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Another summer snowfall surprise for Turkey

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Mehmet Gurler from Bayirbag village expressed his surprise. "For the first time in my life, I saw snow in the mountains. I'm shocked. It was raining in the morning, it snowed to the high spots."

The snow surprise took place in Erzincan on the eighth of July in the Monk Mountains.

The summit of the Kesis Mountains, which turned white, could be clearly seen from Bayirbag Village of Uzumlu district of Erzincan.

Thanks to Emviem for these links


Cloud Precipitation

Deadly flash floods hit Pennsylvania

A vehicle goes through flooded Route 562 near Boyertown, PA.
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A vehicle goes through flooded Route 562 near Boyertown, PA.
Parts of Pennsylvania saw over 4 inches (101.6mm) of rain on 11 July, triggering flash floods and mudslides. Two people reportedly died after their vehicle was swept away by flood waters.

"Numerous water rescues in multiple counties have already been reported to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency," said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. "We need everyone to be careful, because flash flooding can occur quickly and can be very difficult to see at night."

Local media reported that 2 people were found dead in a car swept away by floodwaters in Douglass Township, Berks County.

O'Hara Township in Allegheny County issued an emergency declaration urging all residents to leave low-lying areas.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills 35 cows in Uttar Pradesh, India

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As many as 35 cows died when lightning struck a shelter house in Allahabad district on Thursday. There were a total of 344 cows kept in the government shelter house, Gauvansh Aashrya Sthal, of Kandi village under Bahadurpur block in the district.

According to district administration, the cows were resting at the shelter house when lightning struck in the wee hours of Thursday. When the villagers reported the incident, senior officers including block development officer (BDO), ADO panchayat, village head and district magistrate Bhanu Chandra Goswami reached the spot.

Comment: Two people were also killed by lightning in the same state on the 6th of July while a father and son were fatally struck in Bangladesh on the 10th.


Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Global volcanic feedback loop now causing unusual cold temperatures

Volcán Raikoke visto desde el espacio
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An astronaut's photo of the Raikoke volcano erupting on June 22, 2019.
It is apparent that the feedback loop of volcanic ash in Earth's atmosphere is beginning to cool areas of the planet in the wrong season along with larger hail formation. The recent VEI 4 at Ulwun in Papua New Guinea and 20+ other eruptions of ash to 50,000 ft+ are having a cumulative effect. The Grand Solar Minimum - Cosmic Ray Effect are now in play. The cooling has begun in earnest.

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Comment: With the wandering poles, a significant weakening of Earth's magnetic field and cosmic rays rising for the fourth consecutive year, scientists are predicting that a geomagnetic shift is in process. At the same time we're seeing more extreme weather events, as well as an overall drop in temperatures around the globe, incredible hail storms, along with a variety of other unusual phenomena. Also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?


Seismograph

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.0

Date-Time - 11 Jul 2019 17:08:38 UTC

- 12 Jul 2019 04:08:38 near epicenter

Cloud Precipitation

Flood situation deteriorates in Assam, India - 423,000 people affected with 749 villages under water

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The flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Thursday as it spread to 17 districts affecting 4.23 lakh people with many rivers flowing above the danger level in various places, officials said.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), three people were killed in rain and flood-related incidents in Golaghat, Dhemaji and Kamrup Metropolitan district on Wednesday.

The deluge, which had affected 2.5 lakh people in 11 districts on Wednesday, spread to six more districts on Thursday affecting 4.23 lakh people, it said.

The district which have been affected by floods are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Morigaon, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Baksa and Sonitpur.


Cloud Precipitation

Flood sweeps away pregnant woman, kills two others in Nigeria

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Three persons, including a pregnant woman, have been killed by flood that swept through some parts of Zinariya community in Jos, Plateau State.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the flood, which resulted from days of downpour, also brought down nine houses.

"The incident resulted from narrow waterways; the victims were asleep when the rain started, but with the water soaking up the foundations of their buildings, the structures collapsed on them," Sani Bello, a relation of the victims, told NAN on Thursday.


Seismograph

The shaking won't stop: There have been more than 10,000 earthquakes in California and Nevada in the last 7 days

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The ground is constantly shaking in southern California right now, and this has many concerned that another large earthquake may be coming. I have been keeping my eye on Cal Tech's recent earthquake map, and as I write this article it says that there have been 10,053 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the past 7 days.

I have never seen that number so high, and southern California is being hit by yet another new earthquake every few moments. Most of the earthquakes are happening out in the Ridgecrest area where we witnessed the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit on July 4th and the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit on July 5th.


But as you can see from Cal Tech's map, there has been a tremendous amount of seismic activity along the San Andreas fault as well. As I discussed the other day, the San Andreas fault is "locked and loaded" and it is way overdue for "the Big One".

Could it be possible that all of this earthquake activity is leading up to something really big?

California earthquakes map
And it isn't just earthquakes that we need to be concerned about. According to Fox News, "geologists are nervously eyeing eight nearby volcanoes"...

Comment: See also:


Arrow Down

At least 7 people killed after landslide during heavy rain hits house in Mexico

The Secretary of the Municipal Government, René Sánchez Galindo, informed that the house was in a risk zone.
© José Castañares
The Secretary of the Municipal Government, René Sánchez Galindo, informed that the house was in a risk zone.
At least seven people, including four children, were killed in a landslide during heavy rains in central Mexico, authorities said on Thursday (July 11).

The overnight landslide hit a house in the village of Santo Tomas Chautla, about 150 kilometres south-east of Mexico City, burying the family that was inside, authorities of the state of Puebla said on Facebook and Twitter.

Three adults and four children were killed. Two children were rescued and taken to hospital.



Question

Mysterious, loud rumbling noise heard across North Lincolnshire, UK

Mysterious rumbling noise in Lincolnshire, UK
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Lincolnshire, UK
A mystery over a loud noise which woke people up across North Lincolnshire and the surrounding area remains unsolved - although an earthquake has been ruled out.

The noise was heard around 10.30pm on Thursday last week in places including Epworth, Crowle and Gainsborough.

Some people who heard the noise initially wondered if it had been an explosion or an earthquake.

Some attributed it to a sonic boom - the noise an aircraft makes when it breaks the sound barrier - but the RAF confirmed none of its aircraft would have made the sound in the area at the time it was heard.

It happened on the same day that southern California was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, the biggest in 20 years, leading some people to believe there could be a connection.