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Amit Dhapa adds to a large snowman at

Amit Dhapa adds to a large snowman at Geology Vista along the Catalina Highway in the Santa Catalina Mountains northeast of Tucson, Ariz., after a two-day storm dumped about 20-inches of snow in the mountains. A strong winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some parts of Arizona before leaving the state. (Dec. 14, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

While the New York metro area is experiencing warmer than usual temperatures this winter, other parts of the United States have already gotten their first taste of snow.

Amit Dhapa adds to a large snowman at
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Amit Dhapa adds to a large snowman at Geology Vista along the Catalina Highway in the Santa Catalina Mountains northeast of Tucson, Ariz., after a two-day storm dumped about 20-inches of snow in the mountains. A strong winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some parts of Arizona before leaving the state. (Dec. 14, 2011)

An Eldorado jogger gets his morning run in.
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An Eldorado jogger gets his morning run in. Winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect as more snow and rain make their way across portions of northern and central New Mexico. (Dec. 14, 2011)

Motorist on icy southbound I-25 make their way
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Motorist on icy southbound I-25 make their way through the fog in Santa Fe, N.M. Winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect as more snow and rain make their way across portions of northern and central New Mexico. (Dec. 14, 2011)

Lila Babbott, 2, wades through the snow in
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Lila Babbott, 2, wades through the snow in front of her Flagstaff, Ariz. home. (Dec. 13, 2011)

Connor Larson, left, laughs as Karlie Pelczar works
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Connor Larson, left, laughs as Karlie Pelczar works to dig her car out from the snow in Flagstaff, Ariz. (Dec. 13 2011)

Angelica Suarez, left, of Ontario, Calif, makes a
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Angelica Suarez, left, of Ontario, Calif, makes a mini snowman as Denise Hernandez, 13, center and Mitzi Suarez, 12, make a larger snowman along Angeles Crest Highway in Wrightwood, Calif. (Dec.12, 2011)

Mountain High employee Christina Fetzer, of Wrightwood, Calif.,
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Mountain High employee Christina Fetzer, of Wrightwood, Calif., uses her license plate to scape off snow and ice from her windshield during Monday's snow storm. (Dec. 12, 2011)

Horses stand in a snow-covered field in upstate
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Horses stand in a snow-covered field in upstate North Chatham. Parts of eastern New York state received up to seven inches of snow overnight knocking out power to about 13,000 utility customers. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Snow covers tree branches and a fence near
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Snow covers tree branches and a fence near a barn in upstate East Chatham. Parts of eastern New York state received up to seven inches of snow overnight knocking out power to about 13,000 utility customers. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Owner Brian Albert works at his Old Chatham
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Owner Brian Albert works at his Old Chatham Country Store and Cafe in Old Chatham upstate. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Sheep stand in a snow-covered field at Old
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Sheep stand in a snow-covered field at Old Chatham Sheepherding Company in Old Chatham upstate. (Dec. 8, 2011)

About 400 kids enjoy the snow and the
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About 400 kids enjoy the snow and the sun at one of Mattel's Winter Wonderland events during its 12 Days of Play in Los Angeles. (Dec. 7, 2011)

About 20 tons of snow
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About 20 tons of snow "fell" while Mattel and Playworks volunteers helped Los Angeles kids enjoy sledding in the sun at one of Mattel's Winter Wonderland events during its 12 Days of Play in in the city. (Dec. 7, 2011)

A pair of horses at Shelby Farms in
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A pair of horses at Shelby Farms in Memphis, Tenn., forage for shoots of grass in a sheltered low-lying part of the pasture amid snow. (Dec. 7, 2011)

Steve Cantor brushes snow of his car in
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Steve Cantor brushes snow of his car in midtown Memphis, Tenn. The snowfall made for a slushy commute for travelers in the Memphis area. (Dec. 7, 2011)

Xiauyou He, front, and Yumei Deng stroll through
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Xiauyou He, front, and Yumei Deng stroll through the winter landscape at the Links At Audubon golf course in Memphis, Tenn. The University of Memphis researchers from southern China were so excited about the blanket of snow that draped over the Memphis area that they stopped every few feet to take pictures. (Dec. 7, 2011)

Taylor Jacobs, 15, proves that home-schooled kids get
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Taylor Jacobs, 15, proves that home-schooled kids get to have all the fun as he and his sister Randi Jacobs, left, crash while sledding at the Colllierville, Tenn., landfill. Area schools were kept open in spite of the snow, leaving the Jacobs' pair to rule the popular sledding hill. (Dec. 7, 2011)

Covenant College English professor Clift Foreman walks through
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Covenant College English professor Clift Foreman walks through an afternoon snowstorm in Lookout Mountain, Ga. (Dec. 7, 2011)

Gina Hall and Jessica Joiner share an umbrella
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Gina Hall and Jessica Joiner share an umbrella as they walk to work through a heavy snowfall in downtown Florence, Ala. (Dec. 7, 2011)

University of Mississippi student Kiana Jackson walks as
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University of Mississippi student Kiana Jackson walks as snow falls in Oxford, Miss . Parts of north Mississippi are getting snow, but forecasters say no major accumulations are expected. (Dec. 7, 2001)

A pedestrian walks at the University of Mississippi
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A pedestrian walks at the University of Mississippi as snow falls in Oxford, Miss. (Dec. 7, 2011)

Taking advantage of a day off from school,
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Taking advantage of a day off from school, Johnny Benavidez III, 11, left; Alexzander Ochotorona, 6; Imerse Ramirez, 7; Izel Zapata, 10; and Yzabella Benavidez pose fwith their snowman at Young Park in Las Cruces, N.M. ( Dec. 6, 2011)

Sasha and Samson get playful in the fresh
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Sasha and Samson get playful in the fresh snow at Enchanted Lands Park in Roswell, N.M. (Dec. 6, 2011)

Jovonica Cortinez, left, 19, and her friend Angelina
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Jovonica Cortinez, left, 19, and her friend Angelina Llanez, 30, make a snowman in Purple Sage Park in Odessa, Texas. The National Weather Service reported that Odessa had received about 2.5 inches of snow but that other parts of the area had received more. (Dec. 5, 2011)

University of New Mexico freshman James Miller gets
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University of New Mexico freshman James Miller gets hit with a handful of snow thrown by fellow freshman Alex Neuzil, right, at Cibola National Forest in Albuquerque, N.M. (Dec. 5, 2011)

Alex Neuzil, 18, front, and Kaitlyn Kilcoyne, 18,
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Alex Neuzil, 18, front, and Kaitlyn Kilcoyne, 18, freshmen at the University of New Mexico, sled down a forest road while enjoying their snow day at Cibola National Forest in Albuquerque, N.M. (Dec. 5, 2011)

James Mincey shovels a walkway in Omaha Neb.
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James Mincey shovels a walkway in Omaha Neb. "I've got my thermals on, my sweats and my long-johns, so I'm good," Mincey said. (Dec. 5, 2011)

Mason Rodriguez, 15, throws a snowball at his
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Mason Rodriguez, 15, throws a snowball at his cousins Nathan Nalevario, 13, left, and Yasmine Aquirre, 13, at Floyd Gwin Park in Odessa, Texas. (Dec. 5, 2011)

Nathan Nalevario, 13, and Yarix Huerta, 14, roll
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Nathan Nalevario, 13, and Yarix Huerta, 14, roll around in the snow as Xavier Aguirre prepares to throw a snow ball at them at Floyd Gwin Park in Odessa, Texas. (Dec. 5, 2011)

This horse seems unfazed by the snowstorm as
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This horse seems unfazed by the snowstorm as it stands near the corral off of Highway 70 in Las Cruces, N.M. (Dec. 5, 2011)

New Mexico State University sophomores Kirk Webber, left,
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New Mexico State University sophomores Kirk Webber, left, and Wesley Levy smile as they successfully slide down the hill of Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, N.M. on a plastic fold-up table Dec. 5, 2011.

Snow covers the trees at the Optimist Club
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Snow covers the trees at the Optimist Club Christmas Tree Lot in Wichita Falls, Texas early morning Dec. 5, 2011. A winter weather system moved through the area shortly before sunrise.

Yasmine Aguirre, 13, attempts to wrestle her cousin,
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Yasmine Aguirre, 13, attempts to wrestle her cousin, Sebastian Cordoba, 15, to the ground during a snow ball fight Dec. 5, 2011 at Floyd Gwin Park in Odessa, Texas.

Snow falls Dec. 5, 2011 as Karen Rutledge
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Snow falls Dec. 5, 2011 as Karen Rutledge walks in Cooper Park, in Mountain Home, Ark.

Matthew Madejski, 14, looks on after burying friend
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Matthew Madejski, 14, looks on after burying friend Parker Anderson, 13, both of Omaha Dec. 4, 2011 at Morrison Stadium in Omaha, Neb.

Trish Bishop, of Eau Claire, Wis., removes snow
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Trish Bishop, of Eau Claire, Wis., removes snow from her home Dec. 4, 2011.

Snow covers bicycles on UW-Eau Claire's lower campus
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Snow covers bicycles on UW-Eau Claire's lower campus in Eau Claire, Wis., Dec. 4, 2011. The cities of Eau Claire and Augusta, both in Eau Claire County, reported about 3.5 inches of snowfall.

Heavy, wet snow clings to tree branches in
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Heavy, wet snow clings to tree branches in the East Hill neighborhood of Eau Claire, Wis., Dec. 4, 2011.

Valencia McQueen, 10, sleds down a man-made snow
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Valencia McQueen, 10, sleds down a man-made snow hill at Durham Central Park on Dec. 3, 2011 during the Durham Holiday Fun Fest in Durham, N.C.

Creighton soccer player Madelyn Buckner helps shovel snow
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Creighton soccer player Madelyn Buckner helps shovel snow before an NCAA college soccer game between Creighton and South Florida Dec. 3, 2011, at Morrison Stadium, in Omaha, Neb.

Mary Chapman and Danny O'Byrne run through Elmwood
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Mary Chapman and Danny O'Byrne run through Elmwood Park in Omaha Neb., Dec. 3, 2011. A storm system that brought cold rain into the area has changed to snow and is expected to 2 to 4 inches of snow.

A bicycle sits locked to a tree during
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A bicycle sits locked to a tree during a snowstorm in Longmont, Colo., on Dec. 1, 2011. A quick moving winter storm moved across Colorado, bringing up to a foot of snow and strong winds in some spots.

A man and his dog walk through Washington
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A man and his dog walk through Washington Park in the snow in Denver on Dec. 1, 2011. As much as seven inches of snow is in the forecast for the Mile High City.

Juliana Forbes get help from her dog Sun
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Juliana Forbes get help from her dog Sun E. Jim in clearing her walk of snow in Boulder Colo. on Dec. 1, 2011.

Steve Kugler pedals his tricycle Dec. 1, 2011
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Steve Kugler pedals his tricycle Dec. 1, 2011 along West Route 66 as heavy snow falls in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Fran Anaya sweeps the sidewalk Dec. 1, 2011
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Fran Anaya sweeps the sidewalk Dec. 1, 2011 in front of The Golden Aspen toy store in downtown Flagstaff, Ariz. Anaya said that she was trying to stay ahead of the snow as it fell.

Motorists navigate an icy Hodgen Road Thursday morning,
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Motorists navigate an icy Hodgen Road Thursday morning, Dec. 1, 2011, as a winter storm blows through northern El Paso County north of Colorado Springs, Colo.

A jogger runs in the snow at Washington
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A jogger runs in the snow at Washington Park in Denver on Dec. 1, 2011. As much as seven inches of snow is in the forecast for the Mile High City.

Having fun on a snow day Kendall Barnes,
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Having fun on a snow day Kendall Barnes, right, and Bailee Morse, students at Harper Creek Middle School, tube the hills at the Riverside Golf Course, on Nov. 30, 2011 in Battle Creek, Mich.

Snow covers one of the toy soldiers of
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Snow covers one of the toy soldiers of the International Festival of Lights in downtown Battle Creek, Mich. on Nov. 30, 2011. Storms brought heavy snow to parts of southern Michigan, with up to 10 inches reported in the Lansing area.

Trees are heavy with ice and snow as
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Trees are heavy with ice and snow as vehicles drive down icy Haslett Road in Haslett, Mich., near East Lansing Nov. 30, 2011. Snow and slick roads caused hazardous driving conditions in parts of southern Michigan, slowing the Wednesday morning commute.

A pedestrian walks under trees, heavy with ice
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A pedestrian walks under trees, heavy with ice and snow, in East Lansing, Mich., Nov. 30, 2011.

Brian Brownlee of Huntsville, Ala., left, takes a
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Brian Brownlee of Huntsville, Ala., left, takes a photo of Lachelle Tolbert on Nov. 29, 2011. Between two and four inches of snow fell across the higher elevations of north Alabama overnight.

Graham Shults, 9, has batting practice with snowballs
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Graham Shults, 9, has batting practice with snowballs before heading to school as snow fell atop Signal Mountain, Tenn. Nov. 29, 2011.

Keegan Speek, 8, right, and his friend Walker
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Keegan Speek, 8, right, and his friend Walker Hubbard, 8, attempt to build a snowman before going to a delayed class at Nolan Elementary School as frozen precipitation falls atop Signal Mountain, Tenn. Nov. 29, 2011.

Kent Darnell of Princeton, Ky. pushes a dolly
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Kent Darnell of Princeton, Ky. pushes a dolly along the sidewalk of snowy Market House Square after delivering goods to the Shandie's restaurant Nov. 29, 2011 in downtown Paducah.

A motorist travels along Edwards Point Rd. as
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A motorist travels along Edwards Point Rd. as snow falls atop Signal Mountain near Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 29, 2011. The snowfall is considered early for the region.

Golfers are seen during the traditional 29th annual
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Golfers are seen during the traditional 29th annual Thanksgiving Day golf tournament in Concord, N.H. More than 100 players showed up at sunrise to play nine holes in the snow covered course. (Nov. 24, 2011)

Golfers head out to the course for the
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Golfers head out to the course for the traditional 29th annual Thanksgiving Day golf tournament. (Nov. 24, 2011)

Emma Jones, 7, makes snow angels in front
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Emma Jones, 7, makes snow angels in front of her home in Auburn, Maine, Nov. 23, 2011.

Dana Ayer clears snow off autos at the
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Dana Ayer clears snow off autos at the 802 Toyota dealership Nov. 23, 2011 in Berlin, Vt.

Jeremy Spoelstra, with Wisconsin Public Service Corp., cuts
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Jeremy Spoelstra, with Wisconsin Public Service Corp., cuts away a branch which fell, on a powerline along Northpoint Drive in Stevens Point, Wis., as a heavy and wet snow falls with the season's first snowfall impacting the area by downing tree branches, knocking out power and vehicles sliding off the roadways. (Nov. 9, 2011)

A tree sways in the wind as snow
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A tree sways in the wind as snow continues to fall for the first time this year in West Bend, Wis., Nov. 9, 2011. The expected snow fall ranged from one to two inches.

Rebecca and Larry Javorsky walk their dog Gracie
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Rebecca and Larry Javorsky walk their dog Gracie along a street in Flagstaff, Ariz. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Flagstaff received four inches of snow overnight in the first snowstorm of the season.

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