Snow Blankets U.S. Southeast

    Skylar Alexander, 11, of Jackson, Miss.,  tosses a snowball at her brother Thursday,  Jan. 17, 2013.  A winter storm system left 2 to 4 inches of snow in parts of central Mississippi before heading east toward Alabama, the National Weather Service said. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Snowball fight in Jackson, Miss., on Thursday. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

    It’s a tough day for climate-change deniers. Wild weather hit across the globe, with snowstorms blanketing the U.S. Southeast and Britain as Australia had its hottest day on record. In the U.S., parts of Mississippi saw 2 to 4 inches of snow Thursday as the storm moved north to Virginia, where it dumped 13 inches on the northwestern part of the state. Across the Atlantic, Britain came to a standstill as much of the country was hit by 40-hour snowstorm with up to 12 inches expected. But in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney scorched on its hottest day on record, with temperatures 46 degrees Celsius, or 114 degrees Fahrenheit. In Victoria, at least one man was killed by a brushfire, and firefighters battled wildfires in New South Wales and Victoria.

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