Unusually high water temperatures throughout the North Pacific Ocean have brought sightings of uncommon species to the area as well as concerns from researchers about how it could affect native species.
With the United States stretching across such a vast mass of land, the varying landscape offers diverse weather phenomena in every corner of the country.
The East and West Coast were affected by storms during the middle of the week, while across the globe, South Korea received significant rainfall from Fung-wong.
A storm from the Pacific Ocean brought some beneficial rain to some fire-ravaged areas but strong winds could hinder fires burning elsewhere across the region.
A melting alpine glacier on Mount Shasta in northern California created a messy situation as the flowing ice water turned into a disruptive mudslide with more harmful rainfall on the way.
Watches and warnings issued to the public are based on different criteria. Knowing the difference between the two can prepare individuals for the necessary safety steps.Read Story >