Nuclear facilities have become a target of Mother Nature this year, from the tsunami in Japan to recent flooding in Nebraska and the wildfire threatening Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
Now jellyfish have prompted the shutdown of two reactors at a nuclear power plant in Scotland. Higher-than-average temperatures in the North Sea may be a factor.
The BBC reported that masses of jellyfish were obstructing the cooling water filters of EDF Energy's Torness nuclear power plant Tuesday. The seawater is needed to ensure safe operations, and the filters act to prevent sea life and seaweed from entering the cooling system.
Fishermen have since been able to help clear the jellyfish with one of the reactors being put back online as of Friday, according to the BBC.
EDF has reported no danger to the public or impact on the environment.
Jellyfish have been a problem for nuclear power plants in Japan in recent years as well.
So far this year California has seen 1,569 wildfires, 85 percent more than in an average year.
The Memorial Day weekend will begin cool, windy and rainy in New England and part of the mid-Atlantic.
GOES-East failed again late Tuesday. It is one of the main satellites meteorologists use for the eastern part of the United States and the tropical Atlantic.
The tornado tore through a path 17 miles long on Monday and had wind speeds as high as 200 mph.
On the two-year anniversary of the EF-5 tornado that leveled Joplin, Mo., the town has deployed assistance to Moore, Okla.
Severe storms are shifting eastward Wednesday evening, delivering strong wind, heavy rain and hail.
Late May snowstorm blanketed eastern part of state with 4 to 6 inches.
Washington, DC (1925)
Bahler, KS (2007)
8.25 inches of rain in 24 hours, from the 22nd to 23rd.