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Windsock

Flood of tumbleweeds submerge Victorville, California

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Heavy winds have caused a Southern California town to become deluged with tumbleweeds.

In Victorville, Calif., tumbleweeds accumulated so much, entire driveways and front sides of homes were covered in the dry, detached diaspores.

"Normally you get a few flying down the street or whatnot, but never this many that will stack up even this much," Victorville resident Tanya Speight told KABC-TV, referring to the hill of tumbleweeds in front of her home. "And this is mild compared to what it was actually in the back yard and in the front of the house. So no, it's never been this bad."


Comment: "Some good Ol' apocalypse weather": Thousands of tumbleweeds filmed blowing across frozen Montana lake


Windsock

Child killed, 17 injured as fierce storm rips through Moscow

Moscow storm damage
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A severe storm, toppling trees and flipping over cars and large trash containers, wreaked havoc in Moscow, killing one child and injuring at least 17.

Gusts of winds have reached 25 meters per second, turning over bins, small kiosks, and other objects with debris, injuring people

One child died after being taken to the hospital in critical condition. "Doctors couldn't save a girl who was in critical condition. I express my deepest condolences to her parents," Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin tweeted. Hundreds of trees were toppled by the storm across the Russian capital, he added.

Earlier, the Emergencies Ministry issued a storm warning.

A man has died after being hit by a construction cabin in a Moscow suburb, Interfax reported, citing their sources in the Moscow health service.

The Moscow health service confirmed that at least 17 people were injured in the massive storm, TASS reported.


Cloud Precipitation

Rain, hailstorms hit crops in 5 districts of Pakistan

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Farmers in the plains of about five districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa suffered heavy losses where rain and hailstorm wreaked havoc and caused damage to standing crops.

The rain that started late Tuesday night caused damage to houses and destroyed standing crops on a vast swathe of land in the low-lying areas and plains of the Peshawar valley.

The sporadic hailstorm that hit scattered areas of Peshawar, Swabi, Mardan, Charsadda and Nowshera damaged the ripe crop of wheat in these districts.

The rain and sporadic hail in the last three days, accompanied by strong winds, flattened the wheat crop in these areas causing huger losses to the farmers.

Comment: It's a similar situation in the Lamjung district of Nepal, where:
The hailstones that hit Madhyanepal Municipality ward no. 5, 6 and 7, completely damaged fruits, vegetables and maize crops, a local resident Ramchandra Paudel said.

The hailstorm that lasted for about half an hour also affected some parts of Kaski district, according to Yubaraj Ghimire, a secondary school teacher in ward no. 7.

Likewise, Ishaneshwar Campus Chief Ramchandra Ghimire of ward no. 6 said the loss incurred in the hailstorm of enormous magnitude was yet to be worked out.



Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills 6, injures 17 in Negros Occidental, Philippines

Two of the 6 fatalities in the lightning strike in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, on April 18, 2018.
© Sipalay City Police Station
Two of the 6 fatalities in the lightning strike in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, on April 18, 2018.
Six people, including 5 children, were killed when lightning struck a truck they had taken shelter in during a downpour in Barangay Manlocajoc in Sipalay City on Wednesday, April 18.

Police said 17 others were injured by the lightning strike.

Killed were Seminion siblings Charlyn, 12; Rose Ann, 12; Arbiel, 10; and May-An, 9.

Also killed were Mery Tejoc, 35; and Mariel Montesino, 12.

Snowflake Cold

US 'winter' storm Xanto brings all time record snow, drifts and white out conditions - in April

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Weary residents dig out from Winter Storm Xanto, which dropped record amounts of snow on the region.

Story Highlights

Winter Storm Xanto brought record April snowfall to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes in mid-April 2018.

Xanto was the heaviest April snowstorm on record in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Xanto was the second-heaviest snowstorm of all-time in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Comment: We're seeing similar weather patterns all over the planet:


Cloud Grey

San Francisco battered by unusual hail storm then M3.8 earthquake strikes - the latest in a series of tremors

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Hello, Monday! A 3.8 magnitude quake jolted the South Bay this morning, in an area notorious for seismic restlessness, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Around 9:40 a.m., just after San Jose residents experienced hail, torrential rain and thunderous dark clouds, the earth beneath them suddenly shifted. The 3.9 quake was centered about nine miles northeast of downtown San Jose, in the Alum Rock region. Tremors were felt in Milpitas, Fremont and Santa Clara, the USGS reported. Office towers shook in downtown San Jose.

"It was snowing and hailing, with thunder, then there was an earthquake. It felt like a big jerk, not rolling," said Angel Barlow, park services attendant at Joseph D. Grant County Park, in the hills east of San Jose. "It was a landslide of weather!"'

Comment: The writer attempts to normalise the events of the day, but then goes on to state that there have been a series of quakes recently, one of them was above average in strength. And it is being recorded by mainstream US media outlets all over the country that this years winter has been unusually brutal dragging long into Spring.

The original title of the article was: 'Earthquake, hail, fierce rain rattle Bay Area - but, nope, there's no link'. So three unusual events strike in a day, but there's no link? It really is obvious when you take into account other unusual events around the world, but so many supposed journalists fail to connect the dots, or even remember what happened yesterday. Yes, they're connected!


Snowflake Cold

Look at these incredible 4 day period snowfall totals in the US

SNOWDRIFT
More than 2½ feet (75 cm) in some areas.

STORM SUMMARY NUMBER...WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD 500 PM MON APR 16 2018

SNOW CONTINUES TO FALL OVER SECTIONS OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR SECTIONS OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES INCLUDING THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN...AS WELL AS ACROSS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES FROM 400 AM THU APR 12 THROUGH 400 PM EDT MON APR 16...

Snowflake

Snowfall records toppled in South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin

Neighbors John Bauer, right, and Fahmi Osman help residents dig their vehicles out of the snow after Saturdays blizzard, in Minneapolis, Minn., Sunday, April 15, 2018.
© Jerry Holt/Star Tribune
Neighbors John Bauer, right, and Fahmi Osman help residents dig their vehicles out of the snow after Saturdays blizzard, in Minneapolis, Minn., Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Records fell as an April snowstorm blanketed the Upper Midwest.

The National Weather Service says the 14.9 inches (37.8 centimeters) at Minneapolis airport from Friday through Sunday set a record for the largest April snowstorm ever there. It's also the snowiest April on record in the Twin Cities. And it's the snowiest start to a calendar year there, with 70.3 inches (178.6 centimeters) since Jan. 1.

Comment: For further details, see: Think the snowfall is finished? Over a foot of snow falls on the Twin Cities

Storm brings at least 10 inches of snow to Rapid City, South Dakota

Records broken with latest snow fall in Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Tornado2

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Algeria tornado, USA blizzards & lake waves, Polar ice temps recover

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© YouTube/Natural Disasters (screen capture)
Large tornado in Batna Province, Algeria on April 14, 2018
Tornado, massive hail storm and flooding in Algeria, gigantic waves Lake Superior USA freezes the shoreline, Arctic temperatures recover to the 1958-2002 baseline, Antarctic sea ice recovers and Australia flips from record heat to cold.


Comment: See also:


Tornado2

Flash floods, accumulated hail and a large tornado hit northern Algeria

tornado in Algeria
© YouTube/Natural Disasters (screen capture)
Large tornado in Batna Province, Algeria on April 14, 2018
Extreme weather hit northern parts of Algeria on April 14, 2018 bringing destructive flash floods, accumulated hail and a large tornado in Batna Province reported 3bmeteo.

Residents of Algiers were braced for flooding as more than double the rainfall the Algerian capital receives during all of April was expected to pour down last weekend. Rainfall of 25-50 mm (1-2 inches) was reported across north-central Algeria through Saturday afternoon according to AccuWeather.

Unusual weather is becoming more common in Algeria. In February Ain Sefra was covered in snow for the second time this year. Following a 37-year spell of no snow which ended in December 2016, the desert town in the country's northwest, has seen snow no less than four times.