• Bertha to Impact Caribbean, Swing East of US

    August 01, 2014; 11:00 AM

    Bertha is forecast to take a curved path near the islands in the northeastern Caribbean this weekend, then to stay off the East Coast of the United States next week.

  • WATCH: Ten-Foot Hammerhead Swims Among Beach-Goers

    August 01, 2014; 10:00 AM

    Since the movie "Jaws," inspired by 1916 shark attacks, the number of shark attacks has been on the rise due to human and seal population increases, shark migration and warming temperatures.

  • Southwest Storms to Aid Wildfire Efforts

    August 01, 2014; 8:15 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; 8:07 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

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).

Texas Coast (1989)
Tropical Storm Chantal came onshore at High Island, Texas, 30 miles NE of Galveston. Winds gusted to 70-80 mph and 6-12" of rain fell.

Florida (1995)
Hurricane Erin just off the east coast with 85 mph sustained winds.