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.
A blast of arctic air will be accompanied by flurries and even a localized wall of snow in some communities in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest at the start of the Valentine's Day weekend.
Spring of 2016 could rank in the top 10 warmest on record for Canada.
The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during Valentine's Day weekend.
A multi-vehicle accident involving cars and tractor-trailers occurred amid snowy weather and caused the shutdown of Interstate 90 in Lake County, Ohio on Wednesday afternoon.
Conditions will be favorable for lake-effect snow through the end of the week, threatening low visibility and dangerous travel conditions.
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Greatest of all Arctic outbreaks commenced; -61 degrees in Montana.
Baltimore City, MD (1899)
-6 degrees, latest zero degree reading on re- cord. (11th-14th) 35.2" of snow, record 1 month snowfall.
Washington, D.C. (1899)
-15 F., all time record low (3rd day in a row at least -7 F.