Easter Weekend Weather
April 18th, 2014
09:25 AM ET

Easter Weekend Weather

This Spring has not felt like the typical season for many, with freezing cold and snow well into April.

But this Easter holiday weekend looks to have a day or two of pleasant weather for some.

Bitter cold temperatures from earlier this week in the East will be only a memory as highs reach close to average for April.

The Southeast region will need to be on alert for heavy, flooding rain to end the week.  Most of the rain will move out by Sunday bringing a welcome dry Easter.

One area to keep an eye on the sky will be the central U.S.  Some showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast.

The Pacific Northwest has not seen much relief from the rain lately and can expect some showers this weekend, too.

A nice weekend is in store for the Southwest region with dry conditions and warm temperatures.

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April 15th, 2014
08:03 AM ET

'Blood Moon' Explained

Last night, millions had the chance to see a total lunar eclipse across North America.

With the peak viewing just before 4am on the East Coast, it was early-risers and night-owls who enjoyed the celestial show.

"At 3:46 this morning, we were lucky enough to see the peak of the blood moon," reports CNN's Indra Petersons"A total eclipse that makes the moon appear bright orange. It's like seeing all the sunsets on earth projected on the moon at once!  This is the first in a unique series of 4 total eclipses that will be visible from all parts of the US in the next year and a half."

Did you stay up to see it?

Some of our fans sent in their photos to our CNN iReport assignment. Take a look below:

ireport bloodmoon


Also, if you want to catch the entire lunar eclipse in a minute, see here:

And even MORE images can be viewed here in this CNN Image GALLERY.

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April 14th, 2014
09:25 AM ET

Spring or Winter? Wild Weather for Monday

An active weather trend began Sunday with gusty winds estimated over 60 mph and brought damage, possibly from tornadoes, from Texas to Iowa.

Today, more strong storms are possible.

Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama may be impacted with dangerous thunderstorms.

But what about snow?

Dramatically colder temperatures behind the cold front means some places that had temperature in the 70s over the weekend will barely reach the 50s today.

Some snow will fall across the Plains and Upper Midwest today, with more for New England tomorrow.

Now for even more exciting news.

A total lunar eclipse occurs tonight.  It will be visible across North America, but most likely obscured by rain and clouds on the East Coast.

If you get a good view, however, let us know. Submit your pictures via iReport HERE and you may see them on "New Day" Tuesday.

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April 7th, 2014
11:13 AM ET

The Problems With Searching for Data Recorder in the Ocean

Searching for the data recorder of missing Flight 370 brings a lot of challenges in the Indian Ocean.

Sound waves behave differently underwater than in the air, with multiple factors impacting the signal, CNN's Indra Petersons reports.

Beyond these difficulties, there are other underwater “pings” that could be mistaken for the flight data recorder – including seismic air guns used to look for oil and even the sound of whales.

On top of these challenges, the search area near the newly discovered sounds was impacted by Tropical Cyclone Gillian during the last days of March.

While at one time a category 5 storm with winds of 160 mph, Gillian was much weaker as it crossed over this search region, but questions remain as to what impact the storm might have had on debris.

This map shows where signals similar to pings from flight data recorders have been detected.

This map shows where signals similar to pings from flight data recorders have been detected.


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