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Sinkhole opens beneath parked van in Los Angeles

No parking

No parking
A sinkhole that opened suddenly on a Los Angeles street swallowed the front half of a family's parked van.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said the vehicle was unoccupied Tuesday morning when the sinkhole opened underneath it on a street in the city's Crenshaw District.


More than 200 ducks killed by traffic after confusing wet pavement for wetlands in Iowa

A dead duck

A dead duck
More than 200 ducks were killed after they mistook wet pavement for wetland marshes and were hit by vehicles, wildlife officials said.

"I counted over 200 dead ducks on the highway, and can only imagine how many dead ones were out of sight in the ditch," Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer Steve Griebel said in a statement. "It was all different species, mostly bluebills, but there were mallards, buffleheads, teal. It must have been an epic migration."

The birds started migrating when a cold front descended on Canada and the Dakotas. A rare weather phenomenon where a cold front collides with a strong front confused the migrating birds. A strong rain then forced the flocks to land.

Snowflake Cold

Recap: The changing jet stream and global cooling

the changing jet stream

Studying the JET STREAM has long been an indicator of the weather to come, and to study the jet stream attention must turn to the SUN.

When solar activity is HIGH, the jet stream is tight and stable and follows somewhat of a straight path. But when solar activity is LOW, that meandering band of air flowing 6 miles above our heads becomes weak and wavy, it effectively buckles which diverts frigid Polar air to atypically low latitudes and replaces it with warmer tropical air.

The jet stream reverts from a Zonal Flow to a Meridional Flow and, depending on which side of the jet stream you're on, you're either in for a spell of unseasonably cold or hot weather and/or a period of unusually dry or wet conditions.

Comment: See also: The changing jet stream, global cooling and a lot more relevant information can be found in the book Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.

Cloud Precipitation

Storm Eta wipes out half of Honduras' banana production

Tropical storm Eta has hit a country that was already hurting from the negative economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the productive sector. During the critical months of the health crisis, the agricultural sector was one of the few activities that had managed to continue to grow; however, Eta has caused damage to a considerable amount of crops for local consumption and has caused heavy losses in an important export product, bananas.

The banana sector estimates that 8,000 hectares of crops have been lost due to the floods, i.e. more than half of the 15,000 hectares existing in Honduras.

"I think this is the biggest damage in history for bananas," said producer Hector Castro. The leader estimates that at least 16,000 direct jobs are in danger and that the export volume will decrease.

As of last August, agricultural product exports had increased by 10.7% over the same period of 2019, totaling $ 631.0 million, thanks to the $63.6 million year-on-year increase in banana exports, mainly to the United States. The volume of fruit shipments fell by 4.6%, but the average international price increased by 26.3%, according to data reported by the Central Bank.

Comment: Erratic seasons and extreme weather devastating crops around the world


10 inches of snow in Minnesota, damaging winds in Wisconsin

A November storm has dumped as much as 10 inches (25.40 centimeters) of snow in Minnesota and whipped up damaging winds in Wisconsin where tens of thousands were left without power.

The Minnesota State Patrol handled hundreds of crashes and spinouts as snow piled up late Tuesday. Between 4:30 and 9:30 p.m., troopers responded to 176 crashes, 156 vehicles that had spun out or slid off the road, and 11 jackknifed semitrailer trucks. Twelve people were hurt in the crashes, but no weather-related deaths were reported, the patrol said.

The National Weather Service record 5.5 inches (13.97 centimeters) of snow at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with Brainerd picking up the most snow with 10.1 inches (25.65 centimeters).

In northeastern Minnesota, Grand Rapids picked up 9.5 inches (24.13 centimeters), the weather service said.


Storm systems deliver nearly 3 feet of snow to mountain areas of Colorado

© Winter Park Resort
Officially Denver only received a trace of snow on Monday but most neighborhoods in the metro area measured 1 to 3 inches. Meanwhile some mountain areas saw almost 3 feet of snow from the same storm system.

The foothills including areas like Conifer, Central City, and Nederland saw as much as 6 inches of snow on Monday.

No location in Colorado seems to have received as much as the eastern San Juan mountains near Pagosa Springs. Wolf Creek ski area reported a total of 34 inches of snow from Saturday through Monday. Wolf Creek is now open 7 days a week along with Keystone and Arapahoe Basin who quietly opened on Monday.

Other ski areas that are no quite open also saw large amounts of snow on their snow stakes. Winter Park has received at least a foot of snow ahead of their scheduled opening on November 30.

Cloud Lightning

Thousands of homes left without power after freak storm with 300,000 lightning strikes battered South Australia

More than 8,000 properties across SA remain without power after storms lashed the state, with 300,000 lightning strikes reported (pictured, the storms on Tuesday over Adelaide)

More than 8,000 properties across SA remain without power after storms lashed the state, with 300,000 lightning strikes reported (pictured, the storms on Tuesday over Adelaide)
More than 8,000 properties across South Australian remain without power after storms lashed the state, with a heatwave now expected across the country.

SA Power Networks said its crews were continuing to return services to customers across the Adelaide Hills and the mid-north, on Kangaroo Island and in the southeast after the wild weather on Tuesday night.

At one stage more than 32,000 of its customers lost electricity with the storms also sparking a spate of scrub fires caused by 300,000 lightning strikes.

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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - October 2020: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

Record early snow, record cold, huge hail, raging wildfires, deadly floods, droughts, powerful volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, amazing meteor fireballs... you name it, October 2020 had it all.

It's no exaggeration to say that we found this month to be the most extreme yet, weather-wise, in 2020. We advise everyone to pay attention to these events and prepare accordingly. As socio-political chaos increases, the environment responds accordingly. The more the elites squeeze the people, the more the people suffer, the more severe the weather and seismic activity becomes.

This was the coldest October ever recorded for the US, while many early snow records were broken around the world. Record-breaking snowfall blanketed US states from Montana to New Mexico, and record cold temperatures were shattered in parts of the West and Midwest US.

Lyman, Wyoming broke all cold records with -35° C; Potomac, Montana reached -33.9°C; and Boise, Idaho reached -13°C, breaking the old record of -8°C in 1878... and we're only in the second month of autumn.

"Tree carnage" was reported in Oklahoma City after a powerful ice storm. Vegetation and power lines collapsed, leaving up to 300,000 people without power.

British Columbia, Canada was blanketed with snowfall that broke a 120-year-old record, while 80% of Russia was covered, to one extent or another, in the white stuff.

Dig out your winter woollies, because if these trends continue, this winter could be a doozie!

Strangely enough, and possibly linked, for the first time in recorded history, the Arctic Ocean had not begun to freeze this October, and the Greenland ice season stopped a month early. No, that does not mean "global warming lives!" Rather, it's caused by changing ocean currents and increasing volcanic activity; both symptoms of the Solar Minimum Earth is currently going through.

Corporate media is trying to focus on some warm "spots" around the world, or to normalize what seems to be the beginning of a mini-ice age, while "globalist" types plan an economic, political, and social "reset", using 'The Covid' as cover.

Compounding the dystopian reality we entered in 2020, crop damage caused by extreme weather has also become 'the new normal' around the world, putting food security in serious jeopardy.

All this and more in our SOTT Earth Changes Summary for October 2020:


Dozens rescued after flash floods hit Crete, Greece - 10 inches of rain in 24 hours

Dozens of people were rescued in Greece after severe flooding on the island of Crete.

Flash flooding struck on 10 November after days of heavy rain. Some areas saw more than 250mm of rain in 24 hours on 10 November. More heavy rain has fallen since.


6.0 magnitude earthquake hits 289 km from Tonga

© Associated Press
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted 289 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga at 00:48:43 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 416.93 km, was initially determined to be at 19.7409 degrees south latitude and 177.5517 degrees west longitude.