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Early snow covers local ski hills in British Columbia - up to 10 inches in depth

Gnorm the Powder Gnome (27cm | 10.6in tall)

Gnorm the Powder Gnome (27cm | 10.6in tall)
Several ski resorts hit by first significant snowfall of the season

Ski and snowboard fanatics rejoice, as it looks like we are getting closer to the winter season.

Ski resorts across the Interior got their first taste of the snow season Saturday night, ranging from a light dusting to serious snowfall.

Silver Star Mountain got its first significant dump Saturday night, covering the village with a blanket of snow Sunday morning. The hill got a dusting of snow at the end of September, but this Thanksgiving weekend marks the first real snowfall up on the mountain.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes kill 4 people, 35 buffalo and 9 goats across Telangana, India

Four, including two teenagers, died after being hit by lightning in Nirmal, Kamareddy and Jayashankar Bhupalpally districts on Saturday.

In Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, lighting claimed the lives of two buffalo ranchers at Jilukalagutta (hillock) near Garmillapally village. The deceased were Salupala Komuraiah (45) and Merugu Naresh (17) of the same village. Besides, 35 buffalos were also killed in the incident. Komuraiah is survived by his wife and three sons.

Cloud Precipitation

Hundreds of migrating swallows found dead in south west France due to bad weather

Swallows usually migrate in September but the mild start to October has left them stuck in the Lot in southwest France

Swallows usually migrate in September but the mild start to October has left them stuck in the Lot in southwest France
French bird protection association La Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux (LPO) in the Lot in southwest France has launched a campaign to save swallows, after hundreds have been found dead due to bad weather.

Residents in the Lot, in the Midi-Pyrénées, Occitanie, have reported that many swallows have been suffering in the cold and wet weather conditions, and have been dying from exhaustion after becoming drenched and freezing.

Stéphanie Plaga Lemanski, director at LPO Lot, told local newspaper La Dépêche: "One school in the department counted almost 50 dead swallows in its playground, and the commune of Corn found around 20 dead. It's a massacre; a desolate spectacle of corpses."


Flash floods cause traffic chaos in Accra, Ghana - roads turn into raging rivers up to 1 metre deep

Flooding struck in Accra and surrounding areas in Ghana on 10 October after heavy rainfall.

Media reported a heavy downpour lasting several hours, early on 10 October, causing floods in areas of Accra and neighbouring Kasoa in Central Region. Just over 78 mm of rain was recorded at Kotoka International Airport in Accra in 24 hours to 10 October.

The floods caused traffic chaos, with some reports of vehicles being abandoned or swept away. Images shared on Social Media showed roads turned to rivers, with raging flood water up to 1 metre deep. Reports also suggest homes have also been damaged, although there are no reports of displacements or fatalities.


Widespread flooding leaves at least 10 dead across Cambodia - 40,000 hectares of crops inundated

The heavy rains have caused flashfloods throughout Cambodia.
© Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.
The heavy rains have caused flashfloods throughout Cambodia.
Days of heavy rainfall in South East Asia have caused flooding in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. More severe weather is on its way as Tropical Storm "Linfa" approaches central Vietnam.


Flooding in parts of Cambodia over the last few days has left at least 10 people dead and thousands affected.

The first of the recent spate of flooding began in early October 2020 when around 150 people were evacuated from their homes in areas of Banteay Meanchey province, in particular Ou Chrov District close to the border with Thailand.

Several other provinces were also affected by heavy rain at the time, including Pursat, Battambang, Kampong Speu and Kampong Chhnang.


Small pod of pilot whales stranded in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania only weeks after mass stranding at the same location

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks,

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment are responding to reports four whales have become trapped in Macquarie Harbour, on Tasmania's west coast where 470 of the mammals were stranded last month (pictured)
A small pod of pilot whales have become stranded in Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's rugged west coast, only weeks after a mass stranding in the same harbour left hundreds dead.

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment are responding to reports a large pilot whale became stuck in the harbour near Strahan on Saturday afternoon.

Three smaller pilot whales, which were swimming with the large whale before it became stranded, also remain in the harbour.

The whales appear to be healthy and should be returned to sea on Sunday, wildlife biologist Sam Thalmann says.

Comment: 380 whales dead in worst mass stranding in Australia's history


Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Easter Island Region, Chile

Easter Islands region quake
© Volcano Discovery
Date & time: Saturday, 10 October 2020 13:14 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 10 Oct 6:14 am (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.67°S / 112.3°W (Chile)


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Interlaced reset loop - 2021 food prices

Two fishermen watched as a waterspout developed before their eyes over Lake Erie

Two fishermen watched as a waterspout developed before their eyes over Lake Erie
We are beginning to see the interlacing of Grand Soar Minimum intensification reducing the length of growing seasons, leading to higher food prices where people cannot afford to eat after all of the business closures across continents. This is pushing the need for food banks, but China experienced the worst crop wipe out in the last 200 year and are actively buying grain and commodity crops across the planet, driving up prices further. This in turn adds 10% to food prices where more people can't afford food, sending them to food banks. Record waterspout count in the Great Lakes as South America enters a drought further reducing global grain totals. The spiral is in play.

Comment: Waterspout outbreak over the Great Lakes sets world record of 232 for a 7 day period

As well as natural disasters devastating crop growth, the insane response to the coronavirus crisis and losing value of currency in Western nations in particular, have made the production, availability, purchasing and distribution of food - a MAJOR global issue the likes of which we haven't seen in generations.

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Two dead as dozens of forest fires burn in Syria and Lebanon

Forest fires in Syria and neighbouring Lebanon have killed two people and burned swathes of land since Thursday, state media and officials said.

Syrian state television on Saturday morning broadcast scenes from the affected areas, where firefighters were working to extinguish the blazes.

It said hundreds of hectares had burned in the countryside of Syria's coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces, and in the central Homs province.

The health ministry said two people died in Latakia province on Friday as a result of the fires, and that 70 people in the area were taken to hospital suffering breathing difficulties.

Cloud Precipitation

Hailstorm and flooding hits Izmir, Turkey

Hail storm and flooding hits Turkey, Izmir.