Here are some photos of the icy piers off Saint Joseph, Mich., taken by Josh Nowicki.
The wet pattern in the southern Plains over the past several weeks has nearly eliminated drought conditions across the region.
A tornado struck a drilling rig in Canadian, Texas, Wednesday night and caused several injuries.
Mount Shindake erupted for the second time in the last nine months on Friday, according to the Global Volcanism Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
The same cold front poised to mark and end to the midsummerlike warmth will also spread rain and thunderstorms into the region this weekend.
Area from Wallace to Kearney counties: a great hailstorm caused $6 million damage.
Ohio Valley (1982)
Severe thunderstorms: Tornado in Marion, IL killed 12, caused $100 million damage. Columbus, OH had a wind gust to 76 mph. Louisville, KY pelted by hail 2" in diameter.
Yuma, AZ (1877)
Severe two-day sandstorm.