The news media has been instructed to sensationalize their coverage of the holiday season weather, with headlines straight out of Hollywood disaster movies. But the media had no need to sensationalize events.
Temperatures in some regions crashed by as much as 75 degrees in only hours. The storm, which stretches from the Great Lakes near Canada to Rio Grande along the Mexican border, led to fatalities in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New York and other states. As of Sunday, 60% of the US population was still under a winter weather advisory due to the bomb cyclone