Weather has created a buzz in the news trends this week.
Last night, temperatures climbed inside AT&T Center in San Antonio causing problems during an NBA playoff game. Meanwhile, a video of lightning striking a truck went viral earlier in the week.
In Thursday's Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs shared an opponent -- sweltering, cramp-inducing temperatures.
The air conditioner in AT&T Center in San Antonio broke after an electrical failure that left fans and players to deal with rising temperatures.
San Antonio temperatures peaked at 92 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday with a RealFeel® of 94 degrees Fahrenheit at tipoff.
LeBron James, forward for the Heat, was noticeably affected and had to leave the game briefly due to cramps.
The Mayo Clinic describes heat cramps as "painful, involuntary muscle spasms that usually occur during heavy exercise in hot environments." Dehydration contributes to the symptoms. Too much sweating can deplete the body of necessary salt and moisture.
ESPN reported that temperatures topped 90 degrees Fahrenheit inside the arena.
Players from both teams admitted that the steamy conditions had an impact on the game.
Gregg Popovich, head coach for the Spurs, said that the temperatures threw off normal game operations.
"Players were pretty dead. So we tried to get guys in and out a little bit more than we usually do. Kind of screws up the rhythm a little, bit but it was mighty hot out there," he said.
Outside the arena, social media erupted with reactions to the crazy conditions.
HEAT. Please put an IV into LEBRON he needs the fluids to fight the cramps
— Dr. Robert Klapper (@DrRobertKlapper) June 6, 2014
— Jonathan Sanford (@ctxsportsvoice) June 6, 2014
— Roger Mason Jr (@MoneyMase) June 6, 2014
CTV News Edmonton, Alberta, captured mind-blowing footage of a truck being struck by lightning while driving down a highway.
Lightning strikes a truck in Edmonton, Alberta, as captured by CTV above.
Video shows the truck engulfed in a cloud of fire. Al and Betty Perry, the vehicle's two occupants, survived the blast.
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For the final days of April, it will feel like winter is enacting its revenge across southern Germany as snow makes an appearance.
Those planning on celebrating King’s Day in the Netherlands on 27 April should prepare to face cool, wet conditions when they take to the streets.
Violent storms and flash flooding will target the south-central United States from late Friday through Sunday and may hit some neighborhoods hard in the middle of the night.
While the peak of the extreme heat has passed New Delhi, no lasting heat relief will come to India until the monsoon arrives in June or early July.
Two years following a catastrophic earthquake, Nepal is still cleaning up from the disaster that killed thousands of people and destroyed cities.
Several days of heavy rain have resulted in dangerous flash flooding across the Carolinas this week, resulting in road closures, water rescues and rising river levels.
A cold snap will continue to have a firm grip on the United Kingdom until the days just prior to the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.
Winter won’t quit just yet across the western United States as a new round of heavy snow will bury Colorado beginning on Friday night.