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Snow covers the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the morning of Jan. 1 as a winter blast brought rare snowfall to parts of the Southwest. The snow was expected to melt fast but it was still visible in live webcam views of the park on Friday.

The sun sets on New Year's Day as seen from Yavapai Point on the South Rim.
The sun sets on New Year's Day as seen from Yavapai Point on the South Rim.Michael Quinn / National Park Service