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Dead whale washes up Ghana coast


The whale being taken for burial
The dead whale which was washed ashore at Atuabo, in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region, has been buried after some rituals were performed by the traditional leaders of the area.

The mammal was left there for about three days before the community, led by some traditional rulers and the area's chief fishermen, went and buried it.

The Daily Guide gathered that before the dead whale was carried by a bulldozer from the shore for burial, some rituals, including the pouring of libation, were performed.

The dead whale was washed ashore at Atuabo in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region last Sunday morning.

Measuring about 10 metres, the sea mammal was found in-between the pre-fabrication area of the Ghana Gas Company and the Atuabo ceme­tery.

The Assembly member for Atu­abo, John Quashie, who confirmed the story, indicated that as at 3:00pm yesterday, the mam­mal was still lying at the shore.
Blue Planet

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano alert raised to red after signs of eruption

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Map showing Iceland where residents close to the Bardarbunga volcano have been evacuated after warnings of a possible eruption
Iceland raised its alert over the nation's largest volcano to red on Saturday, banning all air traffic in the area, after detecting a small eruption.

A major explosion at the Bardarbunga volcano could signal a replay of the global travel chaos triggered when another peak blew four years ago, creating a massive ash cloud across Europe.

"There is an ongoing eruption beneath the glacial surface, probably a small eruption which has not been able to melt the ice cap," Met Office official Theodor Hervasson said.

The authorities earlier this week evacuated tourists and hikers from the area around Bardarbunga, which kicked into seismic action on Monday with the biggest earthquake registered since 1996.

Comment: We'll find out soon enough... Gigantic Icelandic Volcano Could Plunge Europe Into Immediate Ice Age...

Wolf

Fox attacks 3 people and two animals in Framingham, Massachusetts

Animal Control Officer William Sage tonight killed a rabid fox which police said had bitten three people and two animals in a 12-hour period, according to police.Wicked Local reported Thursday that with the help of police and firefighters, Sage tracked down, captured and killed the animal shortly after 5 p.m. behind a Rte. 9 office building at 463 Worcester Road, police reported.

The fox had attacked initially attacked a police officer, a health aide and a dog and cat, police said. Police answered a call about the fox biting someone who works at a company in the Rte. 9 building around 2 p.m. "He didn't see it coming," Zully Gonzales said. "He felt something bite him, he turned and it was the fox. It was pretty bad. The animal attacked him and he said he tried to fight back but it kept attacking him."

Windsock

'Haboob' storm blankets Palm Springs, California in dust with 40 mph winds

California Haboob

Trucks kick up dust while driving between farms on Friday near Firebaugh, California after 40mph coated the southern region in dirt and sand.
Ferocious winds roared through southern California on Thursday, leaving the region covered in thick dust.The summer storm, called a haboob, swept through the area, including Palm Springs, with winds up to 40mph. One man was hospitalized at Desert Regional Medical Center with minor injuries after being hit by a fallen tree.

Road conditions were dangerous as tires kicked up dust leaving drivers with low visibility.The sky was turned completely dark by the huge cloud of dust and turned conditions at sea rough and choppy. One driver, Scott Pam told ABC that a 'huge wall of dust and sand' ripped the door straps off his Jeep.

Mr Pam, a photographer, managed to snap some shots of the swirling clouds of dust.
California Haboob 2
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Dust clouds sweep across the southern Californian region.
Attention

Rabid raccoon attacks Seminole woman and her dog in Florida


Officials say if you or a family member has been bitten or scratched by a raccoon, or if you know anyone who was bitten or scratched, to contact the Florida Department of Health
Seminole County residents are asked to be on high alert after a raccoon that attacked a resident, and her dog, tested positive for Rabies.

The incident occurred in about 3 miles from a Rabies alert that was issued on July 22.

Officials say if you or a family member has been bitten or scratched by a raccoon, or if you know anyone who was bitten or scratched, to contact the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County at 407-665-3294.

It's important to remember that Rabies is present in the wild animal population, and domestic animals are at risk if they are not vaccinated. An animal with Rabies could infect other wild or domestic animals that have not been vaccinated. Officials say Contact with feral cats, stray dogs and all wildlife particularly raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats and coyotes should be avoided.

The following advice is issued:
Cloud Precipitation

Mudslides, floods damage homes and highways In Washington

Washington mudslides
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This image made from a video provided by KOMO News shows a car in north central Washington after rain created mudslides on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
Mudslides in north-central Washington damaged or destroyed an estimated 10 homes on Thursday evening as heavy rains hit an area recently ravaged by wildfires. Mud and rushing water combined in Okanogan County, hitting some homes hard and blocking highways.

A flash flood watch expired on Friday when no more serious rain occurred.

More than 40 people helped dig out a couple in Methow, a small community of about 250 people, according to The Seattle Times. Resident Janie Lewis told the Times that a cascade of mud and water blew open her door, knocking down her husband and depositing several feet of mud in their house. They were unhurt.

"The 'river' was running through the house," she said. "We're lucky to be alive."
Cloud Lightning

Extreme rain closes roads in Illinois and Indiana

Indiana flooding

Flooding on I-69 in Indiana.
A serious flooding situation is under way in the Midwest, where roads were closed overnight Thursday and some cars have been caught under feet of water. Flood warnings were issued for most of Chicago, as well as areas in eastern Illinois, northern Indiana and western Ohio on Friday morning as heavy rain caused problems across the region. In Chicago, several inches of rain fell overnight, forcing officials to close stretches of Interstate 90, according to MyFoxChicago.com. In Burbank, District 111 schools were closed Friday because of the floodwater.

"An upper-level disturbance moving along a stalled frontal boundary has brought thunderstorms with heavy rainfall to parts of Illinois and Indiana overnight and into this morning," said weather.com meteorologist Linda Lam. "There is plenty of moisture in the air and dew points are in the 70s, which has led to the intense rainfall. The risk of showers and thunderstorms continues through at least Saturday afternoon across the area."

Indiana has also experienced severe flooding from the system. A two-mile stretch of Interstate 69 in Grant County was closed due to floodwaters, and Blackford County Schools were closed for the day, according to TheIndyChannel.com.

Snowflake

Winter conditions in Montana in August


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Hikers should prepare for raw, winter-like conditions ... in August!

Up to 5″snow possible at 6,500 feet.

Temperatures 20 degrees below normal.

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National Weather Service - Missoula, Montana - 22 August 2014

An unseasonably cold and very wet weather system will bring significant impacts to outdoor activities & backcountry recreation plans beginning today and lasting through Sunday.

Temperatures in many locations will be 20 degrees below normal with widespread moderate to heavy valley rain and breezy winds.

Conditions will become even more variable throughout the higher terrain where snow levels will be lowering to near 6500 ft. in Glacier National Park and 7000 ft. along the Continental Divide.

Snow accumulations are expected to be light at Logan Pass, but confidence is increasing that higher elevations could see several inches or more through Saturday morning.

Anyone with plans to hike or travel throughout the higher terrain of western Montana should prepare for raw, winter-like conditions.

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link
Attention

Climate change: meteorologists forecast 'apocalyptic weather'


Comment: This article follows the line of global WARMING propaganda while it is abundantly clear that the only warming is hotspots that bring on cooling. Indeed, the weather is going to be apocalyptic due to the oncoming Ice Age, and not due to any human-caused global warming.


phys.org

A woman walks through Washington Square Park during a snowstorm on February 3, 2014 in New York City

Intense aerial turbulence, ice storms and scorching heatwaves, huge ocean waves - the world's climate experts forecast apocalyptic weather over the coming decades at a conference in Montreal that ended Thursday.


The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) brought together 1,000 specialists to discuss the uncertain future of weather forecasting.

A decade after the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol, the world's focus has shifted from reducing greenhouse gas emissions linked to warming, to dealing with its consequences.

"It's irreversible and the world's population continues to increase, so we must adapt," said Jennifer Vanos, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas Tech University.

Average temperatures have increased 0.47 percent degrees Celsius so far. Scientists have predicted a two-percent rise in average temperatures by 2050.

A one-degree hike translates into seven percent more water vapor in the atmosphere and because evaporation is the driving force behind air currents, more extreme weather events are expected to follow.

"We'll see clouds forming faster and more easily, and more downpours," leading to flash flooding, said Simon Wang, assistant director of the Utah Climate Center.

Broadly speaking, said the American researcher, rising temperatures will have a "multiplying effect on weather events as we know them."

Bone-chilling temperatures that swept across North America last winter will plunge even further, while summer heatwaves and droughts will be hotter and dryer, he added.

For meteorologists, the challenge will be to incorporate this "additional force" into their weather modelling, explained Wang.

phys.org

A vehicle is buried in mud one day after a landslide hit a residential area in Hiroshima, western Japan on August 21, 2014

Comment: One way to "adapt" is to look objectively at 'climate change' - the probable causes and the potentially apocalyptic consequences. If you are interested in finding out more about these increasingly intense and frequent 'signs of the times', read Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection

Arrow Down

Canada's wheat, canola production fall below expectations - wheat down by over a quarter


Farmer Jay Schultz checks his wheat crop for moisture and disease near Standard, Alta., June 20, 2014. Canada’s wheat production is down more than a quarter over last year’s output.
Canadian farmers are on course to produce less wheat and canola than expected, according to Statistics Canada's first report on this year's harvest.

Statscan, using a farmer survey, pegged the 2014/15 all-wheat crop at 27.7 million tonnes, down 26 per cent from last year's record harvest and below the average trade expectation of 28.5 million tonnes. Canada is projected to be the fourth-largest wheat exporter this year.

Canola production in the biggest global exporting country looked set to reach 13.9 million tonnes, a drop of 23 per cent from last year and less than the average trade forecast of 14.5 million tonnes.

"I think the trade is going to view this report as fairly friendly [to price]," said Dave Reimann, market analyst for Cargill Ltd.'s grain marketing services division. "The canola number is going to jump out a little bit because we're looking at a tightening supply situation versus last year, and this turns the screw one more turn."
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