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'Use glowsticks for lighting' says Texas hotel to guest as statewide power failure causes mayhem

Frozen Texas
© Lola Gomez
Shrubbery around the city was covered in ice as a winter storm brings snow and freezing temperatures to North Texas on Monday, February 15, 2021, in Dallas.
As we previously reported on the ice-storm Texas frozen wind power - outages ensue, electricity now at unheard of $9000 per megawatt-hour I have friends in Texas that are reporting dire conditions thanks to the "green energy" grid failing to produce enough power. One friend and her husband are trapped in Austin, TX and have received this letter from the hotel they are staying at - it's mind-blowing. She says in a Facebook post:
"Our hotel is out of food, electricity, water and is giving us glow sticks for light. We're here until the weekend in below freezing weather."
Letter to Occupants
© Hampton Inn & Suites Austin
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Snowflake Cold

Heavy snowfall hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Snow Syria
© AP
Snow Syria
Snow blanketed parts of Syria Lebanon and Israel on Wednesday, blocking roads disrupting traffic and postponing exams at some universities.

Large parts of Syria were covered, including the capital Damascus which is witnessing this winter's first snowfall. Snow was as high as 15 cm (6 inches) in the mountains of Sweida province, according to the official state news agency SANA.

Roads in some provinces were blocked. In the central province of Hama, bulldozers shoveled snow to open roads while vehicles skidded on ice, further causing traffic disruption.

The University of Damascus called off mid-term exams scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in all its branches around Syria because of the extreme weather conditions. The country's ports remained open.


Comment: More film of the countries hit:

Heavy snowfall, gales as winter storm hits Middle East , 16_17 feb 2021

Snow is blanketing parts of Syria, Lebanon and Israel, JORDAN, NORTH SAUDI ARABIA AND SAINT CATHERINE,EGYPT ,blocking roads, disrupting traffic and even delaying exams at some universities
00:00​ JORDAN SNOWFALL
05:09​ SYRIA , SNOWFALL
06:36​ LEBANON , SNOWFALL
07:57​ ISRAEL , SNOWFALL
08:40​ Palestine , SNOWFALL
09:42​ SAUDI ARABIA, TABUK , SNOWFALL
10:23​ EGYPT, SAINT CATHERINE , SNOWFALL
Snowfall in Saint Catherin, Egypt:


Saudi Arabia:



Related: Snow falls in Libya for the first time in 15 years


Snowflake

Snow falls in Libya for the first time in 15 years

snow
The Green Mountain in northeastern Libya was veiled white this week as snow fell in the area for the first time in 15 years.

The rare flurry began on Monday and is expected to continue for at least two more days.

Families from the Sidi Mohamed Al-Hamri area dressed warmly and headed outside for fun-filled snowball fights, to build snowmen, and enjoy the wintry scenery.


Doberman

5-year-old mauled to death by stray dogs in Sangrur, India

dog attack
A five-year-old boy was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs near a dump yard for dead animals, locally known as 'hadda rodi', at Behra village of Sangrur district on Tuesday.

The incident took place when the victim's mother, a domestic help, had gone to work and the boy was trying to catch a kite with people in the area celebrating the Basant Panchami festival.

Some passersby rescued the child, identified as Ravneet, when they noticed him being dragged by the stray dogs.

They took him to the Dhuri civil hospital from where he was referred to Sangrur town.

The victim belonged to a migrant family.

Snowflake Cold

Polar vortex 2021: Startling numbers reveal the rarity of the frigid temperatures across much of the US

A historic cold outbreak has led in the coldest air in decades across the United States, reaching all the way to the Rio Grande and bringing record amounts of snow and ice to the Deep South.
snow in Oklahoma
© Sue Ogrocki/AP
Snowplows works to clear the road in Oklahoma City on Sunday, February 14.
Here are some of the records that have been broken across the United States by the cold weather as well as some of the more interesting statistics recorded due to the extreme temperatures.

Extreme cold yet a record high

There was a 130-degree spread in temperatures across the US yesterday, from 90 degrees in Florida to 40 below zero in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Seismograph

Significant magnitude 5.5 shallow earthquake 26 km northeast of Patras, Greece

quake
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake near Patras, Achaea, Western Greece, Greece, was reported only 6 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide.

The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 5:36 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.

Moderate shaking probably occurred in Kastraki (pop. 910) located 7 km from the epicenter, Nafpaktos (pop. 13,400) 12 km away, and Aigio (pop. 20,400) 19 km away.


Snowflake Cold

Ice Age Farmer Report: Texas Goes Dark - 45% US Wheat Damaged - Grand Solar Minimum

grid
45% of the US Winter Wheat crop is estimated to have been damaged as the polar vortex (also known as meridional jetstream flows associated with Grand Solar Minima) brings Texas' power grid down.


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Blue Planet

Unusual algae blooms turn Antarctic snow red and green

antarctic algae bloom green red

Red and green snow spotted in Antarctica near the Ukrainian base. Picture via Facebook
The snow turned blood red and green at the Ukrainian Antarctic base "Akademik Vernadsky," on Galindez Island near the Antarctic Peninsula.

The same phenomenon occurred last year. You remember?

Comment: As per the text above, it appears that not only is this a relatively unusual phenomenon, but the researchers do appear to link it to the shift occurring on our planet. However, it's clear that this is not due to the global warming, the Antarctic as just one examples is seeing much colder summers, such that it's disrupting wildlife. And elsewhere on the globe, whilst the seasons are increasingly erratic, overall the planet appears to be cooling.

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Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: New clues why there are power outages and earth cracks

Outer gas giants
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
The extremes you are seeing across the globe signal the amplification beginning of a new magnetic field forming in the outer solar system as our Sun decreases its output in this new Eddy Grand Solar Minimum. Did you notice the Level up in lock down with a 1750 Pound quarantine tax for entering the UK. This effectively shuts down global travel if implements across other nations. Another fingerprint f the Grand Solar Minimum fulfilled marching toward 2024.


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Fire

Spectacular show as Mount Etna erupts, forcing Sicily airport closure

Mount Etna eruption
© Reuters / Eleonora Venuto
Sunlight illuminates spewing ash from Mount Etna as Europe's most active volcano erupts, as seen from Paterno, Italy, February 16, 2021.
Mount Etna has erupted, sending smoke and ash into the sky and forcing a nearby airport to close temporarily.

Etna, at 3,350m high, is on the Italian island of Sicily and is one of the world's most active volcanoes.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

The Department of Civil Protection said nearby centres were not at risk, although Italy's Central Emergency Department said it was watching the towns of Linguaglossa, Fornazzo and Milo.

The airport at Catania had to close due to ash, which had risen more than a kilometre into the air and made it unsafe to fly, the Ansa news agency reported.