An earthquake struck southwestern China early on Saturday, killing over a hundred and injuring thousands.
The quake, which measured 6.6 on the Richter scale, brought devastation to the Sichuan province, the same region that had an earthquake in 2008 kill almost 70,000 people and injured over a quarter million. That earthquake however was much stronger, a 7.9.
Damage to the regions infrastructure is widespread, with thousands of damaged buildings, power outages and blocked roadways. Mountain roads in the region were especially impacted, with dislodged boulders blocking roadways there.
According to the China Daily, the Chengdu Airport was briefly closed and train traffic in the area was also briefly suspended.
The weather across the region will not be optimal, but should also not threaten recovery efforts. The next few days will be cloudy, with a couple of showers possible each day.
Caption for the thumbnail: A man sits in front of the houses destroyed by an earthquake which hit Lushan county in Ya'an in southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The powerful earthquake shook China's Sichuan province on Saturday morning, nearly five years after a devastating quake jolted the province. (AP Photo)
Thunderstorms will be a continued trend for this week in Pittsburgh though temperatures will rise towards the end of the week.
A tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands looks like it could be the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.
Following thunderstorms, cooler settles into the Midwest and Northeast through Midweek.
One person is dead, and another remains critically injured after a lightning strike in Southern California.
Relief is on the way for portions of the Plains that are in the grips of the ongoing drought.
In order to keep young athletes hydrated and energized, it is important not only to keep them regularly supplied with fluids, but a healthy food selection as well.
Sharon, PA (1999)
70 mph wind gus in a thunderstorm.
Small but intense storm, said to be the worst in about 50 years, hit southern Mississippi (where Camille hit in 1969). U.S. Coast Guard cutter lost with 39 aboard.
New England (1949)
Heat wave in New England; Greenville, RI hit 102 degrees.