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Strong eruption continues with pyroclastic flows at Sinabung volcano in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

ERUPTS
The explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels.

Another vigorous eruption, lasting about 11 minutes, occurred at 04:48 local time this morning at the volcano.

According to PVMBG volcano observatory, a dense dark ash plume rose to estimated 6 km altitude and drifted east and south.

The explosion also triggered pyroclastic flows (gravity-driven mass flows) over the E-SE slopes reaching length of at least 3000 m.


Snowflake

Czech Republic - Snow in mid-May - Global warming is a hoax

SNOW
"There is really an extreme amount of snow," said Aleš Hnízdo, operations director of Labská bouda in the Giant Mountains.

The surroundings of labská Bouda in the giant mountains remain covered with a large layer of snow even in mid-May. The situation is being exploited by cross-country skiers.

There is even so much snow that even a snow blower was unable to bite through the huge barriers to the Elbe shed.

"According to driver Jaroslav Palivoda, who has been milling the road for 37 years, he has experienced this only three or four times in all those years.

On Thursday, the snow blower finally bit through the snow barriers at the Hanče and Vrbata mounds.

See video.

Seismograph

Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Southern East Pacific Rise

quake map
© Volcano Discovery
Date & time: 19 May 2021 00:42:19 UTC - 6 hours ago
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.24°S / 109.57°W

Boat

10-12 inches of rain falls on Baton Rouge, Louisiana flooding streets, forcing rescues

Siegen Calais Apartments
© John Ballance
Siegen Calais Apartments
A slow-moving, heavy rainstorm dumped 10-12 inches of water on the Baton Rouge area Monday night, flooding streets and stranding some people in their cars.

The National Weather Service declared a flash flooding emergency for Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville and Livingston.

People from around the region posted photos on social media showing streets going underwater, and some people reported water entering their homes.

St. George Fire Department crews made a number of water rescues of people who drove into high water, spokesman Eldon Ledoux said. He and other local officials urged people to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.


Boat

Rising Amazon rivers flood towns after heavy rains - 400,000 affected

An aerial view of a street flooded by water
© REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
An aerial view of a street flooded by water from the Negro river, where people walk over wooden walkways installed by the city hall in downtown of Manaus, in Amazonas State, Brazil May 17, 2021.
Heavy rains in the Amazon rainforest have caused rivers to rise to near record levels, flooding small Brazilian towns and threatening the state capital Manaus with another disaster after it was severely struck by the coronavirus pandemic.

Across the state of Amazonas, more than 400,000 people have been affected by flooding, said the state's Civil Defense service, many of whom were evacuated as water levels climbed.

The Rio Negro river was rising by about 3 centimetres (1 inch) a day and on Monday streets in the centre of Manaus were already under water, according to city hall.


Tornado2

Rare funnel clouds form in sky near Burnham-On-Sea, UK

funnel cloud
Funnel clouds were captured forming in the Burnham-On-Sea area on Sunday (May 16th) when heavy showers swept through Somerset.

Reader Darren Cornish shot the photo above of a funnel cloud forming out of the stormy skies.

And Andy Popham captured the video below over the village of Mark near Burnham-On-Sea.


Cloud Precipitation

Deadly flash floods after dam breaks in Slovakia following heavy rainfall

Flash Floods in Žarnovica District, Slovakia, May 2021.
© HaZZ
Flash floods in Žarnovica District, Slovakia, May 2021.
Emergency authorities report that one person has died in flash flooding which struck in Žarnovica district, Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia.

Severe flash flooding struck the village of Rudno nad Hronom in Žarnovica district on 17 May 2021. The dam of a reservoir near the village is thought to have broken after recent heavy rainfall.

The ensuing flood waters damaged homes and dragged vehicles through streets of the village. Slovakia's Fire and Rescue Service (HaZZ) said one person was swept away and was later found without signs of life. HaZZ also carried out some evacuations.

The Ministry of the Interior said that the flooding also destroyed multiple bridges and damaged gas connections. The mayor of the village declared an emergency situation in the village.


Attention

Surfer dies after being bitten by 4.5m great white shark off New South Wales, Australia

Great white shark
A surfer has died after he was mauled by a 4.5m great white shark off Tuncurry Beach on the New South Wales mid-north coast.

It's the first confirmed fatal shark attack in Australian waters this year, though it's believed another man was killed by a shark off South Australia in January.

Paramedics were called to the beach, just north of Forster, about 11:20am on Tuesday, after the man in his 50s was bitten while surfing.

Police say the man suffered serious injuries to his upper thigh.

He was pulled from the water but died despite the efforts of bystanders and emergency workers to revive him.


Ice Cube

Europe's extreme May freeze is set to continue

snow cover
Near-term models don't know whether they're coming or going. This meridional jet stream flow is throwing them for a loop. And after fooling many MSM publications into running headlines such as "Intense 10 day Heatwave set to strike Europe," the models have now flipped, and are forecasting yet more Arctic cold.

Below was the scene on May 8 in northern England:


"May time blizzard makes us shiver," tweeted the YorkshireSpeherdess, who runs a successful sheep farm.

"You can't believe this is May," she says in the video.

"It's just like the middle of winter."


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Windsock

At least 16 dead as India's west coast hit by Cyclone Tauktae

Cyclone Tauktae
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Cyclone Tauktae intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" causing rough seas along the western coast of India, the nation's Meteorological Department (IMD) reported on Monday. The cyclone has so far killed at least 16 people and left a trail of destruction as it brushed past the coastal states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra, authorities said.

The financial hub of Mumbai was lashed with heavy rain and strong winds, forcing authorities to suspend operations at the city's airport and to close some main roads due to flooding. Mumbai's urban rail system, one of the world's busiest, was also affected as tracks flooded. Witnesses saw trees uprooted and stranded cars and buses in the city.

Cyclone Tauktae brought gusts of up to 210 kmph that would put it on par with a Category 3 hurricane, rating it one level below the IMD's super cyclone category. The storm also forced Mumbai and Gujarat to temporarily suspend their COVID-19 vaccination drives.