Mobile phones and cameras were out on Tuesday as a rare snow fell in South Africa.
Pretoria, South Africa's capital, and Johannesburg were among the cities whitened by snow.
While snow is not observed every winter in the city of Johannesburg, it does occur every five years or so, AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dale Mohler said.
"There was a stronger-than-usual storm that went farther north than normal. The storm brought colder air from the antarctic region," Mohler added. "Snow falling in Johannesburg is like getting snow in northern Mexico."
Johannesburg sits at an elevation of approximately 5,500 feet at a latitude of about 26 degrees south.
Read more international weather news in AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews' blog.
While remaining on a localized level through Tuesday, severe weather will ramp up across the Plains on Wednesday.
Although spring may be in full swing, more than one-third of the Great Lakes remains covered in ice.
A potent area of low pressure moving into the West will dictate the weather from Washington to Texas heading into the new week.
After taking a tumble Easter Sunday, temperatures will quickly rebound in Boston for Patriots' Day.
There hasn't been any measurable precipitation in San Francisco since April 4.
A cooldown at midweek will erase the warmup expected for New York City Monday and Tuesday.
Southeastern VA (1991)
Torrential rain; 5.89" at Norfolk broke the 24-hour record for April (5.19" set in 1883). This was the most rain in one event since Hurricane Cleo dumped 11.40" from August 31 to September 1, 1964.
Omaha, NE (1992)
Snowfall of 9.3" -- only the 6th time in 100 years that over 1.5" of snow has fallen after April 15th. Only 13.3 inches fell for the entire season before this storm. Other snow totals: Brownsville, NE 14.0" Blair, NE 12.5" Offutt AFB, NE 12.0" Eppley, NE 10.0" Kansas City, MO 2.7"
Sacramento, CA (1880)
7.24" of rain, heaviest in 24 hours.