Orbital View: Let It Snow

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

There’s a bunch of flyover states I can’t name under there:

Several Plains states have seen several days of bad weather. A cold front brought rain, sleet, and ice storms to Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas over Thanksgiving. At least 15 people died, mostly in car accidents on icy roads or as a result of heavy floods. The coming snowstorm described in the caption will be the area’s third heavy snowfall in less than two weeks.