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3 feet deep snow wreaks havoc in Lahaul, India - power, telecom services hit

A snow-covered truck trapped in the Solang valley.

A snow-covered truck trapped in the Solang valley.
Heavy snowfall crippled life in tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti during the last two days. The district headquarters Keylong received over two feet of snow, while higher reaches like Koksar, Gondhla and Miyar valley received over three feet of snowfall.

Due to heavy snowfall, power transmission lines have been damaged in several parts of Lahaul-Spiti and a majority of villages are reeling under the cover of darkness. Power supply was disrupted even in the district headquarters of Keylong today while the communication service by BSNL, Jio and Airtel have been disrupted in many villages.

Due to freezing temperature, the water supply has been affected badly in villages and people are forced to melt snow to get water for drinking and domestic use.


4-month-old baby girl dies after attack by family dog in Dayton, Ohio

canine attack
© Angela Antunes / CC by 2.0
Dog that attacked, killed infant was a problem, neighbors say

Police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old baby girl who was attacked by the family dog, according to investigators.

McKenzie Terwell died Jan. 9 at a house in the 100 block of Vermont Avenue.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods leave at least 3 dead, hundreds rescued in south Iran

floods Iran

Flooding in Iran
Flooding in southern Iran has now left at least 3 people dead and 1 missing, according to media reports.

Heavy rain from 09 January 2020 caused major flooding in the southern provinces of Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan and Hormozgan. In a 24 hour period to 11 January 2020, 92.7mm of rain fell in Bandarabbass, Hormozgan Province. The following day 76m of rain fell in Chahbahar, Sistan and Baluchestan Province. Parts of United Arab Emirates were also affected.

Flooding in Iran has destroyed houses and displaced hundreds of people. Roads have been rendered impassable by flood water, leaving hundreds of villages isolated.


Volcano erupts on Galapagos island, spewing lava into the sea

Volcano erupts on ecologically sensitive Galapagos island

Volcano erupts on ecologically sensitive Galapagos island
A volcano on an uninhabited island in the Galapagos has begun erupting, spilling lava down its sides toward the sea.

Ecuador's Galapagos National Park said the La Cumbre volcano on Fernandina island began erupting Sunday night.


Up to 50 inches of new snow in 3 days for the Cascades in Oregon

The chairlifts were mostly full at Willamette Pass Resort on Saturday, January 11
© ROB ROMIG / The Register-Guard
The chairlifts were mostly full at Willamette Pass Resort on Saturday, January 11
The amount of snow that fell in Oregon's mountains didn't disappoint this past weekend.

The snow started early Friday above 3,000 feet and never really let up, bringing multiple feet across the western Oregon Cascade Range.

Here are snowfall totals from the past 72 hours — Friday through early Monday morning from the National Weather Service.

The result matches pretty closely with what meteorologists predicted.

There is plenty more snow to come in the mountains as well, with another 1 to 2 feet possible this week.

North Oregon Cascades

Santiam Pass: 50 inches, 4770 feet

Tombstone Pass: 50 in. 4250 feet

Timberline Base: 47 in. 5880 feet


Enormous sinkhole swallows a bus, which then EXPLODES, killing 6 and injuring 16 in Xining, China

bus stop
At least six people have been killed and 16 injured after an enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and a number of pedestrians in central China.

The incident occurred on Monday evening outside a hospital in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province.

CCTV footage showed an explosion inside the sinkhole shortly after the bus and bystanders fell inside on Monday evening.

Comment: Not only that, another TEN people are reportedly still missing. Sinkholes can do that! We've heard of reports where people are swallowed and their bodies NEVER recovered...


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Australia ash/smoke cloud circles Southern Hemisphere - Taal volcano erupts

Taal volcano in Philippines 'goes electric' January 2020
Taal volcano in Philippines 'goes electric' January 2020
Dust, ask and smoke in both hemispheres causing strange weather extremes. Australia ash/smoke cloud from fires passed over New Zealand causing summer snow, South America next for that plume to pass over. Taal erupts in Philippines on the same low solar activity lows as was seen in 1913 which we reached in Dec 2019. Dust storms the length of Australia add to the blowing ash/smoke from the wildfires there. Question: How much debris in our atmosphere does it take before temperatures drop?

Comment: Taal Volcano near Manila, Philippines erupts for first time in 50 years - Onlookers stunned by electric display

Cloud Precipitation

UAE rainfall breaks 24-year record

UAE floods

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development announced that it has allocated 20 teams to monitor and respond to roads affected by the storm
The UAE is breaking the record for the most amount of rainfall to hit the country since 1996. And it's still accumulating.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said that as of 7.23am on Sunday, the highest amount of rainfall from 9-12 January was reported in Al Shakla, Al Ain, with 190.4 mm.

According to the NCM, the heaviest amount of rain that fell between Thursday and Sunday morning was recorded in the eastern region of the UAE, especially in Mazayd with 172.4 mm, Damtha with 172.2 mm, Al Foah with 156.8 mm, and Falaj Al Muallah with 152 mm.

The last time the UAE witnessed such vast amounts of rain was 24 years ago in Khor Fakkan, which saw 144 mm of accumulated rainfall.

Other areas that were also badly affected by the strong rainstorm were Sweihan and Al Shwaib with 126 mm of rain, Al Arad with 123.6 mm, and Al Raknah with 114.6 mm.

In a statement, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development announced that it has allocated 20 task forces to monitor the situation of roads across the country, and is ready to respond to any developments may arise as a result of damages caused by the rains.


Severe storm, flooding and heavy snowfall strike Hawaii - 22 inches of rain in 24 hours, snowdrifts at least 4 feet deep

The weekend's weather events are producing rainfall totals and river peak values not experienced on the Big Island since Hurricane Lane stormed through in August 2018.

Tom Birchard, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Honolulu, said the 24-hour rainfall total at the Hakalau gauge on the Hāmākua Coast measured just shy of 21 inches as of 7 a.m. Sunday. The Saddle Quarry gauge, upslope of Hilo Bay, registered roughly 22 inches during the same period.

And rain has continued to fall steadily in those areas into the afternoon.

"I've heard several people comparing impacts to what they've seen from Hurricane Lane, even some folks from Civil Defense," Birchard said.

Snowflake Cold

Heavy snow in Uttarakhand, India leaves over 900 villages without electricity and water

© Amar Ujala
More than 900 villages of Uttarakhand are without electricity and water as unprecedented heavy snowfall has disrupted normal life in the state over the past few days.

An official of the state government said: "The electricity and water supply is disrupted in more than 900 villages and 50 tourists are stranded in a number of places due to the closure of roads.

Traffic is blocked on around 100 highways across the state."