While cold, snow and ice come with a slew of travel issues, many may be grateful for incoming snow throughout the Rockies late this week.
Snow swept across the southeastern United States on Tuesday and Wednesday, chilling the region and causing widespread road closures and flight delays from southern Texas through North Carolina.
The terms weather and climate are used together so much in the media that they may sometimes get confused. However, the terms are not the same.
Following another deep freeze over much of the central and eastern United States at midweek, a second major January thaw will follow late this week into early next week.