Hurricanes, floods and fires: A wild year for weather

The last 12 months brought tornadoes and floods to Ohio, wildfires to the Western states, and devastating hurricanes to parts of the southern United States and the Caribbean.

But it also came with a rare eclipse that drew the gaze of millions.

Meteorologist Ben Gelber looks back at the wild weather in 2017. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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