05/12/2013 01:25 pm ET

Extreme Weather Photos Of The Week

The past week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news:

  • Two awe-inspiring rope tornadoes touched down in central Kansas, but didn't cause any damage.
  • An incredible lightning strike was captured off the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and tweeted out by the Department of the Interior.
  • An American Eagle plane was struck twice by lightning after leaving the Detroit airport, but landed safely in New York City.
  • A couple had a shocking start to their wedding as a massive lightning strike lit up their ceremony.
    • HuffPost editor James Gerken reported on a major emissions milestone as atmospheric CO2 concentrations surpassed a 400 PPM daily average for the first time in human history. Al Gore also weighed in. The severity of some extreme weather events has been connected to climate change.
    • Check out photos of the week's extreme weather from around the world:



    Extreme Weather Photos 5/12/2013