Ignacio has rapidly strengthened into a major hurricane as it tracks toward the Hawaiian Islands.
As many as seven tropical cyclones were churning throughout the world this past week, while smoke from wildfires across the Pacific Northwest led to poor air quality across the region.
On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina left the city of New Orleans in ruin and turmoil. Since that fateful day, no area of the city has seen its struggle become more closely associated with Katrina’s wrath than the Lower Ninth Ward.
Cleveland-based pseudonymous photographer Seph Lawless ventured to New Orleans in July of 2015 to tell the story of a still-recovering city 10 years post-Katrina.
Hurricane Ignacio may enhance showers and stir rough surf for the Hawaiian Islands as it approaches next week.
Strong, gusty storms caused disruptions and damage to parts of the Central and Midwestern United States, while tropical activity remained prevalent around the world this week.
Officials in Los Angeles have deposited 20,000 shade balls that save more than 300 million gallons of water annually into the Los Angeles Reservoir.
As fall of 2015 unfolds, an already brutal wildfire season will continue across much of California and the Northwest.
Future rain and storms could create more issues along the Animas River after a toxic spill from an abandoned mine gushed dangerous metals into the river.
The algae can produce a potent toxin that can be harmful to people, fish and marine mammals, and it has proved costly to West Coast fisheries.
Pittsburgh, PA (1982)
39 degrees, coldest ever in August.
Anchorage, AK (1989)
A total of 9.6 inches of rain -- wettest August on record.
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.