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Ten melon-headed whales strand on beach in Hawaii

DEAD WHALES
© Kuʻuleialoha Kalanikau
Tourists staying in the Sugar Beach area woke up to find 10 stranded whales in front of their beachfront condos this morning.

At first glance Canadian Shellie McClinton said she thought it was a human body.

"It was a shock at first,"McClinton said. "It's still so sad to see them like this."

Responding to the sightings this morning, state the Department of Land and Natural Resources taped off the area to keep bystanders at a safe distance. However the whales are a federally protected species, which brings them under the jurisdiction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Fisheries division.


Cloud Precipitation

Floods prompt State of Emergency in Vladivostok and Primorsky Krai, Russia

Vladivostok
Days of heavy rain and flooding have prompted authorities to declare an emergency in Primorsky Krai in Russia's Far East.

The declaration covers 15 municipalities including the city of Vladivostok which is among the worst affected. In a statement of 29 August, the Primorsky Krai administration said more than 150mm of rain had fallen in Vladivostok over the last few days. According to WMO figures, the mean total precipitation for August in Vladivostok is 153.0mm. Areas of the city were flooded after the Bogataya river broke its banks.

No casualties have been reported. However the flooding has caused material damages, with around 800 homes flooded in the region and almost 170 people evacuated in areas including Vladivostok, Oktyabrsky district and Ussuriysk city.


Snowflake Cold

More record cold in European Russia, this time in the center

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Last night in the northeast of the Central District, the temperature dropped below freezing.

30 Aug 2019 - In Sharya, in the north of the Kostroma region, the air cooled to -3 degrees, and in the grassland the temperature dropped to -7 degrees. Records will be announced later.

The temperature reached record values ​​in the Black Earth region according to Weather and Climate. In Tambov it dropped to +1.6 degrees, a new daily record. The previous record of +2.8 degrees was set in 1980.

Thanks to Victor for this link.

Comment: New record cold in northern European Russia


Cloud Lightning

20 cows killed by lightning bolt in Spain

20 cows were killed by lightning
© CEN
20 cows were killed by lightning
This is the distressing moment a farmer discovered his 20 cows dead after they had apparently been struck by lightning - freezing their blood in the process.

The gruesome deaths are thought to have happened during a thunderstorm on the Geras Mountain in the Spanish municipality of Geras de Gordon.

In the clip, the creatures' corpses are seen strewn across the mountain.

The farmer had reportedly rented the whole mountain so the cattle could graze.

But - despite the height at which they were living - neighbours claimed it is uncommon for lightning to strike cattle.


Propaganda

Abusing children: Abusing science

climate cartoon
Climate alarmists have intentionally targeted children - to push their political objectives. Instead of holding an honest debate with adults, they have chosen to terrorize young people with their lies and propaganda. They are destroying science while simultaneously destroying the mental health of children.


Attention

Stromboli volcano in Italy erupts for 2nd time in a week

Stromboli volcano

Stromboli volcano
The Stromboli volcano, located on an island of the same name in the Tyrrhenian Sea in the south of Italy, had erupted for the second time this week.

Island residents said that around 10:45 p.m. (20:45 GMT) on Friday, a strong explosion was heard, after which the volcano spewed a column of ash and dust. Two smaller blasts were heard later on the same day.

Lava is actively flowing down the volcano's western slope. Witnesses say the lava can be seen several miles away from the volcano.


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Hurricane Dorian: Florida declares state of emergency as it awaits storm's arrival

Hurricane Dorian
© NOAA/RAMMB/Handout/AFP Photo
Florida governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Wednesday for counties in the path of destruction as Hurricane Dorian swept across the Caribbean towards the US east coast.

Puerto Rico was spared, but storm is expected to land in Florida Sunday night, potentially as a category 4 hurricane


Florida is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian with weather experts on Thursday proclaiming the state's entire east coast at risk.

A state of emergency has been declared and Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his forthcoming trip this weekend to Poland as the storm bears down. It was announced that the vice-president, Mike Pence, will travel to the eastern European nation in the president's stead.

Dorian could make landfall on Monday as a dangerous category 4 storm.

Puerto Rico's citizens breathed a sigh of relief earlier in the day at having avoided major damage from Hurricane Dorian, after it had been on a path this week to hit the US island territory directly.

The latest computer modeling of Dorian's path showed it arriving potentially as a category 3 hurricane or even as a powerful category 4 storm, on Florida's east coast early on Monday, the Labor Day holiday in the US.


Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Fishy VEI-5 Shiveleuch eruption, too many excuses why it didn't happen

Shiveluch volcano eruption
VAAC and the US volcano monitoring agencies stepped back from a 70,000 ash ejecta call from the Shiveleuch Volcano down to 23,000 feet. Fishy that, because the Kamchatka Peninsula is one of the most watched areas on the planet with infrared to look for launches of tiny underground projectiles, but an eruption is so misjudged by 3X. Then spaceweather.com comes our for two days with an article explaining why sunsets are purple for two stratospheric level eruptions, but don't look at Shiveluch, its the other two. Finally the error was blamed on conversion from English to Metric height measurements, even though these Asian / US agencies have been working together for 50+ years, but get this one eruption wrong.

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Hardhat

3 people injured after "substantial" rockfall in Utah's Zion National Park

rockfall zion national park
Three people were injured, including one who was hospitalized, after a "substantial piece of rock" fell about 3,000 feet off a mountain in Zion National Park in Utah Monday evening.

Park officials were notified at around 5:50 p.m. that a significant piece of rock broke off Cable Mountain and hit along the East Rim Trail, knocking down trees and "showering visitors ... with smaller rocks, branches and a plume of dust and sand."

The trail, which was closed at the time, sits approximately 3,000 below the mountain in an area called Weeping Rock.

Comment: This event may well merely be due to normal "erosion" but it's notable that all over the planet there has been a significant rise in landslides, sinkholes, and other related phenomena, that cannot:


Cloud Precipitation

Flooding in the south of Mauritania leaves 5 dead - nearly half the annual rainfall in a few days

floods
At least 5 people have died in recent flooding in southern Mauritania according to media reports.

Mauritania news agency AMI said that dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed in the Guidimaka Region following storms and heavy rains that began around 25 August, 2019.
Fatalities were reported in Sélibaby City, capital of the region with a population of around 26,000. Roads, bridges and other infrastructure were also damaged.

Media reported that 200mm of rain fell in the area.


Comment: From climate-data.org:
The climate in Sélibaby is referred to as a local steppe climate. During the year there is little rainfall. This climate is considered to be BSh according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. The average annual temperature in Sélibaby is 29.0 °C. The rainfall here averages 452 mm.