On Thursday, June 6, storm chaser Martin Lisius joined AccuWeather.com for another edition of AccuWeather Live to discuss the value of professional storm chasing for weather research, tornado tours and the importance of safety.
Of the significance of storm chasing, Lisius states, "I think pretty much any researcher in the severe weather world is doing that to contribute to the community."
Watch the video below of Lisius' interview, and be sure to tune in Thursdays at 4 p.m. for new additions of AccuWeather Live.
Unsettled weather for the extended Labor Day weekend will be across the Southeast, Upper Midwest, northern Rockies and the Four Corners.
The combination of moisture from Erika and a non-tropical system will drench areas from Florida to the Georgia coast through the middle of the week.
A rapid shutdown of tropical activity and an end to hurricane season in early September is not likely this year, despite a strong El Nino.
Typhoons and building drought will impact more than one billion people in southeastern Asia this fall.
The calendar may have flipped to September but summer is not going anywhere just yet across the Northeast.
Tropical Depression 14-E developed several hundred miles southwest of Mexico on Monday and is expected to strengthen as it moves northward through the middle of the week.
East Coast (1775)
Matecumbe Key, FL (1935)
Labor Day Hurricane hit Florida. Pressure at Matecumbe Key dipped to 26.35"/892.3 mb. Most intense hurricane ever to hit the U.S. with 200-mph wind. Tide of 15 feet; 408 dead.
Mecca, CA (1950)
126 degrees - highest ever for U.S. in Sept.