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Cyclone Bulbul leaves 8 people dead as it smashes into India and Bangladesh coasts

Cyclone Bulbul
Villagers gather in front of a collapsed house after Cyclone Bulbul hit the area in Bakkhali, Bangladesh, on November 10, 2019
Eight people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said Sunday.

The cyclone packed winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour when it hit late Saturday, closing ports and airports in both countries.

Three people were killed in India's West Bengal State, two after uprooted trees fell on their homes and another after being struck by the falling branches of a tree in Kolkata. A fourth person died in a wall collapse in nearby Odisha State.

In Bangladesh, four more were killed by falling trees and at least 20 people were injured. The cyclone also damaged some 4,000 mostly mud and tin-built houses, Bangladesh's disaster management secretary Shah Kamal told AFP.


Large waterspout filmed near Elaphite Islands in Croatia

As Morski writes on the 9th of November, 2019, some dramatic footage taken of a large waterspout has emerged from the beautiful Elaphite (Elafiti) islands close to the City of Dubrovnik.

A Morski reader from the island of Lopud, one of the islands in question, recorded it and claims that it was the largest that has been seen there in recent years, and this one on the video is far from the only one.

Snowflake Cold

Temperatures plummet from Midwest to South, Northeast


Heavy rain and snow stretched from Michigan, where drivers had to deal with icy roads, to Pennsylvania, where snow blanketed parts of the state.

Comment: Related: Successive Arctic plunges could bring North America to its knees


Northern Michigan gets 18 inches of snow in 24 hours

© Kim Cianciolo
Fresh, heavy snow at Copemish
Nine places in northern Michigan received at least a foot of snow in the past 24 hours.

The most snow, 18 inches, fell in Marquette, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Like Marquette, most of the dozen places were in the Upper Peninsula but Fife Lake, which is southeast of Traverse City, received 16 inches of snow.


Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts in miles-high plume of ash

Japan's Mount Sakurajima volcano makes largest eruption in 3

Japan's Mount Sakurajima volcano makes largest eruption in 3 years
Japan's Sakurajima volcano shot smoke and ash miles into the sky on Friday in its biggest eruption in more than three years, Kyodo News reported.

The volcano, on the southernmost main island of Kyushu, spewed ash 5.5 km (3.4 miles) high, the first time the ash cloud from an eruption has exceeded 5 km since July 2016, Kyodo said, citing a local meteorological observatory.

The volcano has been highly active, erupting more than 100 times just this year, the report said, adding no damage has been reported so far.

Source: Reuters

Snowflake Cold

Successive Arctic plunges could bring North America to its knees

US weather cold temps forecast
© National Weather Service
I rarely curse, but kiss my jim-jams these next few weeks look truly brutal North America! Unrelenting too, as wave after wave of destructive Arctic conditions could stretch key services to breaking point.

According to latest GFS runs, temperature departures of 20C below the seasonal average will infect ALL of the central & eastern United States for long spells over the next two weeks, with only a pocket to the far-west spared.

The Arctic cold looks set to really take grip during the early part of next week (Nov 11 & 12).

The fronts will also deliver heavy, potentially record-breaking early-season snow to many.

The Northeast looks set to bore the brunt, with up to 30 cm (11.8 inches) accumulating here — but there are even some super-rare flurries showing-up in southern Georgia into Alabama, too.

And Canada won't be missing out, not by any means.

Bone-chilling lows and widespread snows are also forecast north of the border.

This all serves as yet more evidence of the lower-latitudes COOLING, and cooling fast.

Comment: See also: David DuByne of Adapt 2030 recently had a two part discussion with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron, editors at SOTT.net and authors of Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World.

See here for Part 1 and Part 2.

Review of Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection. The book is available to purchase here.

Cloud Precipitation

'Biblical': Hundreds of flood warnings across England as a month's worth of rain falls in ONE DAY

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Homes are submerged by rising flood water on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster today as people had to be evacuated
Hundreds of flood warnings remain in place across England today as rain continues to pummel the country, with some posing a "danger to life".

A total of 125 red flood warnings and a further 118 amber flood alerts stretch from Sunderland in the north to the Isle of Wight in the south.

The flash flooding caused by torrential downpours is expected to spark more misery for commuters and residents.

Five 'severe' warnings are active and relate to towns and villages surrounding the River Don which are in immediate risk.

The river in Doncaster burst its banks yesterday and will reach its highest recorded level today, forecasters predict.

Comment: The Daily Mail reports further on the chaos the flooding is causing:
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived in flood-hit Derbyshire after parts of Britain suffered chaos today as a woman's body was recovered from floodwater, drivers were stranded in their cars and people were forced to sleep in a shopping centre overnight.

A resident looks out at the floodwater at his doorstep in Bentley, north of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire this morning
A woman was swept away by floodwater in Rowsley, Derbyshire, in the early hours before her body was found in Darley Dale at 10.40am following what residents of South Yorkshire described as 'biblical' amounts of rain.

Aerial photographs showed devastating scenes in Doncaster, where residents were rescued from their homes as waist-high water filled the street. One local said water trickled along 'like a shadow' before covering the road.

Yorkshire and the Midlands were the worst affected areas, with six severe 'danger to life' warnings in place as fire crews were called in to help guide people to safety, while many rail and road users were warned against travelling.

Customers slept on benches while restaurant workers used their aprons as pillows at Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, while firefighters used boats to rescue others stranded at the Parkgate mall in nearby Rotherham.

Sandbags arrive in a badly flooded area of Bentley, north of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire this afternoon
A major incident was declared in Sheffield as the Environment Agency issued 121 flood alerts and 117 more serious flood warnings for England today, with the risk not expected to pass for many areas for several days to come.

Some 35 homes were evacuated in Mansfield after a mudslide at a quarry, while other areas were hit by traffic chaos amid road closures - with more of the same in this morning's rush hour after a further deluge overnight.

Rail operator Northern has issued 'do not travel' advice for passengers using five lines - Sheffield to Gainsborough, Sheffield to Lincoln, Sheffield to Goole, Hebden Bridge to Rochdale, and Sheffield to Leeds via Moorthorpe.

Residents of Toll Bar, near Doncaster, which was hit by flooding in 2007, have told how 'almost biblical' rain came pouring down. Parts of the village were still submerged this morning, with locals on 'red alert' for further flooding.

Doncaster Council warned some people to leave their homes because the River Don is breaching its banks near St Oswald Church at Kirk Sandall, tweeting: 'Residents in these areas are advised to evacuate immediately.'

Yorkshire and the Midlands were the worst affected areas by the flooding, with Doncaster particularly badly hit today
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The Environment Agency has issued 121 flood alerts and 117 more serious flood warnings for England today

The River Derwent is centimetres from reaching the underside of Exeter Bridge in Derby this evening.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: 'Some places have seen a month's worth of rain in one day. The rain is easing and moving south but obviously the impact of that will continue to be felt.'


Some 35 homes were evacuated in Mansfield after a mudslide at a quarry which fell into a homeowner's garden yesterday

Dinghies were used by the authorities to help stranded residents escape their homes with roads covered in water
Sheffield was particularly badly hit during flooding in summer 2007, which saw millions of pounds spend on prevention schemes.

Yet it was again hit by some of the most dramatic scenes yesterday, with a number of roads left impassable to traffic, cars stranded in floodwater and gridlock resulting on many routes.

As this morning, the Environment Agency had three severe 'danger to life' warnings in place relating to the river at Kirk Bramwith, South Bramwith and the Willow Bridge caravan site, all in Doncaster.

Sandbags arrive in a badly flooded area of Bentley, north of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire this afternoon


Late spring snow blankets Mt Buller in Victoria, Australia

Mt Buller

Mt Buller
Summer is just three weeks away, but Victoria has been whacked by a serious cold snap!

It's snowing at Mt Buller for the third day in a row.

Snow reporter, Dave Clark, said it's a very rare occurrence at this time of year.

"It's not unusual to get a cold blast, but it is unusual for it to snow three or four days in a row and to stick around on the ground for days on end, which we're seeing at the moment!," he told 3AW's Tom Elliott.


Heavy snowfall hits the mountains of northern Spain blocking roads

Baqueira-Beret in the Catalan Pyrenees

Snow at Baqueira-Beret in the Catalan Pyrenees
Yellow and orange snow alerts as winter arrives abruptly in the north of Spain

Only a week ago the Region of Murcia was basking in temperatures of 29 degrees during the long holiday weekend but as mid-November approaches the weather has taken a turn for the colder, and in the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa in northern Spain copious snowfalls have blocked roads and set the scene for ski resorts to open for the winter, possibly at the end of the month.


'Uncharted territory': Out-of-control bushfires rage across Australia's eastern regions


Flames bear down on Harrington, some 335kms northeast of Sydney, 8 Nov 2019
Australia's east is being ravaged by a record number of intense bushfires in a dramatic start to the country's fire season, with scientists warning of worse to come.

More than 100 blazes were registered in the states of Queensland and New South Wales on Friday, with 17 fires in the latter state being described at one point as out of control and dangerous amid high temperatures and gusty winds.

"We are in uncharted territory," New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told public broadcaster ABC. "We have never seen this many fires concurrently at emergency warning level."

Comment: Poor koalas. Humans too: 3 dead and 4 missing so far. November is Australia's 'May', so their summer hasn't even officially begun, yet the sky looks like this:

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