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Water, water everywhere: Heavy rainfall causes destructive flash floods in Spain - 3 inches of rain recorded in just 30 MINUTES

Street turns into river as flash floods wreak

Street turns into river as flash floods wreak havoc in Toledo
Heavy rainfall on Wednesday caused flooding in parts of central and eastern Spain. The provinces of Tarragona, Castellón and Toledo were particularly affected by the storms, while in Madrid the rising waters flooded homes and created significant traffic disruption.

On Thursday, parts of mainland Spain as well as the Balearic Islands were on the national weather agency Aemet's yellow alert level for rain and thunderstorms.

Train services were still affected on Thursday morning. At 8.30am, the railway company Renfe notified interruptions on the high-speed Madrid-Toledo line between the stations of La Sagra and Toledo, as well as additional disruptions on the Tarancón-Huete line (between Aranjuez and Cuenca) and the Teruel-Zaragoza line (at Cariñena).

In Catalonia, weather stations recorded rainfall of 77mm in just 30 minutes. The heavy rain triggered flash floods on city streets and damaged ground-floor properties in municipalities of the Montsià and Baix Ebre areas of Tarragona province. In the small coastal town of Alcanar (population 9,300), record rainfall of 167mm caused flash floods that dragged vehicles out to sea.


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Wyoming saw more above-normal rain and cooler temperatures in August

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The National Weather Service in Riverton said on Wednesday that the majority of its climate sites recorded more moisture than a typical August this summer.

Most locations were also about one-half to one degree cooler than normal.

Greybull had its wettest August on record,
according to the NWS in Riverton. Greybull saw 1.12 inches of precipitation. To put that in terms some Wyomingites may be more familiar with, Greybull saw the equivalent of about 14.56 inches of snow.

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Gray wolf spotted for 1st time in decades in Kern County, California

A gray wolf in Kern County, California on May 15, 2021
© California Department of Fish and Wildlife
A gray wolf in Kern County, California on May 15, 2021
A gray wolf was spotted in Kern County earlier this year, the farthest south the species has traveled since being reintroduced in California after going extinct, wildlife officials said.

The collared gray wolf was captured on a trail camera drinking from a water trough on private property back on May 15, but officials received the footage last week, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a statement Saturday.

It is possible the wolf could be OR-93, a young male wolf that entered California from Oregon in January. The animal was spotted in San Luis Obispo County on April 5, when his collar stopped transmitting, they said.


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August snowfall at ski hills in British Columbia

It was looking like a winter wonderland at Silver Star Tuesday morning.
© Silver Star Mountain Resort
It was looking like a winter wonderland at Silver Star Tuesday morning.
Yes, there was snow falling on the Coquihalla and some BC Interior ski hills, but that does not mean summer is over.

It does mean things are cooling down a lot.

From a record heat wave in June that lead to one of the worst fire seasons on record, a cold front has a brought a drastically different climate to the region.

Lisa Erven, Environment Canada meteorologist, said the cool temperatures on the last day of August resulted in flurries in certain areas including Silver Star, Whistler and parts of the Okanagan Connector, but as the day progressed, things warmed up and the snow disappeared.

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Continuous heavy rainfall and floods hit the city of Qingdao, China

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On August 31, Qingdao, Shandong was hit by continuous heavy rain.

Many places in the city were filled with deep water and cars were almost flooded to the windows.

At 11:20 am, the Qingdao Municipal Meteorological Observatory upgraded the rainstorm yellow warning to rainstorm orange warning.


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Lightning strike kills 5 family members in northern Uganda

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At least five family members were killed by lightning in the northern Ugandan district of Alebtong, a police spokesperson said.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, police spokesperson for North Kyoga region, said in a statement that the incident happened on Wednesday.

"Lightning struck a house in which six people were sleeping, killing four people instantly, and another died later," Okema said.

He added that the deceased included three children aged between two and six.

In August last year, nine children were killed by lightning in the northwestern district of Arua.

Source: XINHUA

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Third cloudiest month on record for Southern England, prolonged wet weather causing problems with crops and harvesting

Brighton Clouds
© Clouds loom over Brighton in East Sussex
This region received only 129 hours of sunshine this month compared to its usual average of 192.5 hours, figures from the Met Office show.
August is set to go down as the third cloudiest month on record for Southern England as forecasters predict heavy wind and rain will continue to lash parts of the nation into September.

Figures from the Met Office show Southern England experienced its third dullest August since records began, beaten only by 2008 and 1950, with the region receiving only 129 hours of sunshine this month compared to its usual average of 192.5 hours.

Meanwhile East Anglia also experienced the third cloudiest August on record with the area seeing just 127.2 hours of daylight compared to the average 195.7 hours usually seen during the month.

For the UK overall - August was the 12th dullest on record with 127.4 hours of sunshine - the figure is 78 per cent of the 163 hours of sun usually seen.

Comment: Increased cometary and meteoritic dust loading in the atmosphere, volcanic eruptions belching out particulates, and surging cosmic rays due to Earth's weakening magnetic field, are just some of the probable causes behind what are increasingly dark days on our planet: See also: And check out SOTT radio's:


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Devastating floods hit Tlalnepantla, Mexico due to Hurricane Nora

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Hurricane Nora flooded Mexico! A devastating flood has hit Tlalnepantla!

After moving over the western coast of central Mexico, Tropical Cyclone NORA has weakened to a Tropical Depression and on 30 August at 3.00 UTC, its centre was located about 60 km north-west of Culiacan City (central Sinaloa State) 50 km south-west of Guamuchil State (north Sinaloa), with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h.

Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge were reported across Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco States, triggering floods and landslides. According to the Government of Jalisco, one person died and another one is missing near Puerto Vallarta City, after the overflow of the Cuale River. In Cihuatlan City, up to 500 houses were damaged and several people were displaced.

NÓRA is forecast to move northwards over the coast of northern Sinaloa and southern Sonora and is expected to dissipate on late 30 August. Heavy rain and high waves are forecast along the west coast of Mexico, from Nayarit to the southern Sonora Štates on 30-31 August.


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Huge hailstorm hits Regina, Saskatchewan

Grand Coulee resident Ali Pike's yard was covered in one to two inches of hail after an evening storm on Aug. 31, 2021.
© Ali Pike
Grand Coulee resident Ali Pike's yard was covered in one to two inches of hail after an evening storm on Aug. 31, 2021.
Regina was hit by a huge downpour of hail on Tuesday night.


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Golf ball-sized hail pummels Assiniboia, Saskatchewan

Assiniboia resident Dianne Bamford holds up pieces of hail next to a golf ball, following a storm on Tuesday morning.
© Dianne Bamford
Assiniboia resident Dianne Bamford holds up pieces of hail next to a golf ball, following a storm on Tuesday morning.
Assiniboia, Sask., residents are experiencing a bit of déjà vu after a hail storm pummeled the southern Saskatchewan town Tuesday morning.

Pea-sized to golf ball-sized hail dropped down around 8:30 a.m., trapping the town's mayor, Sharon Schauenberg, in her car for about 20 minutes.

"It just all of a sudden came upon us; this dark, dark cloud and boom — it opened up," she said, adding the storm seemed to be localized to just the town.

The hail shredded trees, covering the town's streets with branches and leaves, according to Schauenberg.