Winter Storm Death Toll Hits 34

The storm stretches from the Great Lakes near Canada to the Rio Grande along the border with Mexico, and west to east from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Coast.

  • Roughly 60% of the U.S. population as of Sunday night was under  some form of winter weather advisory or warning.
  • The hundred of flight cancellations that started Friday continued Christmas Day after a bomb cyclone — in which atmospheric pressure drops very quickly in a strong storm — developed near the Great Lakes, spawning blizzard conditions that included strong winds and heavy snow.
  • Buffalo was hit hard, with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul calling the storm “the most devastating” in city history.
  • Seven of those dead were reportedly in Buffalo, on the eastern edge of Lake Erie.