This winter will be very winter-storm heavy, with winter weather precipitation being exceptionally high. Much of the nation will experience repeated snow/sleet/ice events and far more numerous than the past 4 or 5 winters.
Spring will bring average tornado outbreaks to tornado alley and nothing devastating for 2013. However, I do see potentially strong tornadoes in places that generally doesn't expect to see them. Think of places like Ohio and up toward the North East.
Summer will produce a heat wave over most of the mid portion of the U.S. I'm talking over a hundred degrees starting in early June and possibly all of July as well. This will one of the hottest Summers of all times. With the heat will come drought and I see countless dry lake beds.
A new mosquito born illness will make headlines in the U.S. in 2014. (This has already happened. I posted this on Dec. 16 and then on Dec. 18 the CDC released a warning about a new mosquito-borne illness. The illness is not yet in the U.S. but it's believed it will be in the U.S. sometime in 2014. http://www.nbcnews.com/health/cdc-issues-warning-about-painful-virus-mosquitoes-2D11765769)
There will be a push to have HIV- people in risk groups take medication. It may be the Truvada or a even a new drug. A government agency will begin to exert influence over doctors in order to get them to talk their risk group patients to agree to be on the drugs. There will be some backfire from gay activists and this will also lend further support to "Aids Denialists" who believe that the Aids epidemic has become an industry and is exploited by the drug corporations for profit. (Note: This is already happening now. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/31/health/a-resisted-pill-to-prevent-hiv.html?hpw&rref=health&_r=0)
2014 will be the year of the lesbian as multiple female celebrities will come out. (Looks like Robin Roberts is the start of long trend that will span 2014. Roberts came out 2 days ago.)
2014 will be another "UFO Flap" year where there will be record number of UFO sightings. The South is a very hot location for extraterrestrial encounters in the Summer but sightings will peak in September and October and should end by mid to late November. Expect one or two good experiences involving police officers and one possible good abduction story, as in making news. There might be talk of a "crash" but I don't think this will become as popular as Roswell.
A new species of sea mammal could be discovered in 2014. I lean toward a new species of seal but it could also be a new type a manatee.
The JonBenet Ramsey murder will make news again as attention swings back around toward the family being responsible. I sense a credible source close to the family coming forward with what they know. I don't sense the person has any real evidence of guilt, just evidence the family acted to cover-up *something*.
More earthquakes in the mid U.S. Very strange. The areas of Texas and Oklahoma could have their strongest earthquake yet. California earthquakes, if any, will be minor. However a major earthquake is in the works for California circa 2016-2017, leaning toward March 2017.
There will be cases of a type of Mexican cult that will be implemented in several murders make the rounds in the media in late Spring of 2014.
There will be a issue in the Gulf of Mexico that effects the water level. There will be only minimal news coverage of this. So you will have to just be observant or you will miss it.
There will be 2 more "big spree shootings" that will make the rounds. However, the American public seems to be jaded, and rightfully so. As usually gun-control propaganda will be reported at the exact same time as the details of the incident are released, same as usual. Expect there to also have been "exercises and drills" taking place at the same time and in the general location, as always seems to be the case. One of the events will stick around in the media for a lengthy time. There will be something so absurdly wrong with the second event that the public pretty much unanimously doesn't believe it and it quickly fades from the news.
President Obama will have his first health scare in office, or should I specify the first health scare we, the public, are told of. He's had some other incidents. It involves a brain condition, something to do with swelling and there will be a high fever. He will recover but he won't be the same. He may need assistance in walking. He may take up a cane. Timing is difficult, but I say starting late October 2014.