Major storm bringing snow, ice, tornadoes to central U.S., South
January 31st, 2011
01:06 PM ET

Major storm bringing snow, ice, tornadoes to central U.S., South

Tens of millions of people are bracing for a major storm system poised to sweep through the central United States and beyond this week, according to weather forecasters.

Chicago, where a blizzard watch already has been issued, is expecting a snowstorm of historic proportions.

"This storm could be one of the top 10 biggest snowstorms ever in the city," said CNN meteorologist Sean Morris. The same system is expected to coat large sections of the country's midsection in a thick blanket of snow, he said.

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  1. HernandezUSA

    Thank goodness for Global warning.

    I guess they thought what would happen when all that ICE was melting.. where did the water go.......

    hopefully it buries that Ultra Liberal City and STATE!

    January 31, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • NoHatersAllowed

      Wow....bitter much? Sounds like somebody needs a hug.

      January 31, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      Yawn. Another knuckle-dragging evolution-denying birther who just cannot grasp the concept that billions of tons of fossil fuels ("drill, baby, drill, indeed....) being spewed into the air and the rapidly thinning ozone layer are, in fact, changing our climate in myriad ways. Grow up and stop using every blizzard as "proof" there's no global warming. EVOLVE, already.

      January 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Yawn right back at you Sue. You must be another "progressive" who cannot admit that some 30,000 scientists, including many PhDs, have gone on record to oppose AGW. Climate has been changing since the dawn of time, long before the industrial revolution. Face it, you are part of the crowd that would love to tell the rest of us what to do and how to live our lives, and AGW is just the last tool you have tried.

      January 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gambino


    January 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Simon Pearce

      OMG! Erm wake up!

      2010= hottest year on record (global temps). Stop banging on about a bit of localised cold weather as if it's proof on no climate change. You might grasp the idea of climate change better if you call it Climate change as opposed to global Warming as a few of you here seem to struggle with what the word "Global" actually means and yes 2010 was indeed the hottest year on record. so wake up to climate change and stop living in your little world, it's global, not local.

      Go look at some scientifc facts before spouting off your opinion (based on what) !

      If you don't know the facts and can't see that it's a global issue not a national one just be quiet and stop the preaching.

      It just makes you look ignorant and narrow minded!

      January 31, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mikellee1

    Thank God we live in a true democratic society. we don't need to protest.

    January 31, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kimski

    Its called winter

    January 31, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    This weather has been going on for millions of years...and will continue for millions of years.
    Simmer down, now.
    As for 2010 being the hottest ON RECORD, yep, you're right. Not to say that it's the hottest year EVER, however. Like I said, been going on for a long, long time...before we had names for it and ways to track and record it. 'Kay?

    January 31, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |

      funny... that's what the wholly mammoths said just before...

      beware snowmmageddon is upon us.. im staying in my trailer till march or the snow around my camaro melts..

      January 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kim

    I dont care about these snow storm I just dont, just like i dont give a dam about egypt just places that I never cared to vist any dam way. There use to all that bad weather they will be alright if not oh well enjoy shoveling all that snow!

    January 31, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |

    i'm going to take my lawn mower wheels off the lawn mower and flip my barbeeque up side down and attach the wheeels, then i'll put it on high and fry that snow into history..

    January 31, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazza

    Snow storms of historic proportions through chicago and beyond, severe and massive tropical cyclone in queensland Australia. Continuous Heat-waves in southern states of australia 45 degrees Celsius + (114 fahrenheit ) historic Floods floods and more floods in queensland, Melbourne and northern new south wales. Just hope the bush fires stay away. Weather not just severe in the northern hemisphere just as severe in southern, what is happening globally

    January 31, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |

    maybe the world is getting ready to flush the toilet on us??

    i'm sorry mother nature..i'll put my cadilitic converters back on my camaro even tho it will cost me 20horsepower..

    January 31, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. David

    @ ruffnutt don't bother with the coverters isn't your camaro up on blocks outside your trailer?

    January 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |

      you been using street view on me?

      February 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. OK

    The sky is falling

    January 31, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    lmfao . . what exactly is that weed u smoke laced with ruffnutt? im thinkin maybe d-con

    January 31, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    and simon take a nice pill would ya theres already enough ugliness in the world...just try a lil not only makes others feel better but it will make u feel better too

    January 31, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mememine69

    Now is the time to stop acting like fear mongering necons, threatening our children with DEATH BY CO2, and drop the CO2 to start stewardship of the planet anew and face the future challenges with optimism and courage, not needless panic of a “dying planet”.
    In his State of the Union Address, President Obama, the leader of the free world, didn’t mention the words Climate Change or EPA once. So why are the thousands of consensus scientists not marching in protest?
    For the last 25 years of warnings, the UN’s consenting climatologists have all agreed that the scale of global warming from CO2 was to range from “negligible” to “unstoppable“.
    Nowhere in the UN’s science does it say more bad weather would be caused by something other than Nature. The disco science you read from the mainscream media condemned our children to a death by CO2. That’s right, leave it to the lazy copy and paste news editors and criminal journalists and politicians promising to lower the seas with taxes and profiting PR firms and profiting corporations and profiting special interest groups skimming fear and lab coat consultants creating an industry of climate change research that was too big to fail quickly. Climate change has done to journalism, science and well intentioned progressivism, what nasty priests did for religion. Academia and all of progressivism and journalism stood back and watched as scientists produced cruise missiles, cancer causing chemicals, land mine technology, nuclear weapons, germ warfare, cluster bombs, strip mining technology, Y2K, Y2Kyoto, deep sea drilling technology and now climate change. And how ironic is it that up until 25 years ago, scientists were condemned for producing planet killing chemicals and making environmentalism necessary in the first place?
    Continued support of the climate change mistake is hurting everyone and the planet as it splits environmental efforts, alienates support for responsible environmental stewardship and drags well intentioned progressivism down with it.
    This sewer of untreated information can lead to the truth or serve as a platter for your built in dogma.
    System Change, not Climate Change.
    Birth Control, not Climate Control.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |