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
After several days of unseasonable warmth, bitter cold and rounds of snow will continue to spread across the Western and Central states into this weekend.
Similar to the days prior to Thanksgiving, the worst weather will focus on the days prior to Christmas as millions of travelers take to the roads and skies in the U.S. and southern Canada.
An abrupt and abnormal cold wave gripped parts of southeastern Texas in early December, catching many off-guard, including two native Southern California bobcats recently transferred to the area.
Warm air is forecast to surge into much of the eastern half of the nation by the weekend and will be accompanied by heavy rain and flooding risk in some locations.
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Thunderstorms in parts of the South this weekend may become strong enough to threaten lives and property.
Little Rock, AR (1998)
282 straight days without subfreezing temperatures, longest streak on record.
Black Hills, SD (1964)
Chinook: temp. rise 0 degrees to 50 degrees.
Lander, WY (1924)
Bar. pressure 31.29" 1060 mb.