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August skiing in USA with 200+ inch snow base in California

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How quickly the main stream media would like you to forget the record snow pack across both the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains for winter 2016/2017 as the IPCC said snow pack would go to zero due to global warming. Roads at passes in California and Colorado were bogged with snow up to June 20th, but the media focuses on a desert area with regular temperatures over 118F. They sure wont mention August skiing or cosmic rays or shifting inter-tropical convergence zones. You are on your own in terms of correct information searching.


Attention

'Unprecedented event': 6 North Atlantic right whales discovered dead during June in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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Researchers from the Marine Animal Response Society examine one of the dead right whales.
Since June 7, six North Atlantic right whales have been found dead, floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in a loss that amounts to more than one per cent of the population of the endangered species.

The whales were all found in the area between New Brunswick's Miscou Island, Quebec's Magdalen Islands and northern P.E.I.

While there have been sightings of dead right whales in the area before, Tonya Wimmer, a marine biologist and the director of Marine Animal Response Society, said it's on a different scale this time around. The charitable organization is dedicated to rescue and study of marine animals.

"It's a bit of an unprecedented event in that we've never had an incident like this involving right whales where so many animals have been turning up dead just over the last few weeks," said Wimmer.

Wolf

Guard dog kills boy at school in Ghana

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Teachers and pupils of New Amanful Basic School, a fishing community near Takoradi, are yet to come to terms with the horror of how an Alsatian strayed into the school and killed a six-year-old class one pupil who was playing with his schoolmates on the school's compound.

The pupils were said to be playing when the dog attacked Bismark Adzie and inflicted serious injuries on him.

Some brave onlookers went to the aid of the victim, but he died hours later at the Kwesimintsim Hospital due to the deep wounds inflicted on him by the dog.


Dog owner's residence

The owner of the dog, whose house shares a wall with the school, is said to have suffered several robbery attacks since he moved to New Amanful in the Ahanta West District in the Western Region.

According to the police, in order to protect himself and his property, the owner of the dog bought large breed of dogs, typically used as guard dogs.

Attention

2 injured by brown bears in one day for Alaska

© James Fredrick
James Fredrick credits his friend Alex Ippoliti for saving his life when a brown bear attacked him Saturday morning as the two biked on a gravel road on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
On Saturday morning, James Fredrick and his friend Alex Ippoliti were biking down a well-used gravel road on military land near Clunie Lake in Eagle River when they heard a rustling in the bushes.

The two friends were already hyper-aware after two fatal, predatory black bear attacks last week that have set Alaskans on edge.

"With all the things that had been going on, I made sure I had my bear bell on and bear spray with me," said Ippoliti, who lives in Eagle River.

What happened next came so fast that Fredrick, who lives in Anchorage, is still turning it over in his mind from the hospital bed where he is recovering from being attacked by a brown bear. It was one of two brown bear maulings in Southcentral Alaska Saturday.

Fredrick says his friend saved his life.

Shortly after they heard the rustling sound, a brown bear emerged from the woods and ran "20-30 yards" toward them, Ippoliti said. Suddenly, the bear was on Fredrick, pulling him from his bike.

Comment: See also: Second fatal mauling by black bear in just 2 days for Alaska


Cloud Lightning

Five killed by lightning strikes in Madhya Pradesh, India

Five people were killed and two were injured after being struck by lightning in separate incidents in Chhindwara and Mandsaur districts since yesterday morning, as the monsoon got active in parts of Madhya Pradesh. Draupadi Bobde (55), Rajni Bobde (35) and Shanti Paradkar (45) died and Devnath and Manku sustained injuries when lightning struck them at Umrikhurd in Pandhurna tehsil of Chhindwara district yesterday, police said.

The victims were working in a field. Another woman, Surekha (22), was killed by lightning strike while working in a field at Janbhi in Amarwara tehsil of the district last evening. Richhalal Muha (60) died due to lightning strike while working in a field in Bhaugarh area of Mandsaur district last night, said police sub-inspector Gaurav Laud.

India Meteorological Department's Bhopal Centre Director Dr Anupam Kashyapi told that monsoon has reached some parts of the state, and it will cover south-east and central Madhya Pradesh soon.

Source: Press Trust of India

Snowflake

Snow, heat, shifting jet stream & cosmic rays twist weather

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The media is having a wondrous time reporting on the "heat" in desert areas of the USA and globally in summer, reporting that its extra hot. They overlook the snow storms in Russia this week, the out of season snowstorms in California and the ravaging early snowstorms across South America. All of this is expected and is easily explained by shifting Inter-tropical Convergence Zone air flows. It happens like clockwork with every grand solar minimum. Its happening again, but the media wont touch that with a 10 foot pole.


Fire

Wildfires blazing under extreme heat in Southwestern US

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The Brian Head Fire in Utah
A series of wildfires is blazing across the Southwest as the chance of rain remains low amid a deadly heatwave.

Eighteen large fires are burning in the region, including six in Arizona, three in Utah, three in California, three in New Mexico, two in Nevada and a large one in Oregon. The two biggest wildfires are in southern Arizona and Utah.

Wildfires already have caused far more destruction than usual in the first half of 2017, meteorologist Haley Brink of the CNN Weather Center said. Almost 1 million more acres had burned by Thursday, compared with the 10-year average through June 22.

Sun

Seattle hits 96 degrees, breaking heat record

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Heat records for June 25, 2017.
Sunday was a scorcher in Seattle and other cities around Puget Sound!

Summer's first weekend saw record-breaking temperatures in Seattle, which hit 96 degrees, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set in 2006.

Other cities in Western Washington also broke or tied their heat records: Olympia hit a whopping 98 degrees, breaking their record of 90 set in 2015.

Bellingham and Hoquiam tied their heat records of 83 and 82 degrees, respectively.

Further south, temperatures climbed to 92 in Tacoma and 97 in Puyallup. In the north sound, temperatures were milder in the 80s.

Relief is in sight, however, if the heat's too much for you.

Better Earth

Over 12 billion gallons of water pour into Lake Tahoe

© AP Photo/Scott Sonner
The process of the Sierra Nevada spring snow melt sped up this week as a heat wave brought triple-digit temperatures to parts of the Western United States.

A thawing snowpack that's massive after a brutal winter fed rivers and reservoirs with high-flowing runoff.

One place that saw a stunning impact from all the runoff is Lake Tahoe.

More than 12 billion gallons of water poured into the lake over the past week.

That's a staggering amount of water, and resulted in the lake level rising four inches since June 16.

That rise occurred while intense heat increased evaporation rates from the lake's surface. What's more, water managers have been releasing water from the lake into the Truckee River for the past 120 consecutive days to make room for snow-melt runoff.

"It's not typical to spill at all," says U.S. District Court Water Master Chad Blanchard. "It's only on the big years when you have to release water."

Fire

2,000 forced to flee as wildfire tears through Spanish national park


The blaze raging through forest land in La Penuela, Huelva, Spain
More than 2,000 people including holidaymakers at a hotel and campsite have been evacuated after a wildfire near a Spanish national park.

Tourists on two campsites in the Mazagon beach town area of Huelva in southwest Spain and a nearby parador hotel were still unable to return this morning as hundreds of firefighters tackled the out-of-control blaze.

Regional governors said around 2,100 people had been asked to leave their homes and holiday accommodation overnight, although guests at one of the hotels affected - the four-star Solvasa Mazagon Aparthotel - were back this morning.

The blaze is being treated as a level 1 - or maximum threat - by emergency services.