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Weather -- now here in the midwest batten down the hatches a giant winter storm that started in California.
Is now barreling across the plains and by the time all is said -- done.
This system will -- it just about every single state in the lower 48.
Take a look at this weather map the folks in the center of this thing could see a foot and a half of snow talking Nebraska Kansas parts of Missouri and this is the scene in Saint Louis.
In other areas whiteout conditions a blizzard -- blinding snow impassable roads flights canceled all over the place and this.
Is Wichita Kansas.
But of the storm is so powerful there may also be thunder and lightning hail damaging winds even isolated tornadoes at the southern end of this storm.
Mike Tobin is live now in Omaha Nebraska -- more might have -- go in there.
Well it's nice shot the that big rigs out here doing exactly what the road crews are wanting them to do they pulled -- to the side of the road.
They're taking a break you can see right now how the snow is being driven by the landed sticking -- the roads or roads are slick.
Visibility is pour out there there's no -- building out on the road -- -- news is that no it caught by surprise.
The businesses were closes schools were shut down the people largely are staying home.
And that is given the snow -- room to work the running the route pretty much like clockwork right now there's schedules are maxed out they got a long night had a good jab it doesn't look like that much know where you are at this moment -- having trouble with the roads.
Well they are having some trouble at the road to people who are electing to get out there those roads are pretty slick you got a lot of cars sliding off the -- then a couple of instances out here we've had big rigs -- slide right into the snowplows and nobody was hurt.
But -- snowplows are taken out of commission when they're needed most -- Tobin in Omaha tonight.
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