Here is a simulation of ground motion after a magnitude 8 earthquake on the San Andreas fault, showing ground shaking throughout southern California for more than 75 seconds after the rupture begins near Parkfield. San Diego Supercomputer Center researchers led the development of the simulation.
The National Weather Service in Boise reports the hazy horizon and moderate air quality in the Treasure Valley are expected to stick around "for the foreseeable future" while fires burn in central Oregon and elsewhere.
Sunday night stargazers in the Seattle area saw a rare Mother's Day light show in May. Bright green lights filled the sky, and the National Weather Service of Seattle called it one of the best aurora borealis displays seen there in a decade.