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May snowfall in Germany

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With only weeks before the official start of summer, a blizzard struck the mountain peak of Brocken, and covered the whole town of Wernigerode in Germany's Saxony-Anhalt with snow on Monday.

A drop in temperatures brought upon by a polar vortex and even ground frost during mid-May is not uncommon for the Harz mountain range.


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Floods in Gironde and Landes after rain lashes south west France - up to 10 inches in 36 hours

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More than 130mm of rain fell in 36 hours in parts of southwest France, causing flooding in Gironde and Landes departments.

Meteo France said Retjons and Belin-Béliet, both in Landes, recorded 136 mm of rain in 36 hours to 11 May.

In Tarn Department, La Vintrou recorded 261 mm during the same period.

In Girone, 46 people were rescued by firefighters following rising waters. No injuries or fatalities were reported. Firefighters carried out more than 500 interventions during the severe weather, mainly for flooded homes and cellars. Around 90 roads have been flooded, 21 of which are still closed.


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Record-low temperature, record-high snowfall for Waterloo Region, Ontario

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Parts of Southern Ontario saw record-breaking cold over the weekend, and record breaking snow to start the work-week.

Waterloo Region dipped to a new daily record low of -4.2 degrees Celsius on the morning of May 9.

That broke the previous record of -2.8 C set back in 1947. On Monday morning, 6 cm of snow was recorded, beating the old daily snowfall record of 1.8cm set back in 1966.


Conditions are set to clear by Tuesday morning with calm winds, which has prompted Environment Canada to continue a Frost Advisory for many communities.


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May snowfall in Grodno, Belarus

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Rain and snow mixed from Western Europe descended over Grodno.

According to the Center for Hydrometeorology, Control of Radioactive Contamination and Environmental Monitoring, there will be broken clouds, rain and melted snow in Belarus on 12 May.

Photos by Leonid Shcheglov

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Parts of Vermont, New Hampshire wake up to more snow

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Some parts of northern New England woke up to more spring snow on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service says parts of northern Vermont saw 1 to 4 inches from overnight snowfall in nearly the middle of May.

In Maine 2 inches fell at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain and 1 inch at Moosehead Lake. Higher elevations got more. New Hampshire's Mount Washington had 8.6 inches at the summit.


Source: AP

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Woman mauled to death by her own dog in Fox Lake, Illinois

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A Fox Lake woman was found dead on her back deck after what appears to be a vicious attack by at least one of her dogs, police said.

An autopsy will confirm the cause of death for Lisa Urso, 52, of 622 Knollwood Road, but the initial investigation indicates that she was attacked by at least one of her three dogs, Fox Lake Police Chief Jimmy Lee said Monday.

An autopsy will be scheduled once the results come back on a novel coronavirus test Tuesday morning, Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper said. The COVID-19 test is being done to determine what precautions, if any, the Coroner's Office, the local funeral home and family need to take moving forward, he said.

Urso was found on her back porch Saturday, Lee said. It appeared she escaped the house after being attacked, but her injuries were extensive.


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Tornado in Chihuahua, Mexico

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Tornado hits the region of Chihuahua, Mexico.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Why are five continents below normal temperature in May?

Ontario Woke Up A Massive Heap Of Snow

Ontario woke up a massive heap of snow
May has been record breaking in both hemispheres for temperature and snow records. This is a deep dive into the crop destroying freezes that are finally in main stream media because the records are so vast and all encompassing on five continents.


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Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rain brings floods in Taif, Saudi Arabia

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Flooded streets as heavy rains hit Taif, Saudi Arabia - 12 May 2020 | امطار غزيرة تغمر الطايف
Taif is a city in the Mecca Province of southwest Saudi Arabia. It's known for 20th-century Shubra Palace, a grand, white-walled building with latticework windows. Now the Taif Regional Museum, it exhibits artifacts from Islamic and pre-Islamic periods. In the west, King Fahad Garden has grassy lawns, restaurants and a lagoon. Just east is Taif National Park, with trees and a large dam.


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M3.3 earthquake hits Rome as city emerges from lockdown

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An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 struck Fonte Nuova, 10 miles north of the Italian capital, at 5.03am on Monday - prompting calls to fire services but no reports of injuries or damage
A mild earthquake shook Rome on Monday morning as the city tries to adjust to life following coronavirus lockdown.

The quake had a magnitude of 3.3 and struck at 5.03am with an epicentre in Fonte Nuova, a small town around 10 miles outside the capital.

Firefighters said they had received numerous inquiries from people who had been shaken awake, but no reports of damage or injuries.

Residents reported hearing a loud roaring noise for around 30 seconds just before the shaking started, sending people scrambling into the streets.

'People woke up, screams of fright were heard from our building,' a man identified only as Fayruj told Italian news site AGI.

Comment: Just two weeks ago in Rome: Sinkhole opens up at Pantheon