On Jan. 31, 2013, the 60th anniversary of the flood, a memorial stone in the Lincolnshire resort of Mablethorpe, England will be unveiled. The stone is to be a permanent tribute to the 47 lives lost during the Great Flood in Lincolnshire, according to the BBC.
On the night of Jan. 31, a fierce storm brought torrents of rain and strong winds to the eastern coast of England. The storm lasted into the morning hours of Feb. 1. In England alone, 307 people were killed.
The combination of the rain and a high storm surge (caused by the winds across the North Sea) left tens of thousands of people homeless in the U.K., according to thesugargirls.com.
Belgium, England, Scotland and the Netherlands were all impacted by the flood. In all, more than 2,000 people died.
Some of the funds for the memorial were raised by Helen Parkhurst, the former mayor of Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea.
The memorial stone, made of Norwegian granite, is 6 feet tall and weights six tonnes (more than 13,000 pounds). The memorial is to serve as a reminder that floods, like that of 1953, are still a risk today.
Tropical Cyclone 18 is looking at a possible tropical strike bringing heavy rain and winds to New Zealand.
Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before another winter storm unfolds at midweek.
"We exchanged notes already pledging to work together for the common good of the weather enterprise and the nation," AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers said.
The main weather concern to search crews through Monday in the vicinity of where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 lost contact will be building seas.
Despite a springlike start to the week, winter and substantial snow will make a comeback across the Midwest and Northeast at midweek.
The long-lasting and relentless winter season has broken seasonal maintenance expenditure records across much of the U.S.
Raleigh, NC (1934)
8.0" of snow.
Ohio Valley/ Mid-Atlantic (1990)
Record warmth... Location New Record Old Record Evansville, IN 82 74/1988 Roanoke, VA 77 74/1974
Hilo, HI (1991)
A total of 9.39 inches of rain from March 9th through the tenth.