The weather wreaked havoc across the United States this holiday season with several tornadoes hitting ground across the Midwest. There also were snowstorms in Texas and New Mexico, and unusually warm temperatures in the Northeast.
Pictured here, lightning illuminates a house after a tornado touched down in Jefferson County, Alabama, damaging several houses on Friday, Christmas Day.
Click ahead to see more scenes from the most devastated and affected areas.
— By CNBC.com staff
Published 28 Dec. 2015