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U.S. - Weeks ahead of schedule, ice visible on Lake Superior

Cold temperatures and snow across the Great Lakes in November is certainly nothing out of the ordinary, but this morning, a layer of ice was visible on parts of Lake Superior in Ashland, Wis.
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A thin layer of ice visible on Lake Superior in Ashland, Wisc., Nov. 15, 2014.
While this may not seem unusual given the current stretch of unseasonably cold temperatures, it is actually several weeks earlier than normal.

The first sightings of ice on Lake Superior and the Great Lakes overall usually occur during the beginning to middle of December. However, a perfect combination of last season's record ice coverage, cooler summer temperatures, and an early blast of arctic air this fall has allowed for areas of ice to form earlier than normal for the second year in a row.
Last winter featured relentless, record breaking cold leading to the second highest ice coverage on record for the Great Lakes as a whole.

Lake Superior also set a record for the longest length of time that ice was observed on the lake. In 2013, ice was first observed on Nov. 25, and it did not all melt until early June 2014.

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Snowflake Cold

Harsh cold air to freeze U.S. Northeast, set records in South

The coldest air since last winter is set to move over the Plains and the East during the first half of the new week.
The core of the cold air will focus over the northern Plains and the Great Lakes through at least Wednesday with overnight lows dipping down into the teens, and even the single digits in some normally colder spots.

Bone-chilling nights will be followed up by frigid days with highs struggling to reach the 20-degree mark over the regions on Monday and Tuesday. Some locations are forecast to stay below 20 F until Wednesday afternoon, including Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Temperatures this low can make it dangerous for outdoors activities if you are not wearing the proper clothing.

While much of the Northeast will escape the cold on Monday, the arctic air is expected to move into the region by Tuesday.

Highs temperatures from Washington, D.C., through New York City are forecast to stay near or below freezing on Tuesday, levels that would be considered below normal even during the heart of winter.

A biting wind from the northwest will make it feel even colder with AccuWeather.com RealFeel® staying in the teens throughout the day along the I-95 corridor.
A significant lake-effect snow event will set up downwind of the Great Lakes as the arctic air blows over the comparatively warm waters of the lakes.
Snowflake Cold

A glimmer of truth emerges: More scientists challenge the hoax of global 'warming'

Global Warming Hoax
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The liberal media machine has spent decades bulldozing anyone who tells you global warming is a sham.

They even came up with a clever little title - "deniers."

Every time a heat wave hits, every time a picture of a lone polar bear gets taken . . . the left pounds the table for environmental reform, more policy, more money to combat climate change. But how much has the world really warmed?

Their message is simple: Get on the man-made global warming bandwagon . . . or you're just ignorant.But how much has the world really warmed?

It's an important question, considering the U.S. government spends $22 billion a year to fight the global warming crisis (twice as much as it spends protecting our border).

To put that in perspective, that is $41,856 every minute going to global warming initiatives.

Comment: The global warming scam has been a goldmine for Al Gore and his ilk who have benefited like kings from their carbon trading schemes - and that is one reason the elites have been trumpeting this meme for so long. But the elites are also trying to cover the fact that the earth is cooling because they know that something wicked this way comes and are desperately attempting to maintain the illusion of their 'mandate of heaven' for as long as they can. Unfortunately, psychopaths are like parasites that don't realize that they too will pass with the death of their hosts.

Bizarro Earth

New eruption has begun at Alaska's Pavlof Volcano


The lava fountain at Pavlof during the eruption that started on November 12, 2014.
Alaska's most active volcano is spitting lava into the air and producing an ash cloud at low elevations. But unlike Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, where there's been spectacular images of lava encroaching on a community and burning a home, there's no property at risk in Alaska because of the eruption of Pavlof Volcano.

The 8,262-foot Pavlof Volcano is located in a relatively uninhabited area about 625 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula. The closest community is about 40 miles away.

Observers from that community, Cold Bay, reported seeing dark snow on the surface of the volcano Wednesday, indicating an eruption has started. The eruption intensified that afternoon and continued through the week, David Schneider, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Alaska Volcano Observatory, said Friday.
Wolf

Burnley teen narrowly cheats death after family dog attacks, UK


Never more appropriate?
A Burnley schoolgirl cheated death after being bitten by the family dog - narrowly missing one of her main arteries.

The 14-year-old was at home in Harling Street when the Staffordshire bull terrier attacked.

It sunk its teeth into her groin area, missing her femoral artery by millimetres. The dog was expected to be put down following the attack.
Wolf

Another toddler savaged: One-year-old boy attacked by Labrador at park in French Valley, California


The family of a 1-year-old boy who was attacked by a dog in Riverside County on Nov. 14, 2014, provided this photo. In it the boy is seen at a Riverside County hospital with his father.
A six-year-old Labrador mix was impounded from a residence in unincorporated French Valley today, in connection with a dog attack that left a one-year-old boy with severe injuries to his face, authorities said.

The boy, a month shy of his second birthday, remains hospitalized after being bitten as he played near his mother and a friend at Primrose Park on Cloche Drive, sometime after 3 p.m. Friday.

A witness initially reported the unattended dog might be a Rottweiler, but today the mother's friend pointed out the animal to Riverside County Animal Services Sgt. Lesley Huennekens, who is investigating the incident. The dog, Dexter, which was properly licensed, vaccinated for rabies, neutered and micro- chipped, was taken into custody about 3 p.m. from a home on Starkey Court, animal control officials said.
Arrow Down

Yet another dog attack: Toddler mauled by family's bullmastif


Ollie Cummings suffered bite marks and a deep cut across his face
A two-year-old boy suffered horrific facial injuries when he was mauled by a family's pet bullmastiff as he played in the kitchen of his mother's boyfriend's home.

Ollie Cummings was standing next to the dog as it was eating when it suddenly turned and began biting his head.

The toddler was left with a deep cut across his face and has undergone surgery to rebuild a section of his nose.

His mother, Natasha Wilson, 25, snatched her son from the dog's teeth before calling an ambulance to the Dundee home on Friday night.

The two-year-old was taken to Ninewells Hospital where he underwent a two-hour operation. He will need further surgery when he is nine or 10 years old.

Speaking from hospital, Ollie's grandmother, Debs Martin, 48, said: 'Ollie had been playing with some keys, walking from one door to another pretending to lock and unlock them.

Comment: Something strange seems to be happening in the animal kingdom as these reports of vicious attacks, often by family pets against their owners and family members seem to be occurring with increasing regularity. Perhaps the animal kingdom is reflecting the increase in bizarre behaviors that we are seeing in the human population. See:

SOTT EXCLUSIVE: Global canine insurrection? Another week of savage dog attack reports

Arrow Down

2 mudslides kill four along Swiss-Italian border

At least four people were killed as landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into houses and buildings on either side of the Swiss Italian border Sunday, police and media said.

In the rain-drenched southern Ticino region of Switzerland, two people died and four were injured when a mudslide slammed into a small residential building, regional police said.

On the other side of the border, a pensioner and his granddaughter were killed when another landslide engulfed a house on the Italian shores of Lake Maggiore, local media reported. Three other family members survived.

Those landslides were the latest of many to recently have hit northern Italy and southern Switzerland amid incessant rainfall over recent weeks.
Arrow Down

Landslide kills two as storm death toll reaches 11 in Italy

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Flooding in Genoa.
A landslide triggered by torrential rain engulfed a house on the shores of Italy's Lake Maggiore on Sunday, killing a pensioner and his granddaughter in what a neighbour described as a "horrific" tragedy.

The 70-year-old man died after the house was partially buried in a "sea of mud" unleashed after the hill behind the building gave way as a result of the unprecedented volumes of rainfall experienced across swaths of northern Italy in the last two weeks.

Rescue workers managed to drag the 16-year-old granddaughter from the rubble after more than four hours of digging but she died later in hospital.

Her parents and grandmother survived. The family's small, two-storey villa was the only property affected in Cerro, a hamlet on the outskirts of Laveno Mombello, a popular holiday spot.
Snowflake Cold

Meteorologists agree: Europe is in for a 'damned cold' winter

Grand froid en Europe centrale
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When alarmist climate institutes roll out papers claiming global warming is going to cause severely cold winters, then you have to wonder if they know something is up and are acting preemptively to salvage their crumbling climate science, which not long ago predicted with high confidence balmy snowless winters.

A few reports have already come out indicating this winter could be a real doozy - at least for wide parts of North America. But now we are starting to see such reports popping up for Europe as well.
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