The first major heat wave of the summer blanketed the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday with scorching temperatures that swept across the region.
A heat wave is expected to form over the mid-Atlantic region this week as forecasters warn heat indices could reach the triple digits.
The director of the National Weather Service announced his sudden retirement last week after an internal investigation found the agency shifted some of its funding internally without asking Congress, according to officials familiar with the situation.
Threats of another perilous outbreak of tornadoes appeared to fizzle Sunday, a day after powerful storms tied to the same weather system tore through the Midwest and Plains states.
A tornado touched down late Friday afternoon in Norman, Oklahoma, bringing scattered structural damage and a taste of more severe weather -- including a tornado outbreak -- expected Saturday in the Plains.
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A tornado sweeps through a tractor-trailer complex in Texas leaving a pile of debris.
A strong storm system blowing through the upper South and Midwest spawned at least two rare January tornadoes, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday .
Search teams combed through rural South Carolina on Thursday morning, a day after strong storms swept through the Southeast, killing at least six people and causing injuries in several states.
Search teams combed through rural South Carolina after a storm swept through the Southeast U.S.
Severe weather -- including suspected tornadoes -- swept through the South on Wednesday, killing at least four people and injuring others, officials said.
The tornado season of 2011 will go down as one of the most destructive and dangerous in U.S. history.
With this summer's heat already blamed for at least 22 deaths, the recent heat wave continues to claim victims as it settles over portions of the East Coast this weekend.
HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen explains the science behind a deadly heat wave spreading across the eastern U.S.
Half-naked anchors cover "heat dome" while reporters cook steak and eggs in it. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
The blistering heat wave that has brought stifling conditions to much of the United States broke 55 record highs on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said Thursday. That's more than 1% of all temperature records in the country.
Take me out to the ball game? For some dealing with this relentless heat wave, that idea could make you think twice.
CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on a heat wave making life miserable from Texas to Minnesota.
The heat didn't stop people in Minnesota from catching a ballgame. KARE reports.
Much of middle America baked in a heat wave Sunday, with little respite in sight for Monday as temperatures and humidity are expected to make it feel warmer than 100 degrees Fahrenheit through much of this week.
Much of middle America baked in a heat wave Sunday, with little respite in sight as temperatures and humidity are expected to make it feel warmer than 100 degrees Fahrenheit through much of this week.
The number of states under heat advisories diminished to 15 Tuesday evening.
A heat wave is building and could reach dangerous levels in parts of the Midwest, the Plains and the Southeast this week.
Talk about steep odds. The building that houses the nation's Storm Prediction Center lay, for a while at least, in the predicted path of a tornado that raked across Oklahoma.
Photojournalist Jaime Green helped shield a child from the tornado, then photographed the storm's aftermath.
With the official state death toll now at 337, the Wednesday through Thursday tornado outbreak is the second-deadliest single day for tornadoes since recordkeeping began, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
The National Weather Service had already received more than 100 reports of tornadoes by Wednesday night.
A widespread outbreak of severe weather across the Deep South may be one for the record books, as the National Weather Service received reports of more than 150 tornadoes.
Sandbag walls were beginning to rise Tuesday across parts of the Midwest against what the National Weather Service warned could be record flooding in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys over the next week.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the state's National Guard to the southeastern corner of the state to help combat rising rivers as parts of the lower Mississippi and Ohio river valleys braced for what the National Weather Service said could be record flooding.
The threat of severe thunderstorms continued Wednesday to hang over portions of the Deep South and into the Northeast, after another round of violent weather swept through the country the day before.
Home video shows a tornado that swirled through northeast Missouri. WGEM has more.
Powerful storms and tornadoes barrelled through Mississippi, Alabama and moved into Georgia on Friday, toppling trees, snapping power lines and ripping off roofs.
Buried deep inside the GOP House of Representatives plan to trim the 2011 budget is a line item that will take $454 million away from the agency running the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
A huge winter storm was affecting the West Coast on Sunday, poised to dump up to 10 feet of snow in some higher elevations, and causing flooding and potential mudslides in lower spots while impacting driving conditions and air travel, forecasters said.
Snow covers the field of the Metrodome in Minneapolis after wintry weather caused the ceiling to collapse.
Canadian police and military teams were working Tuesday afternoon to rescue about 300 people stranded after what a local official termed the most brutal storm to hit the Ontario region in 25 years.
Much of the upper Midwest battled blizzard conditions Saturday, with a combination of heavy snow, fierce winds and subzero temperatures pummeling the region 10 days before the official start of winter.
Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider tells HLN's Robin Meade what it takes to cause this rare phenomenon.
Accompanied by unusually cold temperatures, snow fell late Saturday from Minnesota east to Virginia, prompting a series of warnings but few major headaches.
Heavy snow has shut down Interstate 90 near Buffalo, New York, leaving motorists stranded for more than 12 hours as of Thursday morning, with more snow on the way.
A series of dangerous storms roll through the Southeast, leaving residents of several states without homes.
A strong storm system Wednesday brought rain and winds that shut down the Statue of Liberty and delayed flights for more than four hours at airports in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
At least one tornado ripped through Wisconsin, officials said Tuesday, as severe storms moved throughout the region, leaving significant damage.
While winter's start remains more than a month away, much of Minnesota and Wisconsin were under a winter storm warning Saturday, with some areas seeing almost a foot of snow.
Kids are making the most of Minnesota's first snow of the season by building snowmen and having snowball fights.
A system of ferocious storm cells is delaying flight travel at key airports. CNN's Chad Myers reports.
A system that was pushing ferocious storm cells in a track from Mississippi to the mid-Atlantic states brought reports of tornado sightings and delays at several large airports on Wednesday.
Large portions of the United States were expected to continue to experience temperatures at or near the triple digits Tuesday, with no relief in sight until at least the weekend.
A heat wave of historic proportions could strike some Northeast states, with prolonged triple-digit temperatures possibly creating "a dangerous situation," the National Weather Service advised Monday.
An EF1-scale tornado briefly touched down Thursday in Bridgeport, Connecticut, knocking out windows and ripping signs and awnings off buildings, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday.
Authorities in several Midwestern states were flooded Wednesday night with reports of a gigantic fireball lighting up the sky, the National Weather Service said.
A flash of light, later explained to be part of a meteor shower, was spotted over Iowa and Wisconsin. (No audio)
Some southern states were getting a second round of unseasonal snow Tuesday, prompting airlines to cancel flights and schools to close for the day.
Winter weather is being blamed for a multi-car pile up in Wyandotte County, Kansas.
Forecasters are warning that the melt from Friday's rare snowfall across much of the South could freeze overnight Saturday, creating dangerous conditions.
CNN's Reynolds Wolf explains where dump trucks take the snow after it's plowed from the roads.
Chris Giard's kids figured school was going to be closed. After all, a 40-year-old snowfall record was shattered over the weekend, as Burlington, Vermont, saw some 33.1 inches of snow -- the greatest in its history.
WTKR reporter Kurt Williams describes the scene at a flooded area in Norfolk, Virginia.
Rain poured across parts of California early Wednesday, prompting a flash flood warning for southern acreage already torched by wildfires.
One 12-year-old Virginia boy was playing baseball when it happened.
North Dakota residents brace for major floods.
North Dakota's most populous city fortified dikes and braced itself Thursday as the National Weather Service said the Red River could crest as high as 43 feet, two feet higher than earlier predicted.
Drivers across the country were warned Saturday to stay off roads and hunker down indoors as night falls, bringing more heavy snow and blizzard conditions in parts of the country.
A blast of Arctic air Tuesday morning has much of the nation -- from the Great Lakes to Oregon and down to Texas -- in its cold, icy grip.
Blizzards shut down eastern North Dakota.
Thousands of utility customers around the Northeast awoke without power Wednesday morning, a day after the season's first big snowstorm blew through the region
The remnants of Ike dumped as much as 6 to 8 inches of rain in parts of Indiana, Illinois and Missouri Sunday
CNN meteorologist Reynolds Wolf tracks severe weather from Norman, Oklahoma's Storm Prediction Center.
Heavy rains caused many parts of Missouri to flood. CNN's T.J. Holmes reports.
CNN's Sean Callebs shows CNN.com's Melissa Long flood damage from South Lebanon, Ohio.
CNN meteorologist Bonnie Schneider has your Tuesday evening forecast.
Heavy snow smothers Washington state, shutting schools and cutting power to thousands. Affiliate KREM reports.
Rain and snow fell Saturday across the Southeast, causing slippery roads, triggering flight cancellations and setting the stage for icy conditions as temperatures continued to drop.
A couple awakens to a tornado ripping the roof off of their home.
Parts of Southern California sweltered in triple-digit temperatures on Monday as a heat wave stretched into the seventh day and contributed to power outages that left thousands with without air conditioning.
Severe weather in NY
Strong winds and heavy rainstorms tore through the Big Apple early Wednesday, killing one person and wreaking havoc on the region's transit system and causing delays at two major airports.
A possible tornado shredded several businesses and homes in a small Arkansas town Saturday, injuring about a dozen people, some of them seriously, police told a local TV station.
Residents were digging out Monday from a winter storm that dumped more than two feet of snow on some parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states, forcing travelers around the country to change their plans.
A raging nor'easter howled up the East Coast on Sunday, breaking a snowfall record in New York, shutting down airports and dumping more than two feet of snow on parts of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states.
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Boston's Logan International Airport reopened for flights Monday morning after closing for more than 24-hours due to the weekend blizzard that dumped more than two feet of snow across parts of southern New England.
Howling winds and blinding snow blasted the Northeast on Sunday, closing Boston's airport and forcing airlines to evaluate whether to cancel flights in other cities slammed for a second day by blizzard conditions.
Southern California's most devastating rainfall since records have been kept has resulted in deadly mudslides that have swallowed subdivisions, and the floods are catching motorists and even rescue workers by surprise.
Over much of the United States, bad weather won't be available as a handy excuse for not voting Tuesday.
A snowstorm passed over the Northeast on Wednesday morning, but most of the precipitation fell offshore, according to the National Weather Service.
A fast moving snowstorm failed to reach New England as predicted, but squatted over New Jersey and New York, dumping more than a foot of flakes in one area.
The East Coast braced Tuesday for another beating from the winter storms that glazed roads, delayed flights and caused deadly car crashes across the eastern half of the United States.
A major winter storm is taking aim at central New York and Pennsylvania, according to the National Weather Service, and some mid-Atlantic states are bracing for another day of dangerous icy conditions Tuesday.
The New Hampshire presidential primary may be the first of the 2004 campaign, but the National Weather Service said Sunday it also may be among the snowiest, forcing some potential voters to stay home instead of schlepping through the snow to get to the polls.
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