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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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Sahara Desert covered in 15 inches of SNOW as freak weather blankets sand dunes

HEAVY snow has covered the Sahara Desert in a freak winter weather storm.


Amazing footage shows SNOW in the Sahara desert

More than 15 inches (40cm) has blanketed sand dunes across the small town of Ain Sefra, Algeria.

It is the second time snow has hit in nearly 40 years, with a dusting also recorded in December 2016.

But this snowfall which hit on Sunday, is much deeper than the fleeting shower little more than a year ago.

Locals, who endure temperatures of 37C in summer, were stunned as dense snow settled on the town, known as ‘the gateway to the desert’.

Snow has covered the Sahara Desert in Ain Sefra, AlgeriaKarim 

Snow has covered the Sahara Desert in Ain Sefra, Algeria

Photographer Karim Bouchetata, who captured the remarkable images, said: "We were really surprised when we woke up to see snow again. It stayed all day on Sunday and began melting at around 5pm."

Last year’s flurry brought chaos across the town, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy. Children made snowmen and even sledged on the sand dunes.

More than 15 inches of snow has covered the Sahara Desert town of Ain Sefra

Comment by Gerard Zwaan on November 29, 2019 at 11:44pm

Snowmageddon Around the World: Meters of Snow in California – Europe’s Exceptional Snowfall Continues – Japan, Canada and China Winter Storm Alerts

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Nov 29, 2019

While a record-breaking bombogenesis has brought record amounts of snow in the Sierras and the Rockies this week, weather specialists say a powerful atmospheric river is set to dump much more starting on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the snow doesn’t want to let up in Europe with more on the way this weekend while Japan, Canada and China have already registered their first winter storm alerts.


snow and winter weather across US, Canada, Japan, China and Europe. Picture David Zalubowski/AP Photo

Snow in U.S.

The last two weeks of November were pretty snowy in western U.S.. The southern Rockies did best with Telluride reporting 10 inches (25 cm).

According to latest weather forecast, there is more on the way. Southern Colorado is in line for 12 inches (30 cm) to 24 inches (60 cm) over the next 24 hours.

FOX31 Denver KDVR @KDVR

ONLY IN COLORADO: Runners & Skiers on 4th Street in Boulder. Are you having some snow day fun? #Colorado


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California was the big winner with the Tahoe resorts being hammered by 12 inches (30 cm) to 35 inches (90 cm) and up to 20 inches (50 cm) at lake level.

At Mammoth Mountain 35 inches felt in 48 hours.

ABC News @ABC

Snow blankets national forest left charred by California cave fire https://abcn.ws/37KsBl0


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A powerful atmospheric river will engulf the Sierras on Sunday. That storm is forecast to dump another 35 inches (90 cm) of dense snow on the mountains around Lake Tahoe by Monday.

Actually, it may even be two atmospheric rivers within next week:

Ryan Maue @RyanMaue

California will bear the brunt of at least 2 "atmospheric river" systems over the next 5-8 days.

Winter storms in the Gulf of Alaska have conveyor belts of moisture extending out of the subtropics.
These narrow "rivers" of moisture are directed into the West Coast.


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Here the weather alert from NWS Bay Area:

NWS Bay Area @NWSBayArea

An atmospheric river will take aim on the Bay Area this weekend through early next week. Heavy rain at times and gusty winds are expected, with potential for localized flooding, mud slides, downed trees, and power outages. #CAwx


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Snow also started to fall in Utah yesterday. It looks good for widespread snowfalls over the next few days, with 24-35 inches (60-90 cm) for Park City, Alta and Snowbird.

Sow in Canada

A winter storm information alert was issued Wednesday evening, warning travellers to turn back if they’re headed to the Canada-U.S. border crossing at Coutts, Alta. and Sweet Grass, Mont. The border crossing was closed at 6:30 p.m. and reopened on Thursday morning. However, Montana highways remained in poor condition.

In Canadian resorts, the cold but dry start continues for much of western Canada with only a few centimetres of snow earlier in the week for Whistler and other resorts in British Columbia.

However, the atmospheric river could bring up to 12 inches (30 cm) next week.

In overall, the North American Season Outlook forecast an above average season for Canada.

Snow in China

Heavy snow swept northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from Thursday, disrupting traffic. The snow also battered Manasi County in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture.

Blowing snow narrowed visibility to 10 meters prompting local police to immediately close more than 124 miles (200 km) of highways, provincial and national roads.

Snow in Japan

Another front crossed Hokkaido yesterday and snow is in the forecast for the next week.

YouStorm@YouStormorg

The winds over Hokkaido have enough of a northerly component today to drag the Yobetsu snow plume across #Sapporo#札幌市 leading to persistent #snow#雪 Discussed in the last #YouStormOutlook . Highly localized to escape just drive N, S, or E. #YobetsuPlume#余別岳プルーム


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I am sure, you will soon have to use this blowing technique to remove powder snow from your car in Japan:

RusutsuHoliday@Rusutsuholiday1

Using the “Blow” technique of snow-clearing this November morning. I guess this is why they call Rusutsu snow “Blower Powder”!

白雪紛飛的留壽都村~

Rusutsu Holiday Chalet
BOOKING https://abnb.me/DQMXuTjzR1#rusutsuholiday#rusutsuholidaychalet#rusutsu#hokkaido


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Snow in Europe

Just when it looked like things were slowing down, this month is wrapping up as one of the snowiest Novembers in parts of the Alps.

The Southern Alps did best with snow accumulation reaching up to 59 inches (150 cm).

Further south, the Pyrenees have already received more than 59 inches (1.50 m) and a number of resorts opened last weekend.

A new low pression could drop more than 27.6 inches (70 cm) in the French Alps and between 8-20 inches (20-50 cm) in Switzerland, Austria and the Dolomites.

November was full of snow and so will be the coming winter. [MountainWatch]

Source: https://strangesounds.org/2019/11/snow-winter-weather-usa-canada-ja...

Comment by KM on November 28, 2019 at 2:55pm

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Monster Storm Smashes Sydney with Huge Hail and Damaging Winds Leaving 76,000 People in the Dark

A severe, fast-moving thunderstorm swept across the Greater Sydney region on Tuesday afternoon.

Huge hail and powerful winds wreak havoc on trains and roads, causing widespread damage and leaving 76,500 homes without power.

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Freak storm engulfs Sydney on November 26, 2019. Picture via Youtube Video

The freak storm only lasted two minutes in parts of northern Sydney, but the wreckage will take days to clean up.

After France and Italy this weekend, it’s now Australia that experiences wild weather. The Harbour City was lashed by strong winds, lightning and hail, after a “monster” thunderstorm tore through large swathes of northern Sydney shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

By mid afternoon, trains had stopped running between Gordon and Berowra on the T1 North Shore Line and Central Coast and Newcastle Line due to urgent power supply repairs at Hornsby, and fallen trees on the tracks at Gordon.

90km/h winds uprooted trees at Roseville Golf Club, forcing golfers to find cover in the clubhouse, where the ferocious weather left a trail of destruction.

Lightning and damaging wind gusts were responsible for widespread power outages, which left 51,500 homes in the Greater Sydney, Lake Macquarie, and Central Coast areas without power.



There were still more than 25,000 homes and businesses without power on Tuesday afternoon. And emergency crews were working hard to repair at least 190 electrical hazards due to the storm.

Replacement buses were being organised ahead of peak commuter hours but it is feared there will be delays during that busy time. Commuters are urged to delay their trip or allow plenty of extra travel time, listen to announcements and check indicator boards.

Before the storm hit, Sydney was again cloaked in a blanket of thick bushfire smoke and the temperature in the CBD had soared to 35.2 degrees by midday.

By the time the storm had swept through an hour later, the mercury had plummeted 6.3 degrees to 28.9 degrees.

The extreme weather event has probably swept away the smoke for a few hours. But what a storm. WOW! [The Australian]

Comment by KM on November 28, 2019 at 2:51pm

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Record-Setting Double Bomb Cyclone Slams Western U.S. with Blizzard Conditions and 100 mph Winds

Dangerous travel conditions are being reported across portions of the western U.S. on the busiest travel day of the year.

And the detrimental impacts from snow, rain and gusty winds are set to continue into Thanksgiving Day.

Double Bomb Cyclone impacts Thanksgiving Holidays in Western U.S.
Double Bomb Cyclone impacts Thanksgiving Holidays in Western U.S. Picture via NOAA

Since Monday night, the barometric pressure of the storm system itself went from 1,018 millibars (mb) to 970 mb Tuesday evening. This 48 mb drop in 24 hours doubles the requirement of a 24-mb drop in 24 hours – the National Weather Service’s (NWS) threshold for an official “bomb cyclone.”


The OR/CA storm peaked pressure-wise with a central pressure of 970 hPa/28.64" at 7 pm PST before slowly weakening. Here are its impacts thus far:

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Weather watches, warnings and alerts peppered the western half of the nation as the potent storm, also known as a “bomb cyclone,” began to make its impacts felt on Tuesday.


Watch this low pressure system rapidly strengthen as it approaches the US west coast in this 17-hour GOES-17 Airmass RGB animation (all images generated via Python).

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The storm could be historic in its strength and scope and so far that has been the case.

Record setting bomb cyclone engulfs western US during Thanksgiving Holidays
Record setting bomb cyclone engulfs western US during Thanksgiving Holidays. Picture by Accuweather

As the storm system came ashore Tuesday night in southern Oregon and Northern California, an all-time record low sea level pressure in the state of California had been surpassed. Crescent City, California, has now surpassed the storm system that set the previous record back in 2010.


A dangerous storm is heading towards southwest Oregon and northwest California Tuesday and Wednesday, in the run up to Thanksgiving. Prepare now for possible impacts.

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On late Tuesday afternoon, Interstate 5 was closed to trucks north of Redding, California, due to bad weather conditions.



The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) responded to numerous vehicles accidents along the Interstate 80 corridor Tuesday night where treacherous travel was reported along Donner Summit. Severe people were taken to a nearby hospital as a result.

Travel Outlook for Thanksgiving Holiday in USA
Travel Outlook for Thanksgiving Holiday in USA. Picture by Accuweather

The system came on the heels of an early-week storm, which brought heavy snow to the Denver area and wind gusts of 70-80 mph to the Los Angeles area on Monday night, according to the NWS, set the stage across much of the West, allowing for a winterlike chill to be entrenched across the Northwest and into much of California and Nevada. This included a small thunderstorm that dropped hail across part of the Seattle area.


Heavy Rains

The wet weather, combined with gusty winds across the state will cause travel concerns for much of the region on Wednesday and Thursday.

This storm threatens to bring rain and mountain snow to much of California, including places like San Francisco and Sacramento, places that were largely spared by the past week’s rain.

While burn scar areas may experience flooding and mudslides, travel woes are anticipated with the rounds of heavy rain expected as the storm system brings rain and snow into Southern California.

Snowfall forecast for Thankygiving storm in US
Snowfall forecast for Thankygiving storm in US. Picture by Accuweather

Slick roadways will be a concern for motorists in places like Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego from Tuesday night through Thursday night.

Flash flood watches were in effect for parts of Southern California Wednesday morning, including San Diego and San Bernardino.


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More than 55 million travelers are expected between the weekends before and after Thanksgiving, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

San Francisco’s worst travel time is expected between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, by which time the city’s heaviest rain is expected to be over. However, for Los Angeles, the estimated timeframe for most travelers is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, when periods of rain are expected to continue.

Winter storm watches and warnings have been issued for many of the mountains across the region ahead of the storm's arrival.
Winter storm watches and warnings have been issued for many of the mountains across the region ahead of the storm’s arrival. Picture by Accuweather

Cold Temperatures and Snow Accumulation

In addition to the impacts the rain will have on the region, the cold coming in with this storm will allow for high snowfall accumulations that can contribute to the travel disruptions.


Bomb cyclone causes Thanksgiving travel chaos for millions

Thousands of passengers have been stranded at the Denver International Airport as power outages, road closures and car pileups, add to the mix of travel chaos for millions ahead of Thanksgiving.


With snow levels, down to around 4,000 feet, feet of snow will pile up in the Sierra Nevada of California. Some parts of the Sierra Nevada mountains could see up to 42 inches of snowfall. Snow will even reach as far south as the Peninsular Mountains in Southern California.


Winterlike cnditions during Thanksgiving bomb cyclone. Picture by Accuweather

Along Interstate 5, just north of the border between California and Oregon, over Siskiyou Summit, slippery conditions are expected for travelers through Wednesday night.

Donner Pass, along Interstate 80, has already begun to receive heavy snow, leading to travel delays. A foot or more of snow is forecast from the storm.

Farther south, snow will dip down to the passes north and northeast of Los Angeles into Wednesday night.


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Outside of California, snow will spread across Oregon into Nevada, Idaho and Utah. Snowfall accumulations will very much depend on elevation in these areas, although some of the highest snowfall totals could be in southwestern and northern Utah.

Winter storm watches and warnings have been issued for many of the mountains across the region ahead of the storm’s arrival.

Several inches of snow are possible across New Mexico, and a wintry mix can occur in parts of the northern Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma Panhandle before the storm moves into the central Plains.
Several inches of snow are possible across New Mexico, and a wintry mix can occur in parts of the northern Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma Panhandle before the storm moves into the central Plains. Picture by Accuweather

Snow will also stretch into Arizona, starting in northwestern parts of the state late Wednesday night, then spreading across the northern two-thirds of the state into Friday.

Just a little more than 6.5 inches of snow fell in Flagstaff with the last storm that moved through the region, with another dose of snow likely for the middle and end of the week. The higher terrain around the region could have a fresh foot of snow before the end of the month.

Snow showers across Arizona, Utah and western Colorado may linger as late as Friday morning, continuing to add to any snowfall totals.

So if you are on the road just be very careful. This double bomb cyclone is going to be a hell of a storm! 

Comment by Yvonne Lawson on November 28, 2019 at 12:17pm

Frigid Temperatures Engulf Russia With -54°C (-65°F) – That’s More Than 20°C Below Normal

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Record cold in northeast Russia in November 2019. Map via Severe Weather Europe

Northeast Russia is used to frigid temperatures, but they are not expected so early. Getting below -50°C (-58°F) at the end of November is rather extreme even there!

This unusual weather pattern is triggered by the disturbance of the polar circulation, allowing outbreaks of frigid cold airmass to spread south into Russia.

As illustrated on the map below extremely cold airmass spread into parts of north and northeast Russia with many areas experiencing ‘ice Age’ temperatures (daytime: below -25°C (-13°F) and mornings below -50°C (-58°F)).

Read more:  https://strangesounds.org/2019/11/frigid-temperatures-russia-polar-...

Comment by Gerard Zwaan on November 26, 2019 at 6:32pm

Severe, fast-moving thunderstorm hits Sydney, leaving widespread damage and 76 000 homes without power, Australia


 

Posted by Julie Celestial on November 26, 2019 at 16:58 UTC (26 minutes ago)
Categories: Featured articlesSevere storms



A severe, fast-moving thunderstorm tore through the Greater Sydney region on Tuesday afternoon, November 26, 2019. Lightning and strong winds of 90 km/h (56 mph) wreaked havoc in the area, leaving widespread damage and around 76 500 homes without electricity.

By mid-afternoon, train services were disrupted between Gordon and Berowra on the T1 North Shore Line and Central Coast and Newcastle Line due to urgent power supply restorations at Hornsby and knocked trees on the tracks.

The storm only lasted two minutes in portions of northern Sydney, but the ruins would take days to clean up.

T1 Sydney Trains @T1SydneyTrains

Services remain suspended between Hornsby and Gordon on the #NorthShoreLine due to a tree blocking the tracks at Gordon.

Crews are on site working to remove the tree and restore services ASAP.

Limited buses continue to replace services.


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At Roseville Golf Club, ferocious winds uprooted trees that forced golfers to seek cover in the clubhouse. 

"We've lost about 20 to 30 trees. There's heaps of debris to clean up and we'll have to close for at least a couple of days," said Matt O'Sullivan from the golf club, describing how the violent weather left a trail of destruction.

Meanwhile, Ausgrid spokesman Shuan Fewings said widespread power outage was due to intense lightning. "A lot of it is related to lightning strikes as well as damaging wind gusts," he said. "Obviously we have a lot of crews out there and it looks like north and south of Sydney are [the] hardest hit," he said.

Ausgrid added that outages were expected to extend until tomorrow. Residents are urged to make alternative arrangements for food and medical situations.

Ausgrid @Ausgrid
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STORM UPDATE:
48,000 customers are still without power in Sydney after severe storms caused extensive damage to the electricity network. Power for most of those customers will not be able to be restored tonight. Emergency crews are working on making safe life threatening hazards.


Ausgrid @Ausgrid

Customers in Sydney who are still without power should plan to be without electricity overnight and into tomorrow. Make alternate arrangements for tonight and breakfast as power won’t be back until repairs can be made when the network is safe. #sydneystorms


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STORM UPDATE:
48,000 customers are still without power in Sydney after severe storms caused extensive damage to the electricity network. Power for most of those customers will not be able to be restored tonight. Emergency crews are working on making safe life threatening hazards.


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Endeavour Energy, on the other hand, confirmed 25 000 homes and establishments were without electricity on Tuesday afternoon.

"Emergency crews are working to restore power to 25 000 customers after severe storms swept across Western Sydney and caused 190 electrical hazards," the agency said on a statement. "Power is currently out to all customers supplied from major substations at Macquarie Fields & Wisemans Ferry."

Prior to the storm, Sydney was blanketed in thick bushfire smoke as the temperature in the Central Business District had reached 35.2 °C (90.5 °F) by noon. As the storm hit about an hour later, the temperature dropped to 28.9 °C (84 °F).

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Did a hurricane just come through Bondi? #sydneystorm


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My parents live in Gordon - they just sent me these pictures of how their neighbourhood was affected by the #SydneyStorm.


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Author:

Julie Celestial

A young blood with an old soul, Julie is fascinated with skies, stars, and every speck of dust in the universe. You can contact her at julie@watchers.news.

Source: https://watchers.news/2019/11/26/severe-fast-moving-thunderstorm-hi...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 26, 2019 at 2:18am

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Four dead, one missing: ship sinks after being struck by lightning off of N. Sumatra

November 25, 2019   /   04:19 pm

Four sailors have been found dead and one is missing after a ship sank off of Pini Island, South Nias regency, North Sumatra, last week. The ship was struck by lightning shortly before sinking.

The four victims, identified as Eno, 35, Meti, 40, Dar, 40 and Suparman, 40, were among seven crew members aboard KM Restu Bundo when she began to sink on Thursday evening.

Nias Safe and Rescue Agency (SAR) Post commander Sukroadi Sastra Wijaya said that Eno died on Friday after escaping the sinking ship and swimming to Pini Island.

After he reached shore, Eno succumbed to severe burns he sustained from the lightning strike.

The two other crewmen who swam with Eno, identified as Anto, 40, and Wak Kuru, 36, survived the accident.

Three other victims were found dead at sea by a SAR team in the waters of Labuhan Hiu, Batu Timur Islands district, South Nias, on Saturday.

“The three dead victims were very difficult to identify as they had been in the water for a few days,” Sukroadi said on Sunday.

Sukroadi said one crew member, named Hutabarat, 50, is still missing.

“The search operation to find the missing victim is still ongoing,” he added.

KM Restu Bundo departed on Sunday, Nov. 17, from Sibolga city in North Sumatra to fish the waters around Pini Island. The ship was struck by lightning while it was underway on Thursday.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 25, 2019 at 6:06pm

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3 dead, highway collapses as floods pound France, Italy

November 25 2019

ROME (AP) — Flooding pounded France and Italy amid heavy rains over the weekend, leaving at least three dead and a stretch of elevated highway collapsed by a landslide, officials said Sunday. The weather has trapped travelers, downed trees and unleashing mudslides in parts of both countries.

A 30-meter (100-foot) section of highway along a viaduct near the flooded Italian coastal city of Savona collapsed, leaving cars perched perilously on a precipice.

In an aerial video taken by firefighters, cars and one truck could be seen stopped perilously close to the point where the raised part of the A6 highway plunged onto a wooded area of the Liguria region.

A man from one of the cars closest to the precipice stood outside his vehicle, holding up his arms toward other traffic to make sure drivers stopped.

Liguria Gov. Giovanni Toti said a landslide caused the collapse in a muddy, hilly area. Firefighters were using dogs to sniff out any possible victims in two-meter (6.5 feet) high debris of mud, Toti said. It wasn’t known if any vehicles might have plunged off the highway which is supported by pillars at that point.

The roadway gave way about 1.5 kilometers (a mile) outside of Savona on the highway that links that Riviera city to Turin.

The collapse was eerily reminiscent of the 2018 bridge tragedy in Genoa during a rainstorm that killed 43 people, when trucks and cars plunged into a dry riverbed below.

Elsewhere in northern Italy, a woman was found dead after the surging Bomida river swept away her car.

Flooding in Turin, a city in northwest Italy, prompted cancellation of a marathon. In France, the Nice airport was briefly closed Saturday. Rivers leading from the Alps to the French Riviera broke their banks, and sirens rang out in resort towns. Images on French media showed cars peeking above inundated streets and waves slamming onto roadsides.

A rescue boat sank while bringing three people to shore near the French town of Muy, and one of them died, the Var regional administration said. Another person was found dead in a car in the town of Cabasse.

French authorities are searching for two people missing in the floods, Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said Sunday.

Rain-swollen rivers and flooded streets plagued Italy, where it has been raining, sometimes heavily, in much of the country nearly every day for about two weeks.

In Turin, the Po River overran its banks and flooded the medieval quarter and a popular riverside strolling area known as the Murazzi.

Some 150 people were evacuated from homes in Liguria, Italy’s hilly northwest coastal region. The region struggled with mudslides that blocked several roads, isolating hamlets. In Genoa, the region’s principal city, the charming neighborhood of Boccadasse, a former fishing village with pastel-painted houses, was flooded after the sea rushed over retaining walls and onto the seaside road.

Venice was partially flooded, but the high tide’s level of nearly 1.3 meters (4.3 feet) in late morning was not unusual for the lagoon city accustomed to the phenomenon of “acqua alta,’’ (high water). That level was nearly 60 centimeters (two feet) lower than the exceptionally high wind-driven tide that devastated the art-rich tourist destination earlier this month. Venetians and visitors walked on strategically placed raised walkways or sloshed in boots through water that quickly receded to mid-calf level, then ankle-level.

In parts of the south, cars churned through water higher than their tires, and several motorists had to be rescued from their vehicles in flooded streets in Reggio Calabria, a city in the southern ‘’toe’’ of the Italian boot-shaped peninsula, RAI state TV said.

In Puglia, the ‘’heel’’ of the peninsula, authorities in the Baroque city of Lecce ordered as a precaution on Sunday the closing of parks and cemeteries for fear that storm-battered trees might crash onto visitors, the Italian news agency ANSA said.

In addition to the two dead in France, rescuers are searching for at least four others, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said after visiting the area Sunday. He said more than 1,600 people have been evacuated.

French national weather service Meteo France said the area absorbed the equivalent of two months of average rainfall in 24 hours.

Comment by KM on November 23, 2019 at 2:47pm

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It started raining in Sept and hasn't stopped since: Half the average rainfall of November falls in the last 24 hours causing the Met Office to issue another 45 flood alerts in the UK

Map Met Office showing torrential rainfall over the UK

The United Kingdom is once again being drenched with torrential rain as half of the average rainfall of November has fallen in the last 24 hours causing the Met Office to issue another 45 flood alerts to a very weary population.

The Met Office is expecting heavy rain and strong winds throughout Saturday and into Sunday, with 48-hour weather warnings currently in place for the south-west of England as of this morning. Flooding of homes and businesses is 'likely', forecasters are warning, as are power cuts and disruption on the roads and railways.
England's green and pleasant land...Credit propertyroad.co.uk

November has been a disaster for the UK after persistent torrential rain. The rain started in late September when Storm Lorenzo which brought strong winds to the west of Ireland before crossing the UK on 3rd October. Lorenzo was a mid-Atlantic hurricane but weakened rapidly as it tracked north-east past the Azores toward the west coast of Ireland. The storm followed a spell of unsettled wet weather across England and Wales during late-September causing disruption and flooding. Torrential downpours across parts of Wales, the Midlands and southern England on 1st of October also brought localised flooding and disruption, it has continued to rain in some areas since then with hardly a pause

The persistent wet weather continued throughout October 2019 as slow-moving westerlies rolled in from the Atlantic. Some locations across Wales and northern England received a full months rain often in just a couple of hours. The heavy rain, which was falling on already very wet ground, led to flooding disruption across Wales, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Manchester. Altogether The Environment Agency has 44 flood warnings in place across the country, including five severe warnings on the River Don in South Yorkshire.
 
The city of Sheffield in the UK has received six months of rain in just seven days. Fishlake, near Doncaster, was cut off by its worst flooding in living memory when the River Don burst its banks. About 700 residents were told to evacuate after a month's worth of rain fell in a single day.

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