It has been a busy week thus far in the tropics.
Monday was quite a busy day in the Atlantic Basin with the formation of both Tropical Storm Sandy and Tropical Depression 19. By Tuesday, T.D. 19 had been upgraded to Tropical Storm Tony as it moved northeastward well east of Bermuda.
Tony will instead track to the northeast over the open waters of the Atlantic through midweek, remaining a weak tropical storm.
The lifespan of Tony may be over before Sandy even emerges from the Caribbean and reaches the Bahamas. A non-tropical storm over the north-central Atlantic Ocean should absorb Tony by late week.
Tony's remains could still bring enhanced rainfall to the Azores this weekend.
Manhattanhenge occurs four times a year: twice in the summer during the setting sun and twice in the winter during the rising sun.
The wet pattern in the southern Plains over the past several weeks has nearly eliminated drought conditions across the region.
Severe storms ripped across Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico, leaving destruction and death in their wake as the extended Memorial Day weekend came to a close.
A tornado struck a drilling rig in Canadian, Texas, Wednesday night and caused several injuries.
California is in the grips of a four-year drought, and conditions are worsening in Washington and Oregon.
Mount Shindake erupted for the second time in the last nine months on Friday, according to the Global Volcanism Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
Vanport, OR (1948)
A railroad bed acting as a dam gave way during a flood along the Columbia River destroying the town of Vanport.
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the eastern U.S. Eighteen cities, from Virginia to Ohio and Michigan, reported record high temperatures. Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC reached 97 degrees. Newark, NJ was the nations high temperature at 98 degrees.
Mississippi/ Ohio Valleys (1989)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Upper Ohio Valley. A F-4 tornado injured three people and caused a million dollars damage at New Providence IA.