Heavy snowfall Wednesday night and Thursday morning covered parts of Montana, Wyoming and western South Dakota.
Chilly air has taken hold in areas from Denver to Minneapolis and Chicago. Much cooler air will expand to areas from Dallas to Atlanta and New York City as the week draws to a close.
The first general frost and snowfall of the year will spread southward over the northern Plains and northern Rockies of the United States through Wednesday.
Many search for the perfect getaway, without realizing that weather can majorly influence those desired picturesque sunsets, hours of sightseeing and lazy beach days.
After a historically cold winter, residents in Winnipeg, Manitoba, are still waiting for running water as a record number of pipes remain frozen.
The second of two cold storms in less than a week moved into Colorado on Sunday, continuing into the new week with snow and gusty winds.
Soon after a storm leaves the Central states, a new and potent storm will swing from the northern Rockies to the Plains starting on Mother's Day with snow, rain and severe weather.
The spring shift in weather affects annual behavior of animals as many emerge from hibernation and others prepare themselves for migration.
At least 13 are dead and three are still missing after an avalanche cascaded down a climbing route on Mount Everest early on Friday morning.
A recap on a small, but potent April snowstorm that hit Minnesota and Wisconsin this week.
Gulf of Mexico (1988)
Hurricane Gilbert has travelled 2,050 miles since becoming a hurricane on Sept. 11. The storm was centered 130 miles south of Brownsville, TX, just 40 miles off the Mexican coast. Central pressure was 948 MB (27.99 inches), sustained winds of 120 mph and was tracking to the west at 12 mph. The storm came ashore at Tamaulipas, Mexico, during the evening.
At 6:00 p.m. EDT, Hurricane Hugo was located approximately 400 miles east-southeast of San Juan, P.R. With maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, Hugo was moving west-northwest at 12 mph.
Eastern US (1999)
Hurricane Floyd moves up east Coast. Storm surge at Wilmington, NC measured 10.3 feet. Winds gusted to 80 mph at Atlantic Beach, NC 14" of rain fell over a 2 day period in Chestertown, MD. 6.98" fell over a 2 day period in Philadelphia, PA.