April Snow and Cold Hit Across East and South

Temperatures take a step backward, plunging almost forty degrees in some areas.
1:48 | 04/16/14

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this crazy stuff. More wild weather. So much of the country feeling winter this morning with snow and record cold. Ginger, you did warn us. It's one thing to forecast it. It's another to wake up and feel it. Spring, I have a question for you. Is it something we said? Really? Monday, we were all in the 70s and 80s. In shorts and enjoying it. Then, 24 to 36 hours later, this is what happens. From yesterday morning to this morning, from 30-plus-degree drop. 18, the difference. Even in Orlando. We're not alone here in the northeast. It goes all the way to the southeast. From the high winds in Atlanta all the way to the mid-atlantic, it's feeling like February. Roaring winds, forcing two ships in Virginia Beach to collide. Gusts to 70 miles per hour, pushing a rig vessel and container ship right into each other in the lower Chesapeake bay shipping canal. Temperatures plummeting across the northeast. In cities like New York, Philadelphia, D.C. And Pittsburgh, swinging more than 40 degrees since Monday. Overnight, up to three inches of snow fell from Virginia to New York City. And it's not just the cold. Fast-moving floodwaters forcing evacuations in Michigan and rescues in Vermont. Swollen rivers rising to nearly eight feet in upstate New York. It's freezing out here. Reporter: The snow covering roads and spring flowers as far south as Alabama. We don't want to hear that four-letter word that starts with an "S." Lara was asking, is spring coming next week? Want to show you the freeze warnings quickly. We're flirting with records, even in places like Atlanta or Birmingham this morning. Just to make you feel better, Chicago has snowed as late as June 2nd. In Boston, as late as may 9th. It's not that out of the ordinary. Thank you. Let's go to Amy for the

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