GMA News Online
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:37 UTC
A witness at a beach resort, who managed to capture the spectacle on video, said that the waterspout's sudden appearance on the horizon prompted bathers to rush out of the water.
Fortunately, according to authorities, nobody was hurt.
Waterspouts are uncommon but well-known phenomena, especially among fishermen and coastal residents.
Ice Age Now
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:30 UTC
Severe winter weather led to chaos on Austrian roads, power failures, and panic among wine growers on Wednesday evening and Thursday. In the east of Austria came record snow. In the mountains there was as much snow as never before in the second half of April.
According to the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Lunz am See recorded 86 cm (almost 3 ft) of snow on Thursday. The west was partly covered in deep snow, but far from a record.
Up to 2 meters (6′-6″) of fresh snow (!) fell in the Lower Austrian Alps, mostly in the Ybbstaler and Türnitzer Alps. The avalanche danger is extremely high, warned the avalanche warning service of the country.
Also in Upper Austria there have been up to 150 cm (5 ft) of fresh snow - mostly in the Totengebirge, the Ennstal Alps and the Upper Austrian pre-Alps.
In the Styria region between the mountains of Gesäuse and Hochschwab, fresh snow fell to almost 2 meters. In the east, avalanche warning level 4 of the five-part scale applies.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:34 UTC
Comment: See also: Coincidence? Power outages strike LA, New York and San Francisco and New atmospheric phenomenon discovered by SWARM satellites.
Another outage was recently reported in Ireland.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:17 UTC
The minke whale was stranded in Orchard Beach around noon Sunday.
Several agencies including the NYPD, Riverhead Foundation and veterinarians from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo attempted to help the whale swim on its own back out to see.
Officials say though the whale was free floating, it kept sinking and washing up on the shore. They decided the most humane thing to do was to euthanize it, as it would not be able to survive in the wild.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:10 UTC
"April 22, It's St Petersburg, baby," was a widely-spread comment on Instagram from residents of Russia's northern capital on Saturday.Local emergency services warned of snowfall, slippery roads, and fog on Saturday.
"81st day of February in St. Petersburg," one person wrote.
"This eternal winter is driving me crazy. What kind of April is this?!"
Comment: Regular SOTT readers aren't surprised, what we're seeing is the onset of another ice age. The question is, how long and how severe will it be?
- Europe's mini ice age: Is it beginning again?
- Last Ice Age took just SIX months to arrive
- Global warning: We are actually heading towards a new Ice Age, claim scientists
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:56 UTC
In western Ardmore, Roger Riddle's home was hit with golf ball sized hail that ripped through part of his wall, leaving several holes.
Up in Pulaski, Larry Hargrove lost three horses to the storms.
"You hate to lose any animal, but when you've had them for 20 years plus and you've raised them from a baby, they're family members," Hargrove said.
While he was away from his home, his three mares were struck by lightning around three o'clock.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:10 UTC
Domoic acid poisoning is at least partly to blame for the spate of sick marine life from Santa Barbara to San Diego, according to reports. Fish eat algae then pass on the naturally occurring neurotoxin to its predators, causing seizures, brain damage and, in some cases, death.
Organizations like the Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI) and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) have fielded hundreds of
calls per day in the last week or so, according to local reports, flagging sick or dead animals along Southern California beaches.
The Tribune (India)
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00 UTC
A stray dog attacked 11 persons, including senior citizens, in Sector 15 today. Though the dog was caught in the afternoon, the residents were not happy with the efforts made by the MC team.
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has failed to find a permanent solution to the stray dog menace in the city.
Kanhaiya, who works at the MC public toilet in Sector 15-D, was the first one to be attacked by the stray dog at 4 am while he was sleeping outside the toilet block. He said the dog attacked his left leg and he had to be treated at the Sector 16 hospital.
Virender Gupta (45), a rickshaw-puller, who was attacked by the dog at 5 am, said he was sleeping in the corridor of the Sector 15-D market when he was attacked by the dog. He even punched the dog but it did not leave his foot, he said. Echoing a similar view, Sukhdev Kumar, a resident of Sector 15-A, who was attacked in the right leg, said it was 6.30 am and he was in the market opposite his house when the dog suddenly attacked him. He tried to save himself from the dog, but to no avail, he said.
Cape Cod Times
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:09 UTC
The International Fund for Animal Welfare responded to a report of the minke just before sunset Friday, according to Brian Sharp, the Yarmouth Port-based organization's marine mammal rescue and research program manager.
The whale was collected Saturday morning with help from the Harwich harbormaster and the Harwich Department of Public Works, according to Sharp.