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Snowflake

Scottish ski centres get July snowfall

Glencoe this morning - 4 July, 2024
Glencoe this morning - 4 July, 2024
After weeks of increasingly cold and stormy weather since the summer solstice, blamed on the jet stream, Scottish ski centres have reported snowfall on high slopes this morning.

After weeks of increasingly cold and stormy weather since the summer solstice, blamed on the jet stream, Scottish ski centres have reported snowfall on high slopes this morning.

WinterHighland's webcam captured the fresh snow at Glencoe this morning, and snow flurries were also forecast for high peaks across the Highlands, including on the slopes if Cairngorm above Aviemore.

Volcano

Mount Etna spits lava into the night sky

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Europe's tallest active volcano roared as it spewed lava from one of its largest craters.

Lava fountains and flows were captured on video of the intensifying volcanic activity.

Etna is located in Sicily and is one of the world's most active volcanoes.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes 13 footballers, kills 2 in Nigeria

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The incident happened during a torrential rainfall on Tuesday afternoon, July 2, 2024.

According to the Nigerian Tribune, some youths numbering about 13 were playing the game at Osemeke Primary School field in the community at about 6:30pm when lightning struck the players and their referee, killing two persons identified as Sunday (pictured) and Lucky.

One of the victims is said to be a Point of Service (POS) operator.

The third victim whose condition was critical, is said to have been admitted to a hospital in Asaba.

Cloud Precipitation

Two dead after powerful summer storm sweeps through Western Balkans

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Heavy midweek rains — and even egg-sized hailstones — lashed the Western Balkans overnight, leading to two deaths in Montenegro and damaged infrastructure across the region.

Two people were killed after a powerful storm swept through Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro on Tuesday morning.

The torrential weather came after days of sizzling temperatures, damaging houses, pulling out trees, and flooding streets, according to officials, sending temperatures plummeting.

The extreme weather in Eastern Europe comes after a heavy storm in Switzerland and northern Italy caused extensive flooding and landslides, leaving at least four people dead, according to local authorities.


Comment: Related: Croatia's tourist hotspots hit by storms with hail the size of 'tennis balls'


Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 3 in Narail, Bangladesh

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Three people were killed and another was injured in lightning in Narail Sadar upazila on Sunday midnight.

The deceased were Ratan Roy of Jashore's Monirampur upazila, Milton Roy of Khulna's Nijgram and Nanda Dali of Satkhira's Tala upazila.

The injured, Chitto Malo, is now undergoing treatment at Narail Hospital.

Prodip Kumar Biswas, member of Kalora union parisahd of Sadar upazila, quoting locals said that the victims left their houses 25 days ago for grazing pigs and arrived in the Sadar upazila three days back after visiting different areas.

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rain causes flash flooding across the Kansas City metro area in Missouri - 6 inches of rainfall in 6 hours

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© Emily CurielHeavy rains from storms that swept across the southern part of the Kansas City metro area on Monday flooded Tomahawk Park in Leawood.
Morning downpours have left the metro with an afternoon filled with flash flooding.

Many streams and creeks have burst from their banks today. Heavy rain came during the morning hours totaling about an inch per hour for almost six hours. Once the rain finished, flash flooding continued, causing those smaller bodies of water to spill over their banks.

At 103rd Street and Wornall Road, the waters of Indian Creek are usually still. However, NOAA says that the creek has risen 12 feet in a short amount of time. The rough water flowed over the nearby walking trails and attracted crowds of people who wanted to check out Mother Nature's mayhem.

"It looks like the ocean," Hannah Biggerstaff, who works at a nearby veterinary clinic, said.

Biggerstaff said she and a co-worker went out for lunch and couldn't get back to their jobs.


Snowflake

Heavy snow threatens the livelihood of animals in Argentine Patagonia

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Breeders in Argentine Patagonia went wild on social media after heavy snowfalls completely covered their animals placing around 1 million of them in danger of starving to death as the region goes through one of its coldest winters in the last decades. A video that went viral on social media shows the shooter walking through thick snow in the province of Chubut, with sheep fully under the snow except for their heads.

Under the present conditions, pastures were rendered unattainable, thus endangering cattle livelihood. The Argentine Rural Confederation (CRA) described the situation facing the sector as "dramatic."

"The situation in Santa Cruz is very complex, the snowfall extends from north to south and from the central strip towards the west affecting 50% of the cattle and sheep 'stock', about 40,000 cattle and 1 million sheep," said Enrique Jamieson, president of the Federation of Agricultural Institutions Santa Cruz and of the Rio Gallegos Rural Society.


Cloud Precipitation

Croatia's tourist hotspots hit by storms with hail the size of 'tennis balls'

Red warnings were issued in Zagreb and on the eastern border with Serbia after hail pelted Croatia
© Ivo JugovicRed warnings were issued in Zagreb and on the eastern border with Serbia after hail pelted Croatia
Hail the size of "tennis balls" has fallen on the Croatian capital of Zagreb as a dangerous thunderstorm swept through the country.

Red warnings were issued in the capital and Osijek, near the country's eastern border with Serbia, meaning the storm could cause "possible danger to life".

Orange thunderstorm alerts warning of the risk of lightning and heavy damage were issued for Rijeka in the north of the country and parts of Slovenia.

Dramatic footage showed buildings with their roofs destroyed after a shower of hail pelted houses across Croatia.


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Waterspout off Bonita Springs, Florida on June 30

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A waterspout was spotted off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida, on Sunday, June 30, footage posted by X user @BonitaDad shows.

The National Weather Service said that waterspouts were possible for the area. Credit: @BonitaDad via Storyful


Doberman

Woman dead after dog attack in Bolivar, Tennessee

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A woman is dead after police say she was attacked by two dogs in Bolivar early Monday morning.

According to reports, around 1:30 a.m. Bolivar Police responded to a distress call in the area of Sycamore and Mitchell Streets regarding a woman who was found bleeding on the road.

The woman was later identified as Theresa Rhodes. She was found to be in critical condition with "extensive injuries" from a dog attack.

Police say two dogs were in the area at the time of the incident.

In order to administer first aid to Rhodes, an officer shot at the dogs, injuring one of them. Both of the dogs then fled the scene and have not been located.

Rhodes was transported to Bolivar General Hospital for medical treatment but later died from her injuries.