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Historic Arctic blasts are about to engulf North America, Europe and Asia simultaneously: Grand Solar Minimum

Ice earth GSM

According to the satellites, the global lower troposphere cooled rapidly during the past two months (Dec + Jan). Mid-latitude cooling is only intensifying-further during February as record-breaking polar blasts are about to descend into North America, Europe, and Asia simultaneously:


Low solar activity is weakening the jet streams, reverting their usual tight ZONAL flows to unusually wavy MERIDIONAL ones. This reduction in energy is effectively "buckling" those bands of fast-flowing air, with the upshot (in the NH) being the transportation of tropical warmth anomalously-far north, and, conversely, the sinking of polar cold unusually-far south.

North America

Following the record cold and snow that recently buffeted the Northeast, Midwest, and West, North America is now on course for something widespread truly historic.

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Boat

After Saudi weather warnings issued torrential rain and severe flooding hit

floods
Weather warnings have been issued for several regions across Saudi Arabia lasting until Saturday, the Kingdom's civil defense said on Tuesday.

The authority warned of thunderstorms with light to moderate rain and brisk winds in the capital Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim, Tabuk, Hail, the Northern Borders Province, and Jawf. It also warned some areas will experience heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows and flooding.


Snowflake

U.S. coast to coast record-setting storm

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Destructive mudslides, feet of snow, wind and waves collapsing houses along the shoreline — all part of a powerful storm system that brought impacts coast to coast to close out the first month of the year.

We start in California with a tale of two different types of precipitation. While it was much needed moisture for the Golden State, it also brought hazards for days from the mountains to the beaches. Some cities picked up more than a foot of rain, leading to flooding and mudslides. This prompted evacuations and even rescue missions in Monterey County.

At the same time, mountain snow in the Sierras began coming down at a very fast rate, with final storm totals between six to nine feet. The snow engulfed towns, snarled traffic, and even stranded those brave enough to be out on the roads. From there, the storm system tracked toward the Midwest, with snow amounts measuring more than a foot in some locations from Milwaukee to Chicago to Northwest Indiana.


Snowflake

Snow covers the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, Hawaii

SNOW
Deep snow covers the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Friday. A Winter Storm Warning was in effect.

Mauna Kea (maunakea) is a volcanic mountain. Its peak is 4,207.3 m above sea level, making it the highest point in the state of Hawaiʻi.

Most of the volcano is underwater, and when measured from its underwater base, Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world, measuring 10,211 m in height.


Boat

Rains, melting snow causing flooding in Germany

APTOPIX Germany Weather
© The Associated Press
A tiny community in western Germany was cut off Wednesday by the flooded Rhine River, while authorities cautioned that continued rain and melting snow could cause further problems in many regions

In Rees-Grietherort, the rising waters of the Rhine flooded the only access road to the community located between it and a smaller river, effectively cutting off the 100 residents, the dpa news agency reported.

Due to its location, local authorities said the residents are relatively used to such inconveniences and officials employed a small fire department boat to ferry people in and out three times a day.


Comment: Also recently closeby: Rivers across France burst banks as Storm Justine dumps half a month's worth of rain in 24 hours


Cloud Precipitation

25,000 affected by floods in East and Central Java, Indonesia

Floods in Pasuruan Regency, East Java, Indonesia, February 2021.
© BPBD Pasuruan Regency
Floods in Pasuruan Regency, East Java, Indonesia, February 2021.
Recent flooding in East and Central Java Provinces of Indonesia have affected around 25,000 people. At least 1 person has died and 1 is still missing after raging flash floods swept through parts of Pasuruan Regency, East Java, Indonesia on 03 February, 2021.

Heavy rain caused the Kedunglarangan and Kabeng Pulungan rivers to break their banks, causing floods in 9 districts, in particular Bangil and Pandaan. Flood water was up to 1.3 metres deep in some areas.

According to Indonesia's National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), 11,650 people have been affected, with 8 homes severely damaged and 65 people displaced.


Cloud Precipitation

Severe floods hit central and southern areas of Paraguay - 10 people dead

Teams from SEN assessing flood damage in Cordillera
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Teams from SEN assessing flood damage in Cordillera Department, Paraguay, 02 February 2021.
Media in Paraguay, quoting the country's National Emergency Secretariat (SEN), report that 10 people have died in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain over the last few days.

Heavy rain has been falling for several days. Dirección de Meteorología e Hidrología (DMH) said some central areas saw 500mm more than normal during January.

Heavy rain intensified during storms that struck from 31 January, 2021. DMH reported 144mm of rain in 24 hours to 01 February in Luque city in Central Department. In the following 24 hour period 173.8mm of rain fell in Paraguari, Paraguarí Department, and 100.2mm in Oviedo, capital of the Caaguazú Department. Strong winds were also reported, in particular in Canindeyú department where speeds reached 140 km/h.

SEN said they were assisting flood victims in Yaguarón, Paraguarí Department and Caacupé in Cordillera Departments. Severe flooding was also reported in Tobatí and Piribebuy, Cordillera Department.


Fire

Homes destroyed as out-of-control wildfire rages outside Perth, Australia

Perth wildfire
© YouTube/Evening Standard (screen capture)
An out-of-control wildfire burning north-east of the Australian west coast city of Perth has destroyed an estimated 30 homes and is threatening more, with many locals in the region told it is too late to leave. The 7,000-hectare blaze, which has a 47-mile perimeter, began on Monday and raged through the night near the town of Wooroloo, with the shires of Mundaring, Chittering, Northam, and the city of Swan impacted.

Swan mayor Kevin Bailey said more than 30 homes are believed to have been destroyed. "We are just waiting for confirmation of the numbers but we're looking somewhere in the vicinity of 30-plus homes lost," Mr Bailey said. He said one firefighter had been treated for smoke inhalation. There had been no other injuries. Read more: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world...


Road Cone

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Signs you are looking for indicating system collapse around 2024

Malaysia sinkhole
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Signs that a global liquefaction has begun again on its 2000 year cycle. You will look for Earth Cracks, Sinkholes and "Unusual Landslides", which have begun increasing in frequency after the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction. This is what to look for from now to 2024.


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Bug

Hundreds of 'highly cannibalistic' spiders invade teen's bedroom in Sydney, Australia

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The pitter-patter of little feet in a child's bedroom is a joyous sound — except perhaps when those feet belong to hundreds of baby huntsman spiders.

"Gaaaahhhhhhhh, a friend of mine in Sydney just walked into her daughter's room and found this," Hobart, Australia resident Peta Rogers tweeted on Jan. 27. Rogers' Sydney friend, who asked not to be identified on social media, had sent Rogers photos and a video of her daughter's bedroom, after the teen told her "Mom, we've got a bunch of spiders up there," the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) reported on Jan. 30.

When Rogers' friend went to investigate, she found quite a few spiders in the corner of the room. "That's not too bad, there's maybe 50 or 60," she says in the video. And then she turned the camera toward another corner, revealing at least twice as many spiderlings crouching on the walls and ceiling.

"They're so cute!" she exclaims.