Coast-to-Coast Weather System Brings Fire, Snow and Ice

Firefighters battle a wildfire in California while there's another round of snow in the east.
3:00 | 12/17/13

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We -- think it. Now with the extreme weather conditions from coast to coast in the west it's so dry that firefighters are battling a fast moving fire. That's causing extensive property damage and on the eastern half of the country another round of snow hitting the most populated areas of these. It's just in time for the morning rush hour. Gusty winds and dangerous dry conditions are fueling the wild fire in the scenic hills of Big Sur California. Hundreds of acres are going up in smoke at least fifteen homes and burned down his property owners were forced out. Across California the dry spell could go down in history especially in Los Angeles break out the record book we have our record breaker. Since January 1 there's only -- 3.4. Nine inches of rain. That's not the problem in Chicago where snowplows and salt trucks were out again last night the latest wintry weather system is dumping a few inches of snow Great Lakes to -- The snowfall has been so heavy so early in the season groups are collapsing its car dealership in Indiana had a close icy conditions -- to -- scare on a Madison Wisconsin airport runway where -- delta jet skidded off the pavement no one was hurt and in central Ohio police say SUV skidded into a school bus full of children drivers say the roads were like ice and speaking of ice in Michigan lakes ice is so thick so orally. A freighter hauling 171000. Tons of cold -- power plant got stuck. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- A tugboat crew had a break through the ice and early winter -- several days before winter officially begins. That's -- -- called up there oh my goodness that -- getting stuck Mann village Daryn here's a look at the rest of the Tuesday whether. Having giant cross most of the south again today the DC area will see interesting rain snow mix this morning and mom Cindy could pick up -- inches of snow by this afternoon -- South Texas and southern Florida -- we'll see highs in the seventies is not sound like Chicago and Minneapolis mid thirties Seattle Portland will be in the forties.

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