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.
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
Severe storms will rumble through parts of the Midwest, including Chicago, early Tuesday night.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Midwest and Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
With the recent heat fading away, more relief will greet the Northwest by midweek in the form of rain.
Wasatch National Park, UT (1918)
504 sheep were killed by one lightning bolt.
Waterbury, CT (1926)
105 degrees -- record high for state.
Spokane, WA (1980)
Mt. St. Helen's erupted again; flash flood watch issued for 20 mile radius due to mud slides.