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Indianapolis reports coldest month on record

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July 2014 will go into the record books as the coldest July since records began in Indianapolis.

Temperatures will stay slightly below normal Thursday, putting the monthly average at 70.1 degrees. That's 0.5 degrees cooler than the previous July low of 70.6, set in 1947. Indianapolis has not even topped 90 degrees so far this year.

"The warmest day of 88 degrees (in July) is also the warmest temperature we've had so far this year," said StormTeam 6 meteorologist Todd Klaassen.In an average July, Indianapolis' temperature is 75.4 degrees. The record-low temperatures this July come two years after Indianapolis set a heat record.

In July 2012, the average temperature in Indianapolis was 84.0 degrees, shattering a record set in 1936. July 2011 was also toasty, with the average that month at 82.0 degrees, ranking it as the third-warmest July on record in Indianapolis. July 2009 was another cool month in Indianapolis, with the average temperature of 70.9, chilly enough for third place in the record books.

Comment: See also:

The Day the Earth Froze: Younger Dryas Ice Age caused by Storm of Comet Debris

Sott's Comets and Catastrophe Series

Attention

Dead finback whale floats in at California naval base

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Scientists will try to determine what killed a 40-foot whale that floated into the port at the Port Hueneme naval base.

Kimberly Gearhart, a public affairs officer with the base, says the whale appeared to have been dead for some time and may have been struck by a ship.

Officials believe the animal is a finback whale. When fully grown, finbacks can reach nearly 90 feet in length, making them the second-longest animal in the world. The species is listed as endangered.

The Ventura County Star reports biologists from the National Marine Fisheries Service arrived Wednesday to assess the situation.

The carcass has been secured to a wharf. After scientists take tissue samples it will be towed out to sea.

Source: Associated Press
Snowflake Cold

Record low temperatures outpace record highs nearly 2-1 in U.S.

Numbers released today by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center show that not only has July been abnormally cool in the USA, but so has 2014 in general. For the last 30 days, there have been 574 record highest temperatures in the USA, and 1,726 record lowest. A ratio of 3 to 1, indicating that July was very cool. But, the year so far has also been cool.

So far for the USA year to date, the numbers of record lows outpace the highs two to one.

This year, here have been been 12,644 daily record lowest temperatures versus 6,615 record highest temperatures in the USA, a ratio of 1.91 to 1.0.

For all types of high and low daily records for the year to date, there were 29,372 cold records versus 16,761 warm records, a ratio of 1.75 to 1.0

If all high and low daily record types are considered for the last 365 days, cold still outpaces warm. There are 46,712 cold records versus 36,650 warm records.

The ratios for monthly all time records also see cold records outpacing warm ones.
Stop

Yet another case of possible outgassing: Mystery of the bad smell floating around Oxford

A bad smell floating around Oxford has been baffling officials and turning residents' stomachs.
The mystery odour, described by some as like "cheesy wotsits", "sick" or just "awful" started on Monday night and continued into Tuesday.

It arrived on a warm night in the historical city, when many people had their windows open trying to catch a breeze.

Some assumed the stench was caused by raw sewage but Thames Water said its investigations had not found a problem.

A spokesman said teams at the Oxford sewage treatment works had reported that all equipment was working as usual and there have been no operational problems.

Gerry Vickers told the Oxford Times the smell had made it "impossible to go out" of his elderly mother's house in Headington Quarry, Oxford.

Comment: We wonder if prior to the recent series of gas explosions in Taiwan, there were also cases of unexplained and mysterious stench.

In order to understand all sorts of phenomena, including possible outgassing and massive gas explosions all around the world, read Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.

Also consider the following excerpt from Superluminal Communications dated 26 of July, 2014:
Q: (Data) I would like to ask about this hole that opened up in Siberia that makes like a sinkhole that also has ejected material around. What caused this hole?

A: Gases exploding within the earth. We told you that an infinitesimal slowing of the earth rotation would cause things to "open up". Expect more of that in future as well. You did not ask what sparked the "explosion"? We can tell you to once again think of greater current flow.

Q: (L) So an electrically sparked inner earth explosion. That's creepy!

(Pierre) Earth opening up, gas released, and more electric current discharged.

(Perceval) I wonder could that be caused by a lightning strike, for example?

A: Yes.

Q: (L) So a lightning strike could strike the earth, and if the gas was within a...

(Pierre) These crazy fires everywhere... Gas, lightning, fireball, boom boom.

(Kniall) Did something like this happen in Harlem? There was a gas explosion in a building, and then the appearance of a sinkhole. It could have been the same kind of thing.

(L) Remember some time ago we asked about all the fires, and they talked about electrical sparking or something then? Even back then. It's not all necessarily fireballs.

(Perceval) They said that all those fires in like frozen land with scrub and bogs was gas.

(L) It's freakin' gas being released, and sparks.


Cloud Lightning

Mother Nature's most fatal weather - Death by flood less common than by lightning

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It might not kill a lot of people, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't fear a flood.
Severe lightning storms, such as the one that killed one and injured at least seven on Venice Beach last Sunday, are incredibly rare events. Dying because of one? Even rarer. However, a report on extreme weather - related deaths released Wednesday found that death by flood is even more uncommon.

The data, collected by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers, showed that while lightning strikes killed 182 Americans between 2006 and 2010, flooding was directly responsible for 93 fatalities.

Despite record stateside flooding within the past year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported only 28 flood fatalies in 2013, most of which occured while victims were driving.

CDC researchers analyzed death tolls caused by five kinds of severe weather: heat, cold, storms, floods, and lightning. Overall, 10,649 people died as a result of extreme weather events over the five-year period. The CDC also provides data tables showing the likelihood of death based on gender and race. White males, it appears, are the most likely to die from severe weather across the board.
Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rain in Netherlands causes €10 mil in damage

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The heavy rainfall in The Netherlands on Monday has caused around €10 million in damage according to the first rough estimate from the Union of Insurers (Verbond van Verzekeraars).

This estimate pertains to personal homes, and has not taken into account car damage or damage for companies and the agrarian sector.

Insurance companies will be able to pay damage caused by water leaking through holes in the roof, but flooding on the ground floor requires separate coverage, according to the NOS.

In Amsterdam, at least 30 fire trucks were called in, some on a voluntary basis from Diemen, Duivendrecht and Amstelveen, to assist people affected by the flooding. At a certain point, the fire department would only come to aid in case of short-circuiting.

Nobody was injured in the flooding, the effects of which are still causing problems in various areas of the country. In Alphen aan den Rijn, residents banded together with sand bags, buckets and water pumps to prevent water from breaching a dike. In 24 hours, more rain fell in Alphen than normally falls in one month.

In other parts of the country, the fire department is still working to pump away the water from the torrent on Monday. In Kockengen, Utrecht, the streets are still inundated, and the water boards believe it may take days to clear it all away. "It's disappointing to find this situation the same the day after the rain", a resident tells the NOS.


Comment: Netherlands must boost flood defences

Attention

Dead whale found on Toti beach, South Africa

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FILE PIC. A humpback whale is seen at the beginning of whale watching season.
An unidentified adult whale was found washed up on the beach in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday morning.

The South Coast Sun reported the dead whale washed ashore on the beach overlooking Ocean View Drive, roughly a kilometer from the main beach.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife officials are scene inspecting the 12 meter long mammal after officials received phone calls about the beached whale earlier this morning.

Officials reportedly took samples for research purposes.

"There are no marks on the whale to indicate it had been injured or hit by a boat," an official told the South Coast Sun.

A group of curious spectators also emerged to take a look at the whale.

Fish

Thousands of dead fish found floating in Chesapeake Bay

Thousands of dead fish appeared on the surface of the Chesapeake Bay over the weekend near the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

James Ryan, a fisherman of Virginia Beach, captured video of the unusual sight. He said the fish are bunker fish, also known as menhaden. Fishermen say menhaden can be used as bait for crab, or be harvested for fish oil.

Social media posts from area fishermen indicate a commercial boat from Omega Protein was in the area at the time. 10 On Your Side contacted Omega, and company spokesman Ben Landry said an Omega vessel was not and could not have been involved, because the company does not have fishing operations on weekends or holidays.

Environmentalists said such an incident would result from either of two likely causes - commercial fishing, when a crew hauls in more fish that it can store, or poor water quality.

10 On Your Side is awaiting response from the Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to find out more about how the fish were killed.

Windsock

Wild weather in Tasmania causes electricity cuts and one death

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Wild weather is lashing Tasmania, with communities in the state's north facing flooding danger and the south enduring a major blackout

A 63-year-old woman has been killed by a falling tree in Launceston during a fourth day of wild weather across Tasmania.

Police were notified about midday that the woman was trapped under a tree at her home in the suburb of Trevallyn.

Inspector Michael Johnston said police were still at the property investigating the circumstances of the woman's death.

"They'd had a number of trees fall on her property and they were in the process of clearing those when a further tree fell and struck her," he said.

"She was trapped under the tree. Her husband was able to cut some of the tree away and get her out.

"Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead at the scene."

Extreme weather is causing massive power disruptions and damage as trees fall onto houses and power lines.

Bizarro Earth

New un-Earthly phenomenon! 'Crater-holes' opening in Siberia 'not in scientific literature'

Siberian hole
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A Siberian hole that opened up mysteriously and was reported in July 2014.
A trio of mysterious gaping holes in northern Siberia has spawned many theories about the craters' origin, but scientists have suggested some concrete explanations.

In mid-July, reindeer herders stumbled across a crater that was approximately 260 feet (80 meters) wide, on the Yamal Peninsula, whose name means "end of the world," The Siberian Times reported. Since then, two new chasms - a 50-foot (15 m) crater in the Taz district and a 200- to 330-foot (60 to 100 m) crater in the Taymyr Peninsula - have also been reported.

Neither aliens nor meteorites caused the strange cavities, as some had speculated, but the true explanation could be exciting nonetheless. Russian scientists have launched an investigation to find out more.

Helicopter video footage of the first hole shows it is surrounded by a mound of loose dirt that appears to have been thrown out of the hole.

Comment:
"It's not even in the [scientific] literature..."
Wow, are we living in 'interesting times' or what?!

We can offer an alternative explanation to pingos and man-made global warming.

For an explosion you need two things: an igniter and combustible material. The Arctic, as with many other places on Earth is outgassing methane at never-before-seen rates. Lightning discharge events are also increasing in intensity and frequency because the solar wind is being grounded while comet dust loading of the atmosphere increases nucleation and resistance, leading to greater precipitation and greater charge-rebalancing respectively.

See Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World - Book 3 where this is explained in greater detail.

These 'crater- holes' are not an indication of global warming. They're another indication of the planet opening up.

Speaking of exploding Earth, notice how this lady in Florida described this monster sinkhole open up earlier this month...

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