A blizzard swept across the north-central US on Christmas Day, while a plane disappeared near Cleveland.
Nock-ten will continue to threaten lives and property as it barrels across the Philippines through Monday.
Vardah will move across India and bring heavy rain and flooding to some areas.
Cyclonic Storm Vardah remains on track to make landfall in India, between Chennai and Visakhapatnam, to start the new week.
On the heels of Cyclone Nada, a more significant tropical cyclone threatens to take aim at India this week.
The most active Atlantic hurricane season in four years came to an end on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
The busiest travel week of the year also falls during a volatile time for extreme weather.