There are few things as soothing as desert snow, the rough and spiky landscape smoothed over by a layer of frozen flakes. That’s exactly what happened this week in Joshua Tree National Park after an extremely powerful storm ripped across the region.
The American Midwest woke up this week to weather colder than somewhere between Mars and a witch’s tit. Record-setting temperatures have already been recorded across the U.S. The chill will continue to push into the East Coast on Tuesday, raising the odds of more temperature records falling.
By mid-May, California is usually leaning pretty hard into the summer dry season. But a bizarre series of storms will have weather maps looking more like winter than spring.