A storm moving across the central United States late-week brought both severe and winter weather to several states.
In northeastern Nebraska and northwestern Iowa on Friday, severe storms spawned dangerous tornadoes. 15 were injured, the Associated Press reported.
On Saturday, the National Weather Service Omaha office reported that the damage survey team in Wayne found a some spots in an industrial park that suggested an EF-4 tornado had touched down. Mostly, however, the damage was rated EF-2 and EF-3, they said.
On Friday and Saturday, several feet of snow fell across Wyoming and South Dakota, bringing blizzard conditions to the region.
Numerous roadways were closed and thousands were without power. As much as 44 inches fell northwest of Rapid City in Lead, S.D., a National Weather Service observer reported.
— Pilker76 (@Pilker76) October 5, 2013
RAPID CITY, SD FALL STORM OF 2013. This storm includes 4 foot drifts, 3 feet of snow, powers outages, RC closed. pic.twitter.com/IwA3XStSau
— Danielle (@DanielleShuster) October 5, 2013
Snow bringing down trees in Casper, WY (facebook photo from Dixie McMechan) pic.twitter.com/TT8Zp0PKNP
— SevereStudios (@severestudios) October 4, 2013
— Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) October 5, 2013
This is the Wayne softball complex after the tornado hit tonight. pic.twitter.com/GScEBJyFlT
— Chuck Hughes (@ChuckHughes23) October 4, 2013
— Georgia Storm Chaser (@StormCoker) October 4, 2013
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Typhoon Hato will barrel into southeastern China, near Hong Kong, with damaging winds, flooding rain and an inundating storm surge on Wednesday.
On the heels of Typhoon Hato, residents from the Philippines to southeastern China and Taiwan are being put on alert for a new tropical threat.
Temperatures will again be on the rise over much of the western United States and will raise the risk of wildfire ignition and poor air quality this weekend.
When Hurricane Andrew began brewing as a weak tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean in August of 1992, meteorologists believed it would dissipate before it could grow stronger.
The worst flooding in more than a decade across parts of Nepal, India and Bangladesh has impacted at least 24 million people.
Harvey may spread drenching rain, gusty winds and rough surf as far north as Texas beginning late this week.
Severe thunderstorms will march eastward across the northeastern United States, threatening to trigger damage and delays into Tuesday night.
Spectators across the United States were able to catch pictures and a glimpse of the moon passing in front of the sun during the solar eclipse.