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.
Following a dry end to the holiday weekend, showers and thunderstorms will quickly return to the Northeast during the first part of the new week.
The unrelenting heat across the interior West will continue through the first part of the new week, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
A cold front advancing across the central United States will bring the threat of severe weather from Wisconsin to Texas on Monday.
After moving through Guam over the weekend, Chan-hom will intensify as it tracks toward Japan's Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and eventually east-central China this week.
Noctilucent clouds fascinate cloud watchers and scientists as they shine over northern latitudes very high above the Earth, at the edge of space.
A 21-year-old California woman died recently after contracting a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm bodies of water.
Philadelphia, PA (1901)
Last of 12 straight days with temperatures 90 degrees or above.
Potter, NE (1928)
Famous Potter Hailstorm: one stone measured 5.5" in diameter, 17" in circumference, and weighted 1.5 lb. "Largest officially recorded".
Steele, ND (1936)
121 degrees -- highest ever recorded in North Dakota.