Weary of the steamy hot weather? Good news, the solar summer ends today and the astronomical summer is halfway over. Bad news, it is not the end of the hot weather.
The end of the solar summer means that the quarter of the year when the Northern Hemisphere receives the greatest amount of sunlight has ended.
With the solar summer over, gradually, the days will shorten and the sun will appear lower in the sky.
Those of you who haven't taken a summer vacation yet, don't worry. The astronomical summer is halfway over, but it doesn't end until September 21.
Enjoy the last few weeks of our summer days this year. Take a trip to the beach, amusement park or camp out.
It won't be long before the children head back to school and the street lights come on before 6 p.m. EDT.
See how far away severe thunderstorms are as we monitor the severe weather with these radar images.
Heavy rain returning to the northern Plains will generate a renewed flood threat for the Red River.
Mount Saint Helens has erupted several times since the destructive 1980 eruption, and likely will again in the future.
Seven homes have been red tagged, meaning do not occupy, and six others are under a voluntary evacuation order.
Though recovery continues from Superstorm Sandy, residents and homeowners on the Atlantic coast should prepare for another active season in 2013.
While there is a threat for a shower in spots in Baltimore, Md., today, it will not be a washout like the day of the Kentucky Derby.
Lubbock, TX (2007)
1.39 inches of rain, a record for the date. (old record: 0.69 inches in 1926)
Boston, MA (2007)
1.72 inches of rain, a record for the date (old record: 1.09 inches in 2002)
Mt. St. Helens (Washington) (1980)
Mt. St. Helens erupted; smoke plume rose to height of 80,000 ft. Visibility lowered to under a mile 400 miles downwind of the eruption. Five people died and over 2,000 had to be evacuated because of the mudslides and flooding that occurred when the snowpack melted. The cloud formed by the eruption reached the East Coast in three days and circled the world in 19 days.