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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - November 2017: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

This past November broke many records, from fireballs to floods to unseasonable snow in both hemispheres of our planet.
After an unusually strong X class solar flare and unusual solar activity back in September, possibly related to a series of powerful earthquakes above 7.0 mg in New Caledonia and Mexico; this month was marked by three earthquakes in Iraq/Iran, Chile and South Korea, that caused widespread damage. Meanwhile the volcanic activity seems to have reached a seasonal peak (yes, soon we'll have to start talking about 'Volcano season'!.

These increased geological phenomena, and the official predictions of earthquake activity increase in 2018 due to the slow down of earth's rotation, have left affected people with a feeling of dread.

Droughts also hit Portugal and Spain last month, while sheets of water fell in South America, Australia and in most parts of Asia. All this at a time when meteorologists are finding themselves having to use the term 'atmospheric phenomena' because rainfall just doesn't cut it anymore.

Trumpet sounds and portents in the sky were seen as harbingers of interesting times in the past, from the social and political arena, to significant cosmic events. So fasten your seat belt folks, because it seems that things are going to get rough.

Check out the other releases of 2017:

Candy Cane

'Strange noise in the sky' recorded in Palmetto, Florida

Strange sounds in Palmetto, FL
© YouTube/Erik Rowan
Strange noise in sky, November 27, 2017 in Palmetto, FL.

Cloud Grey

Huge, mushroom-shaped 'fire cloud' generates its own weather over Southern California

Professional photographer Greg Vitalich took this photo of the massive imposing smoke generated by the Thomas Fire from his back deck in Newbury Park on Dec. 11, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
© Greg Vitalich
Professional photographer Greg Vitalich took this photo of the massive imposing smoke generated by the Thomas Fire from his back deck in Newbury Park on Dec. 11, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
Many were captivated early Sunday afternoon when a massive pyrocumulus cloud, or fire cloud, formed over the Santa Ynez Mountains in Southern California.

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County generated the foreboding mushroom cloud of smoke resembling what you might see above an erupting volcano.

Professional photographer Greg Vitalich of Newbury Park was one of those who caught sight of the otherworldly view of smoke.

"I was leaving the house to go to lunch and I was stopped in my tracks at the sight of that omonious cloud," Vitalich says. "I've grown used to seeing the smoke and the fire from my house in recent days. This was a lot different from what I've seen."


'Horns or trumpets' heard in the skies of Edmonton, Canada

Trumpet sounds in Edmonton, CA
© YouTube/Queen Mea
November 9th, 2017 at around 2:30 pm My daughter and I heard what sounded like horns or trumpets being blown in Edmonton Alberta Canada.

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All 50 states have recorded snow two weeks ahead of Christmas

Snow cover as of Dec. 13

Snow cover as of Dec. 13
As of December 12 2017, 23.6% of the U.S. surface is covered with snow, but what is especially striking is that more than two weeks before Christmas day, all 50 states have seen snow on the ground despite much of it rapidly melting away in some areas. December marks a turning point towards more wintry weather, but it is not so common to see so much snow on the ground this early, especially in some areas of the south and more so with La Niña influencing U.S. weather.

Potent snow storm blankets the South

A total of 17 states saw snowfall (see video below) in one degree or another late last week as a very active cold front colored in white a large swath extending diagonally from New Mexico and Texas, to New England. Record breaking snow of a foot or more was recorded in some counties of Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina.


Incredible timelapse film released by NASA shows new island being formed out of ash from erupting volcano

View from above the new Tongan island, which formed after a submarine eruption
View from above the new Tongan island, which formed after a submarine eruption
An incredible timelapse video released by NASA shows a new island being formed after a submarine volcano eruption in the Tonga.

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, which is made up of a volcanic ash, could now remain for up to 30 years, according to a study by the space agency.

The new land mass, which has a 400ft (120m) summit, was created after an eruption lasting from December 2014 to January 2015 and was initially predicted to last a few months.

The new study said the island, which is the first of its type to persist in the modern satellite era (post-1978), offers a "first step to understand erosion rates".

Snowflake Cold

UK reels from five-day freeze with another severe weather warning issued

Severe weather warning for ice issued as UK reels from five-day freeze

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for ice
Commuters face another day of difficult journeys as icy conditions look set to continue through rush hour for much of the UK.

Following a weekend gripped by the coldest temperatures of 2017, the freeze is expected to loosen its hold on Wednesday.

But a severe yellow weather warning will continue until 11am across most of England, Wales and Scotland, as remaining ice threatens treacherous conditions on roads and paths.

Comment: The UK is infamous for it's inability to deal with cold weather and with winter only just beginning it's not a good sign what with predictions, and signs we can see all around the world, that we're entering an ice age. This unusual weather is blamed on a 'polar vortex', where the jet stream in the north pole descends further south bringing with it extremely frigid air. And with each year it seems to be behaving more erratically, meandering further south and with an ever increasing regularity. It's effects are being felt all over the northern hemisphere (though the same is happening in the southern hemisphere too) where winters begin more abruply and are much more intense than before. This is all probably related to our sun which is slowing down and causing other unusual weather phenomena on Earth. And it's not just Earth that these changes are being documented, it's happening through the solar system.

For more information see Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk's book: Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic connection.


Rare snownado filmed at national park in Poland

A rare glimpse at a snownado

A rare glimpse at a snownado
A Polish man walking in a national park captured video of a rare winter weather phenomenon -- a snownado.

Michal Bielas posted a video to Facebook showing the unusual sight that greeted him Monday during a walk in Tatra National Park.

The video depicts a whirlwind rolling through the snow, creating what is known as a snownado or snow devil.

Ice Cube

Thousands of ice balls wash up in the Gulf of Finland on the Russian coast

The balls were up to seven in diameter

The balls were up to seven in diameter and no definitive explanation for their existence has been accepted
Strange ice balls that washed up on the coast may have been caused by oil pollution, an ecological expert has said.

A video shows the strangely uniformly sized ice balls washing up in the Gulf of Finland in north-western Russia.

Ecologist Ilya Leukhin told local media that oil spills in the water could have created the ice balls but she was not the only one with a possible explanation for the phenomenon.

Yuryi Shahov, who videoed and shared the sight online, said: 'Seems that someone has thrown snowballs into the Gulf.'

Some believe that snow was rolled together by the waves, or that what look like ice balls could in fact be stones covered with ice.


Fin whale dies after being stranded at Newport News, Virginia

dead whale
A large whale has been spotted in the Newport News Channel just off King-Lincoln Park Beach near the Monitor Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel.

On Tuesday morning, the whale was moving and appeared to be stuck in the shallow water. The whale was declared dead by Tuesday afternoon. It is being moved to deeper water.

The Newport News Police Department Marine Unit is on scene. The Virginia Aquarium's Stranding Response Team has been notified and are working on a plan.

While whales are not uncommon in local waters during colder months, some can become stranded, lost or injured by boaters.