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With 'jaw-dropping,' 'astounding' and 'extraordinary' weather, Vancouver just had its rainiest fall ever

Rain drenched Vancouver this fall, smashing records in city and across the province
© Brendan Kergin / Vancouver is Awesome
Rain drenched Vancouver this fall, smashing records in city and across the province
The fall of 2021 was quite a season.

Vancouver saw weather bombs, seven atmospheric rivers in a month and a tornado, among other things. And along with all of that came the rain.

The City of Vancouver, pelted with near-constant rain for three months, smashed its record for rainiest fall on record (which meteorologically speaking runs from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30) says Environment Canada warning preparedness meteorologist Armel Castellan.

Over September, October and November 611.5 mm of rain fell here. That breaks the old record of 531.9 mm in 1996, smashing it by almost 80 mm; in meteorological terms, that's a lot. And records go back over 120 years.

On average we see 364.4 mm, so this year we got 168 per cent of the usual.

Snowflake Cold

Trapped in Ikea: Snowstorm in Denmark forces dozens to bed down in store

An Aalborg resident shovels snow from her driveway on December 2nd
© Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix
An Aalborg resident shovels snow from her driveway on December 2nd
A showroom in northern Denmark turned into a vast bedroom after six customers and about two dozen employees were stranded by a snowstorm and forced to spend the night in the store.

Up to 30 centimeters (12 inches) of snow fell, trapping the customers and employees when the department store in Aalborg closed on Wednesday evening.

"We slept in the furniture exhibitions and our showroom on the first floor, where we have beds, mattresses and sofa beds," store manager Peter Elmose told the Ekstra Bladet tabloid. People could "pick the exact bed they always have wanted to try."


Cloud Precipitation

People rescued from wadis as Oman hit by heavy rain

A man wades through a flooded street in Oman
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A man wades through a flooded street in Oman's capital Muscat.
Some areas of Oman experienced flooding on Tuesday as heavy rain and hail fell, and authorities warned people to stay away from wadis and other areas prone to flooding.

Cars were swept away in at least two wadis as water filled the valleys and roads were covered with water. The Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority said it had rescued one person from a wadi in Rustaq in the north of the country.

"A team in the governorate of South Al Batinah managed to rescue a person after he became stuck in Wadi Al Ghashab stream in the wilayat of Rustaq, and he is in good health," the agency said in a statement.


Cloud Precipitation

Cyclone brings floods to cities in Uruguay

Cars submerged in the streets of Rocha city

Cars submerged in the streets of Rocha city this Monday morning by extreme rain brought by the cyclone
Very high volumes of rain have been recorded in points in southern and eastern Uruguay since yesterday with the deepening of a low atmospheric pressure center over the country. There was a record of isolated extreme rainfall with very high volumes in a short period. The most affected departments were Soriano, Rocha and Colonia.

Bulletin of the Uruguayan Meteorology Institute informs that the largest accumulation of rain in 24 hours until 7 am this Monday was in the city of Rocha, in the department of Rocha, which borders the extreme south of Rio Grande do Sul.

The weather station recorded 125.3 mm, most of this volume in a very short interval, which caused the city to start this morning flooded.


Windsock

4 killed, 38 injured in heavy storms that battered Turkey

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At least four people, including a foreign national, died and dozens of others were injured on Monday after heavy storms hit Turkey's biggest city Istanbul and its surrounding regions, the governor's office said.

Two women died in Istanbul's and Sultangazi districts, while a construction worker died when a collapsing wall crushed him in the northern province of Zonguldak.

Seas overflowed and roofs blew away in some provinces of Izmir, Kocaeli and Bursa. Turkey's weather agency issued an orange-level storm warning for 17 provinces, the second-highest of the four danger levels, and a yellow alert, the third-highest danger level, for 35 provinces.

In a statement on Twitter, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca confirmed four people lost their lives and 38 people were injured as of 5:30 p.m.


Comment: In addition there was a huge landslide on a roadway in the province of Urdu on November 29.


View also: Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Strange winds blowing across the Earth


Snowflake Cold

Giant snow drift towers at Scots wind farm following Storm Arwen

Giant snow drifts pictured at Scots wind farm
© Donald Powell
Giant snow drifts pictured at Scots wind farm
The massive ice walls were spotted at Dornell Wind Farm near Cabrach today.

Giant snow drifts pictured at Scots wind farm following Storm Arwen.

The massive ice walls were spotted at Dornell Wind Farm near Cabrach today.

Snow ploughs were forced to push through in an attempt to clear paths.

Cloud Precipitation

Chennai in India grapples with floods again: Schools closed, traffic disrupted amid rain fury

floods
© ANI
Chennai residents are yet again grappling with waterlogging and floods after incessant rains. Many roads and subways have been closed for traffic, even as surplus water continued to be released from reservoirs.

Traffic diversions were enforced at many places and barricades were put up to caution road users. While there were disruptions in the state-run local bus services, suburban railway services were unhindered. Vehicles, mostly two-wheelers, were found stranded on several roads covered under sheets of water.

Reservoirs, including Poondi and Chembarambakkam here that cater to the drinking water needs of Chennai, released over 10,500 cusecs of surplus water in view of continuous showers in catchment areas, authorities said.

The release of surplus from Poondi dam in Tiruvallur district was stepped up (from an initial 4,253 cusecs to about 8,000 cusecs) in a phased manner up to about 12,000 cusecs by evening.


Cloud Lightning

Seasonal farm worker dies after lightning strike near Darwin, Australia

The man had left his home in Timor-Leste to work on a mango farm in Berry Springs.
© Matt Brann
The man had left his home in Timor-Leste to work on a mango farm in Berry Springs.
A 34-year-old man has died overnight in hospital after being struck by lightning earlier last week, while working on a mango farm in Berry Springs.

NT WorkSafe said in statement "preliminary findings indicate three men were working from the back of a trailer being towed by a tractor on a mango farm when lightning struck a nearby tree."

"It appears the lightning has arced from the tree towards the trailer, injuring three workers."

The trio was taken to hospital.

Germenino De Deus, 34, was admitted to the intensive care unit at Royal Darwin Hospital and on Saturday died from his injuries.

Windsock

Storm Arwen: 3 people killed after winds of almost 100mph hit UK

Fallen masonry on a car in Roker, Sunderland.
© Owen Humphreys/PA
Fallen masonry on a car in Roker, Sunderland.
Three people have died after being hit by falling trees as Storm Arwen brought winds of almost 100mph to parts of the UK overnight.

A headteacher in Northern Ireland died after a tree fell on his car, another man was hit by a falling tree in Cumbria, and a third died after his car was hit in Aberdeenshire.

Tens of thousands of homes have been left without power as the storm lashed electricity lines and caused significant travel disruption across the country.

High winds, rain and snow brought "damaging gusts" across a wide swathe of the UK overnight, according to the Met Office.


Windsock

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Strange winds blowing across the Earth

Tamerlane gets a bath.
© Andrey Kudryashov/Fergana.media
Tamerlane gets a bath.

Record Sea Effect Snow Japan, Largest ever dust storm Uzbekistan, India paralyzed with dust in Delhi and surrounds. Polar vortices and outbound Earth's electric circuit flow shifting global growing zones.


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