Wild World of Weather: Meteor sightings, typhoon flooding and funnel clouds

Meteor sighting

Observers from New Jersey to Ohio saw an amazing sight Sunday night, as a meteor blazed across the sky.

Scientists say the meteor was 60-100 miles above the earth and about the size of a smart car.

So, where did it come from? It spent the last 3-4 billion years orbiting the sun before entering earth's atmosphere. After thrilling earthlings, scientists say the burning rock probably shot back into space.

Typhoon Kalmaegi

Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in southern Asia on Tuesday. The storm brought strong winds and heavy rains to China and the Philippines.

The system weakened as it moved on shore through Vietnam but still produced heavy rains across the region. Here's something you don't see every day.

Lightning strikes

A lightning strike ignited a palm tree in California. It was part of a storm cell that moved into the San Diego area.

"The back of the house was already on fire by the time we were leaving and this whole tree and stuff was on fire, our tree was on fire," said one witness. "Yeah, it's crazy."


California residents rushed to get out of the way of more than a dozen wildfires burning in the region.

Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday freeing up funds in the fight to control two fires.

Hurricane Odile

Heavy rains brought into Texas by Hurricane Odile produced flooding rains in northern and western parts of the state. Lubbock, Texas had flash flood warnings were in place as of Thursday morning.

Funnels over St. Bernard Parish

And locally, viewers reached for their smart phones and cameras to capture this funnel cloud from several different viewpoints in St. Bernard Parish. That's a look at this wild world of weather.