Winter storm pounds Midwest

A storm referred to as a a small Tyrannosaurus rex caused six deaths, and spawned Gulf Coast region tornadoes and lots of snow before veering Northeast today.

Utility crews work to restore powe in Mobile, Ala., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, after a tornado swept through the area on Christmas Day. With only a handful of injuries and no deaths reported statewide from the storms, the head of the state's emergency response said it was difficult to fathom how the toll wasn't worse. (AP Photo/AL.com, Mike Kittrell)

Utility crews work to restore powe in Mobile, Ala., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, after a tornado swept through the area on Christmas Day. With only a handful of injuries and no deaths reported statewide from the storms, the head of the state's emergency response said it was difficult to fathom how the toll wasn't worse. (AP Photo/AL.com, Mike Kittrell)

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