Scientists simulated a hypothetical but physically plausible storm dubbed "Hurricane Rhody" that makes landfall twice in an area that FEMA has called the "Achilles' heel of the Northeast."
In general, extreme weather events are expected to become more frequent and intense, as global temperatures warm
According to the National Hurricane Center, Dorian could hit the region by late Saturday—bringing strong winds and potentially "life-threatening flash floods."
Pilots from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been conducting regular flights into the storm to collect data and help forecasters make predictions.
"The wild horses are better equipped to handle a hurricane than most of us humans living on the Outer Banks," the Corolla Wild Horse Fund wrote.
Experts say that the strange purple skies are the result of light from the sun being scattered in a particular way by hurricane storm clouds.
"Around here, a kilo of cocaine goes for between $20,000 to $30,000," Cocoa Beach Police Sergeant Manny Hernandez told Newsweek.
"There is immense energy in a hurricane which can cause very frequent lightning strikes," Met Office spokesperson Oliver Claydon told "Newsweek."
"We know we can't make everybody happy, but we believe we can keep everyone alive," South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said during a press conference on Sunday.
"If it works, it's totally worth it," said Brittany Vidal, who lives in the Davis Shores neighborhood of St. Augustine, Florida.
While it may not make landfall in the U.S., the storm is expected to bring bring powerful winds, heavy rain and storm surges.
Call it the calm before the storm, but Hurricane Dorian is headed toward the Florida east coast as a major storm.
"People have got to be ready before Sunday," said Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center.
The latest findings come during a summer which has seen heat records smashed across the continent.
Dorian strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane on Wednesday shortly before it arrived at the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
A hurricane watch is in effect for Puerto Rico and parts of the Dominican Republic with the storm expected to gradually strengthen.
The weather enthusiasts that formed the AMS would be proud of the profession we've become.
"Chairs, tables, glass, people went flying to one side of the ship," one passenger wrote on Twitter.
Organizations are looking for goods, food, cash and even blood donations to help those affected by the storms.
A study of more than 2 billion tweets reveals how quick people are to normalize extreme weather.
Scientists and engineers think California's water infrastructure isn't ready for a very large storm.
The polar vortex tightened its grip on this tiny Midwest town.
As many as 100 people may have been buried alive in the northern Philippines.
This "masterpiece of engineering" could transform our understanding of storms.
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to 2 degrees Celsius, would help limit extreme precipitation.
Three times the usual rainfall for July fell in a matter of days over parts of the country as 11 regions have declared fatalities, local media reports.
The results could transform scientists' understanding of how low temperatures can go on the Earth's surface.