This week brought wintry conditions to numerous countries. In the United States, a travel-impairing ice storm made for treacherous conditions on Thursday and Friday as it swept the Southern Plains. Hundreds of thousands of people were without power as of Friday afternoon.
The U.K. and Ireland also suffered staggering power outages when a storm delivered sustained winds as high as 80 kph(50 mph), on Thursday.
Earlier in the week, a powerful winter storm dumped as many as 2 feet of snow on Alberta, Canada. Gusty winds resulted in even higher snow drifts, setting a wintry scene for the region.
In contrast, ominous fog filled the Grand Canyon last week, in a rare, fall-like spectacle.
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Residents of the Pacific Northwest battered by an onslaught of storms this month will face additional bouts of rain and strong winds through Thanksgiving Day.
Nationwide, most parades will occur rain or shine, but the parade team must make adjustments for conditions such as wind, rain, snow and low temperatures.
The combined rescue effort from multiple countries has dealt with rough weather on Sunday and Monday, but conditions should improve.
The official start of the holiday shopping season will kick off on Friday as millions venture out to score the best deals.
Following two weeks of chilly weather, change is coming to Germany this week as mild air from the Mediterranean returns.
Rain may slow travel for a time along parts of the east coast of the United States, while significant travel delays are likely in the Northwest and near the Great Lakes leading up to Thanksgiving.
The 91st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place this Thursday morning with sunshine and chilly conditions expected.
Following several weeks of abnormally dry weather across Florida, a period of widespread rainfall is in store for the Peninsula.