Witness Cristina Maldonado told Newsweek the whale was "was horribly distressed. Tail thrashing, struggling with every wave."
The NOAA deputy director says extreme dryness in swaths of U.S. is "definitely something we're watching and very concerned about."
The hurricane is expected to bring heavy rainfall, meaning potential risks of flash flooding and mudslides.
Scientists announced the start of Solar Cycle 25, signaling the end of the solar minimum, on September 15.
Scientists have widely criticized David Legates' appointment, with one expert stating that "the bottom of the barrel has been scraped pretty thin."
Firefighters are making progress with containing the Almeda Drive Fire.
The stronger the gust, the more deadly the fire.
"La Niña" is a periodic climate pattern characterized by cooling of the sea surface in some parts of the Pacific Ocean.
The majority of the lower 48 had "above" to "much above" average temperatures this summer.
Several large new fires broke out across California over the weekend.
Aerial images show the water after Laura passed over the region earlier this week.
The photograph was taken by one of the astronauts onboard as the space station flew over the Caribbean Sea.
The dust cloud could bring sensational sunsets to states in the southeast.
Dust from Africa is expected to reach the southeastern states next week.
Dangerous temperatures could hit Phoenix, reaching up to 108 F.
Some warnings have been extended into April 2020.
Temperatures are forecast to be as much as 20 F above average in some parts of the country.
Several parts of Oklahoma are under weather watches and warnings due to severe thunderstorms, minor flooding and large hailstones.
Flash flooding, thunderstorms and dangerous lightning are warned for the islands.
NWS has issued warnings for several parts of the country for flash flooding and winter storms.
Some areas could see temperatures drop below zero.
However, some in Los Angeles seem happy about the forthcoming rainfall.
Another weather system is also causing river flooding in some Midwest and south eastern states, with flood warnings in place for the next several days.
Warnings are in place from today through the weekend.
Fire conditions happen when there is a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures, contributing to "extreme fire behavior."
Several weather warnings are in place across the U.S.