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Snowfall accumulates on the rooftops of the New York City skyline outlined in ice around the fountain on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Town Square Park. Predicted warm weather may spell trouble for the artwork, created for the NECA/IBEW Fire & Ice New Year's Eve celebration.
Erik Hill
BOB HALLINEN /Anchorage Daily News A raven glides over ice pans floating on the waters of Cook Inlet at slack tide just off the end of the north-south runway near Ted Stevens International Airport on Monday, January 13, 2014. 140134
Bob Hallinen
Snow begins to accumulate on trees outside the Hotel Captain Cook on Wednesday afternoon, January 15, 2014 downtown.
Erik Hill
A sidewalk is cleared along Fourth Avenue as Anchorage Downtown Partnership crews respond to afternoon snowfall on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Erik Hill
Red barns add color to a wintry scene along Inner Springer Loop on Saturday, December 28, 2013, in Palmer.
Erik Hill
Skaters take to the ice as it is hot mopped on Friday afternoon, December 27, 2013, at Westchester Lagoon.
Erik Hill
Mt. McKinley, or Denali, and the mountains of the Alaska Range are distorted by the atmospheric phenomenon known as Fata Morgana, an optical distortion of the horizon due to temperature inversions, on Friday afternoon, December 27, 2013, in a view from Pt. Woronzof.
Erik Hill
Hoarfrost adorns vegetation as fog lifts along Tudor Road on Friday, December 27, 2013, at Lake Otis Parkway.
Erik Hill
Snow removal is carried out prior to a predicted snowfall on Friday afternoon, December 27, 2013, at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Erik Hill
ERIK HILL / Anchorage Daily News A skier traverses Westchester Lagoon on Friday afternoon, December 27, 2013.
Erik Hill
Visitors scramble over the terrain at Beluga Point on Thursday, December 26, 2013, along Turnagain Arm.
Erik Hill
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News The sun slips past the Anchorage skyline on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Winter Solstice, or the start of winter, is on Saturday, Dec. 21, and will be the darkest day of the year. The days will start getting longer, more daylight, after that date.
Bill Roth
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News The sun slips past the Anchorage skyline on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Winter Solstice, or the start of winter, is on Saturday, Dec. 21, and will be the darkest day of the year. The days will start getting longer, more daylight, after that date.
Bill Roth
Two planes kick up snow as they taxi onto the tarmac at Ted Stevens International Airport on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Vehicles and airplanes are covered in drifted snow next to the Lake Hood Strip at Ted Stevens International Airport on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Atlas holds up the world and a load of snow on his shoulders on the roof of the Anchorage Fur Factory on Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage, AK on Thursday, December 19, 2013. 131219
Bob Hallinen
Catherine Dwinnell plays Frisbee with her blue heeler Molni at Balto Seppala Park on a sunny day on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Hoarfrost coats trees as fog lifts along Bragaw Street on Wednesday morning, December 18, 2013, in east Anchorage.
Erik Hill
Frigid temperatures are made visible by water vapor condensation from buildings visible from Boney Courthouse on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, downtown.
Erik Hill
Afternoon sunshine cuts through fog to illuminate a ridge above the Glenn Highway on Monday, December 16, 2013, at Hiland Road.
Erik Hill
Bald eagles perch in a cottonwood tree coated with hoarfrost as fog dissipates along Dartmouth Drive on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in Rogers Park.
Erik Hill
A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
A bench at the 11th Air Force Memorial at Merrill Field shows a layer of frost from the cold fog of recent days. Wolverine Peak is in the background. A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
Frost has coated the forests and grasses around Anchorage. A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
A snowman keeps watch over a pedestrian / bike trail and Lakeshore Drive near Lake Hood. A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
The Russian Jack sledding hill had lots of traffic Saturday afternoon. A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
Snowfall accumulates on the rooftops of the New York City skyline outlined in ice around the fountain on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Town Square Park. Predicted warm weather may spell trouble for the artwork, created for the NECA/IBEW Fire & Ice New Year's Eve celebration.
Erik Hill
BOB HALLINEN /Anchorage Daily News A raven glides over ice pans floating on the waters of Cook Inlet at slack tide just off the end of the north-south runway near Ted Stevens International Airport on Monday, January 13, 2014. 140134
Bob Hallinen
Snow begins to accumulate on trees outside the Hotel Captain Cook on Wednesday afternoon, January 15, 2014 downtown.
Erik Hill
A sidewalk is cleared along Fourth Avenue as Anchorage Downtown Partnership crews respond to afternoon snowfall on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Erik Hill
Red barns add color to a wintry scene along Inner Springer Loop on Saturday, December 28, 2013, in Palmer.
Erik Hill
Skaters take to the ice as it is hot mopped on Friday afternoon, December 27, 2013, at Westchester Lagoon.
Erik Hill
Mt. McKinley, or Denali, and the mountains of the Alaska Range are distorted by the atmospheric phenomenon known as Fata Morgana, an optical distortion of the horizon due to temperature inversions, on Friday afternoon, December 27, 2013, in a view from Pt. Woronzof.
Erik Hill
Hoarfrost adorns vegetation as fog lifts along Tudor Road on Friday, December 27, 2013, at Lake Otis Parkway.
Erik Hill
Snow removal is carried out prior to a predicted snowfall on Friday afternoon, December 27, 2013, at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Erik Hill
ERIK HILL / Anchorage Daily News A skier traverses Westchester Lagoon on Friday afternoon, December 27, 2013.
Erik Hill
Visitors scramble over the terrain at Beluga Point on Thursday, December 26, 2013, along Turnagain Arm.
Erik Hill
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News The sun slips past the Anchorage skyline on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Winter Solstice, or the start of winter, is on Saturday, Dec. 21, and will be the darkest day of the year. The days will start getting longer, more daylight, after that date.
Bill Roth
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News The sun slips past the Anchorage skyline on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Winter Solstice, or the start of winter, is on Saturday, Dec. 21, and will be the darkest day of the year. The days will start getting longer, more daylight, after that date.
Bill Roth
Two planes kick up snow as they taxi onto the tarmac at Ted Stevens International Airport on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Vehicles and airplanes are covered in drifted snow next to the Lake Hood Strip at Ted Stevens International Airport on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Atlas holds up the world and a load of snow on his shoulders on the roof of the Anchorage Fur Factory on Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage, AK on Thursday, December 19, 2013. 131219
Bob Hallinen
Catherine Dwinnell plays Frisbee with her blue heeler Molni at Balto Seppala Park on a sunny day on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Hoarfrost coats trees as fog lifts along Bragaw Street on Wednesday morning, December 18, 2013, in east Anchorage.
Erik Hill
Frigid temperatures are made visible by water vapor condensation from buildings visible from Boney Courthouse on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, downtown.
Erik Hill
Afternoon sunshine cuts through fog to illuminate a ridge above the Glenn Highway on Monday, December 16, 2013, at Hiland Road.
Erik Hill
Bald eagles perch in a cottonwood tree coated with hoarfrost as fog dissipates along Dartmouth Drive on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in Rogers Park.
Erik Hill
A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
A bench at the 11th Air Force Memorial at Merrill Field shows a layer of frost from the cold fog of recent days. Wolverine Peak is in the background. A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
Frost has coated the forests and grasses around Anchorage. A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
A snowman keeps watch over a pedestrian / bike trail and Lakeshore Drive near Lake Hood. A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
The Russian Jack sledding hill had lots of traffic Saturday afternoon. A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
A clear, cold weather system has set in over southcentral Alaska, November 30, 2013.
Anne Raup
Alaska Dispatch