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.
Yet another blast of Arctic air will roll southeastward this week over the Midwest and will reach the Northeast.
A storm system will bring a mixed bag of rain, sleet and snow to the eastern Mediterranean coast.
A new storm is poised to bring travel delays this weekend in parts of the Midwest, South and Northeast from snow, wintry mix and rain.
Another winter storm is on the way for the mid-Mississippi Valley, but areas affected by the recent ice storm will be spared.
With more snow in the forecast, we'll take a look at how to stay warm at outdoor winter events and the conditions it takes to create the intricate designs in snowflakes.
After some flurries Tuesday afternoon, temperatures will plummet midweek in Minneapolis.
Hiawessee River, (1990)
Dense fog along I-75 leads to an 83 vehicle collision. 12 people were killed.
Raleigh, NC (1958)
9.1" of snow - December's biggest snowstorm.
Virginia Beach, VA (1982)
Chesapeake Bay effect snow flurries reduces visibility to 1/2 mile...a rare event!