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Deadly floods in south of Mexico after Hurricane Eta - foot of rainfall in 24 hours - at least 21 killed

Flood rescues in Chiapas, Mexico, 06 November 2020 after rain from Hurricane Eta
© Civil Protection Chiapas
Flood rescues in Chiapas, Mexico, 06 November 2020 after rain from Hurricane Eta
More heavy rain brought by Hurricane Eta has caused flooding and landslides, this time in southern parts of Mexico .

In a 24 hour period to 06 November, 315mm of rain fell in Oxolotán in Tabasco State and 279.5mm in Escalón in Chiapas State, according to Mexico's Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SNM).

Previously Eta had caused devastation across Central America , with dozens of people feared dead in Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.


Heavy snow blankets Interior Alaska with a foot dumped overnight - record amount for November - travel not advised

Ivan Gyaurski, owner of The Crepery,
© Gary Black/News-Miner
Ivan Gyaurski, owner of The Crepery, clears the sidewalk in front of his restaurant on Second Avenue in downtown Fairbanks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, during a snowstorm that has blanketed Interior Alaska. The winter storm had dumped up to 12 inches of snow across parts of the city and region as of Friday morning.
A winter storm dropped significant snowfall in the Fairbanks area overnight and into Friday morning.

Snow totals for the area include 10 inches at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, 12 inches for upper McGrath Road, 8.3 inches for Trainor Gate Road and the Fort Wainwright area, 11 inches in North Pole, 10 inches in Goldstream, 12 inches at mile 17 of Chena Hot Springs Road and 6.2 inches for Birch Hill. 10.1 inches has fallen in Fox as of 9 a.m.

Rick Thoman, a climate specialist with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy tweeted that the highest 24-hour snowfall total for Fairbanks in November over the past century is 14.6 inches in November 1970.

"That could well be broken today," Thoman added.

Comment: And so it was - see report below at the end of this article.

Fairbanks sets snowfall record, braces for second winter storm

Even before Interior Alaskans have had a chance to dig out from this week's record snowfall, another storm is on the way.

A total of 14.7 inches of snow fell between 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday, barely eclipsing the previous 24-hour record of 14.6 inches, set in 1970, according to the National Weather Service.

And more heavy snow is on the way.

A winter storm warning has been issued for the central Interior, including Fairbanks and North Pole, as well as the Brooks Range region to the north. This warning is in effect beginning at 3 a.m. Sunday and continuing through Monday morning. It is expected to drop 5 to 9 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches.

Winds of up to 35 mph are expected in exposed areas.

The storm also will affect the Susitna Valley, with up to 20 inches of snow along the Alaska Range, beginning this afternoon.

Travel will continue to be difficult and more power outages are expected, according to the National Weather Service.


Whitehorse in Yukon hit by massive snowfall of about 18 inches in a day

A bobcat is used to help clear snow in downtown
© Crystal Schick/Yukon News
A bobcat is used to help clear snow in downtown Whitehorse on Nov. 4. The City of Whitehorse is still digging out from the first major snowstorm of the season that saw about 45 centimetres fall on Nov. 2 and it’s a process that will likely take weeks.
The City of Whitehorse continues digging out from the first major snowstorm of the season that saw about 45 centimetres fall on Nov. 2 and it's a process that will likely take weeks, says operations manager Richard Graham.

"It's been a long month," he said with a laugh in an interview Nov. 5, fully acknowledging there had only been five days in the month so far.

While Graham couldn't put a precise figure — aside from describing it as "lots" — on how much snow had been plowed and moved to city snow dumps, he said the full process will take time and the city is asking for the public's patience and to keep their distance from the equipment.

Graham said the city's 45-person crew dedicated to road maintenance has staff working five 12-hour shifts compared to the usual four 10-hour shifts in a week. It means that city crews are out 24/7 dealing with the snow. In addition, some other city staff have also been assigned to help with the snow removal and the city has also hired contractors to move the snow loaded onto trucks. Other city staff from various departments were out shovelling in front of the workplace — clearing snow from in front of city hall, the municipal services building, and more, Graham said.

Cloud Precipitation

Silt, potholes, landslides bring new challenges after floods caused by Eta in Jamaica

With the Chalky River overflowing its banks on Wednesday, residents on Weise Road in Bull Bay, St Andrew, are hoping for relief soon from the devastation and dislocation caused by adverse weather over the past few weeks.

Apart from battling the floodwaters in their yards, as they recede, they are faced with a new problem: silt. Mounds and mounds of it.

On Thursday, tractor operators were busy trying to clear the Chalky River of some of the silt washed down from the hills of east rural St Andrew, which has been experiencing landslides in recent weeks because of rainfall.

Some of the silt had been lodged in residents' yards on Weise Road.

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Deadly storms and floods in Manicaland, Zimbabwe

Flood and storm damage in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, November 2020.
© Chief Svosve II
Flood and storm damage in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, November 2020.
At least 2 people have died in severe weather including flash floods in Manicaland Province, eastern Zimbabwe.

Local media report that flooding struck from 04 November after 2 days of storms and rain. One person was swept away by flash floods in Chipinge, close to the border with Mozambique, on 05 November, where crops, bridges, homes and a school were severely damaged.

Meanwhile another person died in Odzi, about 130km north of Chipinge, after being struck by lightning. Buildings were damaged by strong winds in parts of Chipinge and Buhera. Hailstorms affected parts of Nyanga.

The flash flooding is in stark contrast to ongoing drought conditions affecting wide areas of the country.

Snowflake Cold

More record low temperatures in Brazil

Harmful frost.

Tweet: "Low temperature this dawn in SC."

Record low at the top of the mountain in November.

-3.4 B.Garden / F. Keiser *
-3.3 Urupema / Epagri ** / record
-2.7 Panel / G.Hugen
-1,6 S.Joaquim / G.Hugen
-0.3 Vargem Bonita *
-0.3 Urubici **

Scheuer / Coutinho https://t.co/FTNLLVHQ4M

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link.

Comment: Record cold in Brazil - significant loss to fruit harvest

Snowflake Cold

Sydney, Australia just experienced its coldest November 5th since 1881

Record cold in Sydney, Australia
Sydney has shivered through one of its coldest November days on record as damaging winds and heavy rain lashed the city.

More wild weather is on the way with gale force wind and hazardous surf warnings in place for much of the New South Wales coast from the Illawarra in the south to Byron Bay in the far north.

Sydney reached a top of 21C at 4am on Thursday before the temperature plummeted within hours to 14C by 11am - 10C below the November monthly average.

According to Weather Atlas the average monthly low temperature for Sydney in November is 15.7C.

The mercury dropped down to 12C on Thursday night and fell as low as 10C in Camden, on the city's south-west outskirts, as a surge of powerful southerly winds moved up the coast.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Mudscrapers and illegal weather reporting

Saudi Arabia floods
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Massive rains and floods in the Arabian Peninsula have eroded and made repair on the mudscrapers of Shibam the capital of the Hadramawt Kingdom in 300 A.D. Its now illegal to report on weather or monitor the weather without a license in Saudi Arabia. Seed prices up globally, and Sub-Saharan Africa food price inflation.

Comment: Storm and heavy rains causes flooding in Mecca and other parts of Saudi Arabia


UK, Holland, Germany, Israel, Russia and South Korea rush to contain Avian Flu outbreaks culling hundreds of thousands of birds

Avian flu outbreaks
It seems we jump from one outbreak to another... Highly infectious bird flu virus are currently sweeping across Europe, infecting thousands of animals in Germany, the Netherlands, UK and further east in Russia, Israel and South Korea.

Germany and The Netherlands

Two poultry farms in Holland and Germany have been attacked by H5N8, forcing the culling of more than 200,000 chickens in Puiflijk, the Netherlands.

These Dutch farms are just 30km (19 miles) from the German border. The main risk is that the infection spread out-of-control on both sides.

Although the H5N8 bird flu strain isn't too dangerous for humans, its economic cost can be significant. People should avoid touching sick or dead birds. Chicken and eggs are safe to eat if cooked thoroughly.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: Objective:Health #24 - Cootie Invasion - Strange Disease and Infection Outbreaks


M6.0 earthquake hits South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Antarctica earthquake map
Date & time: 2020-11-06 11:49:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 6 Nov 8.49 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 62.28°S / 58.26°W (Antarctica)
Nearest volcano: Penguin Island (19 km / 12 mi)