Two pilots took storm chasing to a new extreme last week by chasing supercells from the sky. Caleb Elliott flew Skip Talbot and videographer Phil Bates around severe storms in North Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.
Read the story here: Daredevils Chase from the Sky
As a large storm rolls out of the Plains and Midwest, a swath of snow, ice and travel disruptions will extend into the Northeast starting on Sunday evening.
A new storm will form over the weekend across the Plains and will spread snow and ice eastward through the Midwest.
As a snowstorm unraveled from Texas to North Carolina and Virginia, snow and ice left a trail of disruption on Wednesday into Thursday.
Residents in Spokane, Washington, recently caught sight of the unique phenomenon known as "hole punch" clouds that cause a gaping hole in the otherwise cloudy sky.
Storms will continue to affect the West through this weekend and into next week with rounds of precipitation for some needy areas as well as trouble for travelers.
While much of central and eastern North America is still locked in a deep freeze, the warmth cascading across the Pacific Northwest in recent weeks has sparked the early flowering of sakura blossoms in the region.
West Virginia (1972)
Buffalo Creek Disaster - 50 foot wall of water smashed down narrow valley when slag dam broke; 125 killed.
Great Plains, (1998)
Strong winter storm; winds to 75 mph at St. Francis, KS, 12-14" of snow at Hullet, WY and 18-24" at Deadwood, SD,36" at Burgess Jct., WY. Drifts to several feet. Severe thunderstorms over Texas; winds to 70 mph and golf ball-sized hail. The severe storms progressed into the southeast and brought 100 mph winds to Iowa, LA, injuring 3.
Mauritis Island (2007)
Heavy rain from the 24th to the 26th totalled 21.30 inches at Vacoas.