In the United States, May is supposed to be full of flowers and showers.
But this year, winter refuses to let go.
A record-breaking and historic May snowstorm shut down roads and closed down schools in the mid-western United States on Thursday and Friday. Up to 40 cm of snow piled up on parts of south-eastern Minnesota.
But May snowfall is so unusual, that even a small amount can set records. The Minnesota twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul recorded just a half inch (1.27cm) of snow on Friday. That makes this May the 8th snowiest on record for that metropolitan area. It has been 37 years since the Twin Cities had a measurable snowfall in May.
Just to the south of the Twin Cities is Rochester, Minnesota. Home of the world-famous Mayo Clinic. They received 38.8 cm of snow from this storm. Their previous record? A 5 cm snowfall set back in 1944.
On the other side of the country, this storm brought an amazing temperature change to the north Texas city of Amarillo. On Thursday, they set a record high of 36 C. A little more than 24 hours later, the temperature bottomed out at 0 C and they even saw a little snow.
The storm is now expected to wind down as it heads east.
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