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Webcam shows summer snow on Lone Peak, Montana

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Big Sky resort's web camera near the top of Lone Peak shows a winter-like scene in July.

First Alert Chief Meteorologist Mark Heyka says snow can be expected above 8,000 feet Monday in western and southwestern Montana.

The Interactive Tram Cam faces down from the top of the Lone Peak Tram at 11,166 feet and faces the Mountain Village.

Snowflake

Rare July snowfall for the Northern Rockies

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A freak July cold front brought snow to the Northern Rockies on Monday in a rare weather event that set record-low daytime temperatures across Idaho and could see overnight readings at or near freezing in parts of the region, meteorologists said.

The combination of moisture and cold air from Alaska and Canada was expected to settle over Idaho, Montana and Wyoming through Tuesday in a pattern rarely seen in those states before late August or September, forecasters with the National Weather Service said.

More than an inch of snow was reported on Monday at the renowned ski resort of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and in the mountains of western Montana and central Idaho near Salmon, where local farmers scrambled to cover crops and potentially run sprinklers to prevent frost damage.

Cloud Precipitation

Death toll rises to 11 in northern Vietnam floods; greatest rainfall for 40 years

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Rainfall flooded many roads in Quang Ninh Province's Ha Long City. The province's People's Committee yesterday held an online meeting with local authorities to co-ordinate on repairing damage caused by heavy rain over the last two days.
The death toll rose to 11 in record floods in northern Vietnam, with at least six people still missing, authorities said Tuesday.

The latest victims include a mother and son whose house collapsed and buried them, according to Quang Ninh provincial department of agriculture.

"The possibility to find the six alive is very small," said Nguyen Duc Long, chairman of the province.

Floods triggered by heavy rains have damaged nearly 3,000 houses, and thousands of people have fled to safety, authorities said.

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Flood in Cua Ong, Quang Ninh province

Cloud Precipitation

Floods in Pakistan kill 69; nearly 300,000 affected

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Floodwater in Pakistan
At least 69 people have been killed and nearly three lakh others displaced across Pakistan in the devastating floods triggered by torrental rains, officials said today.

At least 34 people were killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, 15 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, eight in Punjab, seven in Balochistan and five in Gilgit-Baltistian, bringing the overall toll to 69, said Ahmad Kamal, an official with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

About 36 people sustained injuries in the rain and flood related accidents. At least 294,844 people were affected by the floods. About 1,855 houses have been destroyed and crops on 2,05,366 acres of land have been damaged.

NDMA along with army and civil authorities have taken measures to help the people displaced by the deluge.



Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 12-yr-old boy in Jamnagar, India

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Summary: The boy was identified as Gala Raba, a resident of Jambusar Nes village in Bhanvad taluka. Though the weather remained overcast on Friday there was no heavy rains reported from any part of Saurashtra on Friday.

However, sporadic light to moderate rains were recorded in few place in Saurahstra and Kutch region.


A 12-year-old boy died after being struck by lightning in Bhanvad taluka of Jamnagar district on Thursday late evening. The boy was identified as Gala Raba, a resident of Jambusar Nes village in Bhanvad taluka. The incident took place when he was playing in the field. Though the weather remained overcast on Friday there was no heavy rains reported from any part of Saurashtra on Friday. However, sporadic light to moderate rains were recorded in few place in Saurahstra and Kutch region. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a rainfall forecast for the next 48 hours.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills fisherman in Philippines

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A fisherman died after a bolt of lightning reportedly hit him while he was eating bread in Barangay Maya, Daanbantayan yesterday morning.

Police identified the fatality as Benancio Pepito, who suffered severe head injuries.

Investigator PO3 Victor Avenido said the town experienced intermittent rain and thunderstorm before the incident happened around 10 a.m.

Relatives told the police that Pepito sailed to the sea early in the morning to fish. He was using a wooden boat.

He later went back to shore to buy bread.

Some residents saw Pepito eating the bread while walking along the shore toward his boat when the lightning struck him, said Avenido in a phone interview.

They tried to help the fisherman and rush him to the hospital, but they noticed he was already dead.

Cloud Lightning

2015: A year of record-breaking extreme weather

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Wildfires: bigger, more frequent, and happening everywhere
The "State of the Climate," released annually by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found that 2014 was a record year for extreme weather: the "warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880." In other words, it was the hottest year ever recorded on Earth. This year is shaping up to be no different, as 2015 has seen record-breaking heat, cold, precipitation, and drought. Here's a running list of this year's frightening new milestones.

Comment: See also: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - June-2015: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval and High Strangeness



To understand what's going on, check out our book explaining how all these events are part of a natural climate shift, and why it's taking place now: Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection.

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Fire

10,000 holidaymakers evacuated in south of France due to wildfires

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Smoke can be seen rising from the fires
Up to 10,000 holidaymakers were evacuated from campsites in the south of France after wild fire ravaged nearby forests.

Firefighters and water planes were brought in to tackle the blazes which broke out near the town of Frejus, about 25 miles from Cannes.

Comment: See also: Study: Wildfire seasons are more destructive and lasting longer almost everywhere on Earth


Bizarro Earth

USGS: Earthquake Magnitude 7.0 - 234km W of Abepura, Indonesia

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Time
  1. 2015-07-27 21:41:22 (UTC)
  2. Times in other timezones
Nearby Cities
  1. 234km (145mi) W of Abepura, Indonesia
  2. 247km (153mi) W of Jayapura, Indonesia
  3. 314km (195mi) W of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
  4. 341km (212mi) ENE of Nabire, Indonesia
  5. 1195km (743mi) SSE of Koror Town, Palau
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Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills young farmer in the Philippines

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A young farmer died Sunday when he was struck by lightning on his way home in Remedios T. Romualdez town, Agusan Del Norte, police said.

Reports reaching Camp Crame on Monday said Joylito Hapson Mondano, 27 of Purok-4, Barangay Poblacion was walking with a friend, Adonar Batokan, along a rice field past noon Sunday when a thunderstorm broke out accompanied by lightning strikes.

Mondano was rushed by an rescue team to the Butuan Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival.