Nightly News   |  May 02, 2013

Big chill hits Minnesota

The middle of the country is experiencing May snowfall records in what seems to be a never-ending winter. The Weather Channel’s Mike Seidel reports.

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>>> while those fires rage in the west, a few hundred miles to the east it is record snowfall on this second day of may. weather channel meteorologist mike seidel is with us from rochester , minnesota , where they made history there today. hey, mike, good evening.

>> reporter: hey, brian. good evening. this kind of snowfall would be impressive in mid winter. here in may it's historic. here in rochester , 13 inches of snow fell. eight inches piled up. the previous may record was two inches. the weight of the heavy snow is suspected in this partial roof collapse. no one was injured. everyone was digging out. school was out. and plowed roads are just wet this evening. more weather extremes. we are getting used to it. three states set records for may snowfall including 18 inches in blooming prairie , minnesota . due to the jet stream , spring weather is on either side of the country. in the middle it's cold. k.c. below average. the royals and rays were snowed out today. but the advantage of the big dip in the jet stream , tornado alley is quiet. more than a few told us today in rochester they wished they had not taken the snow tires off in april. back to you.

>> what an unbelievable scene behind you. rochester , minnesota . mike, thanks.