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Heavy snowfall advisory issued for Gangwon's Mountainous Areas in South Korea

A heavy snowfall advisory has been issued for mountainous regions of northern Gangwon Province, as 12 centimeters of snow at Mount Seorak prompted an entry restriction.

According to the Seoraksan National Park Office, entry to Daecheongbong Peak and other high altitude areas have been prohibited since the advisory was issued at 8:10 a.m. on Monday.

The morning low near the mountain's Juncheong shelter plunged to minus three-point-four degrees Celsius as of 6 a.m.

An official from the park office urged visitors to prepare supplies and equipment for safety and protection from the cold as the winter season has arrived in mountainous areas.


Dog mauls owner to death at home after going berserk in frenzied attack at guest in Sweden

The dog was destroyed in the quickest decision the county has ever made
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The dog was destroyed in the quickest decision the county has ever made
A woman has been killed by her own dog which went ballistic at a man she invited round.

Police found the dog owner in her 60s dead at home and an air ambulance was dispatched to fly her injured guest to hospital in Robertfors, Sweden, on Sunday evening.

The deadly American Staffordshire bull terrier was detained at the property until it was agreed that it was in the interest of public safety to euthanise it.

According to Norrland University Hospital, the man in his 50s, who was first to be attacked by the dog, was moderately injured, Expressen reports.


Heavy snowfall continues to fall in some parts of Saskatchewan - up to 40 cms (nearly 16 inches) of snow

Environment Canada says Moose Jaw received anywhere from 30 to 40 centimetres of wet, heavy snow while Swift Current appears to have gotten 20 to 30 centimetres.

Meteorologist Terri Lang says in between there, areas may have received even more snow.

Lang says 15 to 25 millimetres of precipitation melted down so it's a good snowfall for dry areas of the province which have been thirsting for moisture.


Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes South Sandwich Islands Region

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck the South Sandwich Islands region on Tuesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 93 km (57.79 miles), EMSC said.

(Reporting by Jaiveer Singh Shekhawat in Bengaluru, Editing by Louise Heavens)

Arrow Down

After oil and gas, Europe is now running out of wind

coastal wind farm
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Thorntonbank Wind Farm off the Belgian coast. Last year, average wind speeds in the North Sea declined by up to 10%.
You might think it's impossible to run out of wind, but Europe's "wind drought" proves otherwise. And it's only going to get worse.

Energy-wise, Europe is between a rock and a hard place: it needs so much, yet has so little of its own. That's why decarbonization is an opportunity as well as a challenge.

The first goal of eliminating coal, oil, and gas as the power sources that keep Europeans warm and working is to get rid of greenhouse gases to keep the planet from boiling over. And as Russia's invasion of Ukraine has underscored, another worthy goal is weaning Europe off its dependency on less-than-friendly foreign suppliers like Vladimir Putin and others whom you would normally cross the street to avoid, geopolitically speaking.

Comment: Ignore the intro. This guy is clearly clueless.

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More than 1 foot of October snow hits the Rockies

ABC News' Mola Lenghi reports on the first widespread snowstorm of the season in the western United States.


Alta, Utah receives over 2 feet of snow, passes monthly average

Alta is off to a good start this season after a weekend storm brought more than two feet of snow to the area.

The official snow total was 25 inches, The National Weather Service reported.

This total passes the October monthly average, which is 24.4 inches.

Other areas of Utah also saw significant snow totals. Solitude received 18 inches, Summit Park got ten inches and Tooele saw seven inches.


Calgary hit with Canada's first hefty snowfall of the season - 10 inches of snow

It wasn't just Calgary's first significant snowfall of the season on Saturday, it was Alberta's. It was a memorable event as the system overachieved in parts of the province.

We knew it was only a matter of time before a major city in Canada was hit with its first significant snowfall of the season. However, many Calgarians wish they weren't the first to deal with this much of it.

It wasn't just Calgary's first significant snowfall of the season, it was Alberta's. Saturday was a memorable day for some as the system overachieved with snowfall amounts in parts of the province.

Third-party websites such as Twitter and Facebook reported that Cochrane saw 15-22 cm while Kananaskis Valley recorded 27 cm.

Snowfall records, which began in 1881 were broken at Calgary International Airport. The area reported a one day total of 19 cm on Saturday, October 22, setting a new record for this day. The entire snowfall event total for Calgary -- from Friday night to Sunday morning -- has been reported as 23 cm.


First major snowstorm of the year hits Montana - over a foot of snow reported

© Jana Wilcox

The first significant snowstorm of the year is currently impacting parts of Montana with heavy snow and gusty winds.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until later this evening for the Great Falls area.

The wet snow has caused power outages and downed numerous tree limbs as many trees still haven't dropped their leaves. More impactful snow amounts were occurring near the foothills of the Little Belt and Highwood Mountains where over 1 foot of snow has been reported.

This storm brings a major pattern change to the Northern Rockies where unseasonable warm and dry conditions have persisted for much of this years Fall season.

Comment: 17 inches of fresh snow fell at Big Sky Resort, Montana over weekend

Cloud Precipitation

Benin - Over 40 dead, 1,300 households displaced after weeks of flooding

Floods in Adhamè in Benin, September 2022.
© Agence Nationale de Protection Civile Benin
Floods in Adhamè in Benin, September 2022.
Over 40 people have lost their lives and hundreds of homes have been destroyed by flooding in Benin since September this year.

According to reports from the Benin Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) significant rain fell throughout September 2022 in Benin.

Several rivers including the Mono, Oueme and Niger broke their banks. The situation was worsened by the release of waters from the the Nagbéto dam in Togo.

High levels of the Niger river among others have also resulted in widespread flooding in neighbouring countries Niger, where over 160 people have died, and Nigeria, where 1.3 million have been displaced and 603 people have died.