WhiteoutWinter Storms Slam the Midwest (PHOTOS)02.26.13 WhiteoutWinter Storms Slam the Midwest (PHOTOS)When is this winter ending anyway? Two storms hit the central U.S. within five days, dumping several feet of snow in some areas. See photos.02.26.13 6:51 PM ETOrlin Wagner/AP City snowplows clear 23rd Street in Lawrence, Kansas, on Tuesday, February 26. The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation's midsection Tuesday, dropping a half foot or more of snow across Missouri and Kansas and cutting power to thousands. Gusting winds blew drifts more than two feet high and created treacherous driving conditions for those who dared the morning commute. Ed Andrieski/AP Ayla Anderson clears snow from her vehicle in Denver on Monday, February 25. Anderson just moved to Denver from Florida, and was met by a winter storm that passed through Colorado on Sunday, dumping over a foot of snow in the Denver area. Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/MCT, via Landov Simon Mourning, front, and Chance Cain fly into the air as they sled down a hill near downtown Wichita, Kansas, on Monday, February 25. Jamie Squire/Getty Tow-truck drivers extract a semi after it slid off the road during a large Midwest winter storm that brought snow throughout the region on Friday, February 22 in Greensburg, Kansas. The storm dumped at least a foot of snow in Kansas, and forecasters say it is headed to the northeastern U.S. Nam Y. Huh/AP A man walks with his dog next to snow-covered Lake Michigan in Chicago on Friday, February 22. Gusty winds and iced-over roadways made for treacherous Midwest travel Friday as a major winter storm headed east over the Great Lakes. Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT, via Landov Amy Wolf gets help from her daughter Audrey Wolf, 6, with shoveling the early snowfall Friday, February 22, in Minneapolis. Two deaths have been linked to the storm, including one in a fatal traffic accident in Minnesota. David Greedy/Getty A University of Iowa student walks past a snowbank after a winter storm left more than six inches of snow on Friday, February 22, in Iowa City, Iowa. Bill Greenblatt/UPI, via Landov,BILL GREENBLATT A worker de-ices a Frontier plane before takeoff at Lambert–St. Louis International Airport on Thursday, February 21. A morning ice storm and then several inches of snow have slowed or closed roads, businesses, and schools. Jeff Roberson/AP A person walks on top of a parking garage as a plow drives on a street below as a steady snow falls Thursday, February 21, in St. Louis. Blinding snow bombarded much of the nation's midsection Thursday, causing whiteout conditions, making major roadways all but impassable, and shutting down schools and state legislatures. Ted S. Warren/AP A groundskeeper picks up practice balls out of bunkers on the practice range before play resumes for the first round of the Match Play Championship golf tournament, Thursday, February 21, in Marana, Arizona. A snowstorm blanketed the course on Wednesday suspending the first round of play and postponing it until late Thursday morning. Ross D. Franklin/AP Tournament volunteers walk along the golf course after a snowstorm suspended play for the day during the Match Play Championship golf tournament, Wednesday, February 20, in Marana, Arizona.