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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.

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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.


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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."

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Boy dies after being mauled by pack of dogs in Bangladesh

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A nine-year-old boy died in Dinajpur's Kaharol upazila after a pack of dogs mauled him on Sunday evening.

The deceased was Hriday Shil, son of Abinash Shil of Pouria (Napitpara) village under Mukandapur village in Kaharol Upazila of Dinajpur. The boy was a third-grader at a local primary school.

According to the family members and villagers, Hriday went out of his home to go to a nearby potato field early in the evening on Sunday.

Afterwards, he was returning home alone at around 6pm. On his way back, a pack of five agitated dogs attacked and mauled the boy badly. Hearing his screams, locals rushed to the spot and rescued Hriday.

Bug

Huge tornado of mosquitoes filmed in Argentina

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Little dirt devils on the side of the highway are not at all uncommon in rural Texas, and boy are we lucky they're only made out of dirt and not blood-sucking mosquitos.

A video tweeted by Twitter user @FMLaMarea shows footage from Argentina of what looks like your average group of little baby tornados, sweeping across a highway, but they're not. They are not dust devils at all. They are mosquitoes. A literal tornado of mosquitoes, swarming in funnels all across the road.


Cloud Precipitation

Damaging flash floods in Catamarca, Argentina - 3.5 inches of rain in an hour

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A severe storm brought torrential rainfall to Catamarca Province, Argentina, on 01 March 2021. Severe damages were reported in the city of Catamarca.

Warnings for severe weather were issued and the Civil Defence Directorate asked residents to stay in their homes "in the face of the strong storm in the Central Valley area and inland towns."

Local media reported 90 mm of rain in 1 hour in the city of Catamarca. Buildings, road and infrastructure were damaged and power and drinking water supply cut. Around 20 families were evacuated and over 240 buildings damaged including a the San Juan Bautista Hospital.


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First space plasma hurricane that occurred over the North Pole confirmed in study

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Scientists have confirmed the existence of space hurricanes following observations of electrons raining down in Earth's upper atmosphere
Scientists have confirmed the existence of space hurricanes following observations of electrons raining down in Earth's upper atmosphere.

A team led by Shandong University in China made the announcement after analyzing a 621-mile wide swirling mass of plasma spotted hundreds of miles above the North Pole.

Observations show a large cyclone-shaped auroral spot with a nearly zero-flow center and strong circular horizontal plasma flow and shears, all of which are found in hurricanes in the lower atmosphere - but instead of raining water, it rained electrons.

The space hurricane moved in an anti-clockwise rotation and lasted about eight hours before breaking down.

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Vehicles swept away by flash floods in Tétouan, Morocco - 4 inches of rain in 9 hours

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Heavy rain caused dramatic flash flooding in the city of Tétouan in northern Morocco on 01 March 2021.

Roads and infrastructure were damaged and fast flowing flood waters and debris swept through streets dragging along vehicles.

Local government reported 100 mm of rain in 9 hours to the afternoon of 01 March which caused rivers and drainage channels to overflow.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills two and injures six in Morocco

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Two boys were killed and six others injured, on Monday, due to a lightning that struck after a thundery weather, while they were playing football in the Chaoui village, under the commune of Zemrane Charqia, the authorities of the province of El Kelâa des Sraghna said.

Once informed, the local authorities and the Royal Gendarmerie and Civil Defense services intervened and the wounded were evacuated to the local hospital of Tamellalt and the regional hospital of El Kelâa des Sraghna to receive the necessary medical care, according to the same source.