Shark Scare at Myrtle Beach
Those enjoying the beautiful weekend weather at Myrtle Beach, S.C., should be careful, as a shark came close to shore on Thursday. North Horry County Fire Rescue says four people were bitten by at least one marine animal. The lifeguard on scene said it was a shark.
The people were bitten on either their feet or calf or both. Three victims were taken to the hospital by an ambulance, and another went in a personal car. Police say the injuries aren't serious. As a precaution, people were not allowed in the water for about an hour.
In another interesting story from Myrtle Beach--
Enough is Enough! I Have Had it with These Snakes in This Hotel Room!
At the Coral Sands Hotel in Myrtle Beach, S.C., it's common to see a bird or even a stray cat. Thursday morning, something a little more dangerous was lurking on the property.
A five-foot python was found lingering in a Grand Strand hotel room in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The search for a good home is now in the hands of the snake chaser- who will hopefully find a place that's far, far away from a hotel window sill.
A Plague of Locusts
An insect infestation of biblical proportions! A plague of locusts has simply inundated one small town in California. There are literally millions of the little critters. The infestation is happening in the rural community of Herald which is in Sacramento County.
Farmer Debbie Cambell said, "It said on the internet when we started looking, that between 50-65 per square yard is a severe outbreak. If you stand in my backyard, I've got about 5,000 per square yard."
A UC Davis scientist told her perhaps the outbreak happened because of a dry, warm winter, which means less vegetation for the bugs to eat. That, combined with a very wet season the winter before when more bugs were born, created the perfect storm.
The coldest air of the season so far has descended on northeastern Pennsylvania and the I-80/I-81 corridors. A storm will move in Saturday and tap into some of that cold air.
Looking for a unique holiday gift idea? Ice wine will provide a special, sweet flavor if the winter weather conditions are right.
The coldest air of the season so far has descended on central Pennsylvania. A new storm will move in Saturday and tap into some of that cold air.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of Arctic air this weekend around Cleveland.
Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE, discussing how to stay warm at outdoor winter events and the conditions necessary to create the intricate designs in snowflakes.
The coldest air of the season so far is settling in around Boston. A new winter storm will move in this weekend and tap into the cold air.
Kent, WA (near Seattle) (1969)
Waterspout moved inland over Kent, south of Seattle; 5 mile path, damage to residences; 0 killed.
Second severe storm in 10 days hit settlers.
Charleston, SC (1899)
3.9" snow; greatest single storm total and 24- hour total for city.