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First snowfall this year observed in Ukraine's Carpathians

Snow in Carpathians, October 2020
© Chornohora Mountain Search and Rescue Post
Snow in Carpathians, October 2020
Snow fell in the Carpathians on October 14. That's the first case this season. Chornohorsky mountain search and rescue post reported that on Wednesday.

Low visibility, down to 50 meters, was observed at Pip Ivan mountain, due to the thick snow clouds.

The temperature fell to -4 degrees by Celsius. The speed of the western wind made 19-20 meters per second.


Early snowfall hits Poland

snowfall in Zakopane, Poland.

Snowfall in Zakopane, Poland.
People move on a snow covered street after the first autumn snowfall in Zakopane, Poland.

In the capital of the Tatra Mountains there are already several centimeters of snow and it is still snowing.


Rare derecho confirmed in Southern New England, only the third one in 25 years

Trees downed in Schaghticoke, N.Y., during last week's derecho
© NWS Albany
Trees downed in Schaghticoke, N.Y., during last week's derecho.
The wind damage and severe thunderstorms on Oct. 7 were part of a rare weather event here in Southern New England: a derecho, and it caused widespread wind damage throughout the area.

It was a Weather Alert Day, and for good reason. A derecho is a prolonged, widespread wind damage event over 250 miles and with wind gusts 58 mph or stronger.

Events like this are rather rare, not only in Southern New England, but the northeast as a whole.

Lines of strong thunderstorms happen consistently in the summer, but most struggle to hold together and cause consistent damage over 250 miles. In October, derechos are even rarer.

In the past 25 years, derechos have only entered Southern New England three times.

Comment: In August this year a powerful derecho storm wreaked havoc across the US Midwest leaving 1.1 million without power.

Car Black

Cars swept away, 9 dead as heavy rain hits Hyderabad, India - 7.5 inches in 24 hours, highest in Oct since 1903

Vehicles lie partially submerged in floodwater following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad.
Vehicles lie partially submerged in floodwater following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad.
In the city's Barkas area, a man was washed away by the turbulent floodwater.

Heavy rain disrupted life in Hyderabad on Wednesday, causing severe waterlogging in several areas and submerging low-lying places. Traffic was also disrupted in several parts of the city.

At least nine people, including children, were killed in Hyderabad late on Tuesday after a wall collapsed due to the rain. The city has been receiving incessant downpour over the last three days. Hyderabad recorded 191.8 millimetres of rain in 24 hours till 8:30 am on Wednesday, according to The Indian Express. This is the highest rainfall that the city has received in month of October since 1903.


2 children killed by pack of stray dogs in Pakistan

dog attack
Two children died after they were attacked by a pack of stray dogs in Rahim Yar Khan on Tuesday.

According to residents, the incident took place near the Aabe Hayat police station. "The children were playing on the streets when the dogs suddenly attacked them," a neighbour said.

He added that the boys had sustained severe injuries and died on the spot.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has taken notice of the incident and summoned a report from the city commissioner immediately.


Dramatic waterspouts appear off Greek coast after severe storms

Waterspouts over open water.
© Wikimedia Commons
Waterspouts over open water.
After unexpected rain storms slammed into the country early Tuesday morning, sharp-eyed weatherspotters were able to capture waterspouts which formed near the island of Thasos and the northern Greek region of Chalkidiki.


Heavy rains cause flooding in Naples, Italy

Heavy rains cause flooding in Italy, Naples.

Blue Planet

The deep sea is slowly warming

sea horizon
© Doug White
A new study finds temperatures in the deep sea fluctuate more than scientists previously thought.
New research reveals temperatures in the deep sea fluctuate more than scientists previously thought and a warming trend is now detectable at the bottom of the ocean.

In a new study in AGU's journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers analyzed a decade of hourly temperature recordings from moorings anchored at four depths in the Atlantic Ocean's Argentine Basin off the coast of Uruguay. The depths represent a range around the average ocean depth of 3,682 meters (12,080 feet), with the shallowest at 1,360 meters (4,460 feet) and the deepest at 4,757 meters (15,600 feet).

They found all sites exhibited a warming trend of 0.02 to 0.04 degrees Celsius per decade between 2009 and 2019 — a significant warming trend in the deep sea where temperature fluctuations are typically measured in thousandths of a degree. According to the study authors, this increase is consistent with warming trends in the shallow ocean associated with anthropogenic climate change, but more research is needed to understand what is driving rising temperatures in the deep ocean.

Comment: Since 'man-made global warming' has been thoroughly been debunked by this point, another more likely reason for the warming in the depths could be related to the thousands of underwater volcanoes. Taken together with the uptick in various other kinds of unusual and extreme kinds geological activity, it would appear that they may share a similar cause: And check out SOTT radio's:


Schweitzer Mountain in Idaho sees fresh layer of early snowfall, 45 days before ski season

© Schweitzer Mountain Resort
If this doesn't get you excited for ski season, we don't know what will.

Schweitzer Mountain tweeted several photos of fresh snowfall on the mountain.

"Let's just say, we're all a little excited up here today," the resort tweeted. "So good to see you, Winter!"


Heavy rain triggers floods and landslides in 8 provinces of Indonesia

Floods in Parigi Moutong Regency, Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, October 2020.
© BPBD Parigi Moutong
Floods in Parigi Moutong Regency, Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, October 2020.
Floods and landslides have affected wide areas of Indonesia since 07 October, 2020. At least 3 people have lost their lives. Homes have been damaged or destroyed and hundreds of people displaced.

Java Island

West Java

Flooding since 11 October 2020 has affected around 1,000 households in 6 districts of Garut Regency in West Java Province. The affected districts are Pameungpeuk, Cikelet, Cibalong, Peundeuy, Singajaya and Banjarwangi.

Indonesia's National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) said heavy rain caused an overflow of the Cipalebuh and Cikaso rivers. Around 60 homes were damaged, including 7 severely damaged. Sixty families were displaced in Pendopo Pamengpeuk District.

Homes were also damaged after floods and landslides occurred in Tasikmalaya Regency, West Java Province on 12 October.