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'Extremely rare blooming phenomenon' reported among centuries-old cacti in Arizona desert

© Sonoran Desert Network & Desert Research Learning Center photo
A rare phenomenon is unfolding in Arizona: Saguaros cacti, which live centuries, have erupted in blooms that are spreading across their bodies like a rash.
A hint of crazy things to come may be playing out in the Arizona desert — and it involves a giant species of cactus.

Saguaros, which can live for centuries and grow to nearly 80 feet, have erupted in spring blooms that are spreading far beyond the norm. It's almost as if the plants are breaking out in a rash of blooms.

This is happening in the Sonoran Desert and experts suspect it may be an example of how the warming environment is impacting even the oldest of plants.

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Cloud Precipitation

New Zealand - Emergency declared after floods in Canterbury - up to 11 inches of rain in 21 hours

A state of emergency has been declared for the entire region of Canterbury in New Zealand following torrential rain and flooding.

Evacuation notices have been issued in Waimakariri District. The Waimakariri River and Ashley Rakahuri regional parks have been closed, as have dozens of roads across the region. Emergency crews have carried out flood rescues, including some by helicopter.


Some areas have seen more than 300mm of rain since 29 May 2021. More heavy rain is forecast and New Zealand's MetService has issued a "Red Warning For Rain" lasting until the afternoon of 31 May 2021.

In around 21 hours on 30 May, the weather station at Cookies Hut (Hakatere Conservation Park) recorded 247.5 mm of rain; Mount Somers 295.5 mm; Blandswood 232.5 mm; Geraldine Forest 267.0 mm; and 13 Mile Bush 221.5 mm.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 71-year-old woman, 50-year-old man in Liloan, Philippines

Roselio Antogop, 51, is one of two people, who died after they were struck by lightning during heavy rains on Sunday, May 30, at past 1 p.m. in Liloan town northern Cebu.
© Paul Lauro
Roselio Antogop, 51, is one of two people, who died after they were struck by lightning during heavy rains on Sunday, May 30, at past 1 p.m. in Liloan town northern Cebu.
A 71-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man died after they were struck by lightning while taking shelter under a makeshift shanty at past 1 p.m. today, May 30, in Liloan town in northern Cebu.

Nisa Momo and Roselio Antogop died after lightning struck them in the makeshift shanty in the town's Purok Tambis, Barangay Poblacion, said the Liloan Police in its report.

The 71-year-old Momo was the owner of the garden, selling ornamental plants, where the makeshift shanty that the victims took shelter from the rain was located, and it was there that they were struck by lighning.

The 51-year-old Antogop, a resident of the area, was just there to take shelter in the shanty from the rain.


Flash floods in Dzerzhinsk Russia, city became like Venice

Flash floods in Dzerzhinsk Дзержинск Russia, city became like Venice

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Simferopol in Crimea, city flooded after hailstorm and heavy downpour

Simferopol Crimea, city flooded after hailstorm and heavy downpour.


Snowfall in Vermont, downpours in Boston kick off a wet Memorial Day Weekend

Snow fell on Stratton Mountain in Vermont
Snow fell on Stratton Mountain in Vermont on Saturday morning, part of a wet weekend across New England.
It was a rainy start to Memorial Day weekend in Boston on Saturday — and a snowy one in part of Vermont.

The peak of Stratton Mountain was blanketed in heavy, wet snow overnight Friday into Saturday morning, canceling gondola rides, mountain biking, and yoga sessions at the Stratton Mountain Resort.

Snowfall during the spring isn't uncommon on the mountain, but late May is unusual.

Andrew Kimiecik, a marketing communications specialist for the resort, said a small storm hit the mountain during the first week of May last year.

"One out-of-place storm in May isn't always unusual, but to see one this late in the month is a pretty uncommon occurrence," Kimiecik said.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills 70 sheep in Poonch, Kashmir

sheep dead
© Global News Service.
At least 70 sheep died due to lightning and thunderstorms at Kali Choti Dhok in Poonch district, officials said on Sunday.

They said that ten sheep were also injured in the natural incident late last night.

The flock belonged to Sthara Shaikh s/o Abdul Aziz of Lathoong Surankote and his relatives, they said.

The incident occurred when nomads along with herds were on seasonal migration towards Kashmir Valley, they said.

A police officer confirmed the incident to a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS).

Meanwhile, the affected have requested the authorities to provide them compensation within the shortest possible time. (GNS)


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Another summer of changes inbound 2021

Goma on fire
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
More societal changes from tectonic and volcanic activity requiring mass exodus from urban centers along with China massive crop losses from flood 2.0 to economic implosion. Welcome to another summer of movement.

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Snow in late May covers Zedo Mountain in SW China

© Zhang Hao
Located in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Zedo Mountain is an important geographical boundary with the mountainous area to its east and the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to its west.

The mountain is still covered by snow in late May when most part of the country has embraced summer.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods in parts of Moscow after heavy summer downpour

Floods in parts of Moscow Russia after heavy downpour storm.