An "Extreme Supermoon," the unofficial term given to a full moon when it is at its closest point to the Earth, was visible for many the night of June 22. The moon does not rotate around the Earth in a perfect circle; the elliptical orbit brings the moon to a point where it is closer than others (its perigee), and then shortly after it will reach its farthest point (apogee). When the moon is full at 100 percent of its apogee, we get the "Extreme Supermoon," verus just a Supermoon, which can occur 90 percent or more of its perigee. According to AccuWeather's Mark Paquette, there are typically a few Supermoons each year, but an Extreme Supermoon comes every 13 to 14 months. The next Extreme Supermoon will occur August 2014.
Photo taken in Ohio by Tracy Evans.
Photo taken in Tucson, Ariz., by Alexandre Morot.
Photo taken in Harford County, Md., by Mike Laslo.
Photo taken in Pennsauken, N.J., by James Barton.
Photo taken in Massachusetts by Jacob Baker
Photo taken in Delaware, Ohio, by Ben Baldwin
Photo taken in Dublin, Ireland, by Anthony Lynch
Photo taken in Montana by Steve Austin
Photo taken in Cajon Pass, Calif., by Anne Collier
Mother Nature will bring another blast of winter weather from Missouri to Delaware before spring arrives.
Sunday's NASCAR race in Bristol, Tenn., may turn into a washout following a dry start to the weekend.
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
The Steel City will be seeing a roller-coaster ride of temperatures through the weekend.
Severe thunderstorms are set to bring hail and damaging winds from Texas to Georgia through Sunday.
Upper Midwest (1941)
Severe modern blizzard in North Dakota: 39 dead in ND; 32 dead in MN; 85 mph wind gust in Grand Forks; 75 mph wind gust in Duluth. The coldest front crossed Minnesota in 7 hours, at 30 mph.
Cilaos, La Reunion (S. Indian Ocean) (1952)
March 15th-16th had rainfall of 73.62" in 24 hours -- a world record.
High winds downed trees and power lines. Peak winds include: Location: Wind gusts: Madison, WI 67 mph Wausau, WI 56 mph Janesville, WI 60 mph Chicago, IL 41 mph Rapid City, SD 75 mph