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

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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:


Umbrella

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

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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.


Seismograph

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits 289 km from Tonga

Earthquake
© 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.

Seismograph

Shallow M5.5 earthquake hits North Macedonia

Macedonia quake map
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.5 quake in Macedonia near the town of Vrutok only 3 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 4.54 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been felt by everybody in the area of the epicenter. In those areas, dangerous ground shaking occurred with the potential to inflict moderate to heavy damage to buildings and other infrastructure. Towns or cities where the quake likely caused strong ground shaking include:

Snowflake Cold

Susitna Valley in Alaska sees up to 19 inches of snowfall through the weekend

Anchorage police say dozens of collisions and vehicles in distress were reported after a snowy, icy weekend Nov. 9, 2020.

Anchorage police say dozens of collisions and vehicles in distress were reported after a snowy, icy weekend Nov. 9, 2020.
Winter weather has arrived, and it skipped the subtlety when coming to the Northern Susitna Valley over the last two days. The weekend's winter storm warning promised ten to eighteen inches of snow, and the storm that arrived delivered at the high end of that forecast.

The National Weather Service's snow gauge in the Northern Susitna Valley is at Su Valley Junior-Senior High School. According to that gauge's data, the area went from zero snow cover late last week to just shy of a foot-and-a-half on Monday.

Areas throughout the Susitna Valley saw snowfall in excess of one foot over the last three days. Hatcher Pass recorded fourteen inches of snow, and Chulitna River Lodge saw nineteen inches.

The sudden, heavy snowfall complicates travel in the Northern Susitna Valley. According to Alaska 5-1-1, the Parks Highway from just north of Wasilla to the Talkeetna Spur Road is classed as difficult driving conditions. The Spur road, itself, is also listed as "difficult." North of the Talkeetna turnoff, the Parks Highway is listed in "Fair" driving condition.


Snowflake Cold

Apex Mountain in British Columbia receives record-breaking early season snow - almost a foot in 24 hours

Pictured in 2018, the lighted Kristi’s Run mogul course where members of the Canadian men’s women’s Olympic teams trained before leaving for the Olympics. (Western News - File)

Pictured in 2018, the lighted Kristi’s Run mogul course where members of the Canadian men’s women’s Olympic teams trained before leaving for the Olympics. (Western News - File)
Snow is falling across the Okanagan Valley as winter arrives in full, and Apex Mountain is gearing up for what looks to be their earliest start yet.

If the weather holds, the slopes of Apex will be seeing skiers on the mountain earlier than ever. They won't be members of the public, but athletes who have arrived to practice on the course.

The resort is still currently planning on a Dec. 5 opening to the general public, said the resort's general manager James Shalman. However, if the weather stays cold and if there is enough snow that may be sooner.

Apex received close to 30 cm of snow over the last 24 hours and if it holds they'll have the World Cup course open by the end of the week.

Snowflake Cold

Cold temperature records broken in California

Cold records broken in California
After months of searing temps and wildfires, a cold snap has finally arrived in California.

Back-to-back weekend storms on Friday and Sunday brought chilly temperatures, rain and snow to much of the state after months of hot weather that fueled enormous wildfires.

Case in point: A total of 18 inches of snow even blanketed Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort, followed by 10 inches at Sugar Bowl over the weekend, prompting a travel advisory throughout the Sierra Nevada.

Daytime temperatures dipped to the high 50s and freeze warnings and frost advisories were issued for some inland valleys during overnight hours.

And on Monday, cold temperature records were set. It was 38 degrees at the Oakland Airport Monday morning, breaking a 2009 record when it was 41 degrees. Gilroy also set a record at 31 degrees on Monday, breaking a 1986 record when it was 34 degrees.

Comment: Elsewhere in the US:


Snowflake Cold

Record cold and snow plunge into northern Nevada

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We saw it coming for days, but it still was a shock to feel the extreme cold after such a warm fall.

Many awoke to the double whammy of record snow, then the cold Sunday and Monday.

We saw several kinds of records fall across the area. Single day snowfall records were broken in Reno, Carson City, and Yerington just to name a few.

Most of the area saw a general 3 to 5 inches and that was historic for the date. We normally see our first snowfall around the middle of November, but what's so unusual is the amount that fell.


Comment: Additionally, further south in the state: Las Vegas breaks record-low high temperature set in 1946, days after record heat


Umbrella

Record rainfall causes flooding in Napier, New Zealand - 9.5 inches in 24 hours

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Record rainfall in has caused flooding in the city of Napier in New Zealand's Hawkes Bay Region.

NIWA Weather said Napier saw it wettest single hour on record when 54mm of rain fell between 17:00 and 18:00 on 09 November. A total of 242.4 mm of rain fell in the city in 24 hours to early 10 November - around 4 times the amount normally seen in November - making it the second wettest day on record for the city.

On 09 November, Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise declared a local state of emergency for Napier due to flooding. Civil Defence urged people to "stay at home and avoid driving where possible. If you feel unsafe at home, self-evacuate to family and friends first."


Snowflake Cold

Las Vegas breaks record-low high temperature set in 1946, days after record heat

Las Vegas snow
The Las Vegas Valley set another weather record on Sunday, but this time it involved the cold.

The National Weather Service recorded a high temperature of 54 degrees, 1 degree lower than the 1946 record of 55.

Last week, Las Vegas had three consecutive days of record-breaking heat. The weather service observed highs of 86 degrees on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Though some parts of the valley on Sunday saw traces of rain and hail, meteorologist Andy Gorelow said McCarran International Airport, where the weather service takes its measurements, stayed dry for the 202nd consecutive day.

Comment: Over the past 7 days, the United States broke 3,782 low temperature records vs just the 518 max