The wicked weather covers a lot of territory. (Image shows conditions as of late afternoon Wednesday, ET. National Weather Service hide caption itoggle caption National Weather Service The Two-Way Weather Outside Is Frightful; Tornadoes, Snow, Rain Lash Much Of Nation December 26, 2012 Twisters touched down across the Southeast. Heavy snow and rains toppled trees and power lines. At least six deaths are being attributed to the massive system's effects. Now, it's hitting the Northeast. Hundreds of flights have been canceled. Drivers are being warned to stay off many roads.