Welcome to Sott.net
Sat, 24 Aug 2019
The World for People who Think

Earth Changes
Map

Wolf

Rare wolf attack injures camper, shuts down campground in Banff, Alberta

Wolf
© wikipedia
Parks Canada believes only 1 wolf was involved but has closed Rampart Creek as a precaution

A wolf that attacked a tent and injured a camper has been killed and the campground has been closed after a rare incident took place in Banff National Park, officials say.

Around 1 a.m. on Friday, Parks Canada received a report of a wolf attack at Rampart Creek Campground off the Icefields Parkway, according to a news release.

Officials say the wolf attacked the tent and inflicted hand and arm injuries on a camper inside. No wildlife attractants or food were found nearby.

Ice Cube

"Democracy Dies In Darkness"

polar bear
"Democracy Dies In Darkness" is the Washington Post motto. In this video I expose some of the darkess they are creating by spreading misinformation about Greenland weather and Arctic Sea Ice.


Cloud Precipitation

Five satellite images show extent of flooding in south India

Black colour in the images are water; it is a flood-affected area.

Black colour in the images are water; it is a flood-affected area.
The following maps depict the severe flood-hit areas. The black colour is showing the intensity of the flood over the last few days (July 29 to August 10, 2019).

Satellite data shows the extent of the flooding event in Karnataka and Kerala. These maps depict the severe flood-hit areas. The black colour is showing the intensity of the flood over the last few days (July 29 to August 10, 2019).

Tornado1

Super-typhoon Lekima slams into central China: 28 dead and a million evacuated - UPDATE

landslide
Eighteen people have been killed and 14 were missing in eastern China in a landslide triggered by a large typhoon, which caused widespread transport disruptions and the evacuation of more than a million people, state broadcaster CCTV has reported.

Typhoon Lekima made landfall early on Saturday in the eastern province of Zhejiang with maximum winds of 116 mph (187 km/h), although it had weakened from its earlier designation as a super typhoon, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Thousands of flights were cancelled in eastern China, according to the country's aviation regulator, with most flights into and out of Shanghai's two main airports cancelled on Saturday afternoon, their websites showed.

China's weather bureau on Saturday issued an orange alert - its second highest - after posting a red alert on Friday, when the storm forced flight cancellations in Taiwan and shut markets and businesses on the island.



Comment:

Update: The Guardian on 11th of August reports:
A powerful typhoon left at least 28 people dead in China, after a landslide backed up a river that broke through debris and inundated homes, state media reported on Sunday.

Another 20 people remained missing, the official Xinhua News Agency said, and more than a million people were evacuated, state broadcaster CCTV has reported.

Typhoon Lekima made landfall early on Saturday in the eastern province of Zhejiang with maximum winds of 116mph (187km/h), although it had weakened from its earlier designation as a super typhoon, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The deaths occurred in Yongjia county on the outskirts of Wenzhou, a major port city. The river blocked by a landslide rose to a level of 10m (30ft) within 10 minutes, trapping 120 villagers, Xinhua said.

Thousands of flights were cancelled in eastern China, according to the country's aviation regulator, with most flights into and out of Shanghai's two main airports called off on Saturday afternoon, their websites showed.

China's weather bureau on Saturday issued an orange alert - its second highest - after posting a red alert on Friday, when the storm forced flight cancellations in Taiwan and shut markets and businesses on the island.

The deadly landslide occurred about 80 miles (129km) north of the coastal city of Wenzhou, when a natural dam collapsed in an area deluged with 160mm (6.3 in) of rain within three hours, CCTV reported.


The storm was moving northward at 9mph (15km/h) and was gradually weakening, Xinhua reported, citing the weather bureau. High winds and heavy rains battered the financial hub of Shanghai on Saturday afternoon, and Shanghai Disneyland was shut for the day.

Nearly 200 hundred trains through the city of Jinan in Shandong province had been suspended until Monday, Xinhua reported.

More than 250,000 residents in Shanghai and 800,000 in Zhejiang province had been evacuated due to the typhoon, and 2.72m households in Zhejiang had power blackouts as strong wind and rain downed electricity transmission lines, state media reported.

About 200 houses in six cities in Zhejiang had collapsed, and 66,300ha (163,830 acres) of farmland had been destroyed, CCTV said.

The storm was predicted to reach Jiangsu province by early Sunday and veer over the Yellow Sea before continuing north and making landfall again in Shandong province, CCTV said.

Coastal businesses in Zhejiang were shut and the emergency management ministy warned of potential risk of fire, explosions and toxic gas leaks at chemical parks and oil refineries.

Lekima, downgraded to a tropical storm, was heading slowly north along China's east coast on Sunday morning.



Ice Cube

More sea ice than average for first week of August in southern-most Arctic

polar bear
"A shorter ice-free season than we've seen for decades."

Let me repeat that!

"A shorter ice-free season than we've seen for decades."
________

"Polar bear habitat update for the first week of August 2019 shows there is still more sea ice than average in Hudson Bay, the southern-most area of continuous habitation for this species."

"freeze-up in that region for the last two years has also been earlier-than-average which means a shorter ice-free season than we've seen for decades." (Emphasis added)

Tornado2

No way! Enormous waterspout tears through downtown Amsterdam!

wATERSPOUT
An enormous waterspout was spotted spinning through Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, on Friday evening (local time).

Footage captured the powerful waterspout barrelling over the Oosterdok waterway. Multiple eyewitness videos show the waterspout moving at great speed, sending debris flying into the air and bending trees with its fury.

"What the actual f**k. Amsterdam central, Oosterdok just now," one person tweeted.


Cloud Precipitation

Rainfall 3000% above normal in a single day in the Indian state of Karnataka

Karnataka flood

Karnataka flood
Downpour 3176% above normal in Mysuru, 2222% in Dharwad on Aug 8

On August 8, Karnataka received nearly five times the rainfall it normally does, adding to the severity of the ongoing floods in at least 12 districts that have killed 20 people by August 9, 2019.

The rain has come at a time it normally does not. In some districts it has been multiple times more than the normal for this time of the year:

Mysuru in south Karnataka received 62.2 mm absolute rainfall in a day — 3176 per cent, or 32 times, the long-term average for that day. Dharwad in the north received 85.9 mm — 2222 per cent, or 22 times, above normal.


Windsock

Unseasonal weather prompts warning across much of UK

Localised flooding in Wrexham, UK.
© Mark Rowe/PA
Localised flooding in Wrexham, UK.

Bad travel conditions expected as storms and heavy showers move east over weekend


Unseasonal weather, possibly driven by climate change, has caused widespread disruption and prompted the Met Office to issue yellow weather warnings across much of the UK.

Festivals have been cancelled and floods are expected as the extreme weather is forecast to continue over the weekend.

"There is some fairly heavy rain and thunderstorms from Bristol, up through Wales and into Northern Ireland," a spokesman for the Met Office said. "That will transfer eastwards over the next few hours, causing poor driving conditions in places."

Organisers cancelled the annual Race Across Torbay on Sunday as weather warnings for Devon and Cornwall were issued. The Houghton music festival in Norfolk and Boardmasters in Newquay were also cancelled this week.

Warnings are expected on Saturday for all of Wales and most of England and thunderstorms predicted across Scotland and Northern Ireland, where torrential showers could cause flooding and road closures.

The meteorologist Bonnie Diamond said: "We will certainly see an impact in terms of localised flooding, difficult driving conditions and transport delays."

Tornado2

Climate chaos! Tornado tears through Luxembourg - Another touches down in Amsterdam

Luxembourg tornado
© Reuters/ Y. Reiff
A police spokesperson said the twister left a "swathe of desolation" over a large area. Elsewhere, a vortex hit central Amsterdam as awestruck observers caught the formation on video.

A rare tornado ripped through southwest Luxembourg on Friday, injuring 14 people.

Officials said around 160 buildings were damaged by the twister that struck the towns of Petange and Kaerjeng near the French and Belgium border.

Images and videos on social media showed the tornado with winds packing 128 kilometers per hour (80 miles per hour) throwing debris, roofs and tree branches into the air.


Comment: Yeah, tornadoes never happened in Europe until very recently, when they suddenly started happening all the time!


Attention

3 shark attacks at the same Florida beach within 24 hours

Shark attacks
Three people were bitten by a shark within a 24-hour span at a Florida beach on Sunday. It happened at New Smyrna Beach. The community is known as the "shark bite capital of the world."

A Nashville man was standing in knee-deep water when a shark bit his right foot. He was treated for minor lacerations.

On Saturday, two surfers were bitten within minutes of one another at the same beach. Authorities say a 23-year-old woman was bitten on the left hand and wrist, which required her to receive stitches. A short time later, a 21-year-old man was bitten on his right foot and was treated at the scene. Neither bite was life-threatening.

Comment: A week earlier: Florida beach reports surfer bitten by shark in 2nd attack in 2 days