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Flash floods after heavy rain in China

The bridge was washed down in the flood.

On June 28, Henan Linzhou area encountered extreme weather, leaving a mess after the violent storm... High-rise exterior windows were scraped off, big trees were uprooted, colored steel houses were overturned, and many cars were smashed.

Last night, rainwater had already invaded from the northern part of Hechi. With a sound of muffled thunder, the rain officially broke out. There were heavy rains in Hechi City, from local heavy rains to extremely heavy rains.

Starting on June 29 this morning, heavy rains began to raging in various towns and villages in Dahua, rivers surged, and mudslides occurred frequently.

The towns of Duyang and Yantan in Dahua were the most severely affected areas. Some residential houses and shops were washed into the road by the flood and vehicles parked on the side of the road were stranded and washed away.


New NASA study: Satellites see cooling in the upper atmosphere


NASA satellites have revealed that the mesosphere -the layer of the atmosphere some 30-50 miles above our heads- is COOLING and contracting

Using decades of data and a number of satallites, a team at NASA have identified a cooling mesosphere.

"We had to put together three satellites' worth of data," said Scott Bailey, atmospheric scientist at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, head of the new research, published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics.

"You need several decades to get a handle on these trends and isolate what's happening," continued Bailey, who goes on to blame the usual "greenhouse gas emissions" for the observed changes -well how else would they have obtained funding- however, Bailey also mentions "solar cycle changes, and other effects".

Together, the satellites provided about 30 years of observations, indicating that the summer mesosphere over Earth's poles is cooling four to five degrees Fahrenheit and contracting 500 to 650 feet per decade.

Comment: These SOTT articles on noctilucent clouds are from just last month: As explained in Pierre Lescaudron's book, Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection:
The increase in noctilucent clouds is one of the effects - among others - of increased dust concentration in the atmosphere in general, and in the upper atmosphere in particular. We suspect that most of this atmospheric dust is of cometary origin, while some of it may be due to the recent increase in volcanic activity.
See also: Chemtrails? Contrails? Strange skies


Taal Volcano erupts in the Philippines, evacuation recommended

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Thursday raised Alert Level 3 over Taal volcano after its main crater spewed a "short-lived dark phreato-magmatic plume one kilometer-high with no accompanying volcanic earthquake".

"This means that there is magmatic intrusion at the main crater that may further drive succeeding eruptions," Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum told The Manila Times.

Phivolcs recommended the evacuation of those living near Taal Volcano Island (TVI) and in the high-risk villages of Agoncillo and Laurel, Batangas due to possible hazards of pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami.

Snowflake Cold

South Brazil state Santa Catarina records 3rd consecutive day of rare snow, below-zero temperatures


Santa Catarina recorded snow accumulations in Urupema and Sao Joaquim early Wednesday morning, June 30, the third consecutive day of the rare phenomenon including below-zero temperatures.

According to the Information Center of Environmental Resources and Hydrometeorology of Santa Catarina (Epagri / Ciram), this is the first year since 2000 that such a meteorological event has been recorded three consecutive days.

Since the beginning of the week, the humidity and temperature conditions favored the appearance of snowflakes in the cities located in the region of the Santa Catarina Mountains.

Cars, lawns, and roads were covered by a layer of ice on Wednesday. Also, according to Epagri / Ciram, in Bom Jardim da Serra, at 3 AM, the temperature reached -3.9° C.

Around 5 AM the minimum in Urupema was -3.45° C. In the same region, thermometers showed -2.13° C in Urubici and -1.6° C in São Joaquim at around 3 AM.


Incredible storm causes destruction in Jinan, Shandong, China


Debris ripped from buildings and lamp posts bent over as winds batter Chinese city

Buildings are destroyed and trees uprooted as heavy winds hit Jinan, Shandong Province, China. June 30th 2021.


AccuWeather meteorologist: Global warming not to blame for Northwest's heatwave

AGW fraud

Record heat has been felt across the the Pacific Northwest this week, which has led the MSM and their placard-brandishing, sandal wearing EOTW groupies to draw the connection to 'global warming' aka 'the climate crisis' aka 'terrifying terra firma broiling'.

However, AccuWeather Meteorologist Joe Lundberg is on the record as saying that AGW isn't to blame here.

Risking a backlash from his bosses, and from those faceless elites on high, Lundberg very reasonably states: "I just think that right now we're seeing a very unusual pattern across most of the northern hemisphere where there's a lot of extremes."

Lunberg sees erratic jet streams as the main culprit here, which, as Electroverse has been saying for years, are weakening due to historically low solar activity — and while Lunberg doesn't touch on solar output, he does reference a "big upper level trough that's in the Aleutians".

Right now, weather patterns across the country are very unusual, explains Lundberg: "Downstream, there's a massive upper level ridge that's in the Northwest, that's why they're seeing the record heat there.

Snowflake Cold

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Avoid the cold in record heat

North America temp extremes
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Incredible heat records broken as the new Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, but at the same time all time record ice gain on Greenland and well outside the norm cold events through June that never made any front page. Balance would be nice, so here is what wasn't reported, get out the hand warmers.

Comment: A record amount of snow and ice was added yesterday in Greenland - 4 gigatons in one day


Interplanetary shock wave sparks mid-summer auroras over Canada

Aurora & NLC's over Canada
© Catalin Tapardel
Aurora & NLC's taken on June 30, 2021 @ Municipal District of Opportunity Nr.17, Alberta, Canada.
This was not in the forecast. A low-amplitude interplanetary shock wave (data) hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of June 30th, sparking mid-summer auroras over Canada.

Catalin Tapardel photographed the display from the Municipal District of Opportunity (#17) in Alberta. "I caught the auroras hovering just above an expanse of noctilucent clouds," says Tapardel.

We don't know where this shock wave came from. It might be the early arrival of the June 27th CME, originally expected July 1st, or perhaps a different stealthy CME that "flew under the radar" when it left the sun. If it's the latter, another jolt could occur in the next 24 hours.

Cloud Precipitation

More flash flooding is 'probable' even as Zion National Park in Utah tries to clean up after an inch of rain in an hour

An overturned sign at Zion amid flooding Tuesday.
© Zion National Park
An overturned sign at Zion amid flooding Tuesday.
Zion National Park received more than an inch of rain in an hour Tuesday afternoon, leading to flash flooding that shut down the park's main road.

State Road 9 near Zion filled with water during the storm. The park closed canyons and The Narrows because of the flash floods. A search and rescue operation had to be paused during the rain but resumed Tuesday evening.

Zion will be in "modified operations" Wednesday as the park staff cleans up after Tuesday's damage — and keeps an eye out for more flash flooding.

According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected through Wednesday evening — and some will produce heavy rain, with the potential for flash flooding in slot canyons, small streams and normally dry washes. There's also the potential for debris flows near recent burn scars. Wednesday's flash flood warning for Zion is "probable."

Cloud Precipitation

June 2021: Flash floods, powerful lightning strike, and destructive storm hit the Netherlands

floods limburg
© Track'88
On June 29th, flash floods hit the region of South Limburg which lies in the southernmost province of Holland. The region around the Dutch municipalities of Kerkrade and Landgraaf was affected badly. Local observation stations measured more than 100 mm (4 inches) rain. It rained particularly hard between 6 PM and 7 PM. Police have been receiving many calls about water damage in houses and basements.

A resident of Landgraaf writes on Twitter: "Really not normal. Kitchen and cellar just flooded. Roof tiles could not handle the amount of water."

The flooding caused a gas leak in the Dutch village of Eygelshoven. The water washed away part of the sidewalk and damaged a gas pipe. As a precaution, the fire brigade evacuated a supermarket and a care center. Technicians are currently present to seal the leak.

A lot of rain also fell at the observation station of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute at the airport near the Dutch city of Maastricht. At 9 PM more than 75 mm (3 inches) of rain fell. This is more than the monthly average for June. Two videos of the flash floods were posted on Twitter: