Welcome to Sott.net
Mon, 10 May 2021
The World for People who Think

Earth Changes
Map


Snowflake

Forecast of 16 inches of May snow prompts 'winter storm warning' in Colorado

snow
A winter storm warning has been issued for parts of Colorado after the National Weather Service has predicted between eight and 16 inches of snow in parts of the state through Tuesday afternoon, with higher totals possible in isolated areas.

Areas impacted by the warning include Rocky Mountain National Park, the Medicine Bow Range, the mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, the Indian Peaks, and the Front Range foothills. The warning is currently in place from 3 PM on Monday through 3 PM on Tuesday. A few places of interest this warning includes are the Eisenhower Tunnel, Breckenridge, Mount Evans, Georgetown, and Estes Park.

See a full map of the storm prediction below:

Cloud Lightning

Lightning sends chunk of I-10 through truck's windshield in Walton County, Florida

A lightning strike hit I-10 Monday morning, sending a piece of the road through a truck's windshield. Both occupants were injured.
© Walton County Fire Rescue
A lightning strike hit I-10 Monday morning, sending a piece of the road through a truck's windshield. Both occupants were injured.
Two people were injured by lightning in Walton County, Florida, just after 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. The way in which they sustained their injuries just probably isn't what you're thinking.

As heavy thunderstorms rolled through the Florida Panhandle, there were numerous lightning strikes occurring -- including plenty that were cloud-to-ground. One of those strikes happened to hit the eastbound side of I-10 around mile marker 81.

Upon impact, the lightning strike sent a chunk of the interstate flying through the air.

That debris went through the windshield of a Ford pickup traveling on I-10 before then exiting through the back window. Both the windshield and back window were shattered by the force of the impact.

Snowflake Cold

Hungary records its coldest April of the 21st century

snow
© György Varga/MTI
April this year was the coldest this century, and it was the 15th coldest since 1901, Hungary's weather service said on Sunday.

The month was 2.9 C. cooler than the average of 11.4 C. recorded between 1991 and 2020, the service said on its website and on Instagram.

April was especially capricious this year, witnessing snow and even snowdrifts.

Several other records were also broken during the month, with 80.7mm of rain drenching Tokaj, in eastern Hungary, on the first day of the month, while in Budapest, the record for the hottest day (26.1 C.) was broken on the same day.

On April 15, the coldest day, the mercury did not get above -0.6 C. in Kekesteto in the north of the country.

Ice Cube

Mass deaths of reindeer on Yamal peninsula in Russia might be linked to climate change, scientists believe

First reports about winter rains followed by lengthy spells of extremely cold weather on Yamal appeared in December 2020.
© Arctic Lab Yamal
First reports about winter rains followed by lengthy spells of extremely cold weather on Yamal appeared in December 2020.
Thousands of domestic and wild animals perished because they couldn't get to forage locked under ice.

New ideas to rescue reindeer herding are urgently needed for the Yamal peninsula, said members of the scientific expedition that just returned from the trip to its northern tundra.

'The perished reindeer were observed all around the northern tundra, among them were wild reindeer who also suffered from icing and lack of forage. Herders showed us that their hooves were worn out because they had to dig through ice so much', said researchers Alexandra Terekhina and Alexander Volkovitsky from the Arctic Research Station in Labytnangi, part of the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology.


Boat

Today the desert of Saudi Arabia looks like a big river!

floods
Natural disaster 8 May 2021. Today the desert of Saudi Arabia looks like a big river! Flood in Taif, Mecca.


Attention

Lost young whale seen swimming upstream in Thames after being freed overnight

The whale is between three to four metres long.
© Richard Frank
The whale is between three to four metres long.
A small whale which was freed in Richmond overnight is being monitored after it was seen swimming upstream in a different stretch of the River Thames.

The whale, thought to be a young minke whale, was first spotted at Richmond Lock and Weir at around 7pm on Sunday.

Hundreds of people gathered after the mammal, which was between three to four metres long, became stuck on the lock's boat rollers.

The Port London Authority (PLA) told Sky News the whale was freed at 1am after a joint operation by the London Fire Brigade, a Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) crew, and the British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

It has now been spotted at Teddington Lock where Twitter user Fiona Adams said the RNLI was in attendance.

"The whale has returned up river to #Teddington Lock. @rnli_teddington in attendance monitoring the situation. Husband monitoring from a safer distance on shore," she wrote.


Cloud Lightning

4 children die, another 4 injured in lightning strikes in Jharkhand, India

lightning
Four children died in lightning strikes in Ramagrh and Latehar districts on Sunday. Ramgarh SDPO Kishore Kumar Rajak said two children identified as Vikas Bhuiyyan (10) and Kundan Bhuiyyan (8) were killed in Maliagadha area under Mandu police station. Both the kids were collecting mango beneath the tree during the storm when lightning struck.

Police said that they received a report regarding the deaths from the locals and the autopsy of the bodies would be carried out soon.

In another incident at Latehar, Karan Singh (12) and Pankaj Singh (10) died under the Manika police station while four others identified as Ranjan Singh (6), Satyam Singh (5), Anita Kumari (7) and Rupesh Singh (12) were injured when lightning struck while they were playing in the open field. The injured are undergoing treatment at the local government hospital. The incident happened in Sadhwadih village.

Earlier in the day, the weather office had issued a statewide alert on thunderstorm and lightning and warned people against venturing out in the open during storms.

Cloud Lightning

17 goats struck dead by lightning in Tamil Nadu, India

lightning
A shepherd lost 17 of his goats when lightning struck them at Mela Prancheri village near Manur on Sunday evening.

Police said Chelladurai (52) had taken his goats to the fields for grazing.

Around 5 p.m., it started raining and lightning struck the goats killing them on the spot.

The villagers demanded compensation for the shepherd.

Cloud Precipitation

9 killed after heavy rain causes buildings to collapse in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Nine people were killed yesterday when a 50 meter concrete wall collapsed on residential houses following four hours nonstop heavy rain in Dire Dawa city.
© EPA
Nine people were killed yesterday when a 50 meter concrete wall collapsed on residential houses following four hours nonstop heavy rain in Dire Dawa city.
Nine people died when a wall collapsed on residential houses following hours of heavy rain in Dire Dawa city, Ethiopia, on 02 May 2021.

Deputy Inspector Bantalem Girma, Head of Public Relations Division of the Dire Dawa Administration Police Commission, said the accident took place at Kebele 03, known as Shementeria, after 4 hours of heavy rain that began early on 02 May 2021. The Deputy Inspector said a 50-meter-high wall collapsed on three houses, killing 9 people.

Rainfall figures show the city recorded 83mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 May 2021.

At least 4 people died in the city in similar circumstances in late April last year.

Recent heavy rainfall also caused buildings to collapse in neighbouring Somalia. At least 16 people died in the capital, Mogadishu, after heavy rain from 07 May 2021.

Cloud Precipitation

Deadly floods strike Mogadishu, rivers overflow in Jowhar, Somalia

Floods in Mogadishu, Somalia, May 2021.
© Somali Red Crescent
Floods in Mogadishu, Somalia, May 2021.
The Somali Red Crescent Society (Somali RC) reports that at least 9 children have died after heavy rainfall caused the collapse of a house in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia.

Heavy rainfall struck on 07 May 2021, causing severe flash flooding in the city, causing buildings to collapse in Wadajir District.

Somali Red Crescent Society Director of Organizational Development and Communication, Abdulkadir Afi, said via Social Media, "Sadly 9 children rushed to hospital following the collapse of a house in Mogadishu have succumbed to their injuries. Rescue efforts still ongoing and our Somali RC ambulances continue to attend to the wounded. Heavy rains have caused flash floods and structural damage in the area."

Local media reported further fatalities after heavy rains damaged makeshift shelters for Internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Garasbaley area on the outskirts of the city on 08 May 2021.