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2 dead gray whales wash ashore in San Francisco Bay

Dead gray whale
© Cara Field/The Marine Mammal Center
Marine experts say two dead gray whales were found in the San Francisco Bay this week and that one of them died from severe malnutrition.

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito said Thursday scientists were unable to determine a cause of death for the other whale.

A team conducted necropsies on the 1-year-old, 23-foot-long female whales Tuesday at Angel Island State Park.


Comment: 3 individuals of the same species also washed up at the same location of Angel Island last year.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills 4 people in Jharkhand, India

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© Johannes Plenio
Four people were killed on Thursday evening in a lightning strike at Lupungutu village in West Singhbhum district, police said. The victims were all working in a brick kiln when the lightning strike accompanied by strong winds and rains struck them.

The villagers succumbed to injuries while they were being taken to the Sadar Hospital, Chaibasa, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Sadar) Amar Kumar Pandey. The victims were identified as Paltan Champia, Gura Pingua, Japut Champia and Krishna Munduya, who was a resident of Hathnabeda.

The bodies were taken for postmortem, the officer added.

Doberman

Family dogs kill 53-year-old man in Santa Fe, New Mexico

canine attack
© Angela Antunes / CC by 2.0
The Galveston County Sheriff's Office says a man was mauled to death by his relative's dogs.

Deputies were called to the 5600 block of Highland Road, just outside Santa Fe, around 3:50 p.m.

They say a man called to get help for his brother, who was attacked by three dogs.

"Tragic situation for the family for sure," said Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset. "The family is distraught, they were at the hospital with their loved one."


Windsock

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Winds of change blow in bombogenesis blizzard Ulema

A massive late winter storm is bringing blizzard conditions to a number of central U.S. states
© NASA/NOAA GOES PROJECT
A massive late winter storm is bringing blizzard conditions to a number of central U.S. states Thursday. In affected areas, many agencies are shutting down and urging people to stay off the roads.
The most intense blizzard system with lowest pressure readings ever set with record snows, floods and wind speeds since the late 1800's. Winter storm Ulema a once in a century inland bombogenesis that wreaked havoc through the US and Canada. This video explains how the storm evolved , where it passed with destruction in its path and where the remnants are heading. This in my opinion is a Grand Solar Minimum storm.


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Arrow Up

Powerful eruption at Bezymianny volcano, Russia sends ash plume 15.2 km (50,000 feet)

Eruption of Bezymianny volcano at 17:29 UTC on March 15, 2019
© KB GS RAS
Eruption of Bezymianny volcano at 17:29 UTC on March 15, 2019.
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 50000 ft (15200 m) altitude or flight level 500 and is moving at 50 kts in E direction.


Cloud Precipitation

'Bomb cyclone' triggers widespread flooding on Mississippi, Missouri rivers in US

Ice blocks brought by flood waters lie on the road in Howard County, Nebraska, US, on March 13, 2019
© REUTERS
Ice blocks brought by flood waters lie on the road in Howard County, Nebraska, US, on March 13, 2019.
A powerful, late-winter "bomb cyclone" storm pushed into the US Midwest and the Great Lakes region on Friday (March 15), causing flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, stranding herds of cattle and raising alarms at a Nebraska nuclear power plant.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts issued an emergency declaration for the state, citing forecasts of up to 0.61m of snow and high winds that are expected to make travel "difficult to impossible" on roads.

"Nebraskans should watch the forecast closely in the coming days and be prepared for severe weather events in conjunction with potential historic flooding," Mr Ricketts said in the declaration.

"As Nebraskans know, conditions can change quickly, and everyone needs to be prepared."

Ranchers posted images on social media of their cattle being dug out of snowdrifts or stranded in fields.

"Widespread and extremely dangerous flooding will continue today and tonight," the National Weather Service office in Omaha, Nebraska, said on Friday in a statement.


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Cyclone Idai batters Mozambique - 19 dead, flooding, widespread damage, power and communication loss

Damage in the city of Beira, Mozambique after Tropical Cyclone Idai landfall
© Anouk Delafortrie
Damage in the city of Beira, Mozambique after Tropical Cyclone Idai landfall.
With heavy rain and winds of up to 170 kilometers per hour (105 mph), Tropical Cyclone Idai unleashed widespread damage and destruction Friday on the port city of Beira, leaving more than a dozen dead and cutting off communications and electricity.

After making landfall late Thursday, Idai felled pylons, destroyed houses and blew the roofs off seven schools. The airport was shut down after suffering damage to its control tower and runways. Flooding also swamped Beira's roads, and the hospital suspended surgeries due to the storm.

"There has been a lot of damage. Many homes have been left without roofs," said Alberto Mondlane, the provincial governor.

The power and communication outages left Beira's roughly 530,000 residents cut off.

Power outages also affected the provinces of Manica and parts of Inhambane.


Seismograph

M6.5 earthquake strikes southeast Bolivia

Bolivia earthquake
© USGS
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck near the city of Cochabamba in southeastern Bolivia early on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured. The quake struck some 55 km (34 miles) southeast of Cochabamba, the USGS said.

Reporting by Darren Schuettler; editing by Christian Schmollinger

Snowflake Cold

SOTT Earth Changes Summary - February 2019: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

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February 2019 was another month of significant extreme weather events, with record-breaking floods and some incredible snowfalls.

While the media focuses on and hyped the few record warm events in February, they were relatively quiet about record-breaking cold events and continue missing the trend of decreasing temperatures around the world, particularly in the Northern hemisphere - thus diverting public attention from what matters: the serious potential possible for some form of 'ice age' as we enter Solar Minimum, the effects of which are already being felt by millions of people.

The most devastating rainfall events last month took place in the Middle East: Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Jordan saw torrents of water wash over desert. Elsewhere, an unprecedented flash-flood soaked the world's driest place: the Atacama desert in Chile. Once again, cold and snow records were broken. Chaos and blackouts ensued in the Czech Republic, dozens of flights were grounded in northern India, and record snow blocked roads in Pakistan.

The US saw the worst of the cold this month. From heavy snowfalls in Seattle to unusual temperatures in New Mexico and Las Vegas, and a 'bomb cyclone' that hit eastern states and left 550,000 people without power. Finally, meteor fireballs again hit the headlines in February, starting with an exploding meteor over Cuba that shattered building windows.

All that, and more, in this month's SOTT Earth Changes Summary...


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Cloud Lightning

Death toll rises to 70 in Afghanistan as severe floods sweep away 16,000 homes

flood afghanistan 2019
© Javed Tanveer/AFP/Getty Images
An Afghan military helicopter rescues people clinging to the top of an overturned truck, in the flooded area of Arghandab district in Kandahar province.
Heavy rainfall has been affecting central, southern and western regions of Afghanistan since the start of the month, triggering deadly floods that resulted in widespread destruction. The most affected provinces are Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat and Badghis, DG ECHO reports.

Nine provinces have been affected by heavy rains and flooding since March 1, with Helmand, Zabul, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Herat and Farah, also affected by a five-year drought, particularly impacted. Another seven provinces were hit by snowfall, avalanches and mudslides.

Many areas are also exposed to conflict and drought and are host to hundreds of thousands of displaced, UN OCHA reported. Population resilience is very low, and any additional shock puts them in a dire situation.