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Bridge collapses amid flash-flooding in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Eta kills at least 7

Fox46 reporter Amber Roberts and photojournalist Jonathan Monte were caught in a scary moment on Thursday when a bridge collapsed in Alexander County

Fox46 reporter Amber Roberts and photojournalist Jonathan Monte were caught in a scary moment on Thursday when a bridge collapsed in Alexander County
At least seven people have been killed and two are missing in flash flooding in North Carolina caused by Tropical Storm Eta.

Parts of the Tar Heel state experienced torrential downpours and as much as 10 inches of rain inundated roadways on Thursday.

The heavy rain in North Caroline came as Eta spiraled away from Florida, but left behind tropical moisture that mixed with a cold front to produce flash flooding.

At least seven people have died due to dangerous flash floods in Alexander and Iredell counties, while two others are missing.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office revealed on Thursday afternoon that the body of an 11-year-old-child was found in Rolesville.


Attention

Strong explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Stromboli volcano

Stromboli volcano
These are the incredible recorded images of the explosion of the Stromboli volcano last night!

Many homes on the island were damaged by the shock wave!

Continue to monitor the volcano live visiting https://bit.ly/2UuLh2Z


Cloud Precipitation

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Where the world is shifting in 2021

Floods in Al Bayda, Libya
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
We see a shift in physicality around us, this time the new space is focused on the African Sahel. Locust and record rains signal a solid possibility of creating a new crop growing area for the world in this location. Now what is required is a re-focusing of assets and financing, wow, the Great Reset.


Comment: See also:


Umbrella

No respite for central Vietnam from landslides, flooding as 12th storm hits - at least 235 people killed or missing since October

Two men on motorbikes were buried under mud and rocks on Truong Son Dong Street before being rescued.

Two men on motorbikes were buried under mud and rocks on Truong Son Dong Street before being rescued.
Heavy rains brought by Storm Etau over the past three days have caused landslides and severe flooding in central provinces, disrupting traffic and badly affecting people's lives.

In Quang Ngai, landslides have unleashed massive amounts of mud and rock at Ra Pan village in Son Tay District since Wednesday.

Do Thanh Vuot, a local official, said people heard loud explosions from cracks in mountainsides at 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Etau, which made landfall Tuesday morning and weakened into a tropical depression, has brought prolonged rains to Quang Ngai and other provinces.



Arrow Down

Sinkhole opens beneath parked van in Los Angeles

No parking

No parking
A sinkhole that opened suddenly on a Los Angeles street swallowed the front half of a family's parked van.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said the vehicle was unoccupied Tuesday morning when the sinkhole opened underneath it on a street in the city's Crenshaw District.


Question

More than 200 ducks killed by traffic after confusing wet pavement for wetlands in Iowa

A dead duck

A dead duck
More than 200 ducks were killed after they mistook wet pavement for wetland marshes and were hit by vehicles, wildlife officials said.

"I counted over 200 dead ducks on the highway, and can only imagine how many dead ones were out of sight in the ditch," Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer Steve Griebel said in a statement. "It was all different species, mostly bluebills, but there were mallards, buffleheads, teal. It must have been an epic migration."

The birds started migrating when a cold front descended on Canada and the Dakotas. A rare weather phenomenon where a cold front collides with a strong front confused the migrating birds. A strong rain then forced the flocks to land.


Snowflake Cold

Recap: The changing jet stream and global cooling

the changing jet stream


Studying the JET STREAM has long been an indicator of the weather to come, and to study the jet stream attention must turn to the SUN.


When solar activity is HIGH, the jet stream is tight and stable and follows somewhat of a straight path. But when solar activity is LOW, that meandering band of air flowing 6 miles above our heads becomes weak and wavy, it effectively buckles which diverts frigid Polar air to atypically low latitudes and replaces it with warmer tropical air.

The jet stream reverts from a Zonal Flow to a Meridional Flow and, depending on which side of the jet stream you're on, you're either in for a spell of unseasonably cold or hot weather and/or a period of unusually dry or wet conditions.

Comment: See also: The changing jet stream, global cooling and a lot more relevant information can be found in the book Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.


Cloud Precipitation

Storm Eta wipes out half of Honduras' banana production

bananas
Tropical storm Eta has hit a country that was already hurting from the negative economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the productive sector. During the critical months of the health crisis, the agricultural sector was one of the few activities that had managed to continue to grow; however, Eta has caused damage to a considerable amount of crops for local consumption and has caused heavy losses in an important export product, bananas.

The banana sector estimates that 8,000 hectares of crops have been lost due to the floods, i.e. more than half of the 15,000 hectares existing in Honduras.

"I think this is the biggest damage in history for bananas," said producer Hector Castro. The leader estimates that at least 16,000 direct jobs are in danger and that the export volume will decrease.

As of last August, agricultural product exports had increased by 10.7% over the same period of 2019, totaling $ 631.0 million, thanks to the $63.6 million year-on-year increase in banana exports, mainly to the United States. The volume of fruit shipments fell by 4.6%, but the average international price increased by 26.3%, according to data reported by the Central Bank.


Comment: Erratic seasons and extreme weather devastating crops around the world


Snowflake

10 inches of snow in Minnesota, damaging winds in Wisconsin

SNOW
A November storm has dumped as much as 10 inches (25.40 centimeters) of snow in Minnesota and whipped up damaging winds in Wisconsin where tens of thousands were left without power.

The Minnesota State Patrol handled hundreds of crashes and spinouts as snow piled up late Tuesday. Between 4:30 and 9:30 p.m., troopers responded to 176 crashes, 156 vehicles that had spun out or slid off the road, and 11 jackknifed semitrailer trucks. Twelve people were hurt in the crashes, but no weather-related deaths were reported, the patrol said.

The National Weather Service record 5.5 inches (13.97 centimeters) of snow at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with Brainerd picking up the most snow with 10.1 inches (25.65 centimeters).

In northeastern Minnesota, Grand Rapids picked up 9.5 inches (24.13 centimeters), the weather service said.



Snowflake

Storm systems deliver nearly 3 feet of snow to mountain areas of Colorado

SNOW
© Winter Park Resort
Officially Denver only received a trace of snow on Monday but most neighborhoods in the metro area measured 1 to 3 inches. Meanwhile some mountain areas saw almost 3 feet of snow from the same storm system.

The foothills including areas like Conifer, Central City, and Nederland saw as much as 6 inches of snow on Monday.

No location in Colorado seems to have received as much as the eastern San Juan mountains near Pagosa Springs. Wolf Creek ski area reported a total of 34 inches of snow from Saturday through Monday. Wolf Creek is now open 7 days a week along with Keystone and Arapahoe Basin who quietly opened on Monday.

Other ski areas that are no quite open also saw large amounts of snow on their snow stakes. Winter Park has received at least a foot of snow ahead of their scheduled opening on November 30.