After bringing rare Christmas snow to Dallas, a snowstorm evolved into a blizzard from Arkansas to Illinois Tuesday night.
This Christmas Day, snow was spreading away from Colorado to northeastern Texas and northern and western Arkansas.
While a nightmare unfolded for travelers, children and those young at heart were treated to rare Christmas snow in Dallas and Oklahoma City.
Christmas also ended on a white note in Little Rock as the snow spreads across more of Arkansas through Tuesday evening. A total of 3 to 6 inches was expected in the city with higher amounts just to the north and west.
The snow has continue its journey northeastward into Indiana and Ohio early Wednesday.
An all-out blizzard is also unfolding across northeastern Arkansas, southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
Among the cities facing the blizzard include Jonesboro, Ark., Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Mt. Vernon, Ill.
These and other neighboring communities will be faced with more than a half of a foot of falling snow by Wednesday's end, with persistent strong winds severely blowing and drifting the snow around.
Travel will be extremely treacherous, if not impossible, as the snow clogs roads, such as interstates 24, 55 and 57, and the blowing snow severely lowers visibility.
Places facing the blizzard can expect the heaviest snow taper off Wednesday morning as the snowstorm shifts to the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast.
Blustery winds, however, will keep travel poor by further blowing and drifting snow around.
A major Thanksgiving Day storm threatens to ruin holiday events across the Central states with flooding rain, snow, a glaze of ice and fog.
Hurricane Sandra remains on track to target northern Mexico Friday and Saturday, but it should be much weaker at landfall than the major hurricane status it is currently strengthening to.
Unsettled weather will stretch across the United Kingdom on 27th November as millions set out in search of the best Black Friday deals on offer.
Winterlike conditions will continue disrupt travel across the Intermountain West leading up to Thanksgiving.
Compared to Thanksgiving Day in 2014, this Thanksgiving will be substantially warmer in the Northeast.
Wet weather will stretch from Texas to Michigan and could impact shoppers and slow travel during Black Friday.
Astoria, Or (1998)
5.56 inches of rain fell, setting a new all-time record. the previous rainfall record was 4.53 inches from January 9, 1966.
Great Appalachian Storm (24th-26th) developed greatest wind force, deepest snow, most severe early-season cold in history of the Northeast: 18.8 inches of snow at Akron, OH; Youngstown, OH, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.7 inches and a maximum single storm total of 28.7 inches; Steubenville, OH, had a maximum single storm total of 36.3 inches; Pittsburgh, PA, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 27.7 inches; and Charleston, WV had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 15.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 25.6 inches. At coastal stations such as Newark and Boston single-minute wind speeds in excess of 80 mph were registered. There was a 108 mph gust at Newark. Peak gusts of 110 were noticed at Concord, NH; 108 mph at Newark, NJ; and 100 mph at Hartford, CT. Atop Mt. Washington, a wind gust of 160 mph hit from the southeast early on the 26th. Central Park, in the heart of sheltered Manhattan Island, set an 80-year record of 70 mph.
Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton (1971)
Heavy snowfall in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. It started to snow the night before, and by about noon Thanksgiving Day 11/25/71, 20.5 inches of snow was reported on the ground at the Avoca, PA airport. Some of the surrounding areas had even more snow. Dallas, PA, had 27 inches and parts of the Poconos had as much as 30 inches. Barn roofs collapsed, power lines were downed, and tree branches were broken. The majority of the snow fell within 12 hours.