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Storm dumps up to 2 feet of snow in 24 hours on Cleveland, Ohio

Image of measuring tape in snow in Cuyahoga County from winter storm on Dec. 1, 2020.
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Image of measuring tape in snow in Cuyahoga County from winter storm on Dec. 1, 2020.
The National Weather Service has released its 24-hour snowfall total following Monday night's winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some places.

The totals were released late Tuesday night after a collaborative measuring effort from "highway departments, cooperative observers, Skywarn spotters and media," the NWS said in its report.


Ashland County

Hayesville—6.3 inches

Ashtabula County

South Madison—20.7 inches
Orwell—19.6 inches
Cherry Valley—18.2 inches
Trumbull—16.5 inches
Pierport— 15.5 inches
Monroe Center—10.2 inches
Kelloggsville—10.0 inches
Geneva—6.0 inches
Edgewood— 3.6 inches
Ashtabula—2.8 inches

Cloud Precipitation

More floods leave 5 dead, 1 missing and 5,000 displaced after 38.5 inches of rain in 3 days in Vietnam

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More deadly flooding has struck in Vietnam, with at least 5 fatalities reported, 1 missing and over 5,000 evacuated.

Vietnam's Disaster Management Agency (VNDMA) reported heavy rains and flooding in central and south-central regions as well as the Central Highlands over the last few days. Between 28 November and 01 December, Tam Tra in Quang Nam recorded 986mm of rain and Ho Am Chua Lake in Khanh Hoa Province 820mm.

Four fatalities were reported in Khanh Hoa Province. Around 2,574 people were evacuated from their homes, many of them in the coastal town of Nha Trang in the province, where flood water was up to 50cm deep on 01 December 2020.


Attention

Strong eruption at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Sakurajima Volcano eruption
© YouTube/Volcano Time-Lapse (screen capture)
At 11:55 JST an explosion was registered. Ballistic fragments were pounding the slopes.


Comment: The recent uptick in volcanic and seismic activity continues! On Nov. 29th Earth-orbiting satellites detected the biggest solar flare in more than 3 years.


Attention

More explosions and lava flows at Volcan De Fuego, Guatemala

volcan de fuego eruption
© YouTube/Volcano Time-Lapse (screen capture)
Activity slowed after midnight. The feed is strong and steady. Thanks for watching!! A big thank you to Crelosa!


Comment: At the same volcano two days earlier: Explosions at Volcan De Fuego, Guatemala


Snowflake

Tasmania wakes up to SNOW on the second day of summer in Australia

Residents in Tasmania woke up to snow (pictured) while the rest of the country sweltered through a heatwave

Residents in Tasmania woke up to snow (pictured) while the rest of the country sweltered through a heatwave
While parts of Australia sweltered through the hottest November on record, regions in Tasmania woke to a dusting of summer snow.

Tuesday night's blustery cold front brought falls to the summit of Hobart's Mount Wellington and elevated areas of the central highlands on the first and second day of summer.

Great Lake Hotel duty manager Truen Johns said sleet in the early evening turned to snow which was several inches deep by the morning.

'I woke up to everything covered in white,' he said.

Bureau of Meteorology's Tristan Oakley explained that Tasmania's low pressure system is what led the state to miss out on the heatwave over the weekend.


Comment: Related: First day of summer in Australia sees temperatures reach a blistering 48C while SNOW is forecast for one state


Seismograph

Taal Volcano in the Philippines records 5 earthquakes in 24 hours

Taal Volcano (taken October 26, 2020).
© Mike Frialde/INQUIRER.net
Taal Volcano (taken October 26, 2020).
Five volcanic earthquakes were recorded in Taal Volcano in the last 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Wednesday.

In its 8 a.m. volcano bulletin, Phivolcs said Taal Volcano also emitted steam-laden plumes at the main crater vents.

Weak to moderate degassing activity in Daang Kastila Trail were also recorded in the volcano.

The agency also noted that the northwestern part of the Taal Caldera still has inflation while the southwestern part showed no changes after the Taal eruption.

Umbrella

Flooding in southern provinces of Thailand after heavy rainfall

Pedestrians cross a flooded street in Muang district of Songkhla following heavy rain on Monday night.
© Assawin Pakkawan
Pedestrians cross a flooded street in Muang district of Songkhla following heavy rain on Monday night.
Heavy rain on Monday night caused new flooding in many parts of the southern provinces of Songkhla and Phatthalung.

In Songkhla, Nam Krachai five-way junction - which connects Muang, Hat Yai, Chana and Singha Nakhon districts - at Moo 2 village in tambon Phawong, Muang district, was about 40 centimetres under water on Tuesday morning.

The old Kanchanawanich road to Hat Yai, in particular, was impassable. Many cars were left stalled in the water along the road.


Ice Cube

British Columbia glaciers 38% thicker than expected, surprising study finds

Ben Pelto, Kindy Gosal, Alexandre Bevington and Jesse Milner take radar measurements while towing the radar high on the Nordic Glacier in the southern B.C. Interior.

Ben Pelto, Kindy Gosal, Alexandre Bevington and Jesse Milner take radar measurements while towing the radar high on the Nordic Glacier in the southern B.C. Interior.
Extensive radar surveys on five glaciers in the Columbia River Basin has found the ice is 38 per cent thicker than originally believed, according to a new study from the University of Northern British Columbia.

Lead author Ben Pelto and his colleagues skied cross country on the glaciers over 182 kilometres, pulling a sled-mounted ice-penetrating radar system to collect thousands of measurements.

They found the total volume of ice in the basin is roughly 122 cubic kilometres, or about 23 per cent more than computer modelling had estimated.

"I was surprised that the models were off by that much," said Pelto, who completed the work with support from the University of Victoria's Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and from B.C. Hydro. "There are about 17,000 glaciers in B.C. and until now we only had ice measurements from a handful of them."

Seismograph

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Balleny Islands region, South Pacific Ocean

Balleny islands quake map
© Volcano Discovery
Date & time: 1 Dec 2020 08:52:58 UTC - 10 hours ago
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 2 Dec 6.52 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 62°S / 154.53°E

Comment: A 6.1 magnitude earthquake also hit the Balleny Islands region last week on Nov. 25, 2020.


Attention

Semeru volcano erupts on Java, Indonesia

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About 550 people fled home as the Semeru volcano on Indonesia's main Java Island released incandescent lava and hot clouds on early Tuesday, according to the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency.

The agency spokesperson Raditya Jati said that 300 of these people fled to an observation post, and the rest stayed at shelters located in the Supiturang village.

The volcano, located in the Lumajang district of the East Java province, erupted at 1:23 a.m. local time on Tuesday. It released lava of up to 1 km and hot clouds of up to 11 km towards the Besok Kobokan area, southeast of the summit.

At 3:00 a.m. local time, rain fell with the rain water mixed with the volcanic ash around the observation post.

"We estimate this condition happened due to the quite strong potential hot lava," Jati said.


Comment: Two days earlier in the same region: Large ash content erupts from Ile Lewotolok volcano in Indonesia