Great images of how bad, bad was.
Climate change is supposed to create more severe weather events. Snow, wind, rain, drought, tornadoes and a really big "bomb cyclone," as they called it.
Check out the link to see images of this particular event and also how large an area it covered.
The one thing I keep thinking about is the future severity of storms of all types. Are we just at the beginning of a new phase in weather? There is already talk about increasing the scales that are used to measure events, e.g., upping the "F Factor" for tornadoes.
Perhaps we will get to the point where we are in one continual storm pattern and the National Weather Service (NWS) will not be forecasting storms, but breaks in them.