The Monitor's intrepid science writer rode with the storm-chasers who help federal forecasters warn those in twisters' paths.
Hurricane Irene continued on a path early Friday to lash much of the East Coast – and not just coastal areas. Inland areas of the mid-Atlantic and New England are at risk of flash floods.
Flooding, droughts, tornadoes – it's been a crazy spring. Is there anything behind these extreme weather events?