ABC reported that 270 Chicago flights were cancelled and that snowfall reached 17 inches in Hays Kan., 13 inches in northern Oklahoma, 13.5 inches in south central Nebraska and 10 inches near Kansas City. The northern Midwest had accumulations more resembling a regular winter system.
At the University of Missouri, classes were canceled two days in a row, a rarity in the history of the 174-year-old institution.
On Thursday, students made their way to a local Wal-Mart, specifically the aisles containing sleds and alcohol.
The snow will do little to alleviate the ongoing Midwest drought, as six inches of snow equals only about an inch of rain.