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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

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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."
Cloud Precipitation

Flooding death toll reaches 102 in Nepal

A total of 102 people were confirmed dead, 55 injured and 125 others unaccounted following the floods and landslides triggered by Monsoon rains in Mid-West region that took place a week ago.

Officiating Regional Adminstrator Raj Kumar Shrestha confirmed on Thursday that 102 people were found dead until today following the floods and landslides . He informed that 2,683 houses have been completely destroyed, displacing 23,753 people.

"The relief distribution has been difficult due to the geographical location and poor local mechanism," said Shrestha, "We are trying to make the relief distribution fast and systematic." Shrestha is Nepalgunj coordinator for rescue and relief management.

He further informed that at present food packages comprising rice, pulses, salt and oil are being distributed. "After proper coordination, we are trying our best to distribute the relief materials to the victims as soon as possible," said Shrestha.

Comment: The chart below clearly shows the striking increase in flood reports over the last 2 and half years -



Cloud Precipitation

45 killed during August floods in Cambodia

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Flooded countryside in Cambodia.
Cambodia's National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) reported yesterday that 45 people have lost their lives in floods since the Mekong river first broke its banks in early August 2014.

Talking to local media during a conference on flooding issues in the country, NCDM vice president Nhim Vanda also said that 11,500 families across 12 provinces were forced to evacuate their homes. He also said that flood waters are starting to recede. This might suggest that the remaining displaced could begin to return home.

However, there could be more heavy monsoon rain to come. Flooding has already affected parts of north and north east Thailand, with the authorities issuing flood warnings for 20 provinces there. Flooding has also struck some parts of Laos in the last few days.

Heavy rainfall in Laos and and parts of Thailand often results in increased levels of the Mekong several days later. The heavy rain that caused severe flooding in the Thai provinces of Amnat Charoen and Ubon Ratchathani raised alarms in Cambodia about the levels of the Mekong, prompting the Prime Minister to urge flood preparedness.
Attention

15 metre whale found dead on New Zealand beach - second in fortnight

A 15m whale found dead south of Ahipara is the second in a fortnight to wash up on Ninety Mile Beach.

The baleen-type whale was first spotted on Wednesday by a member of the public in rock pools offshore where the water was too rough for a closer inspection. It was initially thought to be small, about 3m long, but its true size became apparent yesterday when it washed up on a beach near Tauroa Pt. Its species is not yet known.

DJ Neho, of Department of Conservation's Kaitaia office, said DoC was speaking with Te Rarawa representatives about what to do with the giant carcass. As a baleen whale it does not have the teeth or jawbone prized for carving.

In the meantime, Mr Neho urged the public to look but don't touch the whale carcass.
Fish

Millions of dead herring wash up on Isle of Man coast, UK


Dead herring and mackerel (foreground).
Fisheries experts say that dead fish washed up on a long stretch of the northern coastline were not killed by pollution .

Instead, it's a sign that fish stocks are flourishing.

The island's director of fisheries, Karen McHarg visited the scene on Saturday and spoke to a member of the public who had reported the incident.

She told us: 'It's very important to emphasise that this hasn't happened as a result of pollution and that people have nothing to worry about. It appears that a large shoal of juvenile herring has been driven onto the beach by a shoal of feeding mackerel. Bass do the same thing with herring sprats.


Comment: What then 'drove' the mackerel (pictured above) ashore?


'This does happen occasionally at this time of year and has been reported in other places around the Island in previous years, for example in Peel.'

There appeared to be millions of dead fish on the beach between Ramsey and the Point of Ayre. However, the experts say this would have been only a small proportion of a huge shoal.

Ms McHarg said: 'This is a completely natural phenomenon and there are no implications for other marine life or fishermen, in fact it is a good sign of flourishing stocks of herring - only a small proportion of what was obviously a huge shoal will have been stranded.'

Comment: It's amazing how many 'experts' and 'scientists' are still trying to normalise mass animal deaths, despite the increasing number of such incidents being reported across the globe, by offering up silly, superficial and spurious explanations such as that above.

See also: Mass herring death a mystery in Norway

Cause of death of thousands of herring in West Iceland a mystery

The herring apocalypse: Fish worth millions in exports die in Icelandic lake

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