Deadly Winter Storm Across Southwest

At least 8 killed in wintry blast as millions face travel nightmare.
2:51 | 11/24/13

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Just a mess out there. Looks like a winter scene. More than 43 million traveling this thanksgiving. Tonight, the weather map with a holiday greeting of its own. A giant storm system, record rains and snow in states like oklahoma, texas and new mexico, and take a look at this. This is where it all started this evening. The view in california, shattering records in phoenix, arizona, as well. Then the snow in albuquerque, looking like winter in the northeast. One woman using a broom to sweep the snow off a railing there. Tonight in dallas, they are de-icing planes, delays mounting as we come on the air. Hundreds of flights canceled for tomorrow. Tonight here, the forecast for this thanksgiving week ahead. All of that, just a moment from now. But first, the pictures as they are coming in. Here's abc meteorologist ginger zee. Reporter: Parts of the southwest, barely visible tonight. An intense punch of pre-holiday winter is slowly lumbering east. Already killing at least eight people. Most in car accidents. In new mexico, up to a foot and a half of snow. Amarillo, texas, halted on the highway. Spinning in almost five inches of snow. And in oklahoma city, a fresh coat. The storm's next stop, dallas. Where they could get up to a tenth of an inch of ice. The city pretreating roads. The airports de-icing planes, watching the number of cancellations surpass 300. Separate from that storm, the cold has certainly settled in. It's the windy city. Reporter: Feeling like single digits in chicago. We wouldn't have come out if it wasn't for the dogs, that's for sure. Reporter: Buried in up to two feet of lake effect snow in parts of pennsylvania. And in nashville, auditions for the new "star wars" film had the actors begging for the force to be with them and they endured temperatures 20 degrees below average. Wow. This is going to be something this week, for people traveling. And you're tracking the storm. You say what's most concerning is that it hits major hubs for travel? Reporter: Right. From new mexico to mississippi, winter storm warnings and watching. Dallas tomorrow morning is the big concern. Then, it goes all rain. Rain is not good. Look at the timing. Early tuesday morning, atlanta, a major hub getting soaked. Up to d.C., New york city, tuesday night into wednesday. If you have flights then, that could be a wreck. The only good news is that most of the snow stays west and it's out of here by thanksgiving day. Traveling to get there in the rain is going to be treacherous. You say the rain is the biggest concern? Reporter: Yeah. Everybody wants to know the snow, how much? Let me start with the snow. The snow all west. A lot of that lake effect enhanced. But again, down the spine of the appalachians, I really think it's going be rain. Some places getting three-plus inches. All right, ginger zee, thank you. We're going to turn next to the other major headline

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