STATEWIDE (3TV/CBS 5) – The calendar says May, but Mother Nature does not seem to care.

The Phoenix area is experiencing a very un-May-like May. If you have any doubts, just look at the high today – mid- to upper 70s. That’s 20 degrees below average for this time of year.

[WATCH: Flagstaff gets snow in May]

Let that sink in as you watch video from the chopper of a man making a hail angel on the golf course at the Boulder Resort & Spa in Carefree.

That’s certainly unusual for mid- to late May.

[PHOTOS: Rare May storm brings rain, snow in Arizona]

And then there’s snow up north. While it's not the latest snow Flagstaff has ever seen -- that was June 8, 1907, according to the National Weather Service -- it's not far off. It's definitely one of the latest.

[VIEWER VIDEO: Snow in Munds Park, about 30 minutes south of Flagstaff]

Let’s not forget the small tornado that touched down north of Flagstaff Monday morning. It was small, and no damage or injuries were reported. But still. It was a tornado!

[VIEWER VIDEO: Check it out!]

Weird, right?

According to the Arizona’s Weather Authority team, it’s going to be unseasonably cool in the Phoenix area for the rest of the week.

[WEATHER: Your Phoenix forecast and more]

There’s even another mid-70s day in the forecast as another low-pressure system sweeps through the state.

Don’t let this unusually mild May fool you. The weather we’re enjoying now – and you’d best be enjoying it – has no bearing on what’s coming this summer. It’s still going to be surface-of-the-sun hot.

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The National Weather Service says summer might actually bring some above-normal temperatures. Scientists say 2019 closely resembles both 2010 and 2015 in terms of spring weather. In those years, summer temperatures were actually above average.

Consider yourself warned.

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