So far this year California has seen 1,569 wildfires, 85 percent more than in an average year.
The Memorial Day weekend will begin cool, windy and rainy in New England and part of the mid-Atlantic.
GOES-East failed again late Tuesday. It is one of the main satellites meteorologists use for the eastern part of the United States and the tropical Atlantic.
The tornado tore through a path 17 miles long on Monday and had wind speeds as high as 200 mph.
On the two-year anniversary of the EF-5 tornado that leveled Joplin, Mo., the town has deployed assistance to Moore, Okla.
Severe weather has finally died down in the Northeast following more than 100 damage reports from Tennessee to New York.
More rain in an already wet month. Monthly totals topped 11 inches at New York City, 9 inches at Bridgeport, CT and 8 inches at Baltimore (all three records for May).
Late May snowstorm blanketed eastern part of state with 4 to 6 inches.
Over $150,000 damage in Monroe and Pike counties from a thunderstorm downburst (originally thought to be tornadoes).