Every year, fishflies—also known as mayflies—hatch over the Lake Erie. This year the swarm is so big it's showing up on weather radar maps and led to a baseball game being canceled.
Scientists looked at over 24,000 surveys on the insects by citizen researchers.
Madison County, Illinois, has called on the National Guard to assist due to flooding levels not seen since 1993.
The Fox & Friends co-hosts used nearly an entire Sunday morning segment to bash Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, labeling him a "millionaire socialist" just one day before his Fox News Town Hall Monday evening.
At least three states including Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin have declared states of emergency in the wake of historic flooding and blizzard conditions caused by the "bomb cyclone."
The storm was expected to begin as early as Friday night in the Midwest and Central Plains.
Dogs across the U.S. are being found frozen to death or left to die in subzero temperatures as animal rescue and police report dozens of "horrifying" scenes of neglect.
With temperatures reaching 20 degrees below zero and colder, the National Weather Service was urging people not to go outside.
Several airlines offered ticket holders the opportunity to switch their flights for free.
Freezing temperatures have prompted deniers to question climate change, but it could well be a symptom of a warming world.
A blast of Arctic air known as a Polar Vortex has descended on the Midwest, bringing the coldest temperatures in a generation, if not on record.
The storm was making its way east as of Thursday.
More than a foot of snow is expected in some areas.
"The Midwest is an area that is getting restless about what they hoped was going to occur," the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion said.
The few inches of snow dropped in the Northeast Monday are expected to melt by Monday afternoon or Tuesday as temperatures rise to the low 40s.
"People in the Northeast can breathe a sigh of relief that this will not become a nor'easter," said Dr. Greg Postel, a hurricane and storm specialist at The Weather Channel.
"This fast-moving epidemic does not stay within state and county lines."
Parts of the Midwest brace for more flooding and heavy rain this week, after storms claimed the lives of at least five people over the weekend.
The telecommunications giant said it was making "workforce adjustments."
Ice, freezing rain and winter storm warnings were in effect from the Texas panhandle north into Iowa and east through central Indiana.