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Strange trumpeting sounds heard in Anchorage, Alaska

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On November 25, 2019, YouTuber 'Shannon Maybe' shared footage of strange trumpet sounds she heard in the skies of Anchorage, Alaska around 1:00 a.m.

A commenter on the video attributed the sound to road graters which she dismissed:
... it's not tho.. I looked up other videos on here and the sounds are the same in other states, some during the days and with no snow out...
Another commenter said the noise was from the HAARP project, to which she replied:
I've lived here my whole life, I've never heard that here before ever! HAARP is here in Alaska.


Thanksgiving storm dumps 4 feet of snow at Big Bear Resort, California

Thanksgiving Storm Drops 4 Feet of Snow on Big Bear Mountain

Thanksgiving storm drops 4 feet of snow on Big Bear Mountain
A Thanksgiving storm brought snow to much of the Inland Empire. Just how much? Up to four feet at Big Bear. Here's a look at snowfall totals at various elevations as of midday Friday, according to the National Weather Service:

Big Bear Resorts (7,100 feet) 48 inches
Snow Valley (6,800 feet) 36 inches
Arrowbear (6,200 feet) 33.5 inches
Lake Arrowhead South (5,200 feet) 30 inches
Mountain High Resort (6,900 feet) 30 inches
Big Bear City ( 6,800 feet) 18-30 inches
Wrightwood (6,400 feet) 24-28 inches
Twin Peaks (5,700 feet) 27 inches
Running Springs (6,000 feet) 27 inches
Mount Baldy (5,000 feet) 24 inches
Idyllwild (5,400 feet) 14-18 inches
Anza-Borrego (4,200) 4 inches
Beaumont (2,600 feet) 1-2 inches
Victorville (2,900 feet) 1-2 inches


Up to 4 feet of snowfall overnight with 100 mph wind gusts in areas around Anchorage, Alaska

As gusting winds thrashed Anchorage and the surrounding areas overnight Wednesday into Thursday, snow was piling up in the Susitna Valley.

The Susitna Valley got around 1 to 3 feet of snow through midday Thursday, with the heaviest snowfall north of Talkeetna. Most of the precipitation along the Parks Highway corridor north of Willow, up to Broad Pass, was expected to shift to the west Thursday evening — but not before another 6 to 12 inches would fall, according to Shaun Baines, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Anchorage.

"And then overnight tonight, that snow is going to sit mostly over the western Susitna Valley," Baines said.

Hatcher Pass got around 4 feet of snow, according to a rough estimate by the weather service Thursday afternoon. In its morning avalanche forecast, the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center said the avalanche hazard could rise from considerable to high Thursday amid continuing strong winds and heavy snow.


Thanksgiving snow blankets high desert area of Antelope Valley, California

Heavy snow blanketed the Antelope Valley as a Thanksgiving storm hit the high desert area Thursday.

Palmdale saw more than a dusting of snow as more than three inches covered the region. Some parts of Lancaster saw upwards of 5 inches of snow.

"So we wake up, we look outside the window, and there's just snow. It's wild. It's crazy," said 16-year-old Christopher Romero.

Romero says he's never seen his Palmdale home covered in snow.

The snow was a welcome sight for him.

Snowflake Cold

Frozen harvest leaves bitter taste for U.S. sugar beet farmers

snow on sugar beet

Snow on sugar beet
Weather during harvest season in the U.S. Red River Valley, a fertile sugar beet region in Minnesota and North Dakota, has to farmers felt like a series of plagues.

Rain and snow pelted crops in September and October. That was followed by a blizzard, and then warm temperatures that left fields a boggy mess. Next came a deep freeze, ruining the underground sugar beet crop, and dealing a harsh blow to farm incomes.

"I can take a couple of perils from Mother Nature and after that I'm on my knees," said Dan Younggren, 59, who was unable to harvest 500 acres (200 hectares) of sugar beets, or 40% of his plantings near Hallock, Minnesota. "We've never had a situation like this."

Extreme weather has hampered planting and harvesting of corn, soybeans, and other crops throughout 2019 across the United States and Canadian farm belts.

But in Minnesota and North Dakota, which accounted for 56% of the U.S. sugar beet acres this year, the freeze is a double whammy.


World Snow Wrap, November 29 - Metres of snow in California, Europe's exceptional snowfall continues

Prato Nevoso in the Italian alps on Tuesday after 24 hours of consistent snow.

Prato Nevoso in the Italian alps on Tuesday after 24 hours of consistent snow.
Most of the action has swung to the US this week with big snowfalls in the Sierras and the Rockies and a lot more to come. The snow doesn't want to let up in Europe with more on the way this weekend while consistent snow looks likely next week for Hokkaido. There's also a chance Whistler could see its first real winter storm next week.


The last two weeks of November have turned on plenty of snow with some great powder turns in the open resorts in Colorado last weekend followed by more snow on Tuesday. The southern Rockies did best with Telluride reporting 25cms and there is more on the way, southern Colorado in line for 30 to 60cms over the next 24 hours. However, the big snow news is California where the Sierra's are getting hammered, the Tahoe resorts receiving 30 to 90cms and the snow level was low with up to 50cms at lake level. Further south, Mammoth Mountain also saw big totals with 90cms over 48 hours.


Explosion with near pyroclastic flow at Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico

Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico.
At 02:33 hours an explosion was registered at Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico.

This clip is time-lapsed from real-time.

Enjoy your day.


Volcano in Guatemala erupts - 3 explosions an hour

The Guatemalan Santa Maria volcano has erupted regularly over November, according to INVISUMEH, the country's institute for volcanology. The organisation reported eruptions at the mountain's summit as much as three times per hour over one week.

According to INVISUMEH, explosions surfaced at Santa Maria one to three times per day from November 20 to 26.

The eruptions sent "avalanches" of material descending towards the east, west and southwest flanks of the mountain.

Explosions also coughed out a billowing plume of smoke into the sky, reaching 1,698-2,952 metres above Santa Maria's 12,000-foot height and drifting towards the west and southwest.

Some of this ash fell locally, around El Faro, Santa Maria, and Viejo Palma.

Snowflake Cold

Heavy snow lowers temperature, disrupts traffic in Xinjiang, China

Braving the cold, police officers and civil border guards patrol a ranch on the border with Mongolia in Changji, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Sunday
© Zhou You
Braving the cold, police officers and civil border guards patrol a ranch on the border with Mongolia in Changji, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Sunday

With an upper-level trough moving east, heavy snow swept northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from Thursday, drastically lowering temperature and forcing closure of some highway sections.

The lowest temperature in Kuitun City in northern Xinjiang dropped significantly to minus 14 degrees Celsius. Local residents put on thicker clothes to combat the cold wave.

The snow also battered Manasi County in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, with the mercury dipping below 10 degrees Celsius. The local sanitation department dispatched six snow plows to clear thick snow that had already accumulated on roads.

Cloud Precipitation

November flooding in UK 'a once-in-60-years weather event'

Swathes of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire was under water for days
© PA
Swathes of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire was under water for days.

Heavy rainfall which brought
parts of the country to its knees earlier his month - and killed at least one person - was a "once-in-60-years" weather event, experts have said.

The deluge, described by residents in the worst-hit parts of Yorkshire as "almost biblical", resulted in a slew of Environment Agency flood warnings as homes were evacuated, forcing the Government to call a Cobra emergency meeting to deal with the crisis.

Researchers with the Centre for Hydrology and Ecology (CEH) said the 3.1in (77.8mm) of rainfall during a 24-hour period over November 7-8 in Doncaster, which was one of the places badly affected by flooding, was likely to happen only once every 60 years.

Experts found the River Don, which burst its banks, set a new peak flow record.

Elsewhere, flooding around the River Derwent exceeded notable weather events in the last 20 years, the CEH said.

Comment: 'Biblical': Hundreds of flood warnings across England as a month's worth of rain falls in ONE DAY