AccuWeather.com's Meteorologist Bernie Rayno went head-to-head with Nancy Grace over radiation concerns along the West coast of the United States.
The entire interview is embedded below.
To clarify part of the interview:
A state of emergency was not declared for California due to radiation.
The L.A. Times says that four California counties declared a state of emergency on the day of the tsunami, and according to the Ukiah Daily Journal, two additional counties were declared last Wednesday in order to be eligible for emergency funding to rebuild damage from the tsunami. The San Jose Mercury News says that a federal disaster area was declared on March 17 for eight counties, due to the storm and cold temperatures in late November 2010.
Large, powerful waves crashed against the sandy shorelines of the East and West coasts this week, stirred by the onset of two tropical storm systems.
A change in the weather pattern will signal warmer, more summerlike conditions across the East Coast to bring in the new month.
San Francisco will see abundant sunshine through at least Thursday.
Temperatures will remain in the 90s across the Metroplex through at least Thursday.
lightly above-normal temperatures are expected through the Labor Day weekend across the Los Angeles area.
Minneapolis is on the front line of a severe weather outbreak this Labor Day weekend.
Santa Cruz (1929)
Coastal Steamer San Juan (over 2,000 tons) was rammed off Pigeon Point near Santa Cruz, CA by the oil tanker S.C.T. Doss which was proceeding at "excessive speed in fog without sounding fog signals". 70 passengers and crew of San Juan drowned.
East Coast (1954)
Hurricane Carol hit with the single greatest property loss to date.
Raleigh, NC (1965)
46 degrees -- coldest ever in August.