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.
Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) sits on the bench after injuring himself against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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
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.
Oho will hit parts of British Columbia and Alaska with drenching rain, gusty winds and pounding seas before the week comes to an end.
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Joaquin continues its journey across the northern Atlantic toward Europe, where it is expected to reach Spain and Portugal this weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
Choi-wan is weakening and set to lose its tropical characteristics by Thursday night, but that will not prevent northern Japan and neighboring Russia from facing strong winds, heavy rain and pounding seas.
New York (1983)
Moderate earthquake in upstate New York (Blue Mountain Lake area). Temblor measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and was felt over a wide portion of the Northeastern United States and part of Canada.
Ark/La/Tex Region (1990)
A total of 5 inches or rain near Dequeen, AR. A barn blew down near Sulphur Springs, TX. Roads were submerged and closed around Mena, AR.
Hill City, KS (1991)
90 degrees during the afternoon. Just 36 hours earlier the temperature was 25 degrees.