This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news:
- NOAA's recent "Seasonal Outlook" report predicts a spring full of droughts and floods in the U.S., Climate Central reported.
- Punxsutawney Phil was "indicted" for giving a bad prediction about an early spring and sentenced to death (but not really).
- Debris patterns may help researchers develop better early warning systems for tornadoes, according to a new study published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
- The Canadian Space Agency released some incredible photos of the aurora borealis as the viewing season comes to a close.
- In anticipation of another year of drought, a group of Kansans have decided to take it upon themselves and ration water to save their aquifer, without any government intervention.
- A study released in the journal Science said that a mass extinction event 200 million years ago was caused by CO2 released during a series of massive volcanic eruptions.
Check out photos of the week's extreme weather from around the world:
Extreme Weather Of The Week 3/24/2013