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"We warned at the start of ZetaTalk, in 1995, that unpredictable weather extremes, switching about from drought to deluge, would occur and increase on a lineal basis up until the pole shift. Where this occurred steadily, it has only recently become undeniable. ZetaTalk, and only ZetaTalk, warned of these weather changes, at that early date. Our early warnings spoke to the issue of global heating from the core outward, hardly Global Warming, a surface or atmospheric issue, but caused by consternation in the core. Affected by the approach of Planet X, which was by then starting to zoom rapidly toward the inner solar system for its periodic passage, the core was churning, melting the permafrost and glaciers and riling up volcanoes. When the passage did not occur as expected in 2003 because Planet X had stalled in the inner solar system, we explained the increasing weather irregularities in the context of the global wobble that had ensued - weather wobbles where the Earth is suddenly forced under air masses, churning them. This evolved by 2005 into a looping jet stream, loops breaking away and turning like a tornado to affect the air masses underneath. Meanwhile, on Planet Earth, droughts had become more intractable and deluges positively frightening, temperature swings bringing snow in summer in the tropics and searing heat in Artic regions, with the violence of storms increasing in number and ferocity."

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From the ZetaTalk Chat Q&A for February 4, 2012:

 

The wobble seems to have changed, as the temperature in Europe suddenly plunged after being like an early Spring, Alaska has its coldest temps ever while the US and much of Canada is having an extremely mild winter. India went from fatal cold spell to balmy again. Has the Earth changed position vs a vs Planet X to cause this? [and from another] Bitter cold records broken in Alaska - all time coldest record nearly broken, but Murphy's Law intervenes [Jan 30] http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/01/30/bitter-cold-records-broken-in-alaska Jim River, AK closed in on the all time record coldest temperature of -80°F set in 1971, which is not only the Alaska all-time record, but the record for the entire United States. Unfortunately, it seems the battery died in the weather station just at the critical moment. While the continental USA has a mild winter and has set a number of high temperature records in the last week and pundits ponder whether they will be blaming the dreaded "global warming" for those temperatures, Alaska and Canada have been suffering through some of the coldest temperatures on record during the last week.

There has been no change in the wobble pattern, the wobble has merely become more severe. Nancy noted a Figure 8 format when the Earth wobble first became noticeable, in early 2005, after Planet X moved into the inner solar system at the end of 2003. The Figure 8 shifted along to the east a bit on the globe between 2005 and 2009, (the last time Nancy took its measure) as Planet X came closer to the Earth, encountering the magnetic N Pole with a violent push earlier in the day. But the pattern of the Figure 8 remained essentially the same. So what changed recently that the weather patterns became noticeably different in late January, 2012?

The N Pole is pushed away when it comes over the horizon, when the noon Sun is centered over the Pacific. This regularly puts Alaska under colder air, with less sunlight, and thus the historically low temps there this January, 2012 as the wobble has gotten stronger. But by the time the Sun is positioned over India, the N Pole has swung during the Figure 8 so the globe tilts, and this tilt is visible in the weather maps from Asia. The tilt has forced the globe under the hot air closer to the Equator, warming the land along a discernable tilt demarcation line.

The next loop of the Figure 8 swings the globe so that the N Pole moves in the other direction, putting the globe again at a tilt but this time in the other direction. This tilt is discernable in weather maps of Europe, again along a diagonal line. Depending upon air pressure and temperature differences, the weather on either side of this diagonal line may be suddenly warm or suddenly cold. The tilt and diagonal line lingers to affect much of the US and Canada, but the Figure 8 changes at this point to be an up and down motion, pulling the geographic N Pole south so the US is experiencing a warmer than expected winter under a stronger Sun. Then the cycle repeats, with the magnetic N Pole of Earth pushed violently away again as the Sun is positioned over the Pacific.

 

From the ZetaTalk Chat Q&A for April 6, 2013:

 

Would the Zetas be able to let us know what is causing the early break-up of the Arctic Ice, the ice seems to have taken on a swirling pattern at the same time, would this be wobble related? [and from another] http://www.vancouversun.com/news/national/Canada+Arctic+cracks+spec... The ice in Canada’s western Arctic ripped open in a massive “fracturing event” this spring that spread like a wave across 1,000 kilometres of the Beaufort Sea. Huge leads of water – some more than 500 kilometres long and as much as 70 kilometres across – opened up from Alaska to Canada’s Arctic islands as the massive ice sheet cracked as it was pushed around by strong winds and currents. It took just seven days for the fractures to progress across the entire area from west to east. [and from another] http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=80752&src=iot... A high-pressure weather system was parked over the region, producing warmer temperatures and winds that flowed in a southwesterly direction. That fueled the Beaufort Gyre, a wind-driven ocean current that flows clockwise. The gyre was the key force pulling pieces of ice west past Point Barrow, the northern nub of Alaska that protrudes into the Beaufort Sea.


The Figure 8 formed by the N Pole during the daily Earth wobble has shifted somewhat to the East, due to Planet X positioned more to the right of the Earth during its approach. This was anticipated, and well described in ZetaTalk, the Earth crowding to the left in the cup to escape the approach of Planet X, so the angle between these two planets would change slightly. This shift of the Figure 8 to the East is due to the push against the Earth’s magnetic N Pole occurring sooner each day than prior. Thus instead of occurring when the Sun is high over the Pacific, over New Zealand, it is now occurring when the Sun is high over Alaska. All the wobble points have shifted eastward accordingly.

This has brought a lingering Winter to the western US, and a changed sloshing pattern to the Arctic waters. Instead of Pacific waters being pushed through the Bering Straits into the Arctic when the polar push occurs, the wobble is swinging the Arctic to the right, and then later to the left, creating a circular motion in the waters trapped in the Arctic. Since the Earth rotates counterclockwise, the motion also takes this path. This is yet another piece of evidence that the establishment is hard pressed to explain. They are attempting to ascribe this to high pressure and wind, all of which are not new to the Arctic, but this circular early breakup of ice in the Arctic is new.

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Comment by KM on July 7, 2017 at 4:12pm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-06/japan-floods-almost-500000-as...

Japan floods: 11 missing, 500,000 to evacuate after days of torrential rain in Fukuoka and Oita

Almost 500,000 people have been ordered or advised to evacuate their homes in south-west Japan after torrential rain triggered widespread flooding.

Key points:

  • At least 11 people missing, including a child
  • 774 millimetres of rain falls in parts of Fukuoka prefecture in nine hours
  • 7,500 rescuers sent to the area

Landslides were reported in several areas, and one man was dug out from the mud without signs of life, public broadcaster NHK said.

At least 11 people were missing or could not be reached, including a child, and many more were stranded and calling for help across areas of Fukuoka and Oita prefectures on the Japanese island of Kyushu.

Children and teachers at a school were among those cut off by the floodwaters.

Japan's weather bureau said the amount of rain in the region had broken all records and was continuing to fall.

Parts of Fukuoka prefecture were hit by 774 millimetres of rain in nine hours on Wednesday, more than two times the amount of rain that falls in a normal July, NHK said.

The massive landslides caused by the flooding left at least two houses swept away.

Some 7,500 rescuers, including police, firefighters and soldiers from Japan's Self Defence Forces, were mobilised to help with evacuations and search for the missing.

Officials said the military presence could be expanded up to 5,000 people and 50 helicopters if needed.

Residents flee to higher ground

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said: "There are many reports of people whose safety cannot be confirmed, things like 'a child was swept away by the river' and 'my house was swept away and I can't get in touch with my parents'."

"We will keep in close contact with the disaster-hit areas and work with all our energy to save lives and ascertain the extent of the damage," he told an early morning emergency early morning news conference.

Fukuoka and Oita prefectures, both largely rural areas, were the worst-hit by the rain, which was caused by a low pressure area on the Pacific Ocean that fed warm, moist air into Japan's seasonal rainy front.

Residents spent a worried night at evacuation centres set up at schools and government buildings on high ground.

"I heard this tremendous rumbling noise and then the house exploded. A tree burst through the wall into the room," a man told NHK.

A schoolboy sitting with his family told NHK: "I haven't heard from some of my friends, and I'm really worried."

There were no immediate reports of major transportation problems, but television footage showed a railway line left broken and twisted and roads swept away by floodwaters.

All operations were stopped at a Daihatsu Motor plant in Oita because road conditions stopped staff and parts getting to the plant.

The same area was pounded by heavy rain earlier this week from Tropical Storm Nanmadol, which has since passed out to sea.

Comment by M. Difato on July 6, 2017 at 12:15am

Kenya enjoys rare snowy feel, but meteo agency says it was hail storm

 http://www.africanews.com/2017/07/05/kenya-enjoys-rare-snowy-feel-b...

 Kenyans on Tuesday evening (July 4) took to social media to celebrate a rare case of snow falling in the East African country.

Photos and videos shared on social media showed whitish substance on the streets of the town of Nyahururu located in the country’s Laikipia County.

The Kenyan Meteorological Agency, however, clarified and explained that the incident was a case of rare hail storm and not snow. ‘‘For it to snow temperatures are usually below 0°C,” they explained.

Zambians enjoy snowy feel in May

Zambians in the capital Lusaka and surrounding towns in May had their fair share of the snowy feel as residents woke up one morning to find streets and backyards filled with ice.

In the case of Zambia, local news portals reported that the incident was as a result of a rare hail storm that fell after a heavy rainfall the previous night.

Snow rarely falls in Africa but on mountains in South Africa, the Maghreb and on Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. However, hailstones do fall sometimes in southern Africa when the temperature hits record lows.

Comment by Gerard Zwaan on July 5, 2017 at 10:34am

doovi.comdoovi.comAnother glimpse of the future! After deadly heatwave of 44 degrees Celsius 200 liters of rain per square meter floods parts of Bulgaria

Photo doovi.com
Another glimpse of the future, an astonishing amount of rainfall hits Bulgaria after heatwave kills 5 with many more taken to hospital as temperatures hit 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 degrees Fahrenheit). In the Western Bulgarian town of Samokov, the municipality is assessing the damage done by the torrential rainfall experienced Monday.
Mayor Vladimir Georgiev told Bulgarian National Television (BNT), last night, 15 teams had been busy draining people's homes after the rain had turned streets into rivers.
In Samokov itself, but also in villages around the town, a lot of damage had been registered to the infrastructure.
According to Georgiev it is too early to release figures, since the damage needs to be calculated first. Several streets were damaged, while basements, houses and apartments were flooded.
This includes public buildings.
During the heavy rainfall, the authorities on site received 560 calls.
In the region around Samokov, 200 liters of rain per square meter had fallen on July 3, 2017.
By now, the situation in Samokov has normalized.
Mayor Georgiev has promised help to affected inhabitants.
Five people died on Saturday as soaring temperatures hit the Bulgarian capital Sofia where the mercury was expected to reach as high as 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 degrees Fahrenheit), hospital sources said.
By midday (0900 GMT), the city's emergency services had provided assistance to around 200 people who felt unwell, emergency services spokeswoman Katia Sungarska said


Source: http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/07/another-glimpse-of-future-after...

Comment by KM on July 4, 2017 at 2:49pm

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-weather-idUSKBN19P1AH?il=0

Too much rain: China's floods roil hydropower, corn supplies

Rescuers pile up sandbags to block flood waters at a flooded village in Yiyang, Hunan province, China July 4, 2017. 

Severe flooding across southern China has forced the world's largest power plant to slash capacity on Tuesday, delayed grain on barges and damaged farms along the Yangtze River, as the death toll rose to 56 and economic costs hit almost $4 billion.

Heavy rainfall, mudslides and hail caused by the annual rainy season has killed 56 people and 22 people were missing across 11 provinces and regions as of Tuesday morning, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

More than 750,000 hectares (1.85 million acres) of crops have been damaged and direct economic losses totaled more than 25.3 billion yuan ($3.72 billion), it said.

The government said it had disbursed 700 million yuan ($103 million) in emergency aid to four flood-hit provinces - Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan and Guizhou.

Rain in the southern provinces is expected to ease in the coming days, but weather forecasters predict downpours will move to the southwestern province of Sichuan.

In what analysts said was a move unprecedented in its scale, the Three Gorges and Gezhouba, two of China's top hydropower plants, closed as much as two-thirds of their capacity to avert flooding further downstream on the Yangtze River.

The move stoked concerns about electricity supplies from China's second-largest power source as a heatwave continued to scorch northern parts of the country, raising the export prices of coal, the fuel the country uses to produce most of its power.

Coal from Australia's Newcastle terminal rose to its highest since April, with mining outages tightening supply amid strong northern hemisphere summer demand.

The annual rainy season, which arrived in the second half of June, has hit southern Hunan province, one of the nation's largest hog and freshwater fish producers, the most.

High water levels on the Yangtze, Asia's largest river, also slowed barges carrying grain from northern ports to the south, spurring a rise in freight rates and physical corn prices in some regions, analysts and corn buyers said.

Zhang Yi, a purchase manager at a feed producer in Hunan, said he had three ships carrying about 5,000 tonnes of corn stuck on waterways near the port of Changsha, the capital of Hunan, since Friday.

CORN PRICES RISE ON BARGE DELAYS

Spot corn prices at major ports along the Yangtze and its tributaries, including Changsha, Nanchang in Jiangxi province, and Wuhan in Hubei province, have risen by 30 yuan to 1,800 yuan a ton since last week, according to data provided by China National Grain and Oils Information Center, a government think tank.

China usually transports corn from northern growing regions to the ports in the south. Then the grain is shipped along the Yangtze and its branches, to central and western provinces including Hunan, Hubei, and Sichuan.

The Yangtze river's large watershed also accounts for 60 percent of the nation's freshwater fish output.

Cao Delian, manager of the Dabeinong Changlin fish farm, estimated that he has lost about one-third of his carp due to the deluge.

"It's the biggest loss we've seen in at least 5 years," he told Reuters.

On Monday, a natural gas pipeline in Guizhou owned by China National Petroleum Corp collapsed due to a mudslide, causing an explosion that killed at least eight people and injured another 35.

In his office in Liuyang, a city near Changsha, Zhang was hoping water levels would continue to subside on Wednesday.

"I have stocks of corn that can last for four to five days. As long as it does not rain tomorrow, Changsha port can resume operation and I will get my corn offloaded," Zhang said.

Comment by jorge namour on July 3, 2017 at 4:27pm

IDF halts training exercises due to extreme heat ISRAEL

03.07.17
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4984110,00.html

Due to extreme temperatures being observed throughout Israel, the IDF has cancelled all training exercises over safety concerns.

Heat wave sizzles throughout Israel

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4984120,00.html

Like something out of a certain Johnny Cash song, Israel seems to be in a burning ring of fire, with extreme temperatures being recorded all throughout the country, causing emergency services to issue special instructions warning citizens of heat-related dangers.

Israel is currently in the midst of an extreme heat wave, with severe temperatures being observed in all parts of the country.

"In some areas, temperatures are approaching extreme values that are not normally measured," said meteorologist Tzachi Waxman.

According to Waxman, temperatures are expected to be around 47 degrees Celsius (116 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Jordan Valley, Beit She'an, the Dead Sea and the Arava.

In fact, temperatures are so high in certain parts of the country that one man cooked an egg on the hood of his vehicle.

The extreme heat poses a significant safety issue and the IDF has even taken precautions, cancelling all training exercises Monday for fear of heat strokes and dehydration.

Comment by Yvonne Lawson on July 3, 2017 at 11:43am

China - Major Yangtze River tributary breaks record flood level 

The submerged Orange Isle scenic area is seen in flood-hit Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, July 2, 2017. Days of torrential rain in Hunan Province raised the water level of the Xiangjiang River, a major tributary of Yangtze River, to exceed its record flood level Sunday morning. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

CHANGSHA, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Days of torrential rain in central China's Hunan Province raised the water level of the Xiangjiang River, a major tributary of the Yangtze River, to exceed its record flood level Sunday morning.

The water level in the section of the river in Changsha, capital of Hunan, reached 39.21 meters at 6:30 a.m., higher than the previous record of 39.18 meters set by a massive flood in 1998.

Already at 3.2 meters above the warning level, the water level is expected to continue to rise as heavy rain is forecast for upstream regions over the next few days.

As of 2 p.m., the water level had risen by another 0.21 meters to 39.42 meters, according to Changsha flood control office.

Local authorities issued a red alert Sunday afternoon, warning that water levels along the whole course of the Xiangjiang River are forecast to be near or above record levels during the next three days.

Meanwhile, the water levels in Dongting Lake and several other major rivers in Hunan have all risen above warning levels, worsening the flood control situation.

Currently Changsha is on high alert with workers inspecting every 50 meters of the dikes to guard against potential breaches.

Hundreds of officials and residents in Yuhua district worked overnight Saturday building a wall of 65,000 sandbags to block water from flowing into the city area.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 workers in Tianxin district were reinforcing dikes and pumping water to manage potential flood threats.

More than 2,000 paramilitary police have joined locals to repair damaged dikes and helped evacuate over 7,000 residents in cities of Shaoyang, Yiyang, and Huaihua.

Hunan has experienced severe flooding after ongoing torrential rain over the last 10 days. Since June 22, flooding has inundated parts of several cities, forced 311,300 people to evacuate, damaged 295,160 hectares of crops and destroyed 6,369 houses.

Rainstorms lashed 832 towns in southern and eastern Hunan from Saturday morning to Sunday morning, with Huangtang in Ningyuan County receiving the most precipitation at 264.2 mm within 24 hours.

The water flow from the Three Gorges Reservoir was reduced to 12,700 cubic meters per second Sunday afternoon to reduce the flood pressure downstream.

A rain-triggered mudslide that hit a village in Hunan's Ningxiang County Saturday afternoon has left five people dead, four missing and injured 19 others.

Many parts of the county received over 200 mm of precipitation within 24 hours, with flooding disrupting traffic and telecommunications and raising water levels in reservoirs and rivers above warning levels.

In neighboring Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, flooding disrupted railway services with 45 trains canceled, returned to origin or detoured.

The latest round of torrential rain since Saturday has affected more than 230,000 people in 20 counties and districts in Guangxi, left two people dead and one missing.

The National Meteorological Center issued a blue alert for rainstorms at 6 p.m. Sunday, forecasting heavy rain for many parts of east and south China within the next day. The southern coastal regions of Guangxi are expected to receive precipitation of up to 180 mm in 24 hours.

Read more: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-07/02/c_136411593.htm   

Comment by Gerard Zwaan on July 2, 2017 at 11:48am

Mercury rising: Heatwave in Bulgaria kills 5 with many more taken to hospital as temperatures hit 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 degrees Fahrenheit)

photo ibtimes.co.uk
Five people died on Saturday as soaring temperatures hit the Bulgarian capital Sofia where the mercury was expected to reach as high as 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 degrees Fahrenheit), hospital sources said.
By midday (0900 GMT), the city's emergency services had provided assistance to around 200 people who felt unwell, emergency services spokeswoman Katia Sungarska said.
She advised residents not to leave the house during the day and not to call the emergency services except in cases of urgency in order to allow ambulances to reach those in serious need.
Sofia has for years suffered from a chronic shortage of ambulances, with a fleet of just 25 vehicles serving a city of around two million people.
The red alert for extreme heat was activated on Saturday in 17 regions across the country for the first time this summer.

Comment by KM on July 1, 2017 at 3:09pm

https://www.rt.com/viral/394840-rome-fountain-drought-heatwave/

Rome fountains run dry as heat wave sparks ‘exceptional’ drought across Italy

Rome fountains run dry as heat wave sparks ‘exceptional’ drought across Italy
Rome’s traditional water fountains will be shut off for the first time in more than 140 years as a punishing heat wave continues to affect much of Italy.

The fountains – nicknamed ‘nasoni,’ or big noses for their long nozzles – are a source of relief for residents and tourists alike during the hot summer months, continuously dispensing water on piazzas and street corners.

The water, which is drawn from the volcanic Lake Bracciano to the north of the city, will be stopped Monday.

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“We know perfectly well the inconvenience that this will cause, but it is due to the exceptional drought,” Paolo Saccani, the head of the utility company that manages the fountains, wrote in a letter to Virginia Raggi, Rome’s mayor.

Local authorities are alarmed by the falling level of the lake in recent months – but while the city has laid the blame for the measures on the heat wave, others have highlighted the city’s poor plumbing and infrastructure.

“There will be negative consequences for everyone,” said Carlo Rienzi, the president of Codacons, a consumer rights organization. “Turning off the fountains will force tourists and citizens to buy bottles of water in bars and shops and prices will no doubt be hiked up. The fountains represent just one percent of Rome’s wasted water, against 50 percent caused by pipeline leaks.”

Almost all regions of Italy have experienced lower than average rainfall so far this year. Such is the water shortage in regions such as Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, some northern areas have declared a regional state of emergency.


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With temperatures topping 43 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country on Friday, meteorologists are predicting that temperatures will remain high for the remainder of the summer.

There are more than 2,800 fountains in Rome, with some dating back over 2,000 years.

Many tradespeople, including food vendors and market stalls, use the fountains on a daily basis and are likely to be dramatically affected by the shutdown.

Comment by SongStar101 on July 1, 2017 at 10:55am

Temperature in Iran hits 129F (53.7C) - the hottest in the country's history and one of the highest ever in the world

  • Temperatures hit 129F (53.7C) in the city of Ahvaz in south west Iran on Thursday
  • It came close to world record 134F (56.6C) set in Death Valley, California in 1913
  • Conditions in Ahvaz are forecast to dip back down to below 117F (47C) today

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4653924/Iran-temperature-hi...

Temperatures in Iran have reached 129F (53.7C) making it the hottest day in the country's history and one of the highest ever in the world.

The scorching conditions were recorded in the city of Ahvaz in Iran's south west on Thursday, according to a French meteorologist.

It was a June record for Asia and came close to the world record 134F (56.6C) measured in Death Valley, California, on July 10, 1913.

Temperatures in Iran have reached 129F (53.7C) making it the hottest day in the country's history and one of the highest ever in the world.

The scorching conditions were recorded in the city of Ahvaz in Iran's south west on Thursday, according to a French meteorologist.

It was a June record for Asia and came close to the world record 134F (56.6C) measured in Death Valley, California, on July 10, 1913.

Kapikian said the mercury climbed to 53.7C - eclipsing Iran's previous high of 53C. 

According to USA Today, the heat index, which takes humidity into account, was even higher reaching 142F (61.1C)

Temperatures in the region are forecast to dip to below 117F (47C) today.

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It was 129 degrees in Iran Thursday, which is one of the Earth's hottest temperatures ever recorded

https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/06/29/129-degrees-iran-...

The southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz soared to a brutal 129 degrees Thursday, which is Iran's highest temperature ever recorded. 

It's also one of the world's hottest reliably measured temperatures and the highest June temperature in Asia on record. 

The information comes from Etienne Kapikian, a meteorologist with Meteo France, the French national weather service.

Officially, he said the temperature was 53.7 degrees Celsius, which is 128.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Iran’s previous hottest temperature was 127.4 degrees.

Another weather source, the Weather Underground, said Ahvaz hit 129.2 degrees Thursday afternoon. The heat index, which also takes humidity into account, hit an incredible 142 degrees. 

Fortunately, the weather forecast for Ahvaz on Friday is for "cooler" weather, with a high of only 119 degrees, according to AccuWeather.

The official all-time world record temperature remains the 134-degree temperature measured at Death Valley, Calif, on July 10, 1913. 

Comment by SongStar101 on July 1, 2017 at 10:20am

Severe storms leave flooding in Rockford IL area

http://wgntv.com/2017/06/28/severe-flooding-reported-in-the-rockfor...

Heavy rain pounded the Rockford area Wednesday night.

Tornado warnings were issued and severe thunderstorms dropped torrential rainfall across portions of north central Ilinois Wednesday evening with severe flooding reported in around Rockford. Numerous cars were stranded, viaducts are flooded and Kent Creek is out of its banks.

Many basements are flooded as the heavy rainfall continues.

Doppler estimates indicate that 3 to upwards of 5 inches of rain have already fallen in the area. The Rockford Airport has measured 2.37 inches within two hours with the rain still falling.

In Loves Park, streets were covered with several inches of water. Cars stalled when they tried to navigate the flooded roads.

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Heavy Rain Leads To Flooding, Floating Cows Around Maryville, Missouri

http://kcur.org/post/heavy-rain-leads-flooding-floating-cows-around...

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, issued a Flash Flood Warning for counties in northwest and north-central Missouri Thursday morning after a string of severe storms dumped up to a foot of rain in the area, starting Wednesday night. 

The heaviest flooding seemed to be focused around Maryville. There were reports from the Nodaway County Sheriff's Office of cows floating across highways east of Maryville.

"There have been numerous road closures, we have heard of one water rescue, there have been reports of  floating cows, floating livestock up by the Maryville area," said Scott Watson senior service hydrologist with the Kansas City National Weather Service.

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Heavy rain brings flash floods and havoc in Mexico City

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/heavy-rain-brings-flash-floods-and-...

Transportation infrastructure hard hit as up to 70 millimeters recorded in Mexico City

The rainy season is in full swing once again in Mexico City where a deluge caused havoc yesterday.

Heavy rains lashed the city beginning in the late afternoon, causing flash flooding that stranded motorists in their submerged vehicles, forced the closure of key transportation infrastructure and flooded people’s homes.

Up to 70 millimeters of rain fell on some parts of the city.

The boroughs of Miguel Hidalgo and Azcapotzalco were the worst hit although the deluge also affected other boroughs and the wider metropolitan area.

There have been no reports of fatalities.

Last night Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera stated that 2,000 government workers on 20 teams were working to restore affected roads in the capital.

Flooding was particularly severe on the city’s most famous boulevard Paseo de la Reforma and important ring road Circuito Interior, with some vehicles completely submerged by the rapidly accumulating waters.

Police and other emergency services came to the rescue of stranded motorists.

The city government also granted free access to the elevated road network known as the segundo piso to relieve traffic congestion after several arterial roads were cut off.

Line 7 of the Metro system was also affected with nine stations closed. Metro chief Jorge Gaviño said that some 30,000 people were affected.

Water inundated tunnels on the line and although pumps were working at their full capacity they couldn’t cope so it was decided to suspend service.

The rest of the system remained unaffected.

The river Río de los Remedios also burst its banks, mainly affecting the México State metropolitan municipalities of Naucalpan and Ecatepec.

State authorities deployed the emergency response team Grupo Tláloc — aptly named after the Aztec god of rain — to the area to attend to around 120 homes that were inundated by the rains and consequent flooding of the river. Some families were evacuated to a temporary shelter at a public hospital in Naucalpan.

State Infrastructure Secretary Francisco González Zozaya attributed the flooding to a blocked drainage system caused by an accumulation of trash, a common occurrence in the city.

More rain is forecast for later today possibly accompanied by electrical storms and hail in Mexico City and parts of the State of México although the boss of Mexico City’s water system ruled out any possibility of it matching the intensity of yesterday’s downpour.

Several other states in the central part of the country are also experiencing wet weather.

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