When the sun is out, the ice is melting a bit. When the sun is not out, we have snow flurries. They're just flurries, won't make any difference. Some of the ice on my porch has melted, but I still can't get to the birdfeeder to fill the dispenser part. I was able to reach and put seed in the tray and put some on the ice, too, to hold the birds & squirrels over.