Climate scientists say a freakishly warm February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States.
A severe storm system pummeled parts of the Midwest overnight with tornadoes, huge hailstones and powerful winds, damaging nearly 500 buildings and injuring a dozen people in one Missouri city.
An Evansville TV station captured video of the damage in the small Indiana town of Poseyville where several homes and buildings were destroyed.
Many trees were down around the county but crews have already cut up and moved some off the road.
A spring-like storm system spawned tornadoes that destroyed more than 100 homes and killed three people in the central U.S. before it rumbled eastward Wednesday, putting about 95 million people in its path, forecasters said.
Spring has sprung early in much of the U.S., bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about climate gone askew.
The downpours swelled watercourses that already teetered near or above flood levels and left about half of the state under flood, wind and snow advisories.
Mild winter weather is great for getting people outside, but can hurt an outdoor ice rink.
The damage to the spillway at Lake Oroville forced the evacuation of 188,000 people last weekend.
Flash-flood watches for Southern California were canceled, but Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area were facing a weekend return of heavy rain and winds that lashed them earlier in the week before the storm moves out.
The storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the ocean was at its most fierce late Friday afternoon, dropping over 8 inches of rain in one area, and was expected to last until Saturday afternoon.
Winter storm warnings were in effect from upstate New York to Maine, where blizzard conditions and up to 2 feet of snow were possible.
Winter storm warnings are in effect from upstate New York to northern Maine, where blizzard conditions and snowfall of 8 to 16 inches are likely.
Even though a neutral pattern is expected for the next couple of months, warmer-than-average conditions are likely to persist in our area.
The biggest storm to hit the Northeast this winter pushed its way up the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor with a potential for more than a foot of snow in places.
Parts of eastern New Orleans are looking like a disaster area following a line of severe weather that blew through the city early Tuesday afternoon.
Records dating to 1887 show Phil has now predicted more winter 103 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times.
Advanced Baseline Imager on GOES-16 was made in Fort Wayne.
On January 25, 1978, a crippling blizzard hit Indiana.