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Mountains in British Columbia hit with June snow

The village at Silver Star. (Web Cams)

The village at Silver Star. (Web Cams)
It might be June but that didn't stop snow from falling in the North Okanagan

Snow is falling across the Okanagan despite the fact it's June and last week the region was hit with a heatwave.

SilverStar Mountain Resort is currently receiving a dusting of the white stuff, across the village and at the top of the Comet. Drivers travelling along Silver Star Road are warning of slushy conditions as snow continues to fall.

Temperatures on the mountain are sitting at 0 C, with snow turning to rain this afternoon. While downtown Vernon, it's 13 C with a 30 per cent chance of showers this afternoon.

Comment: Snow has also fallen on Anarchist Summit in the same province:
Snow in the mountains

Environment Canada is calling for cooler temperatures and rain this week but that rain is falling as snow at higher elevations.

DriveBC tweeted that there was snow atop Anarchist Summit on Highway 3 Monday morning before 8 a.m.

"A good reminder to be prepared for anything when travelling, particularly through higher elevations."

Liz Say lives at Big White and she can attest to snow at higher elevations.

She took several pictures Monday morning as the snow was falling, "there's about a centimetre of snow, it's wet, it's melting off the road."

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© Liz Say
snow
© Liz Say
snow
© Liz Say
There was enough snow on the ground to cover part of her deck and yard in the white stuff. Environment Canada forecasts snow above 1,600 metres rising to 2,300 metres Monday afternoon.

"The positivity of snowpack or nice clumps of snow, it just holds the moisture that little bit longer so it'll just feed down to the valley eventually. Everyone's a winner. Just pick the elevation you like," Say said.

Snow was also reported on Silver Star Mountain near Vernon, with the road up the resort looking more like a scene from January rather than June.

Gary Gellert posted a photo in the Vernon and Area Community Forum Facebook group, showing several centimetres of snow on the road.

Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of showers late Monday afternoon.



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Tornado filmed over Bristol and South Gloucestershire, UK

The funnel cloud was seen across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

The funnel cloud was seen across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
A funnel cloud which looked like a 'tornado' was spotted across the Bristol and South Gloucestershire skyline at the weekend.

The cloud was spotted at around 7pm on Sunday 6 June.

A funnel cloud starts in the same was as a tornado but it never touches the ground. It is only when it reaches the earth's surface that it officially becomes a tornado.

According to the Met Office, the UK sees about 30 tornadoes per year but it is extremely rare they are strong enough to cause any significant damage.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills 4 in Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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At least four people were killed by lightning strike at Chakkapashia village under Katakhali Thana of Rajshahi on Monday (June 7).

The deceased were known as Mukta Begum, 35, wife of Azam Ali, Aleya Khatun Babli, 60, wife of Kabil Hossain, Parash, 8, son of Joni, and Sohan, son of Mahbub.

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) additional deputy commissioner Golam Ruhul Kuddus said lightning struck the victims while they were harvesting mangoes in the village, leaving them dead on the spot.

The bodies were kept in Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. An unnatural death (UD) case has been filed in this regard, he added.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills at least 27, injures several in West Bengal, India

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At least 27 people died in different districts of West Bengal due to lighting on Monday evening.

Eleven people died in Hooghly, nine people in Murshidabad, two people each in East and West Midnapore and Bankura each and one in Nadia died and several people left injured.

Weatherman Sujib Kar said, "There is a low pressure over Bay of Bengal and there will be incidents of more lighting and thunderstorms in entire June in West Bengal due to humid weather."

Comment: The day prior lightning killed at least 17 in 8 districts of Bangladesh.


Attention

Turkey plagued by largest outbreak of 'sea snot' on record as mucus hits Sea of Marmara coastline

The 'snot' is affecting Turkey's Sea of Marmara

The 'snot' is affecting Turkey's Sea of Marmara
An outbreak of algae in the sea of Marmara in Turkey is alarming scientists. The slime has grown so much that it is threatening wildlife, local businesses, and the environment. Al Jazeera's Leah Harding reports.


Comment: All over the planet unusual algae blooms are occurring with an increasing frequency, and, historically, this tends to correlate with times of great shifts in climate and general upheaval:


Arrow Down

Giant sinkhole swallows cars in Jerusalem hospital parking lot

SINK
A large sinkhole opened in the parking lot of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, swallowing a number of cars and prompting emergency services to scramble units to the area.

Seven fire trucks rushed to the scene. There were no injures in the incident.

The sinkhole is believed to have been formed as a result of nearby construction work for a new route at the entrance of Jerusalem. A tunnel under construction, which also runs underneath the hospital and parking lot, appeared to have partially collapsed, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

Police said they received a report of "a collapse" in the parking lot of the hospital.

Video shared on social media showed cars tumbling into a pit that grew in size as its walls collapsed.


Doberman

Dog kills three-month-old baby in County Waterford, Ireland

dog attack
A baby girl has died in the early hours of this morning after a dog attack in Co Waterford.

It is understood the baby was attacked by the dog in her bedroom in the terraced house in Clashmore, near the Co Cork border.

Parademics and gardaí treated the baby at the scene before rushing the infant to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

The three-month-old baby was later pronounced dead at the hospital at around 3.00 am.

Gardaí from Dungarvan, Co Waterford have begun an investigation into the incident and the scene at the house has been preserved for examination.

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Tornado touches down near Caudé, Spain

Spectacular Tornado On The A-23 In Caudé in Aragon
© twitter
Spectacular Tornado On The A-23 In Caudé in Aragon.
Drivers travelling along the A-23 near the small town of Caudé in the province of Teruel, Aragon, last Friday afternoon (June 4), at around 7pm, were treated to the spectacular sight of a tornado, which although not causing any significant damage, did throw some small stones against vehicles in its vicinity.

Sources from the Guardia Civil reported that the vehicles travelling along the road in close proximity to the whirlwind only suffered minimal damage to paintwork, and while there were no accidents, drivers reported feeling the strong force of the wind against their cars, whilst also be shocked at the incredible sight of observing close-up, such a weather phenomenon so near to the road, according to diariodeteruel.es.

Many videos were taken of the tornado, which soon appeared on social media, along with spectacular images taken by some occupants of the vehicles as they drove past the twisting funnel of air, with people reporting the tornado as being perfectly visible from Teruel, and also places like El Pinar.


Seismograph

Earthquake swarm shakes Oregon's Mount Hood

Mount Hood earthquake swarm
© Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Two earthquakes hit Saturday near Government Camp, Oregon, one of them topping out at magnitude 3.9.

The tremors were strong enough for some locals to feel it, The Oregonian reported.

The earthquake rumbled at 8:51 p.m. June 5, just south of the summit of Mount Hood. It was preceded by several earthquakes in the hour before the quake, and tens of aftershocks have occurred since, the Cascades Volcano Observatory of the U.S. Geological Survey reported in a news release Saturday night.

The volcanic action and location are consistent with past swarms in the Mount Hood area, including a magnitude 4.5 on June 29, 2002, that was located about 1 mile east of Saturday's ground shaker.

Aftershocks will likely continue for hours or days, some of which may be felt, according to the news release.

Comment: A few days ago a significant earthquake swarm hit southern California.


Cloud Precipitation

Severe hailstorm slams Bogota, Colombia

STORM
Storm of cold and lightning accompanied by frost sweeping the city of Bogota! Colombia.