Fall Freeze: Frosty Temperatures Come Early

Early snow, bone chilling temperatures and harsh conditions across the US.
2:15 | 10/18/15

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For much of the country tonight, a stark warning that winter is near. In northern New York state, collecting on this deck, nine inches so far. Tomorrow, for millions, it's going to be a very cold beginning to the work week. Rob Marciano starting us off tonight. Reporter: Across upstate new York, a blast of winter bringing sangerous conditions along with it. More than 50 accidents in Syracuse blamed in part on icy roads. Up to nine inches of snow in some communities. And look at how fast the weather changed. Just north of Syracuse, this is what it looked like here last week, but today -- I woke up this morning and thought it was Christmas. Reporter: Enough for 3-year-old liannah Ariola to build her first snowman. Her mom telling us -- I have not seen this snow this early in a long time. Reporter: That cold extending to Michigan. Temps in the mid-30s for these marathon runners in grand Rapids. In northern Michigan, nearly a half-foot of snow. And a fall wedding with a cold taste of winter. And in southern California, an early storm has valley residents cleaning up. Very little we can recover. Reporter: Neighbors coming together. Most do not have flood insurance. You've just got to think about what you can do this hour, this moment, this day and then move on from there. Reporter: Harsh conditions on both coasts. As far as southern California is concerned, el Nino, they expect more heavy rain. What does this mean for the rest of the country this winter? Not only in the southwest, but the southeast, too, will see more moisture. It will be cold enough for snow tomorrow. Boston, 32, we haven't seen that this early in a long time. Milder weather, the return comes Tuesday. 60s and 70s. Thunder on the road to the

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