Flowers are one of the most common gifts you can expect to see on Valentine's Day. In fact, 35 percent of holiday flower sales in the United States are purchased as gifts for significant others. The most popular flower to give is, unsurprising, the rose.
Most of the roses sold in the US are imported from South America. Roses require very specific conditions for optimal growth, and Colombia in particular has a perfect setting. Eighty percent of all flowers and 65 percent of roses are imported to the States from Colombia. The conditions that make this region so perfect for roses is a combination of cool nights, plenty of daytime sunshine, and ample amounts of rain.
On the heels of Cyclone Nada, a new and more significant tropical cyclone threatens to take aim at India this week.
The threat for flash flooding and localized severe thunderstorms will expand across the southern United States early this week.
Nuisance snow will create slippery conditions across parts of the midwestern United States into Sunday night before spreading into the Northeast to start the new week.
The coldest and most far-reaching arctic blast so far this season will spread across the majority of the contiguous United States this week.
The coldest air of the season so far and some snow will pour into the northwestern United States by early this week.
Arctic air settling over Germany may prompt children to leave their shoes for St. Nicholas indoors instead of outside before going to bed on Monday night.
A deadly wildfire exploded in Tennessee this week, charring a popular resort town and causing devastating damage.
Dashing hopes for Christmas Day snowmen and white rolling hills, forecasters predict Britain's weather pattern will leave more to be desired on Dec. 25.
Rounds of heavy rain will heighten the risk for flash flooding across portions of the southern United States through the weekend.
As colder air sweeps into the northeastern United States, temperatures will settle to seasonable levels with lake-effect snow showers continuing into Saturday night.