• Southwest Storms to Aid Wildfire Efforts

    August 01, 2014; 5:07 AM

    An increase in moisture from the Southwest monsoon will fuel showers and heavy thunderstorms across the interior West through the weekend.

  • Sharknado 2: Three Actual Weather Events Nearly as Wild

    August 01, 2014; 5:05 AM

    “Sharknado” fans who live in fear of a shark-filled tornado can rest easy, the idea still remains completely implausible. However, the weather has been known to cause several head-scratching events, ranging from seemingly apocalyptic to downright bizarre.

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This Day In Weather History

Philadelphia, PA (1972)
First of 25 days without measurable rain.

Hill Country NW of San Antonio, TX (1978)
July 31-August 4; over 35" of rain.

Maryland (1983)
A 140-150 mph downburst swept across Andrews Air Force Base less than 10 minutes after Air Force One had landed (President Reagan was on board).