Snow was piled up and turning gray and slushy in Chicago on Thursday,right, after a snowstorm that shut down O'Hare International Airport for a time. Schools were closed in at least nine states. And stocking caps were selling out in Phoenix after a freak snowstorm there.
Meanwhile, Long Island residents Louis and Susan Insetta, above, were at Pass-a-Grille Beach, enjoying record high temperatures with their 22-month-old daughter, Alyssa. More on the weather, 2A