Ice coats a tree on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Sioux Falls, S.D, where a spring storm wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents. The National Weather Service predicted that a half-inch of ice would accumulate by day’s end. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt)
A spring storm that began on April 10, 2013 and was expected to last through the week wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents in the Midwest.
But before the storm arrives, beautiful icicles formed on the trees, fences and others.
Citrus growers across California worked frantically through the night to keep their fruit from freezing as temperatures in their orchards dropped. (Jan. 14)
This Jan. 12, 2013, photo shows frost on a tree with oranges in an orchard near Sanger, Calif., after a night of freezing temperatures. As an unusual cold spell gripped parts of the West for a fifth day, some California citrus growers reported damage to crops and an agriculture official said national prices on lettuce have started to rise because of lost produce in Arizona. LOCAL PRINT OUT (VISALIA TIMES-DELTA, REEDY EXPONENT, KINGBURG RECORDER, SELMA ENTERPRISE, HANFORD SENTINEL, PORTERVILLE RECORDER, MADERA TRIBUNE, THE BUSINESS JOURANL FRENSO); LOCAL TV OUT (KSEE24, KFSN30, KGE47, KMPH26) Photo: The Fresno Bee, Craig Kohlruss Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/news/science/article/Bitter-cold-grips-West-citrus-and-lettuce-damaged-4191498.php#ixzz2IwkeFhiZ