A Southern California wildfire grew to 8,000 acres and is threatening 2,000 homes, authorities said late Thursday.
The blaze damaged 15 homes and caused the evacuation of other homes and the campus of California State University Channel Islands, fire officials said. - CNN.com
Historic snow and cold strike Rockies and Upper Midwest
Even though it is now May, the brutal, never-ending winter of 2012-13 obstinately refuses to relent, and has dumped heaps of snow from Denver to southern Minnesota. Single-day record May snowfalls have likely fallen in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The late spring blast of winter has also produced record cold in the region.Kansas City Will Receive First Measurable May Snow Since 1907 - Bloomberg
A storm system is projected to dump a record-breaking snow in Kansas City, Missouri, as areas in the central U.S. receive winter precipitation “rare” for the month of May, according to the National Weather Service.May Day snow storm hits Colo., Wyo., Midwest - Yahoo! News
May brings flowers, but they could be covered by a foot of snow in parts of Colo. and Wyo.