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Massive storm dumps 3 FEET of snow at the end of May in northwest Wyoming - dozens of travelers rescued

A major spring snow storm dumped more than 3 feet of snow on northwest Wyoming over the Memorial Day weekend, stranding dozens of travelers on the Chief Joseph Highway.

Dozens of people caught in the storm that closed Wyoming Highway 296, which connects Cody to Cooke City, Montana, and the Beartooth Highway, had to be rescued by Department of Transportation personnel, according to Cody Beers, a department public relations specialist.

"There were vehicles blocked there last night and spun out on the road," Beers told Cowboy State Daily midday Monday. "There's at least two feet of snow up on (Dead Indian Pass) and there was a pretty good line of cars, 10 to 12 cars backed up."

To make matters worse, Beers said a pickup with a camper in the back had spun out, blocking the road for oncoming traffic.

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Snowdonia farmer finds three dead cattle with 'wide open eyes' after lightning strike in Wales

Welsh Black cattle under a double rainbow on Anglesey
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Welsh Black cattle under a double rainbow on Anglesey
A Gwynedd farmer making his afternoon rounds was shocked to come across three cattle killed in a lightning strike. All three had been sheltering under a tree as a "frightening" thunderstorm hit the area on Sunday.

Medwyn Evans, 41, said the Welsh Black heifers were bloated and, when found, had their eyes open. "Being black, I couldn't tell if they had any marks on their bodies," he said. "But their eyes were wide open, as if they had just been struck by a bolt of lightning."

A vet from the farm's practice in Dolgellau was called to the scene and a lightning strike was confirmed as the most likely cause of death. Three other Welsh Black heifers sheltering under the same tree walked away unharmed.

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Hurricane-force wind and huge hailstones caused chaos in Cremona, Italy

A violent hailstorm hit Bagnolo Cremasco, an Italian commune in the Lombardy region, province of Cremona, in Italy.

In addition to the huge damage, there were also reports of difficulties in the road network. A lot of state roads were covered with several centimeters of ice, causing difficulties for road traffic.

Many phone calls were made to the emergency services, leading to the intervention of firefighters who had to deal with the facilities destroyed by the gusts of wind and floods. Today it still rains in this area, but the weather for the next three days will tend to stabilize.

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Level 3 hailstorm hits Bulgaria, cities report hailstones the size of tennis balls

Extreme weather conditions often lead to costly damage, and such situations sometimes cause loss of lives. Several villages and small cities in Bulgaria were hit by a hailstorm, which was categorized by Estofex, the European Storm Forecast Experiment, as being a Level 3 threat, which is the worst.

As a result, the storm damaged houses and vehicles, while crops were deemed as "compromised." The hailstorm was caught on video by various people, and you can view the footage below. The layer of ice that resulted from it reached a thickness of 20 cm (7.8 inches) in some regions, reports say.

According to a Bulgarian news agency called Focus, a city in the Tvardishko region encountered hailstones the size of a tennis ball. In other regions of the country, hailstones were the size of a hazelnut. As a reference, you can read the storm forecast in the press release section.

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Lightning strike kills 70 head of sheep, goats in Himachal Pradesh, India

The sheep that were killed by lightning in the Dhauladhars.

The sheep that were killed by lightning in the Dhauladhars.
Over 70 head of sheep and goats died when lightning struck a remote Rajgundha village, 90 km from Palampur, last night.

Reports said a shepherd and his flock of sheep and goats were on their way to high hills in the Dhauladhars. Because of inclement weather, he was resting under a tree near the village.

Suddenly, lightning stuck the tree, killing 70 animals on the spot. However, he and his two companions had a narrow escape.

SDM, Baijnath, Salem Aazam received the report this afternoon. He sent a team of rescue workers to Rajgundha to help the victims. He also sanctioned financial assistance to the family of the victim.

Trilok Kapoor, Chairman of the HP State Wool Federation, said he had directed the administration and Animal Husbandry Department to provide immediate relief to the victims.

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Lightning strike kills 3, injures 9 in Chhattisgarh, India

Three persons, including a minor girl, were killed and nine injured in a lightning strike in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district on Sunday, police said.

The incident took place at around 4:30 pm in Burjudih village under Pandrapath police chowki (outpost) limits, located 400 kilometres from state capital Raipur, an official said.

"As per preliminary information, lightning struck a small eatery in the weekly market of the village that left 12 people injured. Three of them, including the 12-year-old daughter of the eatery's owner, died in a hospital in Shankargarh in neighbouring Balrampur district," Jashpur Additional Superintendent of Police Pratibha Pandey told PTI.

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15 dead, 3 missing after torrential rains in southern China

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News
© Xinhua
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, people work in a flooded area in Qiubei County in southwestern China's Yunnan Province, Friday, May 27, 2022. More than a dozen people have died in torrential rains across southern China, state media reported Saturday.
At least 15 people have died in torrential rains across southern China, state media reported Saturday.

Eight died in two building collapses from landslides in Fujian province, near China's east coast, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Wuping county information office.

Five others died and three were missing in Yunnan province, about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) away in southwestern China, state broadcaster CCTV said in an online report.

Three children were swept away by floodwaters Friday in Xincheng country in the Guangxi region, authorities said. Two died and one survived.

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Major storm hits northern Croatia - hailstones the size of tennis balls reported

Last night, a major storm in northern Croatia affected the areas of Varaždin, Čakovec, and Koprivnica, tearing down trees, public lighting, and flooding streets. The inhabitants of Varaždin, informed in advance, parked their cars in underground garages.

A new storm in the north of the country, the wind in Bukovac uprooted a tree

A strong wind accompanied by heavy rain and pea-sized hail hit the north of Croatia last night after 10 pm, reports Index.hr.

From the field, the worst was in the area of ​​Štrigova, Ludbreg, and again Veliki Bukovac, where a strong wind knocked down a tree near the NK Bukovčan playground. The hail was small, but it was pouring heavily, and the wind was strong and took some parts off the roofs of people trying to protect their homes from the damage caused by hail the size of tennis balls on Wednesday afternoon.


Sun blocked out as huge sandstorm covers Mafraq, Jordan

A large sandstorm hit Mafraq in Northern Jordan on May 27th, 2022.

The sandstorm was caused by high winds, with sands displaced by thunderstorms.

Residents were forced indoors, as air was quality reduced outside.

Traffic stopped as poor visibility made travel unsafe to drivers.

The sandstorm lasted for around three hours, however there is the risk for further storms in the region.


Late May snowstorm dumped as much as 30 inches of snow in Colorado

Tree branches are laden with heavy wet snow during a late May snowstorm May 21, 2022.
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Tree branches are laden with heavy wet snow during a late May snowstorm May 21, 2022.
The late May snowstorm that dumped as much as 30 inches of snow in the high country of the Arkansas River watershed basin last weekend brought welcome moisture to the region, but drought conditions are expected to persist.

On Monday, the basin's snowpack reading came in at just 66% of normal. Although below average, that reading was more than double last week's figure, according to Natural Resource Conservation Service data compiled by the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative.

Three-day snowfall amounts from last weekend's storm totaled 30 inches in Buena Vista, nearly 25 inches in the Twin Lakes and Leadville areas, 20.8 inches in Salida, 17 inches in Canon City and 10.7 inches in Westcliffe, according to the National Weather Service.