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Snowfall on mountain in Oman as mercury drops below 5°C

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With mercury dropping around the Arabian Gulf, winter has officially begun in the region - with heavy rain, hail, strong winds and even snow lashing parts of the region.

A video of snowfall on a mountain in the Gulf has gone viral after it was posted on Thursday.

According to Times of Oman, snow fell in Oman's Jabal Shams early on Thursday morning as temperatures fell below 5°C.


Snowflake

Heavy snowfall in the Pyrenees - as much as one metre

Cauterets

Cauterets
The 2019-20 season has got underway this morning in the Pyrenees.

The Alps 2500 ski area that is shared between the Spanish resorts of La Molina and Masella announced yesterday it would open this morning in order to be the first in the region to open for the ski season, as it was last year.

The Pyrenees have had some significant snowfall over the past week with many areas reporting at least 50cm of snowfall up high and some as much as a metre. The snowfall is also forecast to continue, and be heavy, through the coming weekend.

Actually the heaviest snow over the past week has been reported in the French Pyrenees where Piau Engaly (Pictured below) and La Pierre St Martin have both reported 875cm (nearly three feet) of snow in the past week.



Ice Cube

Astrophysicist- Mini Ice Age is now accelerating

piers corbyn ice age now
© Ice Age Now
Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn (brother of Jeremy)

Contrary to what the politicians are trying to foist on you, a new mini ice age - a new Maunder Minimum - has already started.

"We are plunging now into a deep mini ice age," says astrophysicist Piers Corbyn. "And there is no way out."

For the next 20 years it's going to get colder and colder on average, says Corbyn.

The jet stream will be wilder. There will be more wild temperature changes, more hail events, more earthquakes, more extreme volcano events, more snow in winters, lousy summers, late springs, short autumns, and more and more crop failures.

Comment: See also:


Bizarro Earth

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Indonesia

Indonesia Earthquake
© USGS / Earthquake.usgs.gov
An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck in the Molucca Sea, some 134km northwest of the Indonesian island of Ternate, at 4:18pm local time on Thursday.

A tsunami threat message was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) for all coasts within 300km of the epicenter, affecting a number of Indonesian islands within the hour. Residents were advised to remain alert and seek instructions from local authorities.

Snowflake Cold

Temperatures as low as -10C hit southern Germany as country gets colder

Pumpkins in Marktoberdorf, Bavaria covered in snow on Wednesday.
© DPA
Pumpkins in Marktoberdorf, Bavaria covered in snow on Wednesday.
Germany has been met with wet and cloudy weather, with snow in the south, particularly at higher altitudes. Here's what the rest of the week holds.

"The weather remains dingy and uncomfortable in many places this week," Rainer Buchhop, MeteoGroup weather expert, told t-online.de.

On Thursday, stormy weather is expected throughout much of south Germany. In the morning winds of up to 75 kilometres per hour struck the southern areas of Oberallgäu, Garmisch-Partenkirchen und Berchtesgadener, leading the German Weather Service (DWD) to issue a storm warning level 2 (orange).

In many places - such as Oberstdorf in the Bavarian Alps, where the Mercury dropped to -10C on Wednesday night - there will be icy surfaces, said Buchhop.


Doberman

Two dogs kill man in Madera, California

canine attack
© Angela Antunes / CC by 2.0
The Madera Police Department is looking for the owner of two dogs that attacked and killed a man.

It happened Monday near a dry riverbed along Cleveland Avenue and Raymond Road.

Police say when officers got to the scene, they found the body of 38-year-old Lasaro Macedo. He had obvious bite marks to his arms, legs and face, police say.

As officers tried to investigate, an aggressive dog charged at the officers.

Snowflake Cold

Record cold temperatures across Ontario, Canada

BlackburnNews.com file photo
© Blackburn News
BlackburnNews.com file photo
Some records go back to 1873

Weather summary for Ontario and the National Capital Region issued by Environment Canada
Wednesday 13 November 2019.

A very cold arctic airmass made its way across Ontario bringing record low temperatures. The airmass also resulted in snow squalls near Lake Huron.


Summary of record low daytime minimum temperatures in degrees Celsius:

Toronto Pearson International Airport
New Record of -13.9
Old Record of -9.6 set in 1986
Records have been kept since 1937

Hamilton Airport
New Record of -14.1
Old Record of -9.6 set in 1986
Records have been kept since 1959

Snowflake Cold

Historically early and deadly Arctic blast breaks U.S. cold records set more than 100 years ago

Baby it's very cold outside

Baby it's cold outside
It was literally freezing in Florida and Alabama while parts of Maine, Michigan and New York were digging out from a foot of snow Wednesday as a historically early and deadly Arctic air mass gripped much of nation.

Records, some dating back more than 100 years, were toppled as the front continued its ferocious roll for a third day.

The entire state of Alabama was under a freeze warning as temperatures dipped into the 20s and below, breaking records at more than 100 locations.
The National Weather Service in Mobile citing the "widespread, significant freeze" for Alabama and Florida's Panhandle, urged residents to protect exposed pipes, keep pets warm and check on neighbors.

In Florida, the average low temperature for November in Pensacola is 50 degrees. It was 20 degrees colder Wednesday morning.

"30 here near Pensacola Beach," tweeted resident Robert Pooley. "Hate it!"


Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills 12 people in separate incidents in Sindh, Pakistan

lightning
Rising incidents of lightning strikes in Sindh have prompted fear amongst citizens as at least 12 people have been killed in Sindh, according to police and hospital sources.

Seven people lost their lives in Thar's Chhachhro area, another four people were killed and two children sustained critical burns in Sanghar, a city in Sanghar district, and a youth in Kandhkot was also pronounced dead.

Authorities have urged motorists, commuters and citizens to take caution when driving or travelling during rainy weather.

Cloud Grey

Hole punch cloud observed over North Carolina

hole punch cloud in NC
© PHIL LAMBERT/WBTV
What is this? The photo was taken on Old Mountain Road in Iredell County. Several images of the same thing have appeared on Facebook.
Images showing a mysterious circular gap that appeared in the clouds over a North Carolina highway have ignited a scramble for explanations on social media, including the possibility it was created by a UFO.

North Carolina TV station WBTV was the first to post a photo on Monday, with an explanation that viewer Phil Lambert of Lenoir submitted the photo taken on Old Mountain Road in Iredell County.

The photo shows what appears to be a near perfect circle in the clouds.

Not long after, photos from other people began to appear on Facebook, with some commenting — perhaps tongue-in-cheek — that the shape was not unlike the gap that might be left by a descending flying saucer ... or a cloaked USS Enterprise (a Star Trek reference.)

"ALIENS!" wrote Dan Ciaccio on Facebook.

"Wow! Looks like a scene from Independence Day!," posted Jennifer Brady Ellis, referring to the 1996 alien invasion movie.

Comment: In March this year residents in the United Arab Emirates spotted a 'rare' hole punch or fallstreak cloud, the first there in a decade.

Observations globally of this cloud phenomena are increasing. In recent times other sightings have appeared over Canada, Southern California, UK, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Other strange cloud anomalies also seem to be appearing world-wide with higher frequency and intensity. Factors which may contribute to these 'strange skies' are atmospheric dust loading from increased comet and volcanic activity and changes in the layers of the atmosphere. See also: