18th June - Today's News: 'Brutal' Hailstorm Hits Dallas
Dallas residents begin cleanup after brutal hailstorm pelts property, shreds trees - with some reports suggesting that the total cost could be $2Bn
Storm chasers may have been disappointed, but I guess most Americans were quite happy that across the country, May was quietest months for tornadoes in 60 years
Unsettled, though not unduly so, over the weekend, with Sir Elton John Blackpool gig abandoned due to weather and in London three young cricketers crushed by falling tree are off the critical list
Why aren't there 50 words for rain?
Powerful typhoon to hit wide parts of Japan later this week
Ancient warmed greened Antarctic - 20 million years ago
Colombian volcano Nevada del Ruiz spews ash and gas - its last eruption in 1985 killed 25,000 people in mudslides
And intrigue as UFO-shaped object found at bottom of Baltic Sea - though as yet there's no evidence that it isn't simply a natural rock formation. In fact, it looks like a roche moutonee to me. There's a less sensational report (but without pictures) here.