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Labor day weekend snow blankets northern Alaska, Wyoming

Wyoming snow

At the summit of Grand Targhee Resort, Wyoming this afternoon.

Snow fell on the Labor Day weekend in parts of northern Alaska and Wyoming, providing a gentle reminder that summer is on its last legs.

Snow levels lowered to 9,000 feet in northwest Wyoming.

A dusting of snow was captured on Wyoming DOT cams Sunday morning northwest of Dubois, Wyoming along U.S. 26 and 287 at an elevation of 9,500 feet and coated the top of Grand Targhee Resort Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service office in Riverton, Wyoming.

Meanwhile, snow fell over remote parts of northern Alaska last Friday, and was expected to become heavy over the Brooks Range into Tuesday.

This prompted the National Weather Service in Fairbanks to issue the first winter storm warning anywhere in the U.S. since mid-June. Up to 8 inches of wind-driven snow is possible over this remote part of the "Last Frontier," according to NWS-Fairbanks.
Cloud Precipitation

Fairbanks breaks 84-year-old record for wettest summer

Alaska
The city of Fairbanks has smashed - or, perhaps more appropriately, soaked - its record for wettest summer.

A shower on Friday pushed the summer precipitation total to 11.62 inches, breaking the record of 11.59 inches set in 1930. Records have been kept since 1906.

Precipitation totals are taken at Fairbanks International Airport, one of the driest locations in the area. Spots like Chatanika and Eielson can get considerably more rain.

"Since (the airport) got a lot, the other places probably got a whole lot," National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Berg told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

The total encompasses the precipitation received in June, July and August, not the specific dates that mark summer. Fairbanks endured its wettest June on record and second-wettest July. August has been dry by comparison, with 2.28 inches of rain heading into what's forecast to be a dry Sunday.

Comment: Imagine if the record rains continue into the fall and winter and you can see the possibility of the start of an impending Ice Age setting in.

Attention

Increase in volcanic activity continues: Ecuadoran volcano called 'Throat of Fire' in local language starts spewing ash 28,000ft into air

Tunguarahua volcano

The eruption is latest after months of activity around Tunguarahua volcano.

An Ecuadorean volcano is spewing ash five miles into the air, closely monitored by experts, after an eruption this weekend.

Ash from the Tunguarahua volcano, whose name means 'Throat of Fire' in the local Quechua language, was blown five miles, 28,000 ft, into the sky and drifted west.

It was the latest eruption from the volcano after a period of calm.

Tunguarahua volcano erupted on 29 July, 4 August and then again on 19 August.

Homes nearby have felt the strength of the eruptions, with the blast causing windows and roofs to vibrate.

Over the weekend the volcano started spewing small pyroclastic flows, a fast-moving current of hot gas and rock which can reach speeds of 450mph and temperatures of about 1,000 C.
Ice Cube

Al Gore predicted Arctic would be ice free: Ice cap now covers 1.7million square kilometres more than 2 years ago

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The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. 'The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,' he said. 'It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.'

Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.

But seven years after his warning, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that, far from vanishing, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession - with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012.

Comment: Despite the abundant information revealing the fact that global warming is a myth, the mainstream media continues to entertain it even though global cooling is much more likely in our future.

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Cloud Precipitation

Flash floods and extreme rainfall cause chaos in southern Sweden

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A car in Malmö on Sunday.
The Skåne region of southern Sweden was hit suddenly by extreme rains on Sunday morning, with houses flooded, buses evacuated, and people having to swim to safety from their cars.

Malmö, southern Sweden, received 20 millimetres of rain in under an hour on Sunday morning. One area near the town of Falsterbo rececived as much as 43 millimetres of rain during the night and early morning.

"We usually issue a warning if there will be 35 millimetres within 12 hours," Lovisa Andersson, meteorologist at Sweden's weather agency SMHI, stated.

A Danish weather agency, DMI, issued a warning for extreme rains in the Copenhagen area at around 10pm on Saturday night. There was no such warning on the Swedish side.
Cloud Precipitation

Copenhagen under water after rain pummels the city

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Streets, basements and landmarks like Tivoli were flooded from the 100mm of rain that soaked the capital region in the early Sunday hours.

Parts of Copenhagen were a wet mess on Sunday after more than 100mm of rain pummelled the city in the early morning hours.

Historic amusement park Tivoli, the prison Vestre Fængsel and the fortress Kastellet were among the locations reported as flooded by the Copenhagen Fire Brigade (Københavns Brandvæsen), which received 44 calls about water problems overnight.

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Health

Tourist nearly drowns during vicious geese attack in Guizhou, China

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Tourist Lu Chen is attacked by two geese.
A hapless tourist nearly drowned in a vicious attack by two geese when he strayed too close to their river nest in southern China.

Stunned Lu Chen had been paddling in the stream to cool down in Gaowen Village in China's Guizhou province, when the two large birds flew at him.

"I didn't know what was happening at first. There was a tremendous hissing and then they came straight at me," he said later.


Lu Chen strayed too close to their nest.
Attention

2 beached pygmy sperm whales die on beach in St. Augustine, Florida

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Pygmy sperm whale calf being transported from St. Augustine Beach by FWC
Two whales died after becoming stranded on St. Augustine beach Thursday.

Florida Fish and Wildlife said the whales were stranded on the beach near Ocean Trace Road during the afternoon.

Officials said a pygmy sperm whale calf was stranded alive on the beach. Its mother late became stranded.

FWC is not sure what happened, but they think the deaths may have been related to the birthing process. During birth, the mother will head towards shore and the calf will follow.

A necropsy will be performed tomorrow by the FWC and the Georgia Aquarium field station.

If anyone sees wildlife in distress, call 1-888-404-FWCC.
Health

Beaver mauls man near Rochester: 'It was like watching a horror film'

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An Upstate New York man is recovering after being attacked by a beaver while kayaking near Rochester.
An Upstate New York man is recovering after being attacked by a beaver last week.

WHAM-TV reports Michael Cavanaugh was in a kayak on Irondequoit Creek, about 7 miles outside of Rochester, when a beaver jumped out of the water and knocked him overboard on Tuesday, June 10. The Lima, N.Y., resident was pulled underwater, bitten on his back and suffered deep puncture wounds on his arm.

"I heard my name called out from the shop and I ran out the door to see a guy getting pulled into the water," BayCreek Paddling Center trainer Nate Reynolds told the ABC affiliate of the attack on Monday.

"It was like watching a horror film."

According to UPI, Reynolds had to hit the beaver with a paddle multiple times to get it to let go of Cavanaugh, killing the rodent. The paddling center temporarily closed so animal control could find its carcass and test it for rabies.

Cloud Lightning

Nebraska and Iowa receiving heavy thunderstorms


A collection of weather photos from icontribute submissions on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
Storms pushed through the area eastern Nebraska and western Iowa Sunday afternoon. Some of the heaviest damage was in Denison, Iowa, with toppled trees, powerlines and a flooded highway. The National Weather Service reported strong wind gusts, hail and heavy rain with these storms.
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