As Brian mentioned in the vlog, weather will be among the stories in tonight's "A" block. NBC's Don Teague reports from McAlester, Okla., where statewide 98,000 people are without power.
One state to the south, my fellow Web editor, Constance, is stuck in Austin, Texas, where Weather.com reports the historic temperature range this time of year is 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit. She snapped this photo of a snow-covered Loop 1 on-ramp with her cell phone.
Photo by Constance Parten, MSNBC.com.