Pacific tsunami warning recedes; Tonga covered by ash cloud

The tsunami threat throughout the Pacific from a huge underwater volcanic eruption has begun to recede, though the massive ash cloud covering Tonga is preventing surveillance flights from New Zealand to assess the extent of damage.

What is a tsunami and what causes them?

All coastlines around the world are vulnerable to tsunamis, so it's important to know your community's hazard and evacuation plans in case they're needed.

Heavy snow hits mountains; snowmelt in lowlands

The mountains are getting slammed by intense snow today. The Cascade foothills, the Everett area and the Hood Canal were also the target of Mother Nature overnight. In fact, between 9-12 inches of snow stacked up in North Bend!