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Weather Watch (Plains and Midwest / Winter Storm) #653044

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 31, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) A winter storm across parts of the Plains states and Midwest reported; map shown of weather systems.

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Bob McNamara) Serious ice storms in Oklahoma and Kansas with the loss of electric power to over 500,000 homes and heavy snow in Chicago and Detroit; scenes shown of icy conditions across Oklahoma and in Kansas City, Kansas. [Oklahoma RESIDENT - says she was scared.] [Oklahoma DOCTOR - says working in emergency circumstances is odd.] [Meteorologist Gary ENGLAND - says it was the worst storm he has ever seen.] [Two truck DRIVERS - say people should stay off the road.] [Grocery store WORKER - says emergency supplies are sold out.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) A severe drought in the Northeast noted.

McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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