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Footage of large waterspouts near Split, Croatia

Sometimes, waterspouts develop on the Croatian Adriatic sea and while these incredible sights are not all that uncommon at this time of year when the weather tends to be unstable, have you ever had the chance to get a clear view of one, and film some waterspouts near Split?

The weather in Dalmatia at this time of year can be pretty all over the place. From warm sunny days that require the removal of jackets and the placement of sunglasses in the middle of November to extreme winds like jugo and bura blowing tables and chairs down the streets. All this can happen in just one day. While this is irritating for residents and tourists alike, it makes for some amazing photos and videos.

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One person dead as heavy rains hit northern Mexico

Flooding in Mazatlán on Thursday.

Flooding in Mazatlán on Thursday.
Mazatlán hit hard with extensive flooding after 91mm of rain

Heavy rains from Cold Front No. 18 have killed one person and flooded dozens of communities in Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Sonora and Baja California.

The death occurred in the municipality of Guadalupe y Calvo, Chihuahua, when a woman was swept away by the current while attempting to cross a flooded stream on Thursday.

Floods, overflowing rivers and landslides forced the evacuation of 150 people in the municipalities of Batopilas, Chínipas and Urique, triggering a request by Chihuahua Civil Protection for an emergency declaration to obtain federal resources.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Bomb cyclone slams US with tropical snow & Sudden Stratospheric Warming event begins

Record snow in US
Cold weather hurricane slams USA west coast with 100mph winds then winter storm Ezekiel grinds over the Midwest grow belt with a collapsing bomb cyclone dropping record snow and cold temperatures. Snow in sunny Southern California as the Sudden Stratospheric Warming event begins which will displace Arctic air over N. America and Europe for five weeks. Bitcoin silver round contains a message about the GSM.

Comment: Hundreds of Thanksgiving snowfall records smashed across the United States


Smoke and ash rise from Sakurajima Volcano in Japan following series of eruptions

Sakurajima Volcano

Sakurajima Volcano
Smoke was seen rising from the Sakurajima Volcano in Kagoshima, Japan, on November 28, with the area impacted by a number of days of volcanic activity.

In total, "nine eruptions and eight explosions were detected between November 25 and 29 November 2019," according to VolcanoDiscovery.com.

The same report, which cites the Japanese Meteorological Agency, stated that the plume of smoke from the volcano reached 14,400-feet in altitude, resulting in a large amount of sulfur dioxide being released. The Japanese Meteorological Agency forecasted ashfall in the area on the same date.

The dramatic scene comes three weeks after the largest explosion at the volcano in three years.

Credit: Shuhei Teshima via Storyful

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Hundreds of Thanksgiving snowfall records smashed across the United States

Record snow in US
"You've never seen a Thanksgiving like that before," reads the opening line of an Albuquerque Journal article dated Nov 28.

The Albuquerque area smashed its previous Thanksgiving snowfall record of 1.5 inches, set way back in 1934 (solar minimum of cycle 16), when a comparatively mammoth 3.9 inches accumulated by mid-day Thursday at the Albuquerque International Sunport, said Alyssa Clements, meteorologist for the NWS.

By noon, the city had already easily recorded its snowiest Thanksgiving in history.

Furthermore, the airport -the city's official climate site- actually had one of the lower snowfall accumulations recorded in Albuquerque, Clements added. The entire city was in fact blanketed with 6+ inches of snow, with several locations on the West Side recording 7 inches, while the area around Academy and Tramway registered a staggering 8 inches of snowfall by Thanksgiving afternoon.

Clements said much of the state of New Mexico received historic snow totals this week.

Sandia Park received 12 inches, Glorieta over 9 inches, and Santa Fe 8 inches.

Comment: Martin Armstrong Warns Of The Coming "Big Freeze"

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Strange trumpeting sounds heard in Anchorage, Alaska

Strange sounds stock
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.

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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.