Cold, Snow and Ice Across the US


Randy Friedrich of Springfield, Ore. sports a coating of fresh snow as he visits downtown Springfield, Ore. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Friedrich, originally from Wisconsin, said he was enjoying the snow day as a storm moves through the Willamette Valley in Oregon (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch)


From left, Rishi Gottikonda, Hareendra Bandaru and Revathi Irrigineni play in the snow for the first time ever in their lives after heavy snowfall moved through the area on Dec. 6, 2013, in Carbondale, Ill. (AP Photo/The Southern, Steve Matzker)


Olivia Aurs, 9, dumps a handful of snow on her three year-old brother, Alex Aurs’ head as they play in the snow in the Lakeside Terrace subdivision in Evansville, Ind. on Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013. Alex was adopted from China last year by the family, and this was his very first experience with snow. (AP Photo/The Evansville Courier & Press, Erin McCracken)


Frozen oranges are shown with misters running to avoid as much damage as possible during a cold snap that is affecting the San Joaquin Valley citrus crop Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 in Traver, Calif. Growers across California have toiled this week to protect the state’s prized $2 billion a year citrus industry and other key crops such as lettuce and avocados from the cold snap that engulfed the state, dropping temperatures to levels that can damage fruit and delay the harvest of greens. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)


A photographer walks on the beach after a winter storm delivered snow overnight Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Newport, Ore. Forecasters expect up to 3 inches of snow on the Oregon coast and up to 10 inches east of the Cascade Range. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Randy L. Rasmussen)


Kelley Wing rides on the back of Sonny Dalesandro’s snow mobile at Veteran’s Park Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Tulsa, Okla. Preliminary estimates from the National Weather Service show that much of central and south-central Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, received 2 to 4 inches of snow overnight. Northern portions of the state, including Enid and Ponca City, saw a dusting of snow. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Mike Simons)


Peyton Roberts, 13, of Plano, Texas, slides down a hill at Hoblitzelle Park on December 6, 2013 in Plano, Texas. The ice storm that has hit North Texas has left over 250,000 residents and businesses without power and has led to more than 1,700 flight delays and cancellations across the country. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images)


An sports utility vehicle sits crushed in a driveway from ice-covered tree limbs in Paris, Texas, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Winter storm and ice warnings are in effect through much of today for parts of six states in the Midwest, including Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. (AP Photo/The Paris News, Sam Craft)


Evan Watson, 5, lays in the snow and makes a snow angel as his brothers play football with friends at their home in Evansville, Ind., on Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Evansville Courier & Press, Erin McCracken)


Jackson Pledger rubs his hands together to warm them in his tent at a homeless encampment west of downtown Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Despite the recent winter storm, some of the homeless do not want to leave their tent to go to a shelter. On Thursday, teams visited homeless camps and urged people there to accept a ride to an indoor shelter. Pledger chose to remain in his tent but volunteers left additional blankets for him to use. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


Ryan Wainwright, 7, leaps out of the way as Jaidyn Richardson, 9, and Kylan France, 11, sled down a hill at Helfrich Hills Golf Course in Evansville, Ind. on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Evansville Courier & Press, Brien Vincent)


Stephen Lanning, a city of Richardson, employee uses a chain saw to cut limbs from a ice covered tree that fell across a neighborhood intersection, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Richardson, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


Despite cold temperatures, Tyler Kremer, 19, of Sioux Falls, catches some air while snowboarding at Terrace Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. as the sun sets in the background on Thursday evening, Dec. 5, 2013. Winter storm and ice warnings are in effect through much of today for parts of six states in the Midwest. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Joe Ahlquist)


Quinn O’Brien, 3, found the snowfall to be as much as a meal as something to sled on at a Festus Elementary School hill in Jefferson County on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Festus, Mo. The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice warnings through much of Friday for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)


In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, motorists proceed cautiously along Main Street as snow falls in downtown Roswell, N.M. (AP Photo/Roswell Daily Record, Mark Wilson)


Prynce Ware, left, and Nivea Harris get a taste of snow flakes Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Winter storm and ice warnings are in effect through much of today for parts of six states in the Midwest, including Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. (AP Photo, Southeast Missourian, Fred Lynch)


Cattle graze in a field along Progress Parkway Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice warnings through much of Friday for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach)


Two people ride a all terrain vehicle on a sleet-covered street in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Weather forecasters lifted an ice storm warning Friday for much of central Arkansas. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)


Jason Rice clears snow in front of the Bartholemew County Governmental Office on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 in downtown Columbus, Ind. The overnight winter storm brought snow and ice to the region, and a winter storm warning that continues throughout the day. (AP Photo/The Republic, Chet Strange)


Sparks fly from the Kentucky Transportation Department Cabinet’s plow while scrapping ice off the eastbound lane of the Audubon Parkway early Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at Kentucky 1554 overpass in Sorgho. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews were out treating roadways early Friday in anticipation of the winter weather, and multiple school districts called off classes. (AP Photo/The Messenger-Inquirer, John Dunham)


People walks along the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver, December 06, 2013. A storm has moved into much of Colorado bringing freezing temperatures and snow. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)


Branches of a tree are covered in a layer of ice at Vandergriff Park in Arlington, Texas, USA, 06 December 2013. A large ice storm causing travel problems and power outages moved through the Dallas, Texas area and across the midwest. (EPA/BRANDON WADE)


A bicyclist rides his bike on the Monon Trail following a winter storm Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Indianapolis. Several inches of snow fell on central and southern Indiana, making driving treacherous and leading to at least two fatal crashes. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


Amy Davison shovels snow in her neighborhood following a winter storm Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Indianapolis. Several inches of snow fell on central and southern Indiana, making driving treacherous and leading to at least two fatal crashes. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


A pedestrian crosses Fourth Street during a snow storm on Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013, in downtown Columbus, Ind. Several inches of snow fell on central and southern Indiana, making driving treacherous and leading to at least two fatal crashes. (AP Photo/The Republic, Andrew Laker)


Mark Vogel and his daughter Parker, 7, take the sled he used when he was a kid to the icy streets in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Winter storm and ice warnings are in effect through much of today for parts of six states in the Midwest, including Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Joyce Marshall)


A small herd of cows graze in Brown County near Nashville, Ind. during a snowstorm Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and is predicting about 10 inches of snow by midnight Friday. (AP Photo, Bloomington Herald-Times, David Snodgress)


A large limb rests on a power line after breaking away from a tree due to heavy ice accumulation, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 in Paris, Texas. Winter storm and ice warnings are in effect through much of today for parts of six states in the Midwest, including Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. (AP Photo /The Paris News, Sam Craft)


Matthew Eller, 15, catches air after sliding down a hill and jumping a ramp in Arlington, Texas, USA, 06 December 2013. A large ice storm causing travel problems and power outages moved through the Dallas, Texas area and across the midwest. (EPA/BRANDON WADE)


Fall leaves are covered in a layer of ice at Vandergriff Park in Arlington, Texas, USA, 06 December 2013. A large ice storm causing travel problems and power outages moved through the Dallas, Texas area and across the midwest. (EPA/BRANDON WADE)


A bronze statue is covered in ice at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport in Grand Prairie, Texas, USA, 06 December 2013. A large ice storm causing travel problems and power outages moved through the Dallas, Texas area and across the midwest. (EPA/BRANDON WADE)


A gust of wind collapses Joseph Mezo’s umbrella as he walks to work in light sleet and ice conditions Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


Snow removal equipment clears the wet sleet on the ramp area at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The weather forced more than 1,000 cancellations at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest airports and a key hub for Fort Worth-based American Airlines. Many travelers were stuck waiting and hoping for another flight to take them to their destination. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox)


A tree felled by ice rests near a house Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Richardson, Texas. Winter storm and ice warnings are in effect through much of today for parts of six states in the Midwest, including Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. An ice storm in North Texas has knocked out power to more than a quarter of a million homes and business, canceled almost 1,000 flights and contributed to a fatal wreck. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Dallas area until Friday night. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


A bicyclist walks his bike through the snow on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, Ind. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and is predicting about 10 inches of snow by midnight Friday. (AP Photo, Bloomington Herald-Times, David Snodgress)

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