A dazzling aurora was visible as far south as Kansas on Sunday night, thanks to an Earth directed coronal mass ejection solar flare that occurred on Friday.
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The aurora sets the backdrop against Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and Mount Adams. Photo by Ben Coffman Photography
src="http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/pub/includes/columns/newsstory/2013/590x331_07151042_1074335_10200841600175116_1631751573_o.jpg"/>View of the aurora shortly before midnight in Saint-Elzear, Quebec, Canada. Photo by Maxime Bilodeau.
Few of the Northern Lights in north-central Vermont. Photo by Tim Seaver.
A snapshot of the lights taken around midnight on the central coast of Maine. Photo by Barbie Page West.
The aurora as seen in St-Elzear de Beauce, Quebec. Photo by Gabriel Cyr.
A slight but visible aurora in Goff, Kan. Photo by Clay Bramhall.
The Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland, according to the Icelandic Met Office.
A great white shark was spotted at Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts earlier this week, forcing the evacuation of the water.
While Marie will stay well offshore from Los Angeles, it will continue to produce dangerous surf along many Southern California beaches through Friday.
It's been a tumultuous week on both the East and West coasts as two hurricanes induced rough surf and a high risk for rip currents.
There is the risk of severe weather, including tornadoes on Sunday from the northern and central Plains to part of the Upper Midwest.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
New England (1816)
"Year in which there was no summer", otherwise known to weather historians as "1800 and frozen to death" killing frost once again damages sparse corn corp in northern New England...loss of this and other crops led to severe famine in much of New England that winter...and helped spur western migration in spring of 1817.
New England (1965)
A total of 2.5 inches of snow on top of Mt. Washington set an August record. Vermont had a reading of only 25 degrees, while Nantucket had a chilly 39 degrees. Earliest freeze on record at many stations.
Houston, TX (1980)
2.23 inches of rain fell in less than 1 hour. Streets were flooded in the downtown district and a tornado touched down briefly west of Houston at Sealy, TX.