A great white shark was spotted at Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts earlier this week, forcing evacuations of the water.
Local residents explained the close encounter the animal had with swimmers and fishing enthusiasts trying to enjoy the sunny day.
Great white sharks are not unheard of in the area, though they are very rare. Sightings increase in the summer months when warmer waters usher in more favorable feeding conditions for the sharks at more northern waters.
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The Thomas Fire raged through Southern California for over a month, from Dec. 4 to Jan. 12. Impacts including rebuilding and mudslide threats are expected to last for years.
Flooding and ice jams led to a local state of emergency in Kent, Connecticut, earlier this week. Upcoming warm weather and rainfall may add to the concerns facing this community.
After players and fans endured blistering heat at the 2018 Australian Open late this week, a welcome change is expected this weekend and early next week.
On the heels of damaging windstorm Friederike, two new winter storms will target Germany into early next week and further disrupt travel and cleanup operations.
Cold sore outbreaks are more likely in the winter due to triggers common during the cold season.
Thunderstorms capable of localized severe weather will erupt from Texas to Oklahoma and Arkansas Sunday evening before moving eastward into Monday.
Extreme cold in Siberia gained global attention on social media this week while a snow and ice storm blasted parts of Texas to the Carolinas.