Over the past week, first responders have carried thousands of injured pets to emergency veterinary hospitals.
Cold, soaking rain followed one to two inches of snow, the most in November since 1989.
Measurable snow hasn't fallen in November in more than two decades.
The Leonids have a history of producing amazing light shows.
On Monday, the National Hurricane Center gave it a 90 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm by Friday.
A broad area of low pressure with a flanking cold front made democracy a little more taxing in the Mid-Atlantic, or at least a little more wet.
Although the subject matter of their extremism may be different, the way in which neo-Nazis, the KKK and members of the Islamic State evolve from merely disgruntled to violently angry is the same.
Between the city sinking and the sea level rise, climate scientists predict Venice will be wholly under water by the end of this century.
Florence's winds are weakening, but some of its most devastating effects probably are yet to come.