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Slushy Seas, Snowy Aerials and More Spectacular Winter Sights

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Winter won't quit. We've come across more than a few dramatic visuals and oddball stories amid the extreme cold, from frozen ice runways, to slushy waves, to an oddball story about a man and his "Loo-cy" toilet plow. And did you see the ice statue that looks just heavenly? 

[NATL] WATCH: Rare Chance to Try Skeleton Sledding[NATL] WATCH: Rare Chance to Try Skeleton SleddingThe site of the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid offers the public the rare chance to try skeleton sledding. You can pay to ride belly-down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug. (Published Thursday, March 5, 2015)

If you feel like riding belly-down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug, go to Lake Placid, New York.

Lake to be Used as Ice Runway for PlanesLake to be Used as Ice Runway for Planes

Planes are landing on the only approved ice runway in the lower 48 states, on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee. 

Winter Slurpee Waves Crash Down on BeachWinter Slurpee Waves Crash Down on Beach

Surf's up in Nantucket, where low temperatures gave the water the consistency of a 7-11 Slurpee.

Audrey Totire sent this photograph of an ice formation in Bristol to NBC Connecticut after her friends noticed the image looked like an ice angel.
Photo credit: Audrey Totire

What do you see in this icicle?

WATCH: Chopper 4 Catches Ice on the HudsonWATCH: Chopper 4 Catches Ice on the HudsonGet a bird's eye view of the icy Hudson River near New York City. (Published Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015)

NBC 4 New York shot this chopper video of ice floating on the Hudson River in New York City.

WATCH: Stunning Drone Footage of Frozen Niagara FallsWATCH: Stunning Drone Footage of Frozen Niagara FallsStunning aerial video of the frozen Niagara Falls as the Siberian Express plunges much of the country into a deep freeze. (Published Friday, Feb. 20, 2015)

A drone over Niagara Falls captured this stunning view of the iced over landmark.

Drones to Inspect Snow-Covered RoofsDrones to Inspect Snow-Covered RoofsOne Massachusetts town has a new tool in its fight against the risk of snow-covered roof collapses: drones. (Published Friday, Feb. 20, 2015)

One Massachusetts town, Somerville, hired a company to shoot video from drones high above the city. The footage will be used to help clear snow from roofs that could be in danger of collapsing. 

Md. Man Plows Snow With Motorized ToiletMd. Man Plows Snow With Motorized ToiletA man outside Washington, D.C., attached a plow to a motorized toilet he built to clear snow at his business Wednesday. He calls the the contraption "Loo-cy," and it's equipped with a toilet paper stand and a magazine rack. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015)

In Rockville, Maryland, a man attached a plow to a motorized toilet to help clear snow.

Cold Temps Turn Geyser Into 'Ice Volcano'Cold Temps Turn Geyser Into 'Ice Volcano'Cold temperatures have transformed a geyser in western New York into an "ice volcano." (Published Friday, Feb. 20, 2015)

One of the most dramatic visuals from the storm has been a geyser at Letchworth State Park in upstate New York that froze over. It became a five-story tall "ice volcano."

Wet T-Shirt Freezes in 5 Mins. in Frosty TempsWet T-Shirt Freezes in 5 Mins. in Frosty TempsStorm Team4 meteorologist Amelia Segal found out just how cold it was when she took a wet t-shirt outside. (Published Friday, Feb. 20, 2015)

How long would you guess it took to freeze a T-shirt in freezing temperatures?

In Frederick, Maryland, Bradley Stelzer made a time-lapse video of a 12-inch-tall wine bottle getting covered by snow. He shot the video with his iPad Air between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Feb. 21.

Bucket SleddingBucket SleddingHow about an oversized bucket instead of a sled? They are definitely resourceful! Last year the dogs even got a turn with the kids! This is Miranda and her daddy. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015)

If you don't have a sled, sometimes, a bucket will do in Texas.

Extreme Weather: Floods and FiresExtreme Weather: Floods and Fires

Here's a look at other dramatic images of extreme weather since the year began.

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