (Kareem Elgazzar /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
            
              The Firestone family makes their way across Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y. after stocking up on supplies at the grocery store, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions.(Derek Gee /The Buffalo News via AP)
            
              A passenger check flight departure schedules, some showing cancellations, at the Delta terminal at Laguardia Airport, Friday Dec. 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Water floods a restaurant terrace during high tide on Long Wharf, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              The temperature is displayed on Main Street in downtown Blacksburg, Va., on Friday Dec. 23 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Mark Sorter clears snow from a downtown ice skating rink, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Brooks Payne photographs flood waters during high tide on Long Wharf, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Water floods a street during high tide, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Water floods a parking lot on Long Wharf during high tide, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Water floods a restaurant terrace during high tide on Long Wharf, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Brooks Payne photographs flood waters during high tide on Long Wharf, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Water floods a street during high tide, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Water floods a parking lot on Long Wharf during high tide, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Water floods a restaurant terrace during high tide on Long Wharf, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Rocks thrown up by the high surf and wind cover East Beach Road in Westport, Mass., on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 after a storm surge made landfall across the SouthCoast flooding many coastal areas. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)
            
              Frost forms on a storm window as temperatures remain below zero Fahrenheit during a blizzard warning, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              Dean Stahman, a Brattleboro, Vt., resident, clears off some slush and water from his driveway as a windy wet wintry mix slammed into the area, causing downed power lines and localized flooding on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
            
              A wave slams into the rocks at Portland Head Light, Maine, during a powerful winter storm, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Steam rises off of Lake Michigan as morning temperatures remain below zero with heavy winds Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Milwaukee.  Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
            
              Water floods a street during high tide, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              About 5 inches of snow and subzero temperatures continued their gripped on the Cincinnati area as a "bomb cyclone" Arctic air blast moved through much of the country, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions. (Kareem Elgazzar /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
            
              The Firestone family makes their way across Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y. after stocking up on supplies at the grocery store, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions.(Derek Gee /The Buffalo News via AP)
            
              A passenger check flight departure schedules, some showing cancellations, at the Delta terminal at Laguardia Airport, Friday Dec. 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Water floods a restaurant terrace during high tide on Long Wharf, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              The temperature is displayed on Main Street in downtown Blacksburg, Va., on Friday Dec. 23 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Mark Sorter clears snow from a downtown ice skating rink, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Brooks Payne photographs flood waters during high tide on Long Wharf, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Water floods a street during high tide, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Water floods a parking lot on Long Wharf during high tide, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Water floods a restaurant terrace during high tide on Long Wharf, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Boston. Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. More than 200 million people — about 60% of the U.S. population — were under some form of winter weather advisory or warning on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              A person leaps over a puddle of water and slush as rain falls in Montreal, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, as a storm system bears down on the region.  (Graham Hughes /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Frost crystals decorate a frozen pond at Pioneer Park in Walla Walla, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP)
            
              Travelers wait in line to check-in for their flights at Terminal 1 ahead of the Christmas Holiday at MSP Airport in Bloomington, Minn., on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (Kerem Yücel /Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
            
              Travelers unload from cars Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 at Terminal 1 of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in Minneapolis. (Kerem Yücel/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
            
              Information signs are seen Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. Frigid air is moving through the central United States to the east, with windchill advisories affecting about 135 million people over the coming days, weather service meteorologist Ashton Robinson Cook said Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              American Airlines flight information screens display flight information, including canceled and delayed flights, at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              A man clears snow off a sidewalk Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              "Orange tent project" volunteer Morgan Mcluckie, left, speaks with unhoused person Peter Zielinski after giving him bottles of propane to use with his portable heater as cold and snowy weather moves in Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Chicago. Officially the nonprofit "Feeding People Through Plants," founder Andy Robledo set out to find unhoused people and give them large orange tents used for ice fishing to replace other tents and shelters that are inadequate for severe winter weather. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              A dog walker named Courtney walks with her dogs near Lake of the Isles Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              A skier makes her way across Lake of the Isles Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Travelers wait in line to check-in for their flights at Terminal 1 ahead of the Christmas Holiday at MSP Airport in Bloomington, Minn., on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (Kerem Yücel /Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
            
              An Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) plow drives along Riverside Drive as snow falls during a blizzard warning, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
Massive winter storm brings frigid temps, snow and ice to US