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Two men killed in avalanche in the Austrian Alps

Rescuers can be seen on the slopes.
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Rescuers can be seen on the slopes.
Two skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the Alps, authorities in southern Austria have said.

Austrian broadcaster ORF reported the men were skiing off marked tracks in the Otztal region Saturday.

They were caught in a snow slide, according to reports.

ORF reported one of the men was wearing an avalanche air bag

The avalanche warning service in Tyrole state had warned of the increased risk due to heavy snowfall on Friday.


Big Sky Resort in Montana hit with over 51 inches of snow in October - 250% above monthly average

Big Sky Resort
© Big Sky Resort
Winter arrived early in Big Sky. With over 51″ of snow falling on Lone Mountain in October, the resort reported nearly 250 percent above average snowfall for the month. Those numbers made this past month the third snowiest October of the last two decades.

Colder temperatures also allowed the resort to fire up snow machines for over 100 hours, blanketing the lower mountain with "snow whales," or large piles of snow used to maintain a thicker snowpack at lower elevations.

Black Cat

Leopard mauls woman to death in Uttarakhand, India - 6th fatal attack in the state since October

Stock image of leopard
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A 35-year-old woman was mauled to death by a leopard in Baansi village of Rudraprayag district's Jakholi block on Friday. The victim, identified as Sudha Devi, was going to the jungle to collect fodder for livestock when she was attacked.

This is the second death in Rudraprayag district in the past 48 hours and the third death this week in Uttarakhand. It is also the sixth death due to leopard attack in Uttarakhand since October this year.

In Rudraprayag, both the victims were attacked by wild cat in Khakhra range. While, Sudha was mauled by the leopard barely 1.5 km away from Satni village on Friday, Sher Singh, 55, was attacked and killed in Satni village.

The frequent incidents of animal attacks have also irked the villagers and they have now demanded that the leopard be shot at the earliest.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods and landslides caused by Tropical Storm Nakri kill at least 7, affect thousands in the Philippines

Rescuers help residents displaced

Rescuers help residents displaced by a massive flood in Cagayan province.
The number of people affected by floods and landslides that struck Cagayan this week has ballooned to 63,287 people, or 10,887 families, as of Saturday, Nov. 9, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk-Reduction Management Office.

They were displaced by high waters that inundated 155 barangays in 14 towns, said Rogelio Sending Jr., Cagayan information officer.

Strong rainfall brought by Severe Tropical Storm Quiel (internationally known as Nakri) triggered flooding and landslides that killed five people.

Four of the dead were residents of Barangay Imurung in Baggao town — Bagga Eljhay Dallego, 10; Augusto Jamon, 36; Jeremiah Saring, 14, and Ariel Agustin Versola, 32.

Cloud Lightning

Cyclone Bulbul leaves 8 people dead as it smashes into India and Bangladesh coasts

Cyclone Bulbul
Villagers gather in front of a collapsed house after Cyclone Bulbul hit the area in Bakkhali, Bangladesh, on November 10, 2019
Eight people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said Sunday.

The cyclone packed winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour when it hit late Saturday, closing ports and airports in both countries.

Three people were killed in India's West Bengal State, two after uprooted trees fell on their homes and another after being struck by the falling branches of a tree in Kolkata. A fourth person died in a wall collapse in nearby Odisha State.

In Bangladesh, four more were killed by falling trees and at least 20 people were injured. The cyclone also damaged some 4,000 mostly mud and tin-built houses, Bangladesh's disaster management secretary Shah Kamal told AFP.


Large waterspout filmed near Elaphite Islands in Croatia

As Morski writes on the 9th of November, 2019, some dramatic footage taken of a large waterspout has emerged from the beautiful Elaphite (Elafiti) islands close to the City of Dubrovnik.

A Morski reader from the island of Lopud, one of the islands in question, recorded it and claims that it was the largest that has been seen there in recent years, and this one on the video is far from the only one.

Snowflake Cold

Temperatures plummet from Midwest to South, Northeast


Heavy rain and snow stretched from Michigan, where drivers had to deal with icy roads, to Pennsylvania, where snow blanketed parts of the state.

Comment: Related: Successive Arctic plunges could bring North America to its knees


Northern Michigan gets 18 inches of snow in 24 hours

© Kim Cianciolo
Fresh, heavy snow at Copemish
Nine places in northern Michigan received at least a foot of snow in the past 24 hours.

The most snow, 18 inches, fell in Marquette, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Like Marquette, most of the dozen places were in the Upper Peninsula but Fife Lake, which is southeast of Traverse City, received 16 inches of snow.


Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts in miles-high plume of ash

Japan's Mount Sakurajima volcano makes largest eruption in 3

Japan's Mount Sakurajima volcano makes largest eruption in 3 years
Japan's Sakurajima volcano shot smoke and ash miles into the sky on Friday in its biggest eruption in more than three years, Kyodo News reported.

The volcano, on the southernmost main island of Kyushu, spewed ash 5.5 km (3.4 miles) high, the first time the ash cloud from an eruption has exceeded 5 km since July 2016, Kyodo said, citing a local meteorological observatory.

The volcano has been highly active, erupting more than 100 times just this year, the report said, adding no damage has been reported so far.

Source: Reuters

Snowflake Cold

Successive Arctic plunges could bring North America to its knees

US weather cold temps forecast
© National Weather Service
I rarely curse, but kiss my jim-jams these next few weeks look truly brutal North America! Unrelenting too, as wave after wave of destructive Arctic conditions could stretch key services to breaking point.

According to latest GFS runs, temperature departures of 20C below the seasonal average will infect ALL of the central & eastern United States for long spells over the next two weeks, with only a pocket to the far-west spared.

The Arctic cold looks set to really take grip during the early part of next week (Nov 11 & 12).

The fronts will also deliver heavy, potentially record-breaking early-season snow to many.

The Northeast looks set to bore the brunt, with up to 30 cm (11.8 inches) accumulating here — but there are even some super-rare flurries showing-up in southern Georgia into Alabama, too.

And Canada won't be missing out, not by any means.

Bone-chilling lows and widespread snows are also forecast north of the border.

This all serves as yet more evidence of the lower-latitudes COOLING, and cooling fast.

Comment: See also: 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.

Review of Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection. The book is available to purchase here.