Warm weather and recent rains in central Texas are creating near-perfect conditions for cricket eggs to hatch, causing a cricket invasion in Austin.
Monica Malone of J & J Pest Control says her phone has been ringing off the hook with calls from jumpy central Texans. She says that usually about 75 percent of cricket eggs don't hatch, but some recent rain flipped that stat.
Since the start of 2012, there has been nearly 1.5 times the normal rainfall for Austin, Texas. May rainfall was nearly 200 percent of normal.
Some complaints from Austin residents about the crickets include the noise and the smell of whole herds of dead crickets.
Temperatures will take a tumble across the northeastern United States during the first half of this week.
Beneficial rain will douse California late this week, with the potential for some rain to reach southern portions of the state.
A strengthening tropical cyclone will unleash heavy rain and strong winds on areas from western Myanmar to northeast India and Bangladesh this week.
Flooding downpours and thunderstorms will target a part of the central United States at midweek.
Dry weather set to dominate the southern United States into November will only worsen the already extreme drought conditions.
Several storms will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to the west coast of the United States this week, and Southern California will not be excluded from rainfall this time.
Tornado sweeps through Sunset Crater National monument. 600-700 trees destroyed. The twister was 150 yards wide at times.
New England (1785)
Four day rains put Merrimac River in NH and MA to greatest flood height ever known -- extensive bridge and mill damage.
Mid-Atlantic Coast (1878)
Hurricane did extensive damage in NC, VA, MD, NJ and PA. "Philadelphia's worst" -- 84 mph wind gust at Cape May, NJ; 28.82" pressure at Annapolis, MD.