A late-fall hailstorm left parts of Sao Paulo covered in white Sunday afternoon.
The storm, which struck between 4 and 5 p.m. local time, lasted only about 30 minutes but left parts of the city buried by large hailstones.
Enough ice accumulated that children were seen playing in yards and streets across the city, even making "snowmen."
Thunderstorms producing hail are not uncommon across southern Brazil in fall and early winter as cooler air throughout the atmosphere is more common allowing the hail to development within the storms.
While hail is not uncommon, the amount and size of the hail which left streets covered, requiring bulldozers to clear some areas is a rare event.
According to the Associated Press, marble-sized hail fell across parts of the city. Some areas still had lingering hail on the ground Monday morning, despite temperatures around 17 C (63 F) for more than 12 hours following the storm.
Dry weather with partial sunshine is expected through Thursday before another storm system brings heavy rain and thunderstorms back to the region Thursday night into Friday.
Torrential rain and strong thunderstorms pushed across the southern Plains over the weekend, spawning tornadoes and dangerous flash flooding from Kansas to Texas.
Many areas in the Eastern states will have consistent summerlike heat and a buildup of humidity for the last week of May.
Severe thunderstorms will rumble across the southern Plains on Monday, impacting similar areas of Texas and the southern Plains that were hit earlier in the holiday weekend.
Severe storm- and flood-weary residents of Texas and the southern Plains will soon get a break as a change in the weather pattern develops.
While California usually offers ideal growing conditions for one of America's trendiest foods, the drought has avocado farmers concerned about future production.
Several disturbances pose the threat to become the first named tropical system in the Eastern Pacific Ocean over the next week.
Wesley, LA (1991)
Heavy rain (25th-26th) resulted in widespread flooding. One hundred-sixty homes -- 80% of the total number of houses in town -- received structural or water damage. A total of 6.5" of rain fell in 2-1/2 hours.
Philadelphia, PA (1991)
96 degrees -- a record sixth 90-degree reading for the month. (The month ended with twelve 90-degree days.)
Chicago, IL (1992)
32 degrees, latest 32 or lower on record.