A motorist works to clear more than a foot of snow left by a late winter storm that swept over the region, in Denver. The storm moved away from Colorado's Front Range communities and on to the eastern plains overnight.
Barbecue meals are prepared for distribution in Houston. The City of Houston, in collaboration with CrowdSource Rescue, Operation BBQ Relief and the Salvation Army served hot meals to those still impacted by last week's winter storm.
Traffic on Roosevelt Ave., and commuters on a Chicago Transit Authority "L" station experience a snow storm in Chicago. The storm will increase already high snow totals and usher in sub-freezing temperatures behind it in the Chicago area.
Ice fisherman stand on a snow covered Lake Hopatcong in Landing, New Jersey. This week's winter storm appears to have broken a 122-year-old record for the most snow in a New Jersey community from one storm.
People walk during a heavy snowfall in downtown Madrid, Spain. A persistent blizzard has blanketed large parts of Spain with 50-year record levels of snow, halting traffic and leaving thousands trapped in cars or in train stations and airports that suspended all services as the snow kept falling on Saturday.
People walk along "El Paseo de la Castellana" avenue during a heavy snowfall in Madrid, Spain. A persistent blizzard has blanketed large parts of Spain with 50-year record levels of snow, halting traffic and leaving thousands trapped in cars or in train stations and airports that suspended all services as the snow kept falling on Saturday.
This photo provided by Johnny Lim shows a snow covered northbound I-15 in the Cajon Pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California. Lim, of Corona, said he's been stuck in his vehicle for about five hours on his way to Las Vegas. A powerful winter storm brought a deluge of rain and snow to Southern California, triggering tornado warnings and bringing post-Christmas travel to a halt on major routes.
This photo provided by Big Bear Mountain Resort shows a fresh snow fall at Big Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, California. California is drenched or blanketed in snow after a powerful Thanksgiving storm. Rain and snow showers are continuing in parts of the state while skies are clearing elsewhere.
A woman and a child cross the street while battling the weather on a windy and snowy morning in Greeley, Colorado. The weather caused the city to cancel its annual Greeley Lights the Night parade, which was scheduled in the evening.
This photo tweeted by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows a Santa Barbara Fire Department truck along E. Camino Cielo as snow falls at the 3,500 foot level on the fire footprint in Santa Barbara, California. Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the U.S. just in time for Thanksgiving, after tangling holiday travelers in wind, ice and snow and before more major storms descend Friday.
In this photo provided by Caltrans, are cars and trucks in stopped traffic on Interstate 5 near Dunsmuir, California. A "bomb cyclone," which triggers a rapid drop in air pressure, brought snow to the mountains and wind and rain along the California and Oregon coasts. Drivers on Interstate 5 near the Oregon-California border spent 17 hours or more in stopped traffic as blizzard conditions whirled outside. Some slept in their vehicles.
The remains of Jeffrey Whitehead and his family's 56-foot mobile home is seen in Yoder, Colorado. The mobile home was decimated by the "bomb cyclone" that wrecked havoc on the Front Range and Eastern Plains.
Snow drifts show up on the side of a house at the intersection of SH-94 and Yoder Road, in Yoder, Colorado. The snow was caused by the storm aftermath from by the '"bomb cyclone." The culprit was a sudden and severe drop in ground-level air pressure in Colorado, the most pronounced dive since 1950 and something "that will go down in the history books," said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Prediction Center.
Abandoned cars remain on the side of state Highway 94 on in Yoder, Colorado two days after the '"bomb cyclone" took control of the Front Range and Eastern Plains with high winds, snow, low visibility and icy roads.
A car drives through an obstacle course of cars that were abandoned in Wednesday's storm in Monument, Colorado. The morning after the bomb cyclone blizzard, people were digging out in the Pikes Peak Region.
John Hunt makes his way between two huge tree roots that left a hole in his yard and tree debris littered around it in the snow in Colorado Springs, Colorado after the "Bomb Cyclone" hit the Front Range.
Trucks line I-25 south of Baptist Rd. in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east.
A man in a bulldozer clears snow drifts left by a bomb cyclone in Limon, Colorado. A sudden drop in barometric pressure unleashed a rare "Bomb Cyclone" over state of Colorado crippling the region with heavy snows and high winds.
Hershel Odle looks out toward the cityscape lost in a whiteout as he fishes from a pier during a snowstorm in Seattle. Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle. The National Weather Service said the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday, with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected in the interior lowland areas.
Ice forms along the shore of Lake Michigan before sunrise in Chicago. The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures still tumbled to record lows in some places.
Pedestrians pass a frozen water fountain at Bryant Park in New York. The polar vortex that brought many cities to a standstill was expected to come to a swift end with a rapid thaw that experts say could be unprecedented. But the sudden swing from long johns to short sleeves could create problems of its own.
Ice forms along the shore of Lake Michigan before sunrise in Chicago. A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and prompting the U.S. Postal Service to take the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the region.
A Metra train moves southbound to downtown Chicago as the gas-fired switch heater on the rails keeps the ice and snow off the switches near Metra Western Avenue station in Chicago. Forecasters warn that the freezing weather Tuesday will get worse and could be life-threatening.
A Metra train moves southbound to downtown Chicago as the gas-fired switch heater on the rails keeps the ice and snow off the switches near Metra Western Avenue station in Chicago. Forecasters warn that the freezing weather will get worse and could be life-threatening.
Frost covers part of the face of University of Minnesota student Daniel Dylla during a morning jog along Mississippi River Parkway in Minneapolis. Extreme cold and record-breaking temperatures are crawling into parts of the Midwest after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region, and forecasters warn that the frigid weather could be life-threatening.
Traffic travels through snowfall on the M6 motorway near the village of Shap in Cumbria, north west England as temperatures are expected to drop across large parts of Britain this week. Weather warnings for snow and ice have been issued by the Met Office.
Vehicles travel westbound on Interstate-80 as a mixture of rain and snow falls on them during a winter storm in Wharton, New Jersey. The storm is expected to last through the evening commute hours in the northwestern region of New Jersey and freezing temperatures are predicted for Wednesday.
Traffic moves slowly northbound in poor visibility conditions along I-41, in Appleton, Wis. Heavy snow and gusting winds created blizzard-like conditions across the Upper Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel.
Andy Maxfield brushes snow from his truck outside his home after heavy snow overnight in Rochester, Minn. Heavy snow and gusting winds created blizzard-like conditions across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel.
Vehicles travel along Highway 441 during a snowstorm in Appleton, Wis. Heavy snow and gusting winds created blizzard-like conditions across the Upper Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel.
Commuters wait for a train as snow falls in Chicago. The plunging temperatures expected later this week that have forecasters especially concerned. Wind chills could dip to negative 55 degrees in northern Illinois, which the National Weather Service calls "possibly life threatening."
Al Ross uses his snowblower to get rid of the snow from his driveway in Minneapolis. Heavy snow and gusting winds created blizzard-like conditions across the Upper Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel.
Snow covered Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower, and St. Basil's Cathedral after a snowstorm in Moscow, Russia. The storm dropped about 44 cm of snow on Moscow over the weekend, with meteorologists warning that more is yet to come.
Snow covers the North Lawn of the White House in Washington. A winter storm brought snow to the Mid-Atlantic region, where forecasters upped their predicted weekend accumulations and transportation and emergency officials urged residents to stay off the roads.
This photo provided by Michael Patrick O’Neill shows his sons Liam, left, and Finn in the snow at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California. A winter storm swept through parts of California, Nevada and Utah, bringing heavy snow to some communities.