Storm systems have been ravaging the South and Midwest since Wednesday, and continue to pose serious threats to the states today.
Two tornados touched down in Alabama Friday, leveling homes and damaging a school and prison with violent winds.
The storm system had traveled across the South and arrived in Alabama just two days after a string of twisters killed 13 people in the Midwest. more >>
At least 15 tornadoes have been reported in the Midwest, leaving four dead and many more injured.
Rescue crews are beginning the arduous task of looking for survivors under the rubble and helping those who may be trapped. The string of storms hit hard last night and tore through Kansas, Missouri, and parts of Illinois. According to The Weather Channel, Harveyville, Kan., was hit the hardest; up to 40 percent of the town has been damaged.
As the storms moved across the state and into Missouri, they continued to gain power. Branson, a noted tourist attraction and home to the Variety Theater, was hit particularly hard. Local reporter Monte Schisler told The Weather Channel, "The world-famous Highway 76 strip was almost like a war zone." more >>
A snowstorm has covered parts of the upper Midwest in almost one foot of snow today, causing school closings, hazardous traveling conditions and flight cancellations.
This winter storm has affected locations in the vicinity of the Great Lakes as well as portions of the Northeast and New England.
The blast of snow is set to taper off in Chicago later on in the day. Three inches of snow reportedly fell onto O'Hare Airport this morning, according to the National Weather Service, leaving hundreds of flights delayed or canceled. more >>
Due to a massive solar storm on the sun, Delta Airlines has announced that it will reroute some of their flights to avoid the impact of the storm.
Flights from Detroit and Minneapolis, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul will be taking alternative routes during overnight flights, according to The Wall Street Journal. A Delta spokesperson has also said that planes were flying faster to keep schedules intact.
The precaution is being taken on similar transpolar flights that pass near the poles, which have a thin ozone layer. These areas are subject to heightened radiation levels which could be especially sensitive during the storm. The convergence of magnetic fields lines at the poles can also cause the disturbance of navigation and communication systems. more >>
The sun is currently experiencing what is the strongest solar storm since 2005 causing it to deal a significant amount of radiation to the Earth.
This solar flare began around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday and is expected to hit the Earth three different times with three different effects. Radiation being the most dangerous of these, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center in Colorado (NOAA).
This radiation can cause various satellite disruptions and also disturb astronauts in space. It can create problems with communication for polar-traveling airplanes as well. more >>
A deadly storm is slamming five states along the southwestern frontier of the United States, causing massive delays in holiday travel and several deaths across the Great Plains.
The storm has pummeled states with heavy winds and layers of snow, turning roads to ice and making driving virtually impossible for motorists.
Several accidents have occurred as a result of the storm. more >>