Though temperatures will warm across the United States in the next few days, an artic blast of cold winter air affected a good portion of the country over the last week. Freezing cold made it all the way to Florida and is blamed for more than 20 deaths nationwide. — Thea Breite/Lloyd Young ( 29 photos total )

Lynette Johnson snow blows her Springville, NY,driveway in the bitter wind and cold on Jan. 6. (Harry Scull Jr./The Buffalo News/Associated Press)