A kayaker in New York was not alone out on the water this week when a large bear swam by him.
Rounds of drenching showers and heavy thunderstorms will heighten the risk of flash flooding across the northeastern United States through the final weekend of July.
Tropical Storm Nida threatens to bring flooding rain to the Philippines into this weekend with future impacts on China and Taiwan.
As several large fires continue to rage across the western United States, weather conditions will gradually improve for firefighting efforts in the upcoming week.
Additional downpours are likely to roll across northern New Jersey and further suspend play during the late rounds at the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club this weekend.
A tropical wave approaching the Caribbean Sea will attempt to reactivate the Atlantic Basin during the first week of August.
A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people crashed in central Texas on Saturday morning. Authorities say there appears to be no survivors.
Another postponement may be in store at Pocono Raceway as widespread showers and thunderstorms threaten northeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Four people in Florida are likely the first in the United States to contract the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, officials said Friday.
The destructive Sand and Soberanes Fires grew out of control this week in California, while severe storms caused travel problems in the Northeast.
Summer calls for extra precautions when spending time outdoors, including taking proactive measures against mosquitos, ticks and other pests.
Thunderstorms with heavy rain flood and washed out many roads across the northeastern part of the state.
Columbia, SC (1991)
July 1991 became the wettest month ever with 17.46" of rain. The old record was 16.72" set in August 1949.
Gulf Coast (1995)
Tropical storm Dean entered the Texas coast near Galveston, TX. Galveston reported a wind gust of 51 mph, but just 0.54" of rain. Coastal roads were flooded across Louisiana.