Typhoon Mindulle struck the main island of Japan on Aug. 22, causing 29 injuries and at least one fatality.
A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time Wednesday morning, the USGS reported.
Tropical Depression Seven strengthened into Tropical Storm Gaston during Monday night with another system attempting to form near the Caribbean.
Following a fall-like start to the week, warmth and humidity will build over the northeastern United States prior to the weekend.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to reach Florida with gusty winds, showers and thunderstorms during Sunday and Monday.
The return of warmer and more humid air will trigger another round of strong thunderstorms across the central United States this week.
Several days of intense heat will build across France this week with temperatures approaching 38 C (100 F) in many locations.
One final surge of heat will encompass much of England and Wales from Tuesday through Thursday.
Highs are set to soar across Germany late this week as a long-duration heat wave takes hold of the country.
Typhoon Mindulle made landfall in eastern Japan, roughly 50 miles south of Tokyo, on Monday causing flooding and significant travel delays.
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105 degrees -- the 60th consecutive day with a high temperature of at least 100 degrees.
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Strong northwesterly winds caused upwelling. On the south shore, the water temperature was 70 degrees, but along the north shore, it was only 41 degrees.
Heavy rains caused floods. Kilmarnock, VA, had a two-day total of 13.50 inches, and Nassawaddox, VA, had 12 inches.