Aug 1, 2014; 4:10 PM ET
Bertha will bring locally heavy rain and gusty storms to part of the Caribbean this weekend.
Aug 1, 2014; 6:15 PM ET
Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in major metropolitan areas, while wildfires raged in the West and flooding downpours persisted in the East.
Aug 1, 2014; 6:12 PM ET
As much of the West continues to be plagued by intense drought, the production of favorite and trendy foods may be more challenging for states operating in dry conditions.
Aug 1, 2014; 6:09 PM ET
Since the movie "Jaws," inspired by 1916 shark attacks, the number of shark attacks has been on the rise due to human and seal population increases, shark migration and warming temperatures.
Aug 1, 2014; 6:05 PM ET
A warmer weather pattern is forecast for much of the Central and Eastern states, while temperatures should throttle back in the Northwest during the middle of August.
Aug 1, 2014; 6:04 PM ET
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
Aug 1, 2014; 6:03 PM ET
Bertha is forecast to take a curved path near the islands in the northeastern Caribbean this weekend, then to stay off the East Coast of the United States next week.
Aug 1, 2014; 6:02 PM ET
“Sharknado” fans who live in fear of a shark-filled tornado can rest easy, the idea still remains completely implausible. However, the weather has been known to cause several head-scratching events, ranging from seemingly apocalyptic to downright bizarre.
Aug 1, 2014; 6:01 PM ET
An increase in moisture from the Southwest monsoon will fuel showers and heavy thunderstorms across the interior West through the weekend.
Aug 1, 2014; 6:00 PM ET
Temperatures over the weekend soar in central and eastern Europe, reaching 10 degrees Celsius above normal.
Aug 1, 2014; 5:59 PM ET
A type of potentially toxic algae known as "red tide" is blanketing an area roughly the size of Connecticut in the northeast part of the Gulf of Mexico.
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As we move into the month of August, there are several noticeable weather trends. First, a lowering sun angle results in lower ultraviolet levels and falling normal temperatures. Also, thunderstorm frequency is on the decline as the month progresses. Lower temperatures and weaker sunshine result in more fog development. Warm ocean temperatures result in a higher frequency of hurricanes.
This Day In Weather History
Trinity County, (1917)
Dry conditions led to tinderbox conditions;
80 forest fires started. Lightning struck 150 times in area of about 5 square miles.
A 140- to 150-mph downburst swept across Andrews Air Force Base less than 10 minutes after Air Force One had landed (President Reagan was on board).