The latest weather and climate news -- from hurricanes and tornadoes to blizzards and climate change -- from Doyle Rice, the USA TODAY weather editor/reporter.

Italy, Myanmar quakes not related

usatoday.com — The two powerful earthquakes that hit Italy and Myanmar Wednesday were in no way related, experts say. "They are in two completely different seismic zones," said U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist John Bellinni. Another expert agreed that the Italian quake is just too far away from the Myanmar quake to be related, and too small.

Wednesday's forecast: Cool north-central, soggy South

usatoday.com — The national weather forecast for Wednesday, August 24th calls for storms to hit the Midwest, Plains and the Gulf Coast. But it will be sunny in the East. A touch of fall will spread over the north-central U.S. on Wednesday, while a few storms fire up in the Southwest and Southeast.

Tropical system eyes Florida, Southeast U.S.

usatoday.com — What's now just a disorganized mass of thunderstorms 1,600 miles from Miami could develop into the first hurricane to hit Florida in nearly 11 years late this weekend, forecasters warn. There's a 60% chance the storm system, known for now only as "99L," could develop into a tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean later this week.

The 'Great American Eclipse' is a year from today

11alive.com — Got eclipse fever? You're going to need to wait a bit. The biggest and best solar eclipse in American history arrives a year from today, and plans for celebrations, parties and festivities are already well underway. Organizers of the Oregon SolarFest are calling it "a rare, mind-blowing cosmic experience," while Nashville promises visitors "a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event."

The 'Great American Eclipse' Happens A Year From Today

wfmynews2.com — Doyle Rice, USA TODAY -- Got eclipse fever? You're going to need to wait a bit. The biggest and best solar eclipse in American history arrives a year from today, and plans for celebrations, parties and festivities are already well underway.

The 'Great American Eclipse' is a year from today

wltx.com — Got eclipse fever? You're going to need to wait a bit. The biggest and best solar eclipse in American history arrives a year from today, and plans for celebrations, parties and festivities are already well underway. Organizers of the Oregon SolarFest are calling it "a rare, mind-blowing cosmic experience," while Nashville promises visitors "a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event."

The 'Great American Eclipse' is a year from today

kare11.com — Got eclipse fever? You're going to need to wait a bit. The biggest and best solar eclipse in American history arrives a year from today, and plans for celebrations, parties and festivities are already well underway. Organizers of the Oregon SolarFest are calling it "a rare, mind-blowing cosmic experience," while Nashville promises visitors "a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event."

The 'Great American Eclipse' is a year from today

whas11.com — Got eclipse fever? You're going to need to wait a bit. The biggest and best solar eclipse in American history arrives a year from today, and plans for celebrations, parties and festivities are already well underway. Organizers of the Oregon SolarFest are calling it "a rare, mind-blowing cosmic experience," while Nashville promises visitors "a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event."

The 'Great American Eclipse' is a year from today

usatoday.com — Got eclipse fever? You're going to need to wait a bit. The biggest and best solar eclipse in American history arrives a year from today, and plans for celebrations, parties and festivities are already well underway. Organizers of the Oregon SolarFest are calling it "a rare, mind-blowing cosmic experience," while Nashville promises visitors "a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event."

Tonight! Perseid meteor shower hits its peak

rgj.com — What's often the best meteor shower of the year - the Perseids - is predicted to be even better than usual Thursday when the shooting stars appear in the night sky. "Forecasters are predicting a Perseid outburst this year with double normal rates on the night of Aug.
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