Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms led to landslides that killed at least 18 people in the mountain district of Bududa on Monday.
Information accessed by AccuWeather.com shows that 2.40 inches of rain fell in six hours in Kampala, the capital of Uganda which is located southwest of the area impacted by the landslides.
The Uganda Red Cross reported that 92 other people have been injured and that more fatalities are possible as rescue efforts continue.
Uganda frequently deals with landslides as thunderstorms can bring torrential rainfall to mountainous areas of the nation. This combined with deforestation and other man-made changes to the landscape has led to numerous deadly landslides in the past, including a landslide which killed 87 people in 2010.
The weather over the next several days will feature scattered showers and thunderstorms with the potential for some areas to receive locally heavy rainfall.
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.
The volcano is in a rather remote spot, and the biggest price will be to airlines caused by the ash.
Lubbock, TX (2007)
1.39 inches of rain, a record for the date. (old record: 0.69 inches in 1926)
Chicago, IL (1894)
Severe snow/rain storm; 9 vessels on Lake Michigan destroyed.
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.