The winter and summer seasons clashed this week, letting a multitude of weather phenomena unfold around the world.
At midweek, dense winter fog enshrouded New York City, setting an eerie, wintry scene for the region, while New England enjoyed a snow-free sunrise.
Moving west, massive pileups flared up across the northern Plains, as blowing snow made for near-zero visibility near Sioux Falls, S.D.
On the West Coast, Southern California erupted in flames, as the return of the Santa Ana winds against the drought-stricken land triggered two immense wildfires in the area.
Across the Pacific, a resilient heat wave slammed Australia making for sizzling temperatures at the Australian Open in Melbourne. The heat caused suspension of gameplay on Tuesday and Wednesday, as multiple players and spectators suffered heat-related illnesses.
North of Oz, widespread rainfall caused deadly flooding and mudslides, claiming more than 25 lives in the southern Philippines.
A blanket of fog surrounds the New York City skyline on Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2014. (Original Photo/Michael Surtees)
A snow-free winter sunrise on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2014, makes for a nice change of pace in Massachusetts. (AccuWeather Photo Gallery Photo/Carlos Godinho)
Along I-90, west of Sioux Falls, S.D., blowing snow and low visibility result in a 22-car pileup on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (Twitter Photo/NWS Sioux Falls)
A wildfire burns in the hills just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A young spectator cools herself down in in the fountain in Garden Square as play was suspended when organizers implemented the Extreme Heat policy during second round matches at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Joshua Baker)
In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, photo, rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team continue their rescue operation following the flooding of Compostela Valley and nearby provinces in southern Philippines. (AP Photo/A. Dayao)
A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people crashed in central Texas on Saturday morning. Authorities say there appears to be no survivors.
Rounds of drenching showers and heavy thunderstorms will heighten the risk of flash flooding across the northeastern United States through the final weekend of July.
Tropical Storm Nida threatens to bring flooding rain to the Philippines into this weekend with future impacts on China and Taiwan.
As several large fires continue to rage across the western United States, weather conditions will gradually improve for firefighting efforts in the upcoming week.
A tropical wave approaching the Caribbean Sea will attempt to reactivate the Atlantic Basin during the first week of August.
Additional downpours are likely to roll across northern New Jersey and further suspend play during the late rounds at the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club this weekend.
Thunderstorms with heavy rain flood and washed out many roads across the northeastern part of the state.
Columbia, SC (1991)
July 1991 became the wettest month ever with 17.46" of rain. The old record was 16.72" set in August 1949.
Gulf Coast (1995)
Tropical storm Dean entered the Texas coast near Galveston, TX. Galveston reported a wind gust of 51 mph, but just 0.54" of rain. Coastal roads were flooded across Louisiana.