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26-year-old surfer killed in California shark attack

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A 26-year-old man was killed in a shark attack while surfing Saturday at a beach in Northern California, officials said.

The man was attacked around 1:30 p.m. at Manresa State Beach, the California Department of Parks and Recreation said in a statement. The incident took place on Sand Dollar Beach within 100 yards of the shore, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department said in a Facebook post.

The victim was pronounced dead on scene and the next of kin was notified. The species of shark was not known, according to the parks department.


Comment: Sputnik reports:
Dr. Dave Ebert of the Pacific Shark Research Center has expressed that shark attacks during this time of year are unusual.

"Usually most [shark attacks] occur between about July and November," Ebert told NBC. "May is definitely not a month you see many shark attacks."

"In addition, with sharks being most active in the morning and evening, it's unusual that the animal attacked Kelly in the afternoon," he noted.

Officials are still unsure what kind of shark attacked Kelly, although some experts believe that it was a great white shark.



Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Is this a planned food blockade of protein sources?

No beef at Wendy's
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As we saw with the Allied Blockade of Greece beginning in 1941, bread prices rose by 89X and staples slowly disappeared across the country. We are beginning to see the same in the N. America as beef is at all time highs, unenviable or rationed. Don't kid yourself, limit one is rationing. Blistering cold Arctic fronts slamming the E.U and N. America the same week after crops have already emerged. Time for a pioneering lifestyle.


Comment: The coronavirus crisis, in addition to earth changes affecting crop growth, and the losing value of currency which is set to get much worse in Western nations in particular, have made the production, availability, purchasing and distribution of food - a MAJOR global issue the likes of which we haven't seen in generations.

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'Snow in Central Park! In May!': Rare snowfall ties 1977 record

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Snow fell in Central Park early Saturday morning, tying a record for May snowfall set in 1977, according to the National Weather Service. "In New York City at Central Park this morning, it was- it tied for the latest snowfall we've ever seen," said CBS News meteorologist Jeff Berardelli on "CBS This Morning: Saturday."

In upstate New York, a significant amount of snow left the region looking like a winter wonderland - in the middle of spring. According to Berardelli, the disorienting May weather is due to the polar vortex, which normally only touches down in the winter.

The polar vortex is a massive whirlwind of frigid air that typically circulates around the Arctic Circle. It tends to sink down into the U.S. a few times each winter. But this past winter it did not - and instead the vortex was unusually strong and stationary, keeping cold air locked far north.


Comment: The month of May brings record (sometimes historic) cold to both hemispheres


Fish

Thousands of dead fish clog Montelindo River, Paraguay

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Thousands of dead fish fill the water in Montelindo River, Paraguay.


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Tornado hits Apodaca, Mexico on May 8

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Strong Tornado Hits Apodaca, Nuevo León State, Mexico - May 8, 2020


Cloud Precipitation

Over 123,000 affected as floods ravage Kasese, Uganda

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More than 100,000 people have been affected by floods that hit Kasese District on Thursday destroying gardens, bridges, schools, houses and other properties.

Mr Asuman Baluku, a resident of Kisagazi Village, Nyamwamba Division, said his family is homeless.

The father of eight revealed that he received a phone call from his sister at around 2am on Thursday night asking him to move his children from the house after reports emerged that River Nyamwamba had flooded.

"I got stuck after dropping my children at the neighbours because the floods had already cut me off and swept off all my properties. I am now stranded with nothing to eat," he said.

Mr Hamanda Kikundi, also a resident, said the floods swept away his garden of vegetables.


Cloud Precipitation

Hailstorms and unusual heavy downpours damage fruit orchards and other crops in Hazara, Pakistan

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Heavy downpour and hailstorm has damaged vast swathes of ready crops of wheat and tobacco. Hailstones damaged tomato crop, however the worst hit were orchards of apricot, plum, walnut, apple, peach and grapes in the Pakhal Valley of the district.

The hailstorm and persistent downpour has caused millions of rupees worth of losses to farmers, locals said. Farmers of Pakhal Valley have demanded of the K-P government to declare emergency in the area and provide them relief.

Growers across Hazara division were narrating tales of colossal losses owing to the heavy rainfall during the last two weeks. Unusual rains in May has damaged ripened wheat grain, fruits on trees and exacerbated chances of flash foods.


Sun

Double sun halo surprises residents in Cuba

Double sun halo over Cuba
© EPA
The ring around the sun seen this Friday surprised many in the capital of Cuba.

Heaven in the city of Havana has given its inhabitants a double show in less than a week.

As happened on May 2, this Friday, Cubans could see a solar halo from various points in the capital, which generated great expectation.

The event this Friday was even bigger, because at times a double ring was seen around the Sun, as reported by the Forecast Center, of the Cuban Institute of Meteorology, through Twitter.

The optical phenomenon was captured in photographs that were shared on social networks.

Snowflake

'Sure doesn't look like May': Lake-effect snow blows across Lake Superior coastline

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Unseasonable weather conditions hit the coastal towns along Lake Superior in northern Michigan on May 8, leaving behind several inches of snow.

On May 7, the National Weather Service out of Marquette, Wisconsin, tweeted about the cold forecast: "Colder temperatures are on the doorstep. A surge of winter-like conditions will return tonight into Fri. with some lake-effect snow."

This video was taken from the NWS Marquette office, showing their forecast come to fruition. The caption with the video said, "Sure doesn't look like May 8."

Snow flurries were also reported across Ohio and Pennsylvania on May 8.



Credit: NWS Marquette via Storyful

Comment: The month of May brings record (sometimes historic) cold to both hemispheres


Snowflake

Some parts of Ontario are now covered by snow in May and it looks like winter

Ontario Woke Up A Massive Heap Of Snow

Ontario woke up a massive heap of snow
The unusual snowfall originally predicted for this weekend hit parts of northern Ontario today, and it has blanketed areas of the region in fresh powder.

The unseasonable snowfall is the result of a polar vortex sweeping over the region that's expected to last throughout today and into the weekend.


Comment: Related: The month of May brings record (sometimes historic) cold to both hemispheres