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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 jorge namour on December 13, 2013 at 2:53pm

Snowfall in Egypt: the snow whitens Cairo, has not happened since 1639!! [PHOTOS]

Friday, December 13, 2013,

Cairo, Egypt's capital, a metropolis of over 10 million people, where the snow is an event quite unique. The last time she had fallen in 1639, in the middle of the "Little Ice Age", well 374 years ago

This morning the cold in recent days has affected all of Europe south / east bringing the first snow in Istanbul, then in Jerusalem and the Syrian desert, came even more to the south, invading Egypt, where there have been severe thunderstorms snowy . In Cairo, the temperature dropped to +3 ° C and the snow has whitened the city in an extraordinary way, as we can see in the photos accompanying the article:

http://translate.google.com.ar/translate?sl=it&tl=en&js=n&a...

Comment by jorge namour on December 13, 2013 at 10:52am

Israel, the worst snowstorm since 1953 [PHOTOS

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bad weather in Israel also likely to persist over the weekend, with snow on Friday is expected to reach even higher areas to the south, to the Negev Desert: the first flakes fell on Mount Hermon, and they are also expected in some areas to the north and Galilee, as well as in altitude in the most central area of the country. The Jerusalem Municipality has issued the alert in virtue of which the schools have been closed in the metropolitan area. The courses at the Hebrew University have been suspended.

Many roads have been closed across the country on Thursday, including those linking Jerusalem to Hebron and to the Dead Sea. According to the forecast, temperatures are expected to remain lower than the norm for the rest of the week, decreasing steadily every day. The strong winds are creating inconvenience to Ben Gurion International Airport and Sde Dov Airport in Tel Aviv, where streets and sidewalks have turned into small rivers due to heavy rains.

As a result, it had to reschedule the date and time of the meeting of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Netanyahu Brenjamin to be held in the capital.

http://translate.google.com.ar/translate?sl=it&tl=en&js=n&a...

Frost falls on the Middle East and whitens the Syrian desert, Palmyra flakes on the archaeological site

hursday, December 12, 2013

The cold wave that Poland, Belarus and Ukraine has slingshots to the Aegean Sea, Turkey and the Asia Minor coast is giving really suggestive scenarios, from the depths of winter, right in the heart of the desert areas of Syria. Yesterday evening a beautiful snowfall, mixed with rain, has managed to whitewash the beautiful archaeological site of Palmyra, in the heart of the Syrian desert, as well as other places of the central Syrian desert. The measurements between the city of Palmyra and Homo were completely whitewashed by a layer of fresh snow fell during the night. Palmyra snow is really rare, but not rare, because the location is situated above 400 meters in height, in the middle of the Syrian desert

http://translate.google.com.ar/translate?sl=it&tl=en&js=n&a...

Bad weather, Canary devastated landslides and floods in Tenerife, El Hierro and La Palma, 5 dead- CANARY ISLANDS

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The bad weather has hit hard the Canary Islands in recent hours, for the second time in just a few days in this terrible beginning of December to the Atlantic islands of Tenerife, El Hierro and La Palma were literally devastated by torrential rains that new have caused 5 deaths and considerable damage. Eloquent images accompanying the article, coming from these locations between yesterday and today. Serious inconvenience to the population of the island, where schools and offices are closed for 3 days.
Last night hath also been a bad plane crash in runway of Los Rodeos airport in Tenerife, where a flight from Gran Canaria in landing has slipped on the wet track and ended up off the track, getting stuck in the mud. Fortunately there were no serious injuries, just bruises for some passengers.

http://translate.google.com.ar/translate?hl=es&sl=it&tl=en&...

Comment by sourabh kale on December 7, 2013 at 2:30pm

Storm causes havoc in Europe and deaths in UK
Updated: 22:36, Friday, 06 December 2013

The worst tidal floods in 60 years to hit the east coast of England caused several homes to fall into the sea at Hemsby in Norfolk overnight.

Two people were killed in Britain as the Met office measured winds of up to 225km/h when the storm hit Scotland and parts of England.

A lorry driver was killed and four people injured when his vehicle overturned and collided with other vehicles in West Lothian.

A second man died near Nottingham when he was hit by a falling tree.

Three properties collapsed completely into the sea and four more were seriously undermined as a result of the severe storms. 

British Police taped off the dangerous areas, where some of the homes were expected to be completely washed out to sea. 

Residents managed to rescue some furniture while their properties were claimed by the waves as the land collapsed.

Thousands of people in Norfolk were forced to spend the night in emergency shelters. 

North Sea oil and gas producers including ConocoPhillips, Maersk Oil, and Statoil cut production and evacuated staff from some platforms.

All train services in Scotland were cancelled for a time yesterday due to debris on tracks but services were slowly restored during the day.           


Northern Europe hit by severe winds

Hurricane-force Storm Xaver swept across northern Germany leaving choppy seas and a trail of damaged property. 

Xaver blasted into northern Europe late today where it really was an extreme winter gale at the North Sea coast.

The highest wind speeds were recorded at the North sea coast at around 150kph.

About 4,000 people in the northern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania had no power today.

Schools were closed and about 70 flights at Hamburg airport were cancelled.

Officials said floodwaters in the northern German port city of Hamburg rose to 6.09 meters above normal levels.

A high-speed rail line running 300km between Germany's two largest cities Hamburg and Berlin was blocked by debris on the tracks. 

Stranded passengers were transferred to buses, Deutsche Bahn officials said.   

The Oresund bridge linking southern Sweden with Denmark was shut in the afternoon. Some railway lines in southern Sweden were closed with high winds expected in the south and heavy snow further north.              

In Denmark, railroad company DSB said it would stop operating most trains. Airline Alsie Express cancelled all domestic flights and the 6.8km Great Belt Bridge,which includes a 1.6km suspension bridge section was closed.                Copenhagen Airport, the Nordic region's busiest airport was closed to all traffic yesterday evening until this morning due to the storm.               

Trains in the northern Netherlands were halted, Dutch Railways said. 

At Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, 50 flights were cancelled with a spokesman warning of further possible cancellations

http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/uk-storm-floods-update

http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/1206/491180-storm-causes-havoc-in-europ...

Comment by Kojima on November 26, 2013 at 7:39am

Slow Atlantic hurricane season coming to a close [NOAA; 25 November, 2013]

No major hurricanes formed in the Atlantic basin - first time since 1994

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends on Saturday, Nov. 30, had the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982, thanks in large part to persistent, unfavorable atmospheric conditions over the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and tropical Atlantic Ocean. This year is expected to rank as the sixth-least-active Atlantic hurricane season since 1950, in terms of the collective strength and duration of named storms and hurricanes.

“A combination of conditions acted to offset several climate patterns that historically have produced active hurricane seasons,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. “As a result, we did not see the large numbers of hurricanes that typically accompany these climate patterns.”

Thirteen named storms formed in the Atlantic basin this year. Two, Ingrid and Humberto, became hurricanes, but neither became major hurricanes. Although the number of named storms was above the average of 12, the numbers of hurricanes and major hurricanes were well below their averages of six and three, respectively. Major hurricanes are categories 3 and above.

Tropical storm Andrea, the first of the season, was the only named storm to make landfall in the United States this year. Andrea brought tornadoes, heavy rain, and minor flooding to portions of Florida, eastern Georgia and eastern South Carolina, causing one fatality.

The 2013 hurricane season was only the third below-normal season in the last 19 years, since 1995, when the current high-activity era for Atlantic hurricanes began.

“This unexpectedly low activity is linked to an unpredictable atmospheric pattern that prevented the growth of storms by producing exceptionally dry, sinking air and strong vertical wind shear in much of the main hurricane formation region, which spans the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea,” said Bell. “Also detrimental to some tropical cyclones this year were several strong outbreaks of dry and stable air that originated over Africa.”

Unlike the U.S., which was largely spared this year, Mexico was battered by eight storms, including three from the Atlantic basin and five from the eastern North Pacific. Of these eight landfalling systems, five struck as tropical storms and three as hurricanes.

NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve flew 45 hurricane hunter aircraft reconnaissance missions over the Atlantic basin this season, totaling 435 hours--the fewest number of flight hours since at least 1966.

NOAA will issue its 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook in late May, prior to the start of the season on June 1.

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Comment by sourabh kale on November 25, 2013 at 9:22am

Floods in Calabria, Italy

As mentioned in our update report on the floods in Sardinia, other area of Italy have also been experiencing sever weather. One of the worst hit areas has been Calabria, in particularly around   Catanzaro, Crotone and Vibo Valentia.

The area saw between 100mm and 200mm of rain fall in just 24 hours up until yesterday. The result was flash flooding in several areas, as well as rivers overflowing. Roads were blocked with flood water and debris, and homes and streets inundated. Germaneto and Catanzaro were amongst the worst hit areas in the region.

Rainfall Amounts

Pagliarelle – 206mm Albi – 201mm Cotronei – 194mm

Although the storm and heavy rainfall that struck Calabria bears similarities to the disaster that recently hit Sardinia in the last few days, killing at least 17 people, no casualties have been reported in Calabria so far.

http://floodlist.com/europe/floods-calabria-italy

Comment by sourabh kale on November 17, 2013 at 8:34am

Sydney goes from fires to floods

Torrential rain leads to severe flooding in parts of eastern Australia

Violent storms lashed parts of Queensland and New South Wales on Saturday, flooding some roads and causing damage to some homes. A spokesman for the New South Wales Emergency Service said that they received around 1,000 calls for help during the overnight period.

Just a few weeks ago, this area was battling against some of the worst bushfires in their history. The early fires have raised concerns that it is going to be a long and hard bushfire season, so the heavy downpours were by no means unwelcome.

The worst of the weather occurred along the northern coast of New South Wales and also around the northern suburbs of Sydney. Between 30 to 40mm of rain was recorded across the area during a 12 hour period submerging many roads.

Passengers at Sydney airport were also badly affected with dozens of flights cancelled overnight as the thunderstorms rumbled on. Elsewhere, rising waters in the Nepean River, west of the city, forced the rescue of five people.

The downpours were accompanied by some strong and gusty winds and the disturbed weather is expected to persist along the east coast for much of the coming week. The heaviest rain is expected between Sydney and Brisbane where some parts could see a further 100 to 150mm of rain over the next two or three days.

Comment by sourabh kale on November 12, 2013 at 10:53am

Iraqi streets flooded by torrential rain
Heavy rainfall during the past four days flooded the streets in many Iraqi cities, including the capital Baghdad, forcing the Iraqi government to declare an emergency public holiday on Monday.

The wave of heavy rainfall turned many of Baghdad’s streets into rivers, paralyzing the traffic as many vehicles were trapped in dozens of huge puddles, particular in the downtown area.

Late on Sunday, the bad weather forced the Iraqi government to declare Monday as “a holiday for the state institutions except for Baghdad Mayoralty and the Ministries of Health and Municipalities.”

In Baghada’s old districts in the center, such as Qasir al- Abiyadh, as well as Baladiyat and Sadr City in the east, the floods entered many houses and cut some areas off from the rest of the city.

“The heavy rain and the lack of services due to the weak performance of Baghdad Mayoralty led to this catastrophe,” said Ahmed Ibrahim, whose car was caught in a flooded underpass in eastern Baghdad. “Poor drainage was behind this bad situation.”

In Sadr City, Ali Hussein’s home was flooded and his neighborhood was surrounded by floods. “Since yesterday, the water flooded into my house and damaged my furniture, we can’t go out to buy food and I can’t go to my work because all the roads are flooded,” said Hussein, a 44-year- old father of four daughters.

“We are using bricks and wood panels to step on when we move between the rooms,” he said. The Iraqi state meteorology body said that the rainfall is expected to continue on Monday and the weather will gradually turn clear in a few days.

Baghdad Mayoralty said in a statement that “the rainfall was the heaviest in nearly two decades and was at much higher rates than normal… It (sewage system) requires some time to drain the water from some areas of the capital Baghdad, especially those located in Rusafa (east of Tigris River).”

Since the US-led invasion in 2003, Iraq has long faced the lack of public services, which pushed many Iraqis to protest what they said corruption and incompetence of the government.

http://english.eastday.com/e/131111/u1a7768704.html

Comment by Derrick Johnson on November 12, 2013 at 9:59am

Video captures roll cloud in Texas

 

This is not your typical cloudy sky. Truck driver Bonnie Mask, who lives near Amarillo, Texas, looked out the window around sunrise last week and spotted an odd sight: A long, tube-shaped formation called a roll cloud.

Mask had the day off and decided to record the strange weather event for her husband, Todd. The video is captured from her deck in Timbercreek Canyon.

“Apparently, it’s pretty rare,” Mask told Yahoo News. She noted that she had never seen anything like it. “There was some cool air that blew over as the cloud blew over the house,” she said, adding that it was “kind of strange.”

Viewers of the video agreed. Doggone posted on Yahoo, “That is the freakiest thing I have seen so far — weather-wise, that is.” Kari J added, “That is a little eerie and slightly ominous.”

According to LiveScience.com, the bizarre cloud is formed when cold air forces warm, moist air higher into the sky. Then strong winds "roll" the cloud into the tube shape parallel to the earth's surface.

After what Mask estimates to be about 20 or 30 minutes, the long cloud formation, which seems to stretch endlessly across the horizon, rolled on by.

http://news.yahoo.com/video-captures-roll-cloud-in-texas-222843606....

Comment by jorge namour on November 6, 2013 at 11:53am

Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2013 -

A hailstorm frosted Irazú Volcano on Friday- Costa Rica

A glacial freeze on Irazú? An official said the national park has never seen anything like it before.

Rhapsody in white on Irazú Volcano National Park. Photo

Meteorologists were expecting heavy rains Friday, but instead the country received a rare hailstorm that left Irazú National Park covered in white.

Alejandra Varela, a park official for the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC), photographed the aftermath of the unusual phenomenon, and Irazú Volcano SINAC shared the photo on its Facebook.

UPDATE: A forecaster at the National Meteoroligical Institute confirmed to La Nación that no snow fell in Costa Rica on Friday, and all the frost was left by the hailstorm.

http://www.ticotimes.net/More-news/News-Briefs/A-hailstorm-frosted-...

Comment by SongStar101 on October 25, 2013 at 9:38am

Atlantic hurricane season quietest in 45 years, experts say

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/24/us-weather-hurricanes-idUK...

(Reuters) - The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season looks set to go down as a big washout, marking the first time in 45 years that the strongest storm to form was just a minor Category 1 hurricane.

There could still be a late surprise in the June 1-November 30 season, since the cyclone that mushroomed into Superstorm Sandy was just revving up at this time last year.

But so far, at least, it has been one of the weakest seasons since modern record-keeping began about half a century ago, U.S. weather experts say. Apart from Tropical Storm Andrea, which soaked Florida after moving ashore in the Panhandle in June, none of this year's cyclones has made a U.S. landfall.

That meant relief for tens of millions of people in U.S. hurricane danger zones. But 2013 has been a bust for long-range forecasters who had predicted a stronger-than-usual burst of activity in the tropical Atlantic.

It has been "a very strange sort of year" in the unpredictable world of cyclones, said Jeff Masters, a hurricane expert and director of meteorology at Weather Underground (www.wunderground.com).

"We've been in this multi-decadal pattern of activity but it just didn't happen this year," Masters said, referring to the prolonged period of increased hurricane activity that began in 1995.

That period is still playing out, fed primarily by warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Atlantic that fuel hurricanes. But instead of increased activity, 2013 almost seems like a year when an enormous tranquilizer dart was fired into the heart of the main breeding ground for hurricanes.

A confluence of factors, including abundant sinking air and dry air, and possibly dust flowing out of North Africa's Sahara desert, kept a lid on hurricane formation in 2013, according to many cyclone experts.

That wreaked havoc with most leading seasonal forecasts like the one issued by Colorado State University on August 2. The errant forecast said 2013 would see above-average activity, with eight hurricanes and three that would develop into major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher on the five-step Saffir-Simpson intensity scale.

An average season has six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. But an August 8 outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration called for six to nine hurricanes, three to five of which would become major hurricanes.

There were two short-lived Category 1 hurricanes this year, making it the first Atlantic season since 1968 when no storm made it beyond the first level of intensity, according to the National Hurricane Center.

It has also been a year marked by the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982 and the first since 1994 without the formation of a major hurricane.

In terms of so-called "Accumulated Cyclone Energy" (ACE), a common measure of the total destructive power of a season's storms, 2013 ranks among the 10 weakest since the dawn of the satellite era in the mid-1960s, said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

"The ACE so far in 2013 is 33 percent of normal," he said.

Long-range hurricane forecasts are eagerly awaited in U.S. financial and energy markets, which quiver every time a storm bears down on the U.S. oil and gas-producing region of the Gulf of Mexico.

Phil Klotzbach, a Colorado State University climatologist, readily admits that the forecasts are based on statistical models that will "occasionally fail," since the atmosphere is chaotic and subject to fluctuations that cannot be predicted more than a week or two in advance.

But Klotzbach and other experts say the models, and seasonal forecasts, still provide useful insight into something as unpredictable as extreme weather even if they do not always pan out.

"Obviously, individuals should not plan differently for a specific season based upon a seasonal forecast," Klotzbach told Reuters by email. "They are purely there to satisfy the public's curiosity based on our best knowledge of how large-scale climate features impact tropical cyclone seasons."

Despite the season ending with a whimper, Masters said long-range forecasts are still worth betting on.

"They have a point, as long as you understand their limitations," Masters told Reuters.

"You expect that they will have bust years, like this year. That's part of the game," he said. "But if you consistently bet the way they're going, then eventually over the long run they'll pay off."

 

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