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Huge waterspout during extremely cold weather skims over Adriatic near Dubrovnik, Croatia

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A huge waterspout skimmed over the Adriatic near Dubrovnik this afternoon in dramatic form. This amazing video was sent to us by a reader and clearly shows the sheer size and power of the waterspout.

The weather in Dubrovnik over the past few days has been extremely cold with even snow falling on the city as temperatures dropped into the minuses. This latest weather phenomenon certainly catches the eye.

In fact, such waterspouts, tornadoes that form over water, aren't that rare in Dubrovnik but this one today was particularly impressive.


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'Disaster zones' declared in Spain following record breaking Storm Filomena, heavy rains and flooding forecast

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Personnel from Spain’s Unidad Militar de Emergencias (UME) helping to clear streets in Madrid following Storm Filomena.
The Spanish government has classified Madrid and seven other regions struck the hardest by Storm Filomena last week as disaster zones, a category that will provide emergency subsidies and other support measures. Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Asturias, Andalusia, Aragón, La Rioja and Navarra have also been classified as disaster zones.

The precise details of the subsidies and support have not yet been decided, and each region needs to be assessed individually. The authorities in Madrid and in Castilla-La Mancha had been pushing for disaster zone classification.

The news came as the Madrid regional government also warned that rain predicted from Wednesday could bring flooding and further chaos to the capital. 'The rains predicted by AEMET [the state weather agency], although moderate, are likely to cause floods when all the ice begins to melt,' the regional government said.

Comment: Other reports of extreme weather in the past few weeks:


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Woman mauled to death by her dog in Trinidad

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A 56-year-old woman was killed yesterday evening in an attack by her dog.

The deceased has been identified as Gaytrie Chanderpaul, of Andrew Lane, D'Abadie.

Loop News was told that at about 6:45pm on Tuesday, Chanderpaul was about to give her rottweiler a treat, when the dog suddenly attacked her. She was mauled by the animal.

The victim's 32-year-old daughter, on hearing the commotion, rushed to her mother's aid.

Chanderpaul was taken to the Arima Health Facility, however, she succumbed to her injuries about an hour later.

Cpl Metivier is continuing enquiries.

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Massive sinkhole swallows lorries and buildings in Malaysia

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A total of 67 employees from two companies in Bestari Jaya near here were evacuated to a relief centre at SK Rantau Panjang, after a land subsidence occurred in an open area near the premises on Friday evening.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) assistant director of operations Hafisham Mohd Noor said in the incident at about 6.50 pm, there was a 10m-deep fissure over 50,000 sq m of land near Jalan PKPS in Kampung Bestari Jaya near here.

"The JBPM received an emergency call at about 6.51 pm and seven firemen were rushed to the scene.

"Based on preliminary information, Selangor JBPM was told that there was a victim buried in the sediment, however after doing a headcount of workers at two nearby premises, none of the victims were found missing or buried," he said in a statement here yesterday.


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Waterspout hits Wonogiri, Indonesia

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Waterspout hits Wonogiri, Indonesia today.


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Coldest air on Earth sends temperatures below -50°C in Siberia, down to -58°C (-72.4°F) at one locality)

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Severe frost in Siberia - Yakutsk
A lobe of air that broke off of the polar vortex, which is currently blanketing parts of Siberia, is sending temperatures plummeting across parts of Canada.

Canada is no stranger to temperatures below -30°C, but parts of eastern Russia have plummeted below -40°C since the middle of December, courtesy of the bone-chilling polar vortex lingering over Siberia. One of the more chilling temperatures, in Delyankir, just northeast of the coldest, permanently inhabited places on Earth recorded a -58°C on January 18th, 2021.

A lobe of frigid air that broke off of the polar vortex meandered its way down across North America and is sending temperatures tumbling across Canada. This raises the question, will the coldest air in the world soon make an appearance in Canada?


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Rare 'musical note' detected by magnetometers in atmosphere above Norway

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A musical note from our atmosphere. Around 05.30 UTC or 06.30 local time magnetic and ground current pulsations on my instruments. Approximately 2 hours long and with a period time of 2 minutes and 14 seconds. Continuous geomagnetic ULF pulsations in the range between Pc4 and Pc5. For the first time this year and sometimes only once a year.It's great to see that our atmosphere can make this happen. This phenomenon can also be seen on other magnetometers for example from Abisco and Kiruna,roughly in the same place of the auroral oval.
High above the Arctic Circle in Lofoten, Norway, citizen scientist Rob Stammes operates a space weather monitoring station. His sensors detect ground currents, auroras, radio bursts, and disturbances in Earth's magnetic field. Yesterday, he says, "I received a musical note from the magnetosphere."

"Around 05.30 UTC on Jan. 18th, our local magnetic field began to swing back and forth in a rhythmic pattern," he says. "Electrical currents in the ground did the same thing. It was a nearly pure sine wave--like a low frequency musical note. The episode lasted for more than 2 hours."

Stammes has received such notes before, but they are rare. "I see a pattern like this only about once a year," he says.

Comment: It would appear that there has been an uptick in rare and unusual phenomena in our skies: Also check out SOTT radio's:


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Kenya braces for return of devastating locust swarms

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Swarms of desert locusts have reappeared in East Africa to the dismay of farmers and villagers who witnessed them wreak havoc on their crops and pasture in previous years.

Locust swarms first soared in number in late 2019, as a result of unusual weather patterns amplified by climate change. They dispersed eastwards from Yemen leaving Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia hardest hit.

"In Kenya, several immature swarms are arriving every day and spreading west throughout northern and central areas," the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a statement.

"Swarms have now been seen in seven counties ... compared to four last week. A few swarms are starting to mature."


Comment: Plagues of locusts are being reported from all around the world these days. It is likely related to increasingly erratic seasons and extreme weather patterns, which is not a consequence of 'global warming' as parroted relentlessly by the MSM: Global cooling to replace warming trend that started 4,000 years ago - Chinese scientists. See also:


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Drone footage shows Swiss vineyards under snow

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The stunning scenery overlooks Lake Geneva in the Swiss city of Riex.

Between 15 and 20 centimeters fell in this area of the Vaud canton on Sunday (January 17).


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More snow as unsettled summer continues on South Island, New Zealand

Snow at The Remarkables ski area this morning.
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Snow at The Remarkables ski area this morning.
The unsettled summer is continuing in the South Island today, with snow on the mountains and more wild weather on the way.

There's fresh snow on the tops around Queenstown today, after a dusting on some peaks in the Lakes area yesterday.

Weatherwatch says temperatures will be down in many places as a storm near Stewart Island slowly tracks eastwards, dredging up the cold change.

The forecaster said most of New Zealand would be below average today temperature-wise, and single-digit highs were likely through some parts of Otago and Southland,

Comment: 3 inches of summer snow hits South Island, New Zealand