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At least 6 killed in flooding triggered by heavy rain in Sudan

Flooding in Sudan

Flooding in Sudan
At least six people were killed Tuesday in flooding triggered by heavy rain in the Sudanese capital Khartoum and elsewhere in the country, said state-run news agency SUNA.

SUNA news agency said at least five people, including two children, were killed when rains destroyed their house in the village of Rifaa in central Jazeera province.

Another two children were injured, the report added.

In the nearby village of Zarqa, at least 15 houses were destroyed, and at least one person died, the agency said.

Power outages have also hit several areas in Jazeera province, SUNA reported.


Cow

Calf recovering after falling into sinkhole in Luther, Oklahoma

cow sinkhole
A calf is recovering after spending days in a sinkhole on an Oklahoma ranch.

The Mohr family of Luther said holes have been popping up on the property over the years due to an underground pipeline, and people, vehicles and now the calf have fallen in.

Credit: Lauren Daniels KFOR-TV


Arrow Down

Huge sinkhole threatens to swallow pub in Amiens, France

sinkhole
A large sinkhole has emerged right outside a pub in northern France.

Part of the venue in Amiens was left dangling over the edge of the 16ft deep hole after it suddenly emerged overnight yesterday. Gas and electricity in the area were cut off and local media says nobody is believed to have been hurt when it appeared.

For now, La Bonne Humeur (good mood in English) brasserie remains closed until they can make the building safe. It is not known what caused the collapse, but there are theories that it could be related to the town's Roman heritage or a fortress built in the Middle Ages.


Snowflake Cold

Moscow on track for coldest August on record, dating back 150+ years

Cloudy Moscow
Eastern Europe has been experiencing a miserable summer so far, with temperatures holding well-below average for the majority of the season. And now, following a cold and wet June and July (in which many new daily low temperature records were set), Moscow is currently on course for it's coldest August in recorded history.

The first week of August in Moscow was pretty chilly, with an average air temperature of just 13C (55.4F) some 5C below the norm.

The city's coldest August on record was way back in 1884, when the average daily air temperature for the month was some 4C below the norm. In fact, that August turned out to be colder than the May.

According to www.hmn.ru, the beginning of August in Moscow has been characterized by unusual weather in terms of not only the cold, but also of abundant rainfall and a lack of sunshine.

After the first 7 days, precipitation is already at average levels for the entire month, while the chronic lack of sunshine is within touching distance of Aug 2001's record-low 181 hours (avg. sun hours for the month of August are 238 hours).

Comment: Cold records shattered in Moscow - 'Dangerous for gardeners'

See also: For more information read Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.


Moon

Spectacular moon halo seen over Magellan telescope in Las Campanas, Chile

Moon halo over Chile
© Yuri Beletsky
This sort of halo is called a 22 degree halo by skywatchers. You can see them around both the sun and moon. They're caused by ice crystals in the air. They bear that name because the radius of the ring is always approximately 22 degrees.

Yuri Beletsky works for the Carnegie Observatories, based at Las Campanas in northern Chile, home to the twin Magellan telescopes, and site of the future Giant Magellan Telescope. Yuri is a fantastic nature photographer; you can follow his Nightscapes on Facebook. He posted this image on Facebook on August 10, 2019, and wrote:
Even when the weather is bad, we astronomers, never lose hope. Cloudy weather, it's the worst nightmare for us. But at the same time the nature can surprise us with stunning views during those nights. Here is an amazing 22 degree halo around the moon just above the Magellan telescope :) The brightest 'star' on the left is the planet Jupiter. Besides, you can see some stars through the clouds. I hope you'll enjoy the view.

Snowflake

The blizzard of Oz? Videos of kangaroos frolicking in the snow go viral

Kangaroo in ice
© Global Look Press / imageBROKER.com / Christian Handl
Unseasonably cold weather turned parts of Australia into something more akin to the frozen wastelands of Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back than the arid deserts of Mad Max, as viral videos of kangaroos playing in the snow proved.

Even the typically dry and arid parts of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland can switch from Tatooine to Hoth in a matter of weeks, especially when there's a polar front spreading snow everywhere. Amid the snowy din, several Aussies spotted some frolicking tauntauns... er, kangaroos over the weekend.

In one video, titled 'Not something you see every day in Australia', dozens of roos are seen prancing like mad around a snow-filled paddock.

Stock Up

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Food price rises can't be hidden any longer

Tesco food price hikes
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
TESCO raised prices on 1000 food items, apples in Europe down 20% yield from last year, pears 14%. Nicaragua bean prices up 20% and scallop population down, water too fresh from record floods across the USA Mississippi basin areas.

Climate Revolution is a 'Must Read' for understanding our Sun driven climate as we progress deeper into the new Eddy Grand Solar Minimum. Weather extremes leading to Global food scarcity and high food prices are here now, and this book describes the expected changes, how to survive & thrive during future challenging times with practical preparations.

Winter is Coming Cycles of Change Presentation: A comprehensive PDF slide presentation with accompanying MP3 narration of the slides by David DuByne, author of Climate Revolution. Over an hour of detailed explanation and documentation of the rapidly approaching periods of life-changing Cold we will soon experience.


Comment: Erratic seasons and extreme weather devastating crops around the world

Crop and cattle losses are on the rise everywhere, whether it is due to extensive drought, massive hail, epic flooding, huge dust storms, unexpected frosts, and even epidemics. See also:


Question

Sun disappears in Yakutia, Siberia, in bizarre repeat of last year's blackout

mysterious siberian blackout 2019
© The Siberian Tiems
The timing of the returning black skies puzzled the locals as almost exactly a year ago - in July 2018 - there was another pitch black morning over three major areas of Yakutia
There was no trace of light until after 8am local time over the Verkhoyansk district in the north of Yakutia.

Almost exactly a year ago - in July 2018 - there was another pitch black morning over three major areas of Yakutia, Eveno-Bytantaisky, Zhigansky and the same Verkhoyansky district.

Darkness which had a yellow tinge lasted for over three hours and was followed by drop in air temperature.

The territory impacted by the gloom was larger than Italy.

Cloud Lightning

Man killed by lightning strike in Romania - 2nd such death for the country in a week

lightning
A 47-year old man died after being struck by lightning at the Sarmizegetusa Regia Dacian site in Romania, and two others were injured, being transported to the hospital, local News.ro reported.

The man who was killed by the lightning strike was working as a security guard at the Dacian fortress located in Hunedoara county. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon, August 8.

"A man was killed while two other people, husband and wife, who were visiting the archaeological site, suffered trauma due to the electrical discharges produced in the area," representatives of the Hunedoara Inspectorate for Emergency Situations said.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills bear in Woodland Park, Colorado

Lightning kills bear in tree
© Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Lightning kills bear in tree
Lightning isn't only a danger to humans in Colorado. It also poses a threat to wildlife.

A bear was killed in a tree after a lightning strike in Teller County Monday night. The bear was sitting in the tree and died instantly, according to Colorado Department of Wildlife officers.

The office estimates the bear weighed around 300 pounds.