Snow in Seattle, WA, USA 22 Nov 10
A swift-moving storm has battered much of the American West, Midwest and Great Lakes region during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Wind chills of -40 C in Montana were expected as well as blizzard conditions in Colorado where strong winds stirred falling snow into thick sheets of white.
North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin each braced for several centimetres of snow, while Illinois, Indiana and Ohio were warned of potential flooding.
Seattle, Washington was still recovering from a rare early snowfall earlier this week.
In Utah, businesses reported robust sales of generators and snow blowers while in Reno, Nevada officials called off a holiday tree-lighting ceremony and a tailgate party while Las Vegas tourists bundled up to cope with subfreezing temperatures.