Welcome to Sott.net
Sun, 11 Apr 2021
The World for People who Think

Earth Changes


Tornado damages homes in Choctaw County, Alabama

A tornado touched down in Choctaw County in the town of Silas, Alabama.

Around 4 pm Wednesday, the tornado hit causing damage to the area. Choctaw County Sheriff Scott Lolley reported there are no deaths or injuries from the tornado but there are a lot of trees and roof damage on the South end of the city.

Medford Taylor a resident of Silas talked about when the storm came through his back yard.

"The wind got pretty strong," Taylor said. "I was in the house by myself watching out the back window and saw it come through the backyard. It didn't hurt the house that much, but it tore all my trees down."

Five homes in the Silas area have reported damage so far.


Onlookers stunned by sight of 'snow tornado' in Big Sky, Montana

snow tornado
A group of individuals were treated to the unusual sight of a snow devil whizzing across a snow-covered slope, footage captured by one onlooker shows.

Matt Eichelberger, who captured the footage, told Storyful that his encounter with the meteorological phenomenon occurred on March 16 during a trip to Big Sky, Montana.

Credit: Matt Eichelberger via Storyful


Tuesday's 200-mile-wide dust storm brought 64 mph winds to El Paso, Texas

The sky turned beige and the wind roared Tuesday as a dust storm roughly 200 miles wide engulfed El Paso and neighboring regions as it lumbered toward northeastern New Mexico and other parts of Texas.

The storm's winds reached upwards of 60 mph in East-Central El Paso, where the weather station at the El Paso International Airport recorded a high of 64 mph gusts, according to Joe Delizio, a meteorologist with National Weather Service El Paso.

"Inside the city, but a little bit to the east, we had stronger winds," Delizio said, explaining there were wind gusts "in the 60s and 70s east of the mountain range."

Arrow Down

Skier killed by avalanche in Val d'Aosta, Italy

A skier was killed by an avalanche in Val d'Aosta on Wednesday, local sources said.

The avalanche happened in the Flassin area, in the Gran San Bernardo Valley, about 1,800 metres up.

The victim was going down a gully with a companion who witnessed the accident.

There was another group of three skiers in the vicinity who were not hit by the avalanche.

Cloud Lightning

Lighting bolt kills three, injures one in Zimbabwe

A lightning bolt struck and killed three men and seriously injured one at Mhembwechena business centre in Makonde district last week.

Tongai Gandiwa (32), Stewart Phiri (23) and Shadreck Bvudzijena (age unknown) struck while sitting under a tree and where pronounced dead on arrival at Kenzamba clinic.

Tongai's brother, Shine (30) who sustained serious burns was taken to the same clinic where he was treated.


Shallow M6.0 earthquake strikes off Algeria

Algeria quake map
© Volcano Discovery

A shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Algerian coast on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

The USGS said the quake hit 20 kilometres north-east of the city of Bejaia at 1.04am local time (4.04am UAE), at a depth of 10 kilometres.


Since 2015 Europe suffering worst droughts in two thousand years

dendrochronolgy tree
© Ulf Buntgen
Example of a polished cross-section of an oak from the Czech Republic
An international team, led by the University of Cambridge, studied the chemical fingerprints in European oak trees to reconstruct summer climate over 2,110 years. They found that after a long-term drying trend, drought conditions since 2015 suddenly intensified, beyond anything in the past two thousand years.

This anomaly is likely the result of human-caused climate change and associated shifts in the jet stream. The results are reported in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Comment: The multitude of unexpected events and changes that we're witnessing on earth and throughout our solar system clearly shows these climate extremes are part of a much bigger shift, and that the drivers are much greater than CO2: Cosmic climate change: Is the cause of all this extreme weather to be found in outer space?

Recent summer droughts and heatwaves in Europe have had devastating ecological and economic consequences, which will worsen as the global climate continues to warm.

Comment: Note that our planet is not only suffering extreme droughts, extreme flooding is also on the rise, and research shows that both of these patterns have occurred before, and it would appear that they're part of a cycle that is linked to ice ages; however, as revealed in the article, it would appear that, this time, it may be even more severe: And check out SOTT radio's:


Pacaya volcano in Guatemala erupts sending up ash to 12,000 feet

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120.

The full report is as follows:

Cloud Precipitation

Congo and DR Congo - Damaging flash floods in Kinshasa and Brazzaville - 4 children killed

Heavy rainfall on 16 March 2021 caused severe flash flooding in the neighbouring cities of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), and Brazzaville, capital of Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville.

As of 17 March 2021 local media reported evacuations in areas close to the Tsiemé river in Brazzaville after flood water invaded homes. Flooding also caused severe traffic problems in the city.

Local media in DR Congo reported 4 children died in the floods, with several houses swept away in Kisenso municipality in the east of Kinshasa.

The Ndjili bridge collapsed causing severe transport problems, in particular to and from N'Djili International Airport. The collapse of the bridge also left some communities of Tshangu district cut off from the rest of the city.


Arizona Snowbowl receives 4 FEET of fresh snow over weekend

Li Cui with Arizona Snowbowl joins FOX 10's John Hook to talk about the fresh snow that fell in Northern Arizona over the weekend, providing the snow needed to keep the winter-sports season going.