The weather in Texas went from drought in the fall to flooding this spring. Last year's drought seriously impacted the state with wildfires [photos], a resurgence of dust storms [photos] and Christmas trees dying. (The drought was also linked to more snake encounters, an increase of rabies cases, and cattle deaths. Snakes, rabies and cows, oh my!)
This spring, the rain has brought back the green on an image of Texas by NASA satellite MODIS. Texans can enjoy the green while dealing with flooding, road closures and water rescues.
Residents from the Gulf Coast to the interior South continued to bare the brunt of damaging impacts from Cindy on Thursday, including dangerous surf, flash flooding, tornadoes and strong winds.
After temperatures soared to 29-34 C (84-94 F) across Germany late this week, a welcome period of more seasonable conditions is on the horizon.
While a surge in warmth and humidity will lead to downpours and gusty storms in the northeastern United States into early Saturday, much cooler air will soon follow.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala around 6:31 a.m. Thursday (8:31 a.m. EDT), the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
Even though Cindy is inland and weakening, the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms will continue along the central Gulf Coast and part of the interior South.
Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning along the border of Texas and Louisiana.
The longest heat wave in more than 20 years in the United Kingdom peaked on Wednesday with temperatures again topping 32 C (90 F) in parts of southern England.