TODAY   |  May 03, 2013

Spring snowstorm dumps 18 inches in Minn.

A spring snowstorm has set a record in the Midwest, blanketing parts of the region in 18 inches as the snow continues to fall. The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore reports.

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>>> the weather channel 's jim canto cantore.

>> we're covering three inches of snow on the ground in odessa, 35 miles east of kansas city . let me take you back to where the worst of this was yesterday in minnesota a state record 18 inches in blooming prairie , tons of heavy, wet snow in through here, all sorts of problems on the roads, even buildings collapsed there. that is one of three states yesterday that set state snowfall records, rice lake in wisconsin, 17 inches, brit, iowa, 11 inches. in odessa we have three inches on the ground it's a heavy, wet snow. the difference is we've got it on the trees as well and that means power outages. they're out of snow days here in kansas city so everybody is headed to school. one cancellation at the airport so far but, come on, it's may. savannah, back to you.

>> jim cantore doesn't look like may. thank you, here's matt.