On Tuesday evening, EDT, Typhoon Haikui (12W) made landfall approximately 155 miles south of Shanghai, China.
Haikui had maximum sustained winds near 60 mph at time of landfall.
Due to the slow-moving nature of Haikui, rainfall amounts in excess of 10 inches are likely in coastal areas across Zhejiang and northern Fujian provinces. If the storm system stalls over the area, total rainfall from the storm could top 20 inches in some areas.
Maximum significant wave height was reported at 25 feet, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
The heavy rain will result in significant flooding creating life-threatening situations across the region. In addition, damaging winds are possible.
Meanwhile, the strength of Tropical Storm (13W) has remained steady, containing winds of 50 mph. This system was centered about 685 miles north-northwest of Wake Island. This storm system will track to the north-northwest over the next few days, remaining well to the east of Japan. As a result, this system will have little or no impact on land.
The Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland, according to the Icelandic Met Office.
A great white shark was spotted at Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts earlier this week, forcing the evacuation of the water.
It's been a tumultuous week on both the East and West coasts as two hurricanes induced rough surf and a high risk for rip currents.
There is the risk of severe weather, including tornadoes on Sunday from the northern and central Plains to part of the Upper Midwest.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
During thunderstorms in Sweden one person was trying to capture the beauty of an intense rainbow when lightning struck nearby.
Pittsburgh, PA (1982)
39 degrees, coldest ever in August.
Anchorage, AK (1989)
A total of 9.6 inches of rain -- wettest August on record.
New England (1816)
"Year in which there was no summer", otherwise known to weather historians as "1800 and frozen to death" killing frost once again damages sparse corn corp in northern New England...loss of this and other crops led to severe famine in much of New England that winter...and helped spur western migration in spring of 1817.