Weather The Winter Storm That Ruined Christmas (Travel): New Photos of the Fallout Dec. 27, 2012 prev2 of 30next Mark Duncan / APThe Ohio Turnpike in North Ridgeville, Ohio, during the start of a major winter storm on Dec. 26, 2012. The National Weather Service posted blizzard warnings for a swath of Ohio, from the Indiana border stretching northeast to the Lake Erie region. Share Read Later Tornadoes. Snow. Ice. Downpours. Only hours after opening Christmas presents, Americans were confronting, and coping with, severe weather across a wide swath of the country.