The terms weather and climate are used together so much in the media that they may sometimes get confused. However, the terms are not the same.
The number of fatalities from the mudslides and flooding in Southern California continues to climb. There are a number of reasons for why people did not heed evacuation warnings.
While the weather pattern does not favor widespread heavy rain in the short term, the chance of rainfall does exist for Southern California during the fourth week of January.
A major winter storm walloped the eastern third of the United States with heavy rain, snow, ice and travel disruptions to close out the week.
Ice, snow and heavy rain are walloping the northeastern United States as a multi-faceted winter storm takes aim.
Rain in Southern California led to deadly mudslides this week, while a rare snow fell in the Sahara Desert.
Heavy rain is wreaking havoc across Southern California by causing numerous mudslides and road closures. Thirteen fatalities have been reported.
Lightning deaths reached an all-time low in the United States in 2017 in recorded history, and researchers continue to cite lightning safety initiatives as a reason.