Twice a year, New Yorkers are able to witness a popular phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge" where the sun aligns perfectly with the city streets resembling the same occurrence as England's Stonehenge.
The term "Manhattanhenge" was actually coined by astrophysicist and director of the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson back in 2002. He coined it because the light cascading down the west-east streets mimicked the light that shines through the stones during the summer solstice in the Salisbury Plain in England.
"Manhattanhenge" usually happens around the summer solstice and not on the solstice itself because of the way the streets were arranged. more >>
Beryl hit Florida early Monday, and the tropical storm continues to pound the southeastern U.S. coast with ferocity. With force approaching that of a hurricane, the storm brought a torrential downpour, high winds, and it has the potential to flood lowland areas.
Beryl hit Florida Memorial Day at about 12:10 a.m. near Jacksonville Beach. It also affected areas like Duval and northern St. Johns counties with winds at about 70 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Trees were downed, leading to over 38,000 residents now reported without power across the storm areas, according to the Jacksonville Electric Authority. Florida and Georgia are still being pounded by heavy rain. Governor Rick Scott advised Florida residents to stay abreast of any reports that surface to keep themselves safe. more >>
The National Weather Service predicted continued snowfall in the Northeast through midday Monday, with snow expected to hit West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, and upstate New York. Twelve inches of snow is expected to fall by the end of Monday, the National Weather Service predicted.
By mid-afternoon Monday, a foot of snow was reported at Laurel Summit in southwestern Pennsylvania, and eight inches of snow was reported in Somerset, Pa.
An unusually heavy spring storm dumped large amounts of much-needed rainfall along the East Coast of the U.S. over the weekend, and is expected to bring travel delays across the region through Monday.
The heavy storm, which is expected to move out of the region by Tuesday, brought rainfall to the unusually dry Atlantic seaboard but left some concerned that urban centers will face overwhelmed drainage systems.
Within the next 36 hours, snow is expected to hit regions in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Western New York. Forecasters estimate that anywhere from 3-6 inches of snow will fall in Buffalo, N.Y. more >>
Residents around North Texas are revealing their faith testimonies today after a series of devastating tornadoes swept through parts of Texas yesterday, flattening homes and destroying communities.
The National Weather Service in Dallas - Fort Worth Texas reported that between six and 13 tornados touched down in north Texas Tuesday.
Although the tornadoes did cause mass destruction to the community, there are no reported fatalities, although rescuers continue to search parts of Dallas Wednesday to recover any potential victims trapped in collapsed homes. more >>
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 >>