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Rare tornado outbreak hits northern parts of Turkish Cyprus causing widespread damage

Damaged buildings and vehicles are seen in the aftermath of a tornado, in the Girne district, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)
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Damaged buildings and vehicles are seen in the aftermath of a tornado, in the Girne district, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Nov. 21, 2020.
Tornadoes hit the Girne (Kyrenia) district of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) late Friday, inflicting significant damage on businesses, homes and the power grid.

Coastal settlements of Ozanköy, Çatalköy, Karşıyaka and Lapta Hotels Region were particularly damaged with strong winds ripping off rooftops, trees and power lines. Three people were slightly wounded due to falling objects.

The Teknecik Power Plant, the main electricity plant of the TRNC, was also affected as a transformer blew up, causing blackouts in the town of Girne and adjacent settlements.


Comment: As well as tornadoes in this region, medicanes are becoming part of the new normal, but not as a result of 'climate change' (formerly referred to as 'global warming' by the MSM).

See main comment on this article: Unusual Mediterranean cyclone 'Ianos' hits Western Greece

Other rare or late-season tornadic activity elsewhere includes:


Snowflake

86 km long road closed after foot of fresh snow fall in Kashmir

Razdan Top, Gurez

Razdan Top, Gurez
The 86 km long Gurez Bandipora road closed for traffic, after Razdan top received 12 inches fresh snow which led to the slippery condition of the road.

Officals told that Boder Roads organization is on job to clear snow on Gurez bandipora road, adding that Gurez recived 5 inches snow at Dawar and adjoining areas, how ever mechanical engineering department has deployed two snow cates to clear interior roads.

Sub divisional magistrate,Gurez Mudasir Ahmad told KNS that they have dumped food and supplies and the DG set fuel, which will suffice till May while medicines have also been stocked up in the Gurez Valley.


Cloud Lightning

Cyclone Gati hits Somalia as country's strongest storm on record after explosive intensification - at least 4 dead

Tropical Cyclone Gati

Tropical Cyclone Gati
The system's winds increased by nearly 70 mph in just 12 hours.

Tropical Cyclone Gati struck the arid nation of Somalia on Sunday as the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds, making it the strongest storm on record to hit the country. The cyclone made landfall after undergoing an extraordinary period of rapid intensification, at one point attaining the strength equivalent to a Category 3 storm, with 115 mph maximum sustained winds.

Its landfall was farther south than any major hurricane-equivalent cyclone on record in that part of the world as well.


Comment: Somalia's strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded could drop 2 years' rain in 2 days


Ice Cube

Extreme freezing rain storm cripples Vladivostok infrastructure, 5 days later residents still without electricity and heat

vladivostok
© Sputnik / Tatyana Meel
Some residents of Vladivostok are now on their fifth day without power, after devastating freezing rain fell last week. Many have been moved to temporary accommodation, while others complain of no water or heat.

Vladivostok, Russia's Far Eastern capital, is no stranger to extreme weather, but the latest situation has caught even its residents by surprise. In certain districts, where electricity and water have not yet been restored, the military is handing out food and water from temporary field kitchens. As of Sunday, despite power being returned to most homes, around 60,000 residents still remain without electricity. Other nearby cities, such as Artyom, are also affected.

Comment: SOTT logged this event when it occurred 5 days ago but to see that Vladivostok - a region that is used to extremely low temperatures - is still struggling to cope, gives us an idea of just how unusual this event was.

And it's not just Russia that is extraordinary cold:


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Rare late-season tornado confirmed in Ontario, Canada

Ontario storm damage
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The tornado damaged several properties as it tore through the northern part of the community, though no injuries were reported.

The strong storms that rolled through southern Ontario last weekend have produced at least one tornado, a rarity in November.

The tornado happened in the early afternoon on November 15th, cutting a path through the northern GTA community of Georgetown, with downed trees and some roof damage reported, though no injuries.

The Western University-based Northern Tornadoes Project confirmed the tornado on Friday, estimating the twister had EF1 winds of 135 km/h and a damage track of 3.7 km and a width of more than 300 metres.


Comment: Record-breaking winds shake ground, send debris flying in Ontario


Windsock

Large scale dust storm covers Upington, South Africa

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For several days now, a zone of active convection has dominated South Africa. Somewhere it becomes the cause of thunderstorms with hail and downpour, and in the city of Upington, South Africa, November 21, 2020, it caused a large-scale dust storm of the "hubub" type. The passage of a dust storm ended with a powerful downpour.


Arrow Down

Growing sinkhole concerns residents in San Diego, California

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A gaping hole in an Allied Gardens hillside has many residents worried of a potential catastrophe.

Outside of John and Sandy Knox's bedroom window is a massive sinkhole that has already swallowed up their tree. The couple fears their home could be next.

A broken-down drain pipe that is 50 feet deep and 60 feet wide is believed to be the cause of the hole.

On Tuesday, ABC 10News spotted City of San Diego crews taking measurements and assessing the sinkhole.


Cow

Calves rescued from huge sinkhole in Springfield, Tennessee

RESCUE
© Robertson County Emergency Management Agency
Two calves were rescued today after they became hopelessly trapped when the pair fell in a newly formed, very large, and deep sinkhole near Springfield.

Crews with North Robertson Fire and Rescue, Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, Robertson County Emergency Medical Services, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Robertson County Sheriff's Department, and Springfield Fire conducted the rescue operation Tuesday. The farm is located on William Woodard Rd. MAP

The calves somehow survived the fall into the 40-foot deep, 30-foot diameter sinkhole. Officials said, like a kid, they are young and likely were able to take getting bumped around a little.

Doberman

Boy dies after being attacked by stray dogs in Sindh, Pakistan - 2nd such death for the province in 2 weeks

A Florida man was attacked and killed by a pack of stray dogs that still remain on the loose, say police
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A Florida man was attacked and killed by a pack of stray dogs that still remain on the loose, say police
A 10-year-old boy died after being savagely attacked by stray dogs in Sindh's Khairpur district, the police said on Monday.

According to the police, the minor victim, identified as Ghulam Murtaza, was assaulted by a pack of dogs in the Kot Diji area and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

The police said a first information report (FIR) of the dog attack that led to the boy's death will be lodged against the Naseer Faqeer Union Council's (UC) secretary. Local residents have confined themselves to their houses due to fear of a possible attack by savage dogs that are freely roaming the streets of the neighborhood.

On November 10, a 12-year-old boy had died after being injured by stray dogs in Hala city of Sindh's Matiari district. A pack of savage dogs attacked the boy, leaving him critically injured, according to his family. Local residents rushed him to the Hala Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Comment: As well as the above incidents, the past few months has seen a notable number of such reports involving groups of dogs killing people:


Cloud Precipitation

Somalia's strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded could drop 2 years' rain in 2 days

Tropical Cyclone Gati
© NOAA Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast System
Tropical Cyclone Gati, which made landfall in Somalia on Sunday, is the region's strongest cyclone ever recorded.
The strongest tropical cyclone ever measured in the northern Indian Ocean has made landfall in eastern Africa, where it is poised to drop two years' worth of rain in the next two days.

Tropical Cyclone Gati made landfall in Somalia on Sunday with sustained winds of around 105 mph. It's the first recorded instance of a hurricane-strength system hitting the country. At one point before landfall, Gati's winds were measured at 115 mph.

"Gati is the strongest tropical cyclone that has been recorded in this region of the globe; further south than any category 3-equivalent cyclone in the North Indian Ocean," said Sam Lillo, a researcher with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Physical Sciences Laboratory.

Its intensification from about 40 mph to 115 mph was "the largest 12-hour increase on record for a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean," Lillo added.

Comment: In Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection Pierre Lescaudron explicates the drivers behind wind vortices of all kinds:
The accumulation of cometary dust in the Earth's atmosphere plays an important role in the increase of tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes and their associated rainfalls, snowfalls and lightning. To understand this mechanism we must first take into account the electric nature of hurricanes, tornadoes and cyclones, which are actually manifestations of the same electric phenomenon at different scales or levels of power. Because of this similarity, we will refer to these three phenomena collectively as 'air spirals' in the following discussion.

McCanney [in his book Planet-X, Comets and Earth Changes] describes the electric nature of hurricanes in these terms:
A simple model showed that these [tropical] storms formed when electrical currents connected between the ionosphere and the top of the clouds. [...] the reason hurricanes lost power when they approached land was that the powering electrical current from the ionosphere to the cloud tops and to the Earth's surface had no connection (anode) while over the ocean so it drew up vast surface areas of ionized air from the ocean surface and sucked them up a central column (the spinning vortex was caused by the moist air rising 'up the drain')  whereas the land provided a 'ground' for the current and therefore it shunted out the storm's power source. [...] I also calculated that the warm water theory for hurricane development lacked sufficient energy to account for the energy in these massive storms. We later witnessed hurricanes on Mars where there is no water at all. Clearly, the warm water concept did not work [...]1
From this perspective, air spirals are simply the manifestation of electric discharges between the ionosphere and the Earth's surface. The image above shows a waterspout and a lightning bolt occurring in the same place at the same time, suggesting that indeed electric potential difference between the clouds at the top of the picture and the ground at the bottom is what powers both the lightning and the tornado.This additional feature of dust particles - their ability to carry an electric charge - means that dust accumulation enables any given area of the atmosphere to carry potentially massive electric charges, which can differ from the charge of adjacent regions, from the charge of the ionosphere and from the charge of the Earth's surface.
See also: And check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?