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Strange noises from the sky heard in Tulcea, Romania

Strange sounds (stock)
On April 20, 2019, YouTuber 'Dumitru Daniela' posted video footage of strange noises she heard in the skies of Tulcea, Romania on March 20, 2019:
Hi guys! I really need your point of view about this strange noise. There wasn't any sign of plane or helicopter, no wind, no explosion, no asteroid.

She comments that the nearest airport was 16 km from her city and hadn't been operating since 2014. Nobody heard anything from the area of the city's stone quarry either.

The sound was bizarre enough that she notes the effects she saw and felt then:
The strange thing about the noise is that he [it] was going straight ahead and coming back but not rise up... and more than that, the sound was so powerful like you could feel the vibration of it, like when you are staying next to a speaker.


Strange rumbling noises heard in Kurseong, West Bengal sky

strange sounds (stock)
On May 1, 2019, You Tuber 'Abhigyan Rai' shared video of strange sounds he heard in the sky of Kurseong, West Bengal:


Nor'easter brings at least 4 inches of May snow to Vermont and upstate New York

Snow also covered areas in Stratton Mountain and Mount Snow, Vermont

Snow also covered areas in Stratton Mountain and Mount Snow, Vermont
Winter just won't go away for certain parts of the US.

Four inches of snow fell in Vermont and parts of upstate New York overnight just a day after a hail storm hit North Carolina.

Parts of western Maine and northern New Hampshire were getting snowfall Tuesday morning
, but most folks were seeing more rain.

Several Vermont residents took to social media to blast Mother Nature for bringing more snow to the state.

'I blame myself. Sunday I said, "At least I can feel confident that it's not going to snow anymore." Mother Nature: "bahahahahahah,"' one user wrote.

Rangers at Vermont State Parks tweeted: 'Another 4″ at Woodford State Park overnight. Park staff are shoveling instead of raking to get the park ready to open.'

Comment: Winterlike weather pattern tightens grip on U.S. Northeast, unloading snow in some areas


10th dead gray whale in 2 months found floating near San Francisco Bay Area - 48 in 2019 along U.S. west coast

A map of recent whale strandings in the Bay Area.
© The Chronicle
A map of recent whale strandings in the Bay Area.
A dead whale is stranded near a Pacifica beach, officials confirmed Tuesday. The creature's death marks the tenth whale stranding in the Bay Area since March 10.

The Marine Mammal Center began receiving reports about the animal on Tuesday morning, spokesperson Giancarlo Rulli said.

Rulli said the whale is floating in the surfline near Linda Mar Beach. The species, age and cause of death are not yet known as the carcass is inaccessible to researchers. They're waiting for the whale to wash ashore, Rulli said.

Cloud Lightning

23 killed in storms, lightning strikes in Assam, India in past few weeks

Representational image

Representational image
The worst-hit districts are Sivasagar, Golaghat, Dhubri, Cachar and Sontipur. While 13 persons have died after being struck by lightning, ten persons died in the storms, the ASDMA said

At least 23 people have died in storms and lightning strikes in the past few weeks in Assam, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated.

The two natural disasters also affected around 22,801 families in 18 districts of the state in the current year, ASDMA) stated on Tuesday.


Chicago police warn of 'zombie' raccoons with distemper that pose serious danger to pets

zombie racoon, raccons distemper

The warning about "zombie raccoons" may sound like something out of a bad television show, but a suburban Chicago police department says they present serious dangers to family pets.

The critters are called zombies because those carrying the distemper virus often stagger on their hind legs and bare their teeth. Riverside's police department says if they bite dogs they can transmit the serious disease that can cause respiratory and gastrointestinal problems and affect the nervous system.

The department issued its warning after fielding calls about raccoons acting oddly and says anyone who sees such an animal should call police. Chief Tom Weitzel tells the Chicago Tribune that officers will put the animals down and public works crews will dispose of their carcasses.


Snow is falling in Bosnia and Herzegovina as though it were January!


Snow in Bosnia
In addition to the rain and floods in great number of places in BiH, residents of Bosanska Krajina, more precisely the places of Korcanica, near Sanski Most, were also surprised by the snow.

The video shows snowfall near Sanski Most, where the truck driver is seen to be struggling with snow on the road.

Korcanica is located 32 kilometers from the Sanski Most and part of the mountain Grmec.


Thick snow falls on Sljeme, Croatia

Sljeme, just north of Zagreb today
© Zagreb Facts
Sljeme, just north of Zagreb today
The official start of summer is just over a month away but heavy snow has been falling today on Sljeme, just north of Zagreb.

It might be the middle of May but today's photos from Sljeme look more like the middle of December.

Croatia has been hit with storms, severe winds and torrential rain this week and on Wednesday even snow in parts of the country.

The road leading up to Sljeme has been closed.

Comment: See in addition: Coldest and snowiest early May on record in Dalmatia, Croatia


Coldest and snowiest early May on record in Dalmatia, Croatia

croatia cold
If you're in Dalmatia and have said this is the "coldest May of your life", you're absolutely right - and thanks to official data measured at the DHMZ Split Marjan station, your claim can be confirmed.

Namely, Dalmacija Danas reports that the first 13 days of May had an average air temperature of 14.6°C, while the average from 1948 to 2018 was 19.1°C. At the moment, we are experiencing temperatures in Dalmatia 4.5°C cooler than the monthly average, which is an extreme temperature deviation.

Of course, a lot of this can change by the end of the month, and it is certain that the second part of the month will not be as cold as the first. However, there are also no significant positive deviations - on the contrary, temperatures will be around the average or even a little cooler.

Let's note that until now, the official coldest May was recorded in 1991 with an average temperature of 15.6°C.

Comment: For more, check out SOTT's Earth Changes Summary - April 2019: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs:

Ice Cube

Record snowfall kills over a thousand yaks in the Himalayas

yaks cold

To keep each other warm, the yaks were found mostly in clusters of 20-50 when their carcasses were found in the end of April|
Over 1,000 yaks have reportedly died due to the unprecedented snowfall in the cold desert region of North Sikkim over the course of January until the roads cleared in the end of April.

The place in contention includes Munguthang, Tso Lhamu, Kala Patthar, Chopta Valley and other regions which collectively make up the Kanchenjunga National Park and Biosphere Reserve and Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Yaks, which qualify as an endangered species, are catered by herders who are called as Dokpas locally, a traditional practice since ancient times. Numbering about 1,600-2,000 in the region, they are owned by residents of Lachung and Lachen valleys along with those from Gangtok.

The official count released by the North Sikkim district administration puts the death toll to be around 300, but local herders argue that the number could reach as high as 1,000 as many of the higher regions above Munguthang are still inaccessible. The numbers are more towards the Lachen Valley belt rather than the Lachung Valley belt, as Lachung has grazing grounds in the lower belt in comparison to Lachen.

Comment: All over the planet seasons are becoming more erratic and extreme, for some winter drags on into spring, resulting in delayed planting, young crops decimated by late frosts or new born cattle buried under snow and, for others, unseasonably warm springs are creating tinder dry conditions leading to unprecedented wildfires: