Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:05 UTC
Rodney Thurtell, 50, was munching on a piece of barbecued chicken for breakfast and gazing out to sea from an elevated position near the surf life saving club when he noted a dark, thin line in the clouds, which stretched all the way to the surface of the ocean.
"I could see the water moving in the sea where it touched down," Rodney told the Guardian.
"I saw another bloke and he said 'what's that', and I said 'that's a water spout' and he agreed that's exactly what it was."
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:23 UTC
GOES WEST rainfall forecast mapsas well. Once you leave your homes you will not be allowed to return for weeks if at all until spring. Good Luck.
Hurriyet Daily News
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:40 UTC
The first wave of the earthquakes was recorded on Feb. 6 at 6:51 a.m. in the province's Ayvacık district with a 5.3-magnitude temblor. That was followed by another one with the same magnitude at 13.58 p.m. on the same day, and the latest major quake occurred in Ayvacık on Feb. 12 with the same magnitude, according to AFAD.
A number of buildings in the region were damaged and many locals settled in tent cities set up near the village of Yukarıköy, which was severely damaged by the quakes.
AFAD and the Turkish Red Crescent are currently setting up a container city for victims in the area.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:23 UTC
The calf was born on February 9 in the village of Ak-Tilek, Kadamjay district.
Owner of the cow that gave birth to a rare two-headed calf is local villager Muhammad Karabayev.
"The owner of the calf and I after the birth checked the health of the animal, it was OK first minutes of its life despite the rare condition. But because it could not suck milk, the animal died after 20 minutes," said Muratov.
Veterinarians that arrived in the place are studying the died animal, he added.
According to experts, this condition is very rare. It happens only once in 400 million births. Experts term the condition of having two or more heads polycephaly. A polycephalic animal with two heads is described as bicephalic.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:03 UTC
Matt Klepeisz, a spokesman for the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, said the whale had been reported off the Cape Henry area on Saturday morning and came ashore either Saturday night or Sunday morning at 80th Street.
According to Alex Costidis, an aquarium stranding team coordinator, the whale, after being spotted at Cape Henry, was seen at Rudee Inlet. The stranding team stayed with it Saturday, taking samples from the water until sunset. The whale was reported ashore Sunday morning at 80th Street by a passerby.
Costidis said the black and white whale had "three large propeller wounds." He estimated the whale was 2 to 4 years old and weighed 13,000 to 16,000 pounds. It measured more than 30 feet long.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:11 UTC
"I have heard it four times Saturday night through Sunday night," says Carolyn Risko, who lives south of Lancaster. "It's very loud and shakes the house."
She and other residents of the area have been trying to determine the cause of the loud noises, but they haven't had any luck.
Risko says she went outside after each boom but "didn't see anything."
Residents contacted Manor Township police and spoke to an officer who also heard the booms, Risko says. Firefighters, too, patroled the area searching for the cause.
"They can't pinpoint a location so they can't really investigate it," Risko says.
Manor Township police Sgt. Gary Gardner says he doesn't think anyone has tracked down the source of the booms.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:58 UTC
Huge columns of smoke hung over Mount Sinabung and the surrounding area, including an elementary school where children played in the shadow of the towering volcanic cloud.
Activity levels have increased in the past week, with Sinabung shooting hot ash clouds into the sky dozens of times, according to the local volcano monitoring agency. Despite the eruptions, local villagers continue their precarious existence.
The children were playing at a school in Neman Teran district, although officials say it is safe as the site is outside a four-kilometre (2.5-mile) danger zone around the crater where no one is supposed to set foot.
"It's safe for the school to be used," insisted local disaster agency chief Nata Nail.
Farmers continue tending to their crops and people in local towns put on masks to go shopping as ash rains down from the sky.
The Local - Sweden
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:12 UTC
Tomas Björnerbäck took these incredible photos with his phone showing the sun over the ski region Hemavan when he went up one of the main ski lifts, Kungsliften.
"The trip up started really foggy with only 50 metres of visibility", he told The Local. But soon the trip would be worth the effort. "At around half way to the top, we suddenly came out of the fog, above the clouds, and the blue sky was all around us. There were ice crystals in the air, and from the top of the ski lift, I took these pictures."
A halo effect is a light phenomenon appearing as a ring around the sun or more suns on the sky. It happens when the light is shining through ice crystals in the air.
"For a halo to be formed, ice crystals must have clean geometric shapes. This is because the light will be spread and reflected in the same direction. If ice crystals are shaped unevenly, we get an irregular distribution and we get an even haze instead of a halo," SVT meteorologist Åsa Rasmussen explained.
The Post and Mail
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:44 UTC
The calls came into emergency dispatch centers between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Both Whitley County and Huntington County dispatch centers fielded calls, including one from the Roanoke town marshal.
Whitley County responders investigated the areas between Meridian and Washington Roads near CR 800 South after the Saturday night phone calls but were unable to find the sources of the loud booms.
Homeowners reported the explosive noise literally shook their houses.
Possible sonic booms from air craft in the area were discounted as the cause as there were no Air National Guard exercises ongoing at the time.
Another cause could be the phenomena named "frost quakes," although those usually happen in much colder weather; however, there is also a moisture component to the freak winter events.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:13 UTC
By morning, some towns in Upstate New York already had a foot of snow on the ground.
The storm, called a nor'easter, will bring blizzard conditions across Maine with strong winds, which the weather service warned could bring heavy snow and reduced visibility.
Travel could be dangerous during the height of the storm as road crews have difficulty clearing roads, according to AccuWeather.com. Blizzard warnings are in effect for eastern Maine, according to the weather service.