Draco has dropped over 12 inches of snow on Des Moines. Is this another sign of the Mayan Apocalypse to come?
Blogger Cat White asks if the Weather Channel really needs to be naming storms.
Even as the snowstorm Draco pulls out of Iowa and moves towards the East Coast, the 'thundersnow'-inducing storm leaves 400,000 without power.
As Draco enters its second phase, heavy snow, thunder and lightning, and high winds are hitting the Upper Midwest, Plains, and Great Lakes regions, including Chicago, Des Moines, and Madison.
According to sources at Chicago's O'Hare Intl. airport, winter storm Draco is causing 20+ minute delays for most flights, 2+ hour delays for most regional flights, and 150 cancellations.
Winter storm Draco has hardly begun, yet we're already getting reports of severe damage across the country. Here's some of the latest photos:
New York City won't be hit with a blizzard this weekend, but it will experience some rain (including possible thunderstorms) beginning Thursday night after 10pm.
Severe weather is expected to hit Chicago, Illinois throughout Thursday, but die down by Friday.