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Sandy beach that 'vanished' 12 years ago in freak storm suddenly returns overnight in Mayo, Ireland

Comment: This is the 2nd time this has happened this year on the very same Achill Island. In May, the sand at Dooagh - on the Western side of the island, that was washed away by freak storms 33 years ago leaving only bare rock, reappeared to the delight of locals. In the last few days, freak storms again were responsible for bringing the sand back to the beach at Ashleam Bay, this time on the Southern coast of the island.

Islanders are celebrating after the beautiful beach at Ashleam Bay (pictured), which 'vanished' 12 years ago, suddenly reappeared overnight
Islanders are celebrating after a beautiful beach which 'vanished' 12 years ago suddenly reappeared overnight.

The white sands of Ashleam Bay on the picturesque island of Achill off the coast of Mayo in Ireland were washed away during a freak storm in 2005.

But following recent freak weather locals noticed the beach had suddenly returned
- and are now enjoy a stroll on the sand once more.

Seán Molloy, manager of AchillTourism.com, said recent stormy weather had cleared the beach of rocks and boulders, and Storm Brian dumped a load of sand in their place.

Mr Molloy said: 'It came back after Storm Brian. It brought the first amount of sand and cleared the boulders that was on the beach way as well.

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Towering 8 metre waves batter rescue boat as horrific storm foils efforts to find Argentine navy sub

Footage from the vessel shows horrific conditions
A horrific storm has thwarted emergency efforts to find an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members.

Footage from a search boat showed horrendous sea conditions as waves eight metres in height crashed over the deck.

Winds of 90km have been battering the vessel for three days, according to reports.

The defence ministry said the ARA San Juan appeared to try to make contact through seven failed satellite calls on Saturday between late morning and early afternoon.

The vessel was 432 km (268 miles) off Argentina's coast when its location was last known early on Wednesday.

And as the storm complicated desperate search efforts, authorities spent Sunday trying to trace the submarine's location through data from the satellite calls without significant progress.

Comment: See also: US Navy and NASA join the hunt for missing Argentine submarine which vanished 250 miles off the coast of Patagonia almost 3 days ago - UPDATES

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Freak hailstorm injures dozens and destroys 50 homes in Zimbabwe

© Chronicle
Desolation after an freak hailstorm hits and destroys a city in Zimbabdwe
Apocalyptic hailstorm destroys 50 houses and injures dozens in Zimbabwe on November 15, 2017. Sometimes mother nature is passive aggressive, throwing a horrifying curve ball out of the clear blue sky. Something that you could never see coming. Something that you probably didn't even know was possible. On Nov. 15th, more than 10 people were injured and rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital after their homes collapsed following an apocalyptic night hailstorm that left 50 families homeless in Emthunzini suburb on the outskirts of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. The 1-hour-long hailstorm also destroyed properties in Pumula South and Nkulumane suburbs, with the roofs of some houses being blown away. A real disaster!

The hailstorm started just after 9PM and lasted approximately one hour. First came the strong winds, then loud noises from the outside. Before residents started to understand what was going on, the doors and roofs were blown away and the walls started shaking and bricks started falling. 50 houses were completely annilihated, had crumbled down, leaving 50 families homeless. The apocalyptic situation was worsened by power outages.

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Has something changed in Earth's atmosphere?

© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Something has just changed in Earth's atmosphere. This week alone atmospheric compression events deluge Greece and Italy with once in a multi-century floods, feet of snow, winter storms a few weeks before summer in South Africa, November typhoon out of season far far south near Cambodia, UK colder than Moscow and 14 locations have been chosen for geoengineering programs to begin in our atmosphere.


Heavy spring snowfall closes Lesotho border post near Matatiele, South Africa

© Armelle Halse
While November is known to be a summer season with frequent rains to cool things down, snow has been spotted in Barkly East, Elliot, Swartberg KZN, Sani Pass, Sani Top, Lesotho, Matatiele, Clarens Free State, St Bernards Peak, Underberg, Himeville and Fouriesburg.
South Africa and Lesotho decided to close the Qasha's Nek border port of entry on Friday because of dangerous conditions caused by heavy snowfalls.

"A heavy disruptive snowfall at the port has created harsh conditions for travellers from both countries, resulting in extremely dangerous underfoot conditions for all including officials," said a statement issued on Friday by department of home affairs spokesman Thabo Mokgola.

Telephone lines have been damaged and electricity outages reported in the area.

The border post is close to Matatiele.

Comment: See also: Heavy snowfall in spring sweeps across South Africa; 30cm (1 foot) recorded

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Atmospheric compression event in Europe brings heavy snow and biblical flood

© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
A rare medicane roared over the southern Mediterranean countries with an atmospheric compression event, biblical floods in Greece and three feet of snow with nine foot snow drifts. Ferocious electrical storms pummeled the region as well. The Northern Hemisphere cold with record cold on tap for next week across Asia.

Comment: For more information of the extreme weather occurring around the world, check out our Earth Changes Summary video for October 2017:

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Storm Numa may become a rare 'medicane' in the Mediterranean Sea

© The Weather Channel (screen capture)
Current Satellite Image

(The highest cloud tops, corresponding to the most vigorous convection and heaviest rain, are shown in the dark red and pink colors.)
A Mediterranean Sea low-pressure system may develop into a "medicane", a nickname for systems in this area that gain some characteristics of Atlantic subtropical or even tropical cyclones, and may deliver more flooding rain to already flood-ravaged parts of Greece.

This area of low pressure, named Numa by the Free University of Berlin, is currently in the Mediterranean Sea southeast of Italy and will track east into Greece this weekend. Moisture from the broader gyre of low pressure associated with this system has already brought heavy rainfall and deadly flooding to portions of Greece.

More rainfall is expected in the region through Saturday, as this area of low pressure is expected to move east toward Greece.

Numa's center is currently located just south of Puglia, Italy. Showers and thunderstorms have become more concentrated near the low-pressure center, wrapping into southeast Italy.

As mentioned earlier, various other clusters of heavy rain had propagated well to the east over Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria and western Turkey.

As you can see below, current water temperatures there are only around 20 degrees Celsius, below the 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit) normally needed to sustain a tropical cyclone in, say, the Atlantic or eastern Pacific basins.


Spectacular waterspouts filmed off Terracina, Italy

Spectacular waterspouts off Terracina (LT), Lazio, central Italy yesterday afternoon, Nov 9.


Twin waterspouts filmed off Ocean Shores, Washington

© Debbie Starkey Ferguson
Two waterspouts were spoted off Ocean Shores on Thursday afternoon.
It was a rather interesting day at the beach Thursday when not one, but two waterspouts dropped out of the skies off Ocean Shores.

Debbie Starkey Ferguson snapped two photos from her hotel room around 3 p.m. Thursday.

"Looked out our window and saw the one on the left. Soon after the one on the right started forming," she said. "A bit later, a third one started forming but didn't amount to much."

Carmen Lane was close by and she managed to get some video of the events:

The storms were part of a line of thunderstorms that came ashore around that time. There were no reports of any damage or injuries.

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Record snow - 500% typical snowpack, Finland fireball, Rocky Ross 128b

© Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times
Get your skis, sleds and snowshoes ready, winter-sports lovers: The snowpack level is up to 5 times deeper than normal.
Jackson Hole is reporting 100″ of "record" snow and nearby Grand Targhee is already up to 105″ for the season.

Near-record early season snowfall hits mountains; Olympics at 500% typical snowpack. SEATTLE — The snow is falling and ski resorts are opening. That's par for the course in a Pacific Northwest November. But the amount of snow we're seeing this early in the year is almost unprecedented. According to a snow-depth information report released Wednesday by the Northwest Avalanche Center, most area passes are seeing well-above average snowfall for this time of the year.