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Severe hailstorm leaves municipalities in Mexico covered in white

The hailstorm that fell this Wednesday covered the streets of municipalities such as Atizapán, Ecatepec and Metepec in the State of Mexico in white.

Through social networks, users shared images and videos of the roads completely covered by hail, which also caused floods.

Internet users also shared photographs showing that the hail that fell on this day was large.

Through its Twitter account, Conagua Clima indicated that for the next few hours the storms, gusts of wind of 45 kilometers per hour and hail fall in the municipalities of the State of Mexico will continue.

Drivers traveling on the Mexico-Toluca and Mexico-Cuernavaca highway were also alerted.

Snowflake Cold

Coldest June day in 122 years for New South Wales, Australia

Blizzards have dumped more than half a metre of snow over parts of New South Wales over the last 48 hours as towns and cities shiver through record-breaking temperatures.

Comment: Related: Floods prompt evacuations and rescues in Victoria, Australia - rivers rise significantly beyond major flood warning levels


Some Quebecers wake up to SNOW on June 10

© Mélissa Brière | Facebook Roxanne Berger | Facebook
If you thought Montreal's heat wave was bad, locals of the town Murdochville, Quebec, woke up to snow on Thursday morning.

The town is located approximately an eight-and-a-half-hour drive from Montreal. So while it wasn't anywhere close to us, we can still feel for our fellow Quebecers.

Snow in June? Who wants that?

One resident of Murdochville, Roxanne Berger, told MTL Blog around 8 a.m. that it was no longer snowing.

At the time of writing this article, The Weather Network showed that it was 1 degree in Murdochville. Meanwhile, it was 15 degrees in Montreal.

Cloud Precipitation

Strong floods and streets turn into rivers in Saratov, Russia

Strong floods sweeping cars in the city of Saratov, Russia.


Floods prompt evacuations and rescues in Victoria, Australia - rivers rise significantly beyond major flood warning levels

Levels of Traralgon Creek at Traralgon Victoria, Australia June 2021.
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Levels of Traralgon Creek at Traralgon Victoria, Australia June 2021.
Severe weather including heavy rain and strong winds affected the state of Victoria, Australia, from 09 June 2021. Wind gusts of over 100 km/h were reported. More than 200mm of rain fell in 24 hours in several locations. Police said one person died in a vehicle caught in flood water.

The heavy rainfall caused rivers to rise, in particular the Traralgon Creek in Traralgon where State Emergency Services (SES) issued an evacuation notice for more than 200 homes. SES said:

"If you live, work, or are holidaying in the Traralgon Creek area you should evacuate now. Flood waters are currently sitting above major flood level."

Levels of the creek jumped from under 1 metre to 5.78 metres in the space of around 12 hours between 09 and 10 June 2021. Major flood level here is 4.80 metres.

Cloud Precipitation

Monsoon rains cause havoc in Mumbai, 11 dead after building collapses - 8 inches of rainfall in 12 hours

The Southwest Monsoon arrived in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, with dramatic effect on 09 June, 2021. More than 200mm of rain falling in less than 12 hours. Roads were inundated with flood water up to 50cm deep, causing widespread traffic disruption. Train services were also interrupted.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Mumbai and neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall over the coming 3 or 4 days. Fifteen National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed to various parts of Maharashtra state in response.

The government of Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), reported a building collapsed in Malvani, Malad West. At least 11 people have died in the incident, with 17 injured and 15 rescued. More are feared buried in the rubble and firefighters are conducting rescue operations. Three other buildings nearby are in "dangerous condition" and the residents have been evacuated, the BMC said.


Flash floods in Santa Catarina, Brazil after 11 inches of rain in 24 hours

Torrential rain caused flooding and landslides in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil from 08 June 2021.

The government of Santa Catarina said teams from the Military Fire Department of Santa Catarina (CBMS) responded to calls for assistance in several municipalities.

The municipality and city of Canelinha was one of the hardest hit, where dozens of homes were flooded and 146 people evacuated to temporary shelter. Other rescues and evacuations were carried out in Brusque, Tubarão and Itajaí. CBMS also responded to calls in Balneário and Camboriú. In total at least 16 municipalities have reported incidents of flooding and severe weather impacts, with further heavy rain fall forecast.

More than 280mm of rain fell in Canelinha in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil in 24 hours to 09 June 2021. At least 7 other locations in the state saw more than 150mm of rain during the same period.

Cloud Precipitation

Severe flash floods in Ankara, Turkey

Flash floods swamped areas around the city of Ankara, Turkey, on 09 June 2021. Worst affected was the metropolitan district of Mamak, Ankara Province. Videos shared on Social Media showed flood waters racing through streets, dragging vehicles and debris. Media reported dozens of buildings and roads damaged.

Turkey's meteorological agency Meteoroloji Genel Müdürlüğü wanred of further heavy rainfall in the south of the country, in particular the provinces of Adana, Osmaniye and Kahramanmaraş.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills man on Burlington County Golf Course, New Jersey

A man was struck by lightning
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A man was struck by lightning and killed while at the Burlington County Country Club on Wednesday, according to published reports.
A man was reportedly struck and killed by lightning on a golf course in Burlington County.

The man was seeking shelter from a popup storm at the Burlington Country Club on Burrs Road in Westampton Township when lightning struck a tree near him, CBS 3 reports.

The lightning strike happened between the course's 6th and 7th hole at about 3:45 p.m., according to Fox 29. The man, who has not been identified, later died of his injuries, NBC 10 reports.

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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - May 2021: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

Food prices continue to rise as extreme weather around the world strikes production, adding to the significant damage caused by the Covid lockdowns.

Snow and record cold temperatures for summer took the lead this month. The US, Canada, China, Russia and parts of Europe were caught by surprise despite mass media trying to normalize the unseasonable weather. This weather is far from normal and perhaps a sign that we are on the threshold of a new ice age.

An apocalyptic mouse plague in Australia is causing millions of dollars of damage to crops and farming machinery in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Local farmers continue to lose crops and grain while they have to pay thousands of dollars to contain the plague.

The damage to crops continues in East Africe and the Middle East. After three years of drought followed by record rain and floods, the area faces record-breaking swarms of crop-eating locusts that threaten the crops and the food security of millions. A one-square-kilometer swarm can consume the same amount of food in one day as 35,000 people. The governments of the affected countries are spending billions of dollars to avoid further losses, but it has proved to be quite a challenge so far.

Major flooding also caused a lot of trouble around the world this May. Cyclone Yaas lashed coastal areas of India and southern Bangladesh with strong winds, rain and floods causing widespread damage. More than one million were evacuated.

Cyclone Yaas also came at a time when India struggles to deal with a new wave of Covid infections, most probably caused by a combination of poor infrastructure, heavy levels of pollution, and mass vaccination campaigns.

In South America, severe floods caused by Amazon rivers reaching record highs affected more than 450 thousand people in Manaus. Peru and Colombia were also hit by severe flooding that triggered the relocation of thousands.

Many countries of the Middle East are facing an unprecedented amount of summer rain and floods while China braces for a heavy flood season with 71 rivers already exceeding warning levels.

Not a pretty picture but all this is part of natural cycles caused by our sun's activity and other cosmic factors. Pay attention, network and prepare accordingly if needed.

All this and more in our SOTT Earth Changes Summary for May 2021: