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Woman killed by lightning strike while at cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio

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© MGN
An Ohio woman is dead after being struck by lightning at a cemetery over the holiday weekend.

Gray affiliate FOX19 reports Danielle Brosius, 27, of Green Township died Friday as a result of the strike at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, according to the Hamilton County Coroner's Office.

Three people were struck by lightning around 5:10 p.m. Friday and taken to the hospital.

At least one of the other two struck had suffered serious injuries.

Comment: Elsewhere across the world in the past few days lightning strikes have killed individuals in Zambia, Pakistan (4 and also 15 goats), Telangana, (3) and Punjab, India(2)


Cloud Precipitation

Storm shatters 107-year-old record, hands Pittsburgh region its wettest ever September 1

storm damage
© Christian Snyder/Post-Gazette
A late-night storm poured 3.38 inches of rain on northern Allegheny County plus the southern portions of Armstrong, Beaver and Butler counties, shattering a 107-year-old record and making Sunday the Pittsburgh region's wettest Sept. 1.

Jared Rackley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Moon, said it was the wettest Sept. 1 since 1871, the year the organization began keeping records of the Pittsburgh region's weather.


Cloud Lightning

Crazy storm hits Alberta with lightning striking every few seconds

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© Vlad Panov | Unsplash
Sunday night was quite a show for Albertans, as a massive thunderstorm rolled through the area. The Alberta thunderstorm was so bad it was even reported that lightning was striking every few seconds. It even struck a house in Calgary, the residents of which managed to escape uninjured.

The intense storm moved through Calgary and nearby regions, lighting up the sky throughout the night. A severe thunderstorm warning was put in place for the area by Environment Canada throughout the night but was lifted around midnight as the storm started to pass through.

With the storm lasting most of the evening, residents were able to get some amazing footage of the lightning that was striking down. It was even reported by the Calgary Herald that during the peak of the storm, lightning was striking every few seconds, making the storm the ultimate light show.

Videos show the night skies lighting up with multiple lightning strikes every few seconds. While there seems to be an abundance of strikes, it is still unclear exactly how many strikes hit the ground across Alberta throughout the night.

One Twitter user even stated, "Nothing beats a late-season nocturnal light show in Alberta."



Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills 233 sheep in Jajarkot, Nepal

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As many as 233 sheep were killed after lightning struck them at Kushe Rural Municipality in Jajarkot, yesterday. Also, a total of 252 sheep went missing in the incident.

The death of sheep has farmers worried. Sheep rearing is a major source of income for farmers at Patan of Kushe Rural Municipality. Their livelihood depends on the domestic animal.

Durga Bahadur Rokaya, a farmer, said death of sheep would give him and his family a hard time. "Lightning has robbed us of our livelihood," he added. Rokaya lost 83 sheep to lightning with 62 sheep belonging to him missing.

Comment: In the same country 3 days earlier a lightning bolt killed 250 sheep in Jumla while in the adjacent mountainous region of Himachal Pradesh in India another 200 met the same fate on August 28th.


Sun

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: UV damaged fruit - Summer snow - Atmospheric compression events

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Spain has fruit that has been reported as heat damaged, but my contention is that is is UV damaged. Summer snow Turkey, more crop losses across continents as Atmospheric Compression Events appear again in Asia and Europe.


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Waterspout filmed off Long Island, New York

Water spout spotted off Long Island

Waterspout spotted off Long Island
A man on Long Island captured video of a water spot headed in the direction of Fire Island on Monday afternoon.

Scott Davis took the video from a house on the beach looking southeast in Fire Island Pines at around 4 p.m.

He said it appeared that it was going to hit land.


Bizarro Earth

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: French vineyard losses or purposely vanished civilization cycle

Frost damage to French vineyards
© Christian Hartmann / Reuters
Workers and wine growers light heaters early in the morning, to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis, France
Article out from Bloomberg claiming that French Vineyard losses are because of the warmest and driest conditions since the 1300s. I trace back recent cooling over the last four years that questions that plus going back to 1445 in wine production through France, something doesn't fit historical timelines of civilization.

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Comment: Extreme weather to cut French wine output by 12% this year

For further information on our history read:


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Hurricane Dorian causes 'unprecedented damage' to the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian damage
© Josh Terrells
Debris from Hurricane Dorian is seen in Elbow Cay, which is just off Abaco in the Bahamas, Sept. 2, 2019.

Hurricane Dorian's stall over the Bahamas has led to "unprecedented devastation" according to the country's prime minister, the destruction of more than 13,000 homes, according to the Red Cross, and at least five confirmed deaths.


On Monday, Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced that the death toll had risen to at least five, telling reporters, "We are in the midst of a historic tragedy in parts of the northern Bahamas." Minnis went on to say "the devastation is unprecedented" and added that the images of the aftermath "are heartbreaking." Many fear that the death toll will continue to rise in the coming days.

The Bahamas Press reported that there was a "growing wall" of residents frantically looking for word of loved ones who they could not contact. The paper also painted an apocalyptic portrait of the aftermath in Abaco after the island was pummeled by Dorian.

Reporters from The Bahamas Press described the devastation they witnessed in Abaco: "The place is a disaster, no business is operable and bodies are floating around Big Cat. The concern is nobody knows how many people died, and they feel when the water subsides some bodies will be washed out to sea."

"We have received catastrophic damage," Minister of Foreign Affairs and North Abaco MP Darren Henfield said Monday. "We have reports of casualties. We have reports of bodies being seen. We cannot confirm those reports until we go and confirm for ourselves."


Comment: According to the Guardian, Hurricane Dorian has caused more than 1,300 flights to be cancelled within, as well as into and out of, the US.

The flight tracking site FlightAware says the unusually high amount of cancellations on Monday were due mostly to the ferocious storm. At least another 1,000 cancellations are expected Tuesday, with at least half due to the closure of the Orlando International Airport, scheduled for 2 am. The site says a total of 50 to 100 flights canceled a day would be typical.

Hurricane Dorian remains stationary as it continues to pummel Grand Bahama Island.

The National Hurricane Center said Dorian is expected to move "dangerously close" to the Florida east coast late Monday through Wednesday evening and then move north to coastal Georgia and South Carolina on Wednesday night and Thursday.


Fish

Thousands of fish wash up on shore in County Donegal, Ireland

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© Amanda Meehan
Thousands of small fish have been found washed up on a beach in County Donegal.

The fish were discovered at Downings beach on Saturday morning and the cause, so far, is a mystery.

A holidaymaker told BBC News NI she was shocked to find the fish during a morning walk.

"The lifeguard said he thought the high tide had washed them onto the beach, but no one has ever seen anything like it before," Amanda Meehan said.

Various possible causes have been suggested to BBC News NI including the tide and rough weather.



Cloud Precipitation

Floods leave at least 78 dead and 40,000 homes damaged in Sudan (UPDATE)

Khartoum, August 9, 2019
© RD
Khartoum, August 9, 2019
Sudan news agency SUNA reported on 15 August 2019 that floods across the country have now left at least 46 people dead and damaged almost 10,000 homes.

Flooding first hit parts of the country in early August and has since affected 25 localities in 16 of the country's 18 states, according to government statements.

Across the country as a whole, 9,260 homes have been damaged, of which 595 are completely destroyed and 3,317 severely damaged. Over 120 public buildings have also been damaged, including mosques, schools and health centres.


Comment: Radio Dabanga reports on September 1:
Sudan's Deputy Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Ahmed Fadlallah reported new figures on the size of damage and losses due to rain and floods in the country on Friday. The death toll has risen to 78.

In total 89 people were injured. The number of families affected is 65,322; 40,800 homes collapsed totally; 24,444 homes collapsed partially; 184 schools were affected; and 4,707 animals drowned.

67 localities

In total 67 localities are affected in 14 states. Most damage was reported in White Nile state, Kassala, El Gedaref, Khartoum, El Gezira, Sennar, and Red Sea state.

On Friday morning, the first of eight aircraft from Kuwait arrived in Khartoum, carrying 40 tons of relief goods for those affected by floods and rains in Sudan.

Fadlallah said the flight delivered 5,000 blankets, 200,000 boxes with a variety of food, and personal hygiene kits.

'Disaster zone'

As reported by Radio Dabanga last week, the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) have demanded that the government declare Sudan a natural disaster zone following widespread destruction from heavy rains and flash floods over the past months.

They appealed to international, regional, and local voluntary organisations to assist those affected in the affected areas.