A blast of cold air drove temperatures below freezing in many southern states. In Atlanta, the chilly weather system brought temperatures down to the mid-20s early Tuesday, prompting city officials to open warming shelters.
The Placer County sheriff's office and the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue team responded to the scene and initially reported several victims being unaccounted for.
A series of winter storms will move across the country, bringing frigid conditions, snow and rain to many areas.
While the system proved deadly in several states, it appears Georgia avoided any major injuries. Though, the National Weather Service acknowledged several close calls, particularly for those who fell in the path of an EF-0 tornado that plowed its way from east Paulding County into west Cobb County for an intense four minutes.
Despite warnings of severe weather, a snowmobile tour group went out onto a glacier in Iceland and became stranded in a blizzard.
Local media reported the 40-year-old woman had placed her seven-month-old baby boy, who was in a stroller at the time, on the balcony of an apartment building so the child could sleep in the fresh air.
First responders in Massachusetts braved icy waters to rescue a dog that fell through an icy pond.
Police said a 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds.
A yellow bus pulling a small white trailer slid sideways down Eden Prairie Road in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, on December 28.
The winter solstice, which is shortest day of the year, will occur Saturday, Dec. 21.
Winter conditions over the weekend triggered deadly crashes in the Central Plains and Midwest, while a storm was set to bring more snow and freezing rain into the Northeast.
Temperatures in metro Atlanta will dip to just above freezing overnight into Thursday morning.
People are leaving coats on a bridge in Ireland for the homeless to wear during the winter. But the #WarmForWinter movement is not sitting well with city officials.
About 7:15 a.m., officers and fire officials responded to calls of a vehicle in the water in the 900 block of North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago police said.
The gust of cold weather coincided well with GEMA’s Winter Weather Preparedness Week, an annual five days devoted to educating the public on how to prepare for winter storms.
Some parts of New York could see as much as a foot of snow as a powerful winter storm slams the northeast.
On Tuesday night, a winter storm blew in, covering mountaintops and trees with a magical dusting of snow.
“It’s going to be a pretty significant storm,” said NWS meteorologist Johnnie Powell. “We could get three to four feet, easy.”
An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather establishing new records from Mississippi to Maine.
Wet and below freezing temperatures do not mix. That’s why emergency officials responded late Tuesday night to a flooding on a major Atlanta Highway.