The National Park Service has issued a warning that people should take caution in their attempts to build a snowman or snowman-like sculpture.
The agency said that while people can enjoy the snow, it is not the best use of time and resources.
Snow is not an appropriate subject for a sculpture, the National Park System said in a statement.
“While a snow sculpture is often considered a wonderful addition to a landscape, it should be used with caution,” the statement said.
“Snow is very unstable, and should be placed in the shade and not in direct sunlight.”
The National Parks Service added that it has been contacted by a number of people who are upset about the warning.
“The National Park system is aware of a number complaints from visitors to our parks that the Snowman sculpture is not a suitable subject for snow, and is offering its assistance to resolve the issue,” the agency said.
The National Weather Service in Florida issued a similar warning, saying people should “exercise caution” when it comes to snow, ice and snowmaking.
“No matter how big or small, snow is not fun,” the weather service said.
People are encouraged to build snow sculptures and display them at home, but if you do this, be sure to keep them out of direct sunlight.