The Long Road to Springtime

Record snowfalls and temperatures in the 30s have people longing for spring.
1:58 | 05/01/13

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Now we turn to the surreal weather cross this country. Record snow, dramatic temperature swings, 40 degrees in 24 hours. One meteorologist said the weather map looks like something from the twilight zone. And ginger zee is tracking it all. Reporter: Tonight, the roads are a mess around denver. Power is out after heavy wet snow took down trees and flooded streets. Typical spring snow, a lot of moisture, really heavy snow, tough to shovel. Reporter: Denver hit 80 degrees monday. Look at that same image today, only 30 degrees with snow. Clayton sandell in the middle of that weather whiplash. Here in colorado, instead of spring green, a whole lot of winter white, enough to shut down some schools and cancel a few dozen flights. In the mountains, one spot got slammed with more than 28 inches of snow. MAY 1st. And it's snowing. Reporter: May 1st and it's snowing, not only in colorado. Waking up to about eight inches of snow. Reporter: But in wyoming, and in minnesota too. Where there's a night of snow ahead. The plows already out on the road. You might be asking yourself, snow in may? For minneapolis, it's not unheard of. They've had measurable snow as LATE AS MAY 24th. But tonight, as they get more than three inches, that, diane, will break a record for the largest snowfall in one day in may. I think they're going to do it in some places up to a half foot. All right, ginger, good to have you with us. We turn from one extreme on the weather to another natural event. We want to show you a wildfire in southern california tonight. About 80 miles from los angeles. Some residents evacuated in the town of banning as the fire spread quickly, covering at least 150 acres. At least one home burned and hundreds of firefighters working to put it out.

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