Another round of disruptive snow will hit the Minneapolis area.
A powerful storm could dump up to 8 inches through Thursday evening into Friday. The storm will make driving difficult and cause flight delays.
Strong winds Thursday night into Friday will create blowing and drifting snow and blizzard conditions in western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Travel during this time may become dangerous.
Once the storm ends, arctic air will return to the region for the end of the week.
By Sunday, it will be almost 30 degrees colder than it was on Tuesday. Temperatures will get no higher than the single digits during the day with below-zero readings at night.
The tropics have been quite active around Hawaii as of late, and the pattern is not expected to change anytime soon with Hurricane Ignacio churning in the eastern Pacific.
Erica will bring torrential rain, flash flooding, mudslides and gusty winds to many of the northern islands of the Caribbean, prior to taking a turn toward the Bahamas and Florida this weekend.
Heat will linger in Eastern Europe for much of the fall season; meanwhile, the British Isles and northwestern Europe can expect a stormy end to the season.
Scientists are baffled as to what may be causing a high volume of whale deaths in the Gulf of Alaska this summer.
Colorado Springs, CO (1978)
Hail 6 inches deep.
Rochester, MN (1979)
2.73 inches of rain fell in 50 minutes making this the wettest August on record. (9.52 inches of rain so far this month). The heavy downpour flooded the streets of Rochester, stranding about 1,500 cars.
A five-state tornado outbreak in Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Iowa and Missouri occurred on this date. In all, 20 tornadoes were reported. Nine were in Iowa. One near Farragut, IA, in the extreme SW corner of the state, caused several fatalities and numerous injuries.