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Week in Photos: From Warmth, Wildfires to Wintry Weather

By Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
December 21, 2013; 3:51 AM ET

Wintry weather took the stage for most of this week, as snow fell over the East, allowing Boston to set a new daily accumulation record and New York City to receive its fourth measurable snowfall of the season.

Around the middle of the week, warmth surged through parts of the country, creating foggy conditions for many.

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Meanwhile, in California, warm air and insufficient precipitation have left the state ripe for fire danger. On Dec. 16, a blaze ignited in Big Sur, consuming more than a dozen houses.

Boston set a new snow record for the date on Dec. 15 after a winter storm dropped 6.2 inches over the city. (Instagram Photo/Pedro Neto)

Dry vegetation and a lack of precipitation in California have the state on track to experience its driest year ever on record. The conditions have served as fuel for a fire in Big Sur this week that consumed more than a dozen houses.

Fog stretched across a large portion of the country this week as moist, warm air contrasted with colder air, and in some places, the snow-covered ground. (Instagram Photo/TJ Rodriguez)

A mound of snow sat outside of MetLife Stadium before an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Giants, in East Rutherford, N.J., on Dec. 15. As it could be a similar scene come the Super Bowl, the NFL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss a snowstorm strategy. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)

Evening snow set a wintry scene at Times Square, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in New York. New York City has received measurable snowfall four times so far this season. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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