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Severe hailstorm hits Tàrrega, Spain

Hail Storm hits Tàrrega, Catalonia - Spain June 3, 2020.

Ice Cube

Greenland Ice Sheet growing at record levels

ice ice
Had you heard about this in the mainstream media? No? Has something been diverting your attention?

Vast regions of southwestern Greenland are currently gaining record levels - record levels! - of snow & ice. Never before in June has the Greenland ice sheet grown by more than 4 Gigatons in a single day, until now that is - according to Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) data going back to 1981.

Here are the latest measurements (as of today, June 4, 2020). Notice how much blue (ice growth) you see on the map. And how little red.

Cloud Lightning

Symbolism: Lightning strikes the Washington Monument

A Washington, D.C. news station's sky camera captured an incredible video of lightning striking the Washington Monument during a thunderstorm in the city Thursday night.

"INSANE video from our @wusa9 SkyCam WOOOOOW," WUSA-TV tweeted during the storm.


Black bear mauls pipeline contract worker near Prospect Creek, Alaska

black bear
A black bear mauled a contract worker for the trans-Alaska pipeline last week near a pump station in the area of Prospect Creek, officials said Tuesday.

The man the bear attacked Friday evening was seriously hurt but is expected to recover. The bear, which was later killed, appeared to be hungry but not emaciated, said Glenn Stout, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Michael Becwar, 53, of Wasilla notified security staff that he was going for a jog shortly after a 6 p.m. shift change, said Katie Pesznecker with Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. He headed down a road outside the station that connects to a small airstrip. Pesznecker said employees often exercise along the road.

When Becwar hadn't returned from jogging 80 minutes later, security guards started looking for him.

Comment: Related: Bear attacks increasing worldwide

Cloud Precipitation

Hail causes extensive damage to fruit, agriculture crops in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Hailstorm again stormed Shopian, Kulgam villages and extensively damaged the horticulture and agriculture crops.

Locals from many areas from the twin districts told Kashmir Reader that hailstorm has heavily damaged the crops.

In Kulgam districts an intense hailstorm witnessed in whole Aharbal belt including villages like Manzgam, Nowgam and adjoining villages caused damges to crops.

Similarly in Shopian heavy hailstorm that lasted for 15 minutes resulted in accumulation of an inch deep hail cover that ripped the standing fruit and agriculture crops on ground. The worst affected villages which were hit by the storm include Pinjora, Pehlipora, Pargochi, Voterpora, Pahnoo, Aglar and other adjioning of villages.


Eruption at Sakurajima volcano, Japan on June 4

Sakurajima volcano
At 16:38 JST an explosion was registered. Cloud obscured.


Eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico on June 4

At 23:01 CDT an explosion was registered. Time-Lapsed, 3 cameras.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes kill at least 25 in a single day across Bangladesh

The deceased were all out during a thunderstorm on Thursday afternoon

At least 25 people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Mymensingh, Bogra, Habiganj, Kushtia, Noakhali, Chapainawabganj, Tangail, Pabna and Moulvibazar on Thursday.

In Mymensingh, three people - two teenagers and a cattle trader - were killed in Fulbaria upazila.

The deceased are cattle trader Motaleb, 50, Robin, 13, and Imran, of the same upazila, confirmed Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Fulbaria Police Station, confirmed the deaths, reports a Mymensingh correspondent.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Tick swarms, H.K money reset and seed shortages beginning

Tick swarms
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Sometimes you will need to take the second or third choice in a situation as your preferred first choice has disappeared, we are seeing this begin across so many layers of society at the moment. Food availability, foreign exchange, Amazon delivery, seed supply to name a few that I cover in this video. Keep your eyes on the Hong Kong money inflation and runs on the banks there, this is the financial canary for an Asian lock up.

Cloud Lightning

Intense lightning storm recorded over Toronto, Canada

Toronto lightning
Toronto residents were in for a show last night, as the warm and sunny day transitioned into a dark and gloomy mess with heavy rains, accompanied by high winds, hail, thunder, and lightning.

On Tuesday, Environment Canada warned of a "severe" thunderstorm in Toronto that may produce "large hail" and the resulting storm definitely didn't disappoint. In the evening, two separate thunderstorms tracked across the region, bringing plenty of lightning, lots of rain, and some hail.

And while the bulk of Torontonians were probably asleep during the lightning storm, there were some camera-ready storm watchers who captured some wild shots.

Photos and videos shared on social media show long periods of lightning flashing up the night sky, while other shots show the city's skyline transforming into something that looks like a scene straight out of a movie.

Comment: Less than a week ago almost 87,000 lightning strikes hit Washington - nearly 2/3 of the annual average!