At least seven people were injured when a powerful earthquake struck western Japan on Friday afternoon.
Tropical moisture from a system moving up the US East Coast could help to enhance rainfall and bring gusty winds to New England and Atlantic Canada this weekend.
Typhoon Haima made a second landfall in southeastern China on Friday after leaving at least seven dead in the northern Philippines.
A dramatic change to colder weather, and in some cases a taste of winter with snow, will take place into this weekend.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Powerful solar storms can devastate the world's interconnected power grids, airline operations, satellites and communications networks.
Raleigh-Durham, NC (2000)
No precipitation since September 26th, a record long dry spell. (The month ended with only a trace of rain.)
San Salvador Island (1492)
Columbus made landfall on San Salvador Island under clear skies -- fortunately he met no hurricanes on First Voyage through March, 1493.
Salano's Storm prevented Spanish admiral from attacking Pensacola.