For those of us who live along the East Coast, this has been a pretty nice summer. With constant shots of cool air and low humidity filtering in from the north (thanks, Canucks!), temperatures are staying right around normal. The West, on the other hand, is baking. How does this summer compare to summers past?
Greetings! I'm taking a mental health day today, so The Vane will be quiet until late tonight or tomorrow. The tropical Atlantic is quiet, there's only a small patch of severe weather over Idaho and Montana, and parts of the mountain west are on watch for flash flooding. Typical August day. Enjoy the lower humidity.
A hospital in Kearney, Nebraska released terrifying security camera footage of a flash flood bursting through the doors of the hospital's cafeteria, gushing into the room with the fury you'd expect to see in a Hollywood movie.
A dust devil formed in Brooklyn's McCarren Park this past weekend, and people at the park reacted the exact same way that people in Alabama react to snow: they went crazy.
A concert held by Beyoncé and her back-up singer in San Francsico last night seemed extra loud to some folks in the Bay Area thanks to a common weather phenomenon we'll just assume she controls. This same atmospheric quirk is usually responsible for most widely-heard and often mysterious booms and roars...and superstars, apparently.