Over 104 inches of snow has fallen so far this winter in Anchorage as of Monday, marking this season as the earliest on record to surpass the 100-inch milestone.
A storm that started Sunday and largely tailed off by Monday afternoon had dropped nearly 17 inches on the city by evening to establish the new seasonal snowfall total, according to the National Weather Service. The storm closed schools in Anchorage and Mat-Su on Monday, and contributed to a fatal collision on the Parks Highway.
This is the second season in a row that Anchorage has seen more than 100 inches of snow. In the 2022-23 season, the weather service recorded nearly 108 inches. The snowiest season on record was the 2011-12 winter with 134.5 inches, according to agency data.
Two siblings from Winterveldt near Tshwane were struck dead by lightning on Thursday afternoon.
44-year-old Master Baloyi, a popular DJ at Giyani Community Radio, and his brother, 39-year-old Thabo, were visiting their father to celebrate Master's birthday.
The brothers decided to walk home moments after the heavy rain stopped, but they did not reach their destination.
Winterveldt resident Nomsa Masuku, who lives near the scene, said she stumbled across the two bodies on the same day when she went to empty her bin in the veld nearby and ran back to her house to call for help.
There have been almost 300 cases of tigers entering the area, according to local authorities in the region.
Comment: Perhaps because of the acute weather conditions in the region recently, are tigers experiencing difficulties finding their natural prey in the colder than normal temperatures and subsequently forced to target easier domesticated animals in and around local villages?
But, hey, don't mention climate change unless it's at the hot end of the spectrum. See also:
A few days ago, a 35-year-old from Geesthacht was attacked by his own dog, and now the man has died. The animal had already seriously injured the man's partner at the beginning of January.
A few days after he was attacked by his own dog, a 35-year-old man from Geesthacht near Hamburg died from severe bite injuries. His death was confirmed in a hospital on Friday evening, as the police confirmed on Sunday morning.
The 35-year-old was found bleeding profusely in a forest last Wednesday by a walker. His dog, an American Bully XL, appeared to be guarding him and reacted aggressively to the paramedics who were called. Police forces shot the animal.
Videos capturing a small tornadic waterspout on a beach in Dubai's Palm Jumeirah have surfaced online. In one clip, the waterspout is seen moving from the water to the shore, leaving destruction in its wake. Another video, captured by a witness on the shore, provides a closer look at the devastation caused by the waterspout.
"Witnessing the power of nature firsthand. A small tornado just touched down in Dubai, leaving us in awe of its sheer force. Stay safe, everyone," the witness wrote in a caption accompanying the video.
These videos were shared on the Instagram handle 'Lovin Dubai' with the caption, "People were shocked when a tornadic waterspout wreaked havoc at this beach earlier today." The incident took place Sunday morning.
Thunderstorms combined with moisture from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily have dumped a month's worth of rain in just a few hours on Sunday morning, with plenty more rain on the way.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily is spinning over the northwest of Queensland, delivering heavy rainfall. At the same time, it is funnelling moisture down into the southeast of the state, allowing for intense rainfall falling with thunderstorms.
Nearly 800,000 lightning strikes lit up the skies during the 24 hours from midday Saturday to midday Sunday, as storms developed throughout the Central West and Southeast, including Brisbane.
A massive 170mm fell at Mt Berryman Road in the 3 hours to 3am, ending up with 234mm in the 24 hours to 9am. Nearby Thorton also picked up some heavy falls of 184mm. In fact, the vast majority of rain gauges in the Southeast district recorded at least 50mm, including Brisbane and Ipswich.