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Colorado's wildfires continue to rage

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A wildfire burned Sunday afternoon in the area of US 285 and County Road 56 -- about 19 miles north of Fairplay and three miles southeast of Kenosha Pass.
The U.S. Forest Service says "human shooting" sparked the 250-acre wildfire that is burning in the area of US 285 and County Road 56 - about 19 miles north of Fairplay and three miles southeast of Kenosha Pass.

Authorities are calling it the Snyder Creek II Fire because there was also a fire in the same area last year.

As of 10 p.m. Sunday, the blaze was 10 percent contained. It's estimated to be fully under control by 6 p.m. Monday. The Snyder Creek II Fire was reported just after 4:20 p.m. Sunday.

Comment: While it is possible that the wildfire was man-made, it's also possible that the fireballs we've seen have had a role to play. Check out SOTT Worldview for a look at the wildfires and meteors just this week:




Cloud Precipitation

Israel sees 'unseasonable downpours', flooding, and the coldest temperatures in decades

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Illustrative photo of Israelis watching flash floods in Nahal Og that empties into the Dead Seat, November 26, 2014.
Heavy rainfall closed a road near the Dead Sea on Sunday as unseasonable downpours and stormy conditions continued to lash much of Israel over a wet weekend.

Parts of route 90 were closed to traffic as the Nahal David and Nahal Tze'elim streams, which run off into the salt-water lake, flooded the road. The highway was blocked south of Metzukei Dragot and north of Ein Bokek by the water.

Police and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority closed to the public hiking routes along wadis in the area as a safety precaution. The wadis are popular attractions during rainy seasons with hikers hoping to catch sight of rainwater from mountainous areas rushing along the riverbeds.

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Fish

Flying Asian carp 'attack' Missouri rowing team at Creve Coeur Lake

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Rowers attacked by flying fish
Benjamin Rosenbaum captured footage of the struggle between Washington University's rowing team and the Asian carp of Creve Coeur Lake.

A man filming a Missouri school's rowing team practice captured the moment dozens of Asian carp started leaping from the water, striking some of the rowers.

Benjamin Rosenbaum was filming the Friday rowing practice for the Washington University freshman team in Creve Coeur Lake, outside of St. Louis, when dozens of Asian carp started jumping from the water, surrounding the boat.

Some of the fish struck the rowers and landed in their boat.

"The fish was flopping on my legs. It was so slippery that I couldn't get a grip on it," team member Devin Patel told CNN.

The rowers said no one was injured, but the smell of fish lingered once the waters went quiet.


Cloud Precipitation

US: Flash flooding closes roads in Alabama

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Flash floods hit Alabama
An afternoon and evening filled with rainfall is causing flooding in some areas of the county.

A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 2:45am for southwestern Mobile County. Doppler estimated rainfall totals of over 7 to 8 inches have fallen near Grand Bay.

Multiple roads have been closed in southwestern Mobile County, including Ramsey Road, Highway 188, McGehee and AL 188, Potter Tract and Cemetery, Old Pascagoula, Serenity Gardens, McDonald Road, and I-10 at the Waffle House, Three Notch and McFarland.

Comment: Also see:

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  • Interstate north of Milwaukee closed due to record rains, floods
  • Tornadoes lash Central US - 1 dead in Illinois



Frog

12 years later gorilla remembers girl after being released in the wild

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For the past 15 years the Aspinall Foundation has been reintroducing captive gorillas back into the wild. They go from the Howletts Wild Animal Park In England to their million acres in West Africa.

In the following video a father Damien and his daughter Tansy set out on a trip to West Africa to find their beloved gorillas Djalta and Bimms which they raised and released in 2003. It has been 12 years since they have seen their friends, and they have traveled half way around the world to find them. Will they find them? Will the gorillas accept Tansy after not seeing her for 12 years?

Watch the video below to find out. Do you think the gorillas would remember them after 12 long years? leave a comment below





Comment: Amazing how animals can not only form bonds with humans but can also remember them years later.


Bizarro Earth

Massive wildfire in Siberia destroys homes, injures over 70

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More than 70 people were injured and over 118 homes were destroyed in a massive wildfire in the Republic of Khakassia in Siberia.

More than 70 people were injured in a massive wildfire in the Republic of Khakassia in Siberia. Information about the death of two people is currently being verified, according to the official website of the republic.

On Sunday, due to strong gusty winds in Khakassia, the risk of fire escalated sharply. At 1:00 PM local time, the head of the republic introduced an emergency regime in Khakassia. Earlier, a law enforcement source in the region said that as a result of fires in Khakassia, 47 people had been injured and two died, reports RIA Novosti.

"As of 6:00 PM local time the fire has affected more than 70 people. There is circumstantial evidence of two of the victims. The numbers are constantly being clarified," said in a statement.

Earlier it was reported that, according to recent data, 118 houses had burned down and a state of emergency was announced.

Comment: The season is only beginning. Look for larger and more devastating events this year.


Attention

Humpback whale found dead near Westport, Washington

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A dead baby humpback whale washed up near Westport
A dead baby humpback whale has washed ashore near Westport, Washington.

Cascadia Research told KING-TV they plan to head to Westport at low tide on Sunday to begin their investigation.

The whale was found about a mile north of West Haven State Park on Saturday.

Source: Associated Press

Cloud Lightning

Severe storms bring flooding, hail, and tornadoes to Ohio

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2015's flooding along the Ohio River forced many communities to evacuate, leaving behinding haunting scenes of damage.
Heavy rain and storms moved out of Ohio yesterday, wrapping up a soggy workweek that brought flooding and damage to many parts of the state.

Flood warnings and flash-flood watches lingered yesterday in southern and southeastern Ohio while residents of other areas assessed this week's weather damage.

Flooding in Tuscarawas and Harrison counties in eastern Ohio on Thursday turned yards into lakes and kept many drivers off the roads, WKYC-TV of Cleveland reported.

Comment: Severe weather has been ramping up across the world for the past decade. Check out SOTT's Earth Changes videos for more info:




Moon

4.4 mag earthquake in Sarajevo, several more minor ones in Turkey

Date & time: Sun, 12 Apr 00:05:33 UTC
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.77°N / 18.54°E [Map]
Nearest volcano: Vesuvius (471 km)
Primary data source: GFZ

Comment: There were also several minor earthquakes in Turkey yesterday up to 3.7 mag.


Attention

Man killed by elephant in Dooars, India

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Asian elephant
A herd of elephants entered Karbela tea garden of Dooars on Sunday morning and started a rampage which cost life tea worker working there at the time.

The deceased has been identified as Nelson Munda. He was a contractual worker working at the garden when suddenly the elephant herd entered into the tea garden. The jumbos killed him before he could escape with his life. This caused a panic among the other workers and the work was halted for some time.

Angered by the repeated incidents of elephant attack on the tea workers there, the workers demonstrated against the tea garden authority and the forest department demanding security for working there. Later police retrieved the body.