Whether it was a potent tornado outbreak, cataclysmic flooding, powerful hurricanes or raging blizzards, extreme weather generated powerful imagery around the world in 2016.
Through September, there were as many as 12 weather and climate events that exceeded $1 billion in losses in the U.S., testing the resiliency and resolve of communities across the country.
Here are 10 of the most memorable weather photos from 2016.
Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.
Heavy snow, wind and severe weather may unfold late this week as a strong storm system sweeps across the central U.S. and into the Midwest.
A tropical low will threaten coastal communities around the Gulf of Carpentaria with flooding downpours through early this week.
A stormy weather pattern unfolding across Europe this week will lead to showers and gusty winds sweeping into Germany on a daily basis.
Heavy rain and mountain snow will pound the northwestern United States early this week, with the most significant impacts targeting Northern California.
Southern California bore the brunt of the latest storm to blast into the western United States on Friday.
Less than a week after tornadoes tore through parts of Houston and New Orleans, a new threat of flooding and locally severe thunderstorms will return into Monday.
The taste of spring across the United Kingdom will peak on Monday before the threat for windstorms returns.
One of the biggest storms in years bombarded Southern California with heavy rain and gusty winds to end the week.