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Taiwan's Yushan sees first snow of 2021

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© CWB
Taiwan's tallest peak, Yushan, this morning (Tuesday, March 3) saw 3 cm of snow, its first of the year, as seasonal northeasterly winds brought cold, wet weather to the country.

Seasonal northeasterly winds brought increased moisture and lower temperatures to northern and eastern Taiwan overnight. This morning, the mercury at the Yushan Weather Station dipped down to minus 0.8 degrees Celsius by 1 a.m. and minus 1.5 degrees by 2 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).


Arrow Down

Body of woman buried by landslide retrieved in the Philippines

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The body of 70-year-old Rizalda Matambonoy was found buried in the mud after a landslide occurred in Purok 22, Barangay Mt. Diwata, a gold rush site in the municipality of Monkayo in Davao de Oro province on Tuesday, Mar. 2.

In the latest video posted by the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (BDRRMC) of Mt. Diwata, the responders used an excavator to retrieve the body of Matambonoy.

Residents in the village were shocked seeing mud and rocks rushing down the slope Monday afternoon.


Cloud Precipitation

Devastating storm lashes Brisbane, Australia - nearly 3 inches of rain in half an hour - streets turn into rivers - power out for 18,000 homes - trees felled

A severe storm has hit Brisbane, leaving up to 18,000 homes without power and flooding the Pacific Motorway in the CBD

A severe storm has hit Brisbane, leaving up to 18,000 homes without power and flooding the Pacific Motorway in the CBD
A severe storm has hit Brisbane, leaving up to 18,000 homes without power and flooding the Pacific Motorway in the CBD.

Greenbank, south of Brisbane, recorded 73mm in the 30 minutes to 5pm while Michelton recorded 61mm in half an hour.

'These thunderstorms are moving towards the north to northeast,' the Bureau of Meteorology said about the severe storm hitting Brisbane.

'They are forecast to affect Narangba, Burpengary and Beachmere by 6.20pm and Caboolture, Wamuran and Beerburrum by 6:50pm.'


Cloud Precipitation

Floods in Grande Do Sul, Brazil after a month's worth of rain in 2 hours

Floods in Lagoa Vermelha, March 2021.
© Civil Defence Rio Grande do Sul
Floods in Lagoa Vermelha, March 2021.
Heavy rainfall hit the municipality of Lagoa Vermelha in the state of Grande do Sul, southern Brazil, from late 01 March 2021. Strong winds and lightning were also reported.

Flooding damaged homes and roads. After carrying out initial assessments, the municipal government said at least 32 houses were severely damaged, some even destroyed, leaving families homeless. The municipality is considering declaring a state of emergency as a result of the damage.

Much of the damage was in the neighbourhood of Rodrigues. Centro, Gaúcha, Medianeira, Gentil and São Sebastião neighbourhoods were also badly affected.

Civil Defence reported rainfall totals of 112.2 mm in just two hours. Local observers suggested the rainfall was over 220mm. The city would see around 118 mm of rain during a typical February.


Seismograph

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake shakes central Greece, felt in Balkans

Greece was shaken by an earthquake today which sent locals onto the streets in Larissa and was felt as far away as Athens

Greece was shaken by an earthquake today which sent locals onto the streets in Larissa and was felt as far away as Athens
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of over 6.0 has struck central Greece.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Wednesday's quake was felt as far away as Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro.

The earthquake had an epicenter west-northwest of the town of Larissa and struck just after 12:15 p.m. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center put the preliminary magnitude at 6.2.


Ice Cube

A massive iceberg - larger than New York City - breaks off Antarctica

The iceberg started to crack off of Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf
© BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY
The iceberg started to crack off of Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf in January 2021.
A massive iceberg broke off Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf, British researchers announced.

At 490 square miles, the berg is bigger than New York City, which is 302 square miles.

A crack in the ice shelf widened several hundred meters Friday before the iceberg sheared off. The last major chunk to come off in this area was in the early 1970s, the BBC said.

The event wasn't a surprise: "Our teams at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have been prepared for the calving of an iceberg from Brunt Ice Shelf for years," BAS director Jane Francis said in a statement.

The British Antarctic Survey's Halley Research Station is on the Brunt Ice Shelf. Glaciologists said the research station is unlikely to be affected by the calving event, which is what the breaking process is called.


Comment: As noted in the following article, calving, whereby an ice berg splits off from a glacier, is caused by glacial expansion, and thus a process associated with cooling, not warming: Iceberg the size of London calves off Antarctica - Caused by a glacier EXPANDING, not melting


Attention

The end is nigh? Watch swarms of locusts 'invade' Saudi Arabia

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The kingdom has been struggling with a locust infestation as the current climate conditions in the country have allowed the ravenous insects to multiply and attack crops.

Myriads of locusts have been "bugging" Saudi Arabia since January, arriving in the kingdom from neighbouring countries.

The authorities have been forced to double down on their efforts to combat the "invasion" with aerial spraying, according to Arab News.

Locals have shared horrifying videos of the locusts' conquest of Saudi Arabia, with one such video uploaded on YouTube.

In the footage, dated 22 February, an astounding amount of the insects is seen covering every surface imaginable, be it the desert, trees, or city streets.

Locusts have historically been a nightmare for farmers, as these insatiable swarming critters are known for their ability to destroy crops.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Tornado season forecast 2021

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© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
With a strong La Nina in effect and Negative Arctic Oscillation, this Spring is stacking up to mirror 2011 which had the most tornadoes ever registered in a season. It also looks like the severe hailstorms and tornadoes will shift further east in the USA, all the while solar activity continues to stagnate in this intensifying Grand Solar Minimum.


Comment: Related articles include: David DuByne of Adapt 2030 recently had a two part discussion with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron, editors at SOTT.net and authors of Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World.

See here for Part 1 and Part 2.

Review of Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection. The book is available to purchase here.


Snowflake

One killed, dozens injured in traffic accidents amid heavy snowfall in South Korea - nearly 3 feet of March snow

Cars are trapped on Donghae Expressway in the east coast on March 1, 2021,
© Yonhap
Cars are trapped on Donghae Expressway in the east coast on March 1, 2021, due to heavy snow in Gangwon Province.
One person was killed and dozens were injured in traffic accidents caused by heavy snowfall in the country's northeast, officials said Tuesday.

Gangwon Province received up to 90 centimeters of snow in the mountains and 5-20 cm inland between Monday and Tuesday afternoon, according to local weather authorities.

The snow caused severe traffic congestion and road closures across the province, leading to 79 traffic accidents and multiple casualties, according to firefighting officials.

A man in his 50s was killed after he was hit by a car near a tunnel on a highway linking Seoul to Yangyang, 215 kilometers east of the capital.


Snowflake

Fresh snow in March on Mauna Kea, Hawaii - Winter weather advisory continues

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© UKIRT
As of Monday morning, the road to the summit of Maunakea was closed to the public above the Visitor Information Station due to snow and icy road conditions.

Webcams show a fresh coating of snow and ice on the summit of Maunakea on Monday morning, where a Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect but should expire soon.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu reported this morning that "overnight snow and icy conditions are currently present over the Big Island Summits. Conditions are expected to improve later this morning."