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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Jet streams shift across Europe bringing climate chaos - North America is next

A man tries to reach a car that has been blocked by ice after a severe hailstorm hit Rome, Italy, on Sunday evening

A man tries to reach a car that has been blocked by ice after a severe hailstorm hit Rome, Italy.
Some strange anomalies are now manifesting over Europe as the Equatorial Vortex and Polar vortex collide with 20C below normal and 20C above normal fronts collide. Climate chaos is an understatement to what has been seen in the last few days and what is expected over the next ten days across the continent. Record rains in Spain, Italy and tornadoes in Cyprus. Hail feet deep paralyses Rome.


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Powerful tornado hits central Cyprus causing extensive damage

Cyprus tornado
A powerful tornado has hit central Cyprus causing extensive damage near the Mediterranean island's biggest city, Nicosia.

Eyewitness footage uploaded to social media shows the twister whipping up heavy wind and rain in Agios Trimithias.

Local media said that several houses were badly damaged, but no injuries have been reported so far.


Solar Flares

Extreme weather decimating US farming

corn farm

Research forecasts Iowa corn yields could drop in half within the next half-century thanks to extreme weather - yet it's not part of the political conversation

Farmers around here are itching to go after that amber wave of soya beans, but there was that 5in rain a couple of weeks ago and then a 7in rain, and it drives even the retired guys batty.

Those beans aren't worth much at the elevator thanks to a Trump trade war with China, but they're worth even less getting wet feet in a pond that was a field which the glacier made a prairie bog some 14,000 years ago - until we came along and drained it.

This year, crops in north-west Iowa are looking spotty. Up into Minnesota they were battered by spring storms and late planting, and then inundated again in late summer. Where they aren't washed out, they're weedy or punky. If you go south in Buena Vista county, where I live in Storm Lake, the corn stands tall and firm.

Welcome to climate change, Iowa-style.

Comment: Over the past few years in particular, no where on the planet has been spared from the increasingly erratic seasons and extreme weather, and it seems the world is scarcely prepared to deal with the coming food shortages: Also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?


Cloud Precipitation

Hurricane and tropical storm soak Morelia, Michoacán, cause widespread flooding, Mexico

Derailed train in Michoacán

Derailed train in Michoacán
Intense rainfall in Morelia, Michoacán, today has left at least 27 neighborhoods flooded and derailed a freight train.

Civil Protection officials said the Grande river overflowed its banks while other drivers and drainage systems in the municipality were at 100% capacity.

The worst affected areas were Ventura Puente, Carlos Salazar, Jacarandas, Los Manantiales and Industrial, where floodwaters were as much as a meter deep and hundreds of homes were flooded.

The extremely wet weather is the effect of Hurricane Willa and Tropical Storm Vicente.


Comment: Elsewhere in the same country a few days earlier: Floods trigger emergency in 13 Veracruz municipalities, Mexico


Cloud Precipitation

Floods trigger emergency in 13 Veracruz municipalities, Mexico

Flooding in Veracruz

Flooding in Veracruz
More areas could be included if rain continues

Veracruz has declared a state of emergency in 13 municipalities after heavy rain flooded homes and roads in the southern part of the state.

The Coatzacoalcos river overflowed its banks in the municipalities of Hidalgotitlán and Jesús Carranza, while the Tecolapan river overflowed in Saltabarranca.

The waters of the Jaltepec river, a tributary of the Coatzacoalcos, continue to rise and could soon overflow, affecting towns in the municipalities of Jesús Carranza, Hidalgotitlán, Texistepec, Jáltipan, Cosoleacaque and Minatitlán.


Cloud Precipitation

Storm turns bridge into waterfall in Puglia, Italy

The spot in Puglia in Italy was completely transformed
© Bar Ristorante L’Incanto
The spot in Puglia in Italy was completely transformed
There has been some crazy weather over Italy in the last few days, with floods affecting cities around the country and a freak hailstorm hitting the capital, Rome.

But perhaps nowhere was it more spectacular than this spot in Puglia.

Footage taken from the coastal Bar Ristorante L'Incanto shows storm water cascading off a nearby bridge, effectively turning it into a waterfall.

It made for a spectacular sight as the weather turned an already dramatic location in Gagliano del Capo, situated in Italy's heel, appear even more remarkable.


Cloud Precipitation

Rome turns to ICE: Italian capital comes to a standstill after it was battered by torrential rain and giant hailstones

A man tries to reach a car that has been blocked by ice after a severe hailstorm hit Rome, Italy, on Sunday evening

A man tries to reach a car that has been blocked by ice after a severe hailstorm hit Rome, Italy.
Massive chunks of hail and torrential rain battered Rome when a freak storm struck on Sunday evening.

The adverse weather blanketed streets with icy chunks and trapped many drivers in their cars in the city's eastern neighbourhoods.

Some drivers abandoned their cars in the middle of streets that became flowing rivers of ice and were pictured slowly making their way through hail-covered streets.

Elsewhere in the city, buses were stopped and cars were abandoned after some streets were left severely flooded due to the rainfall.

A video captured icy water and hailstones running down escalators into an underground train station in the city.


Comment: Some other intense hail storms from around the world recently include: Such devastating hail across the planet is being under reported in the media.

New research shows that Earth's upper atmosphere is cooling as the sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age. Martin Mlynczak of NASA's Langley Research Center says,
"High above Earth's surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold."
It is likely that atmospheric dust loading from increased comet and volcanic activity is also contributing to these 'intense' or 'freak' hailstorms, the cooling effect of which causes ice crystals to form.


Bizarro Earth

Life threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall predicted as Hurricane Willa expected to reach Cat 5 before landing on Mexico's west coast

Hurricane Willa category 5
© Facebook / NOAA NWS Hurricane Center
Hurricane Willa, expected to reach category 5 status later on Monday, is "extremely dangerous"
Hurricane Willa, a huge and life threatening storm that's approaching category 5 status, could devastate Mexico's western coast, forecasters warn.

The hurricane has grown rapidly as it made its way across the Pacific Ocean, its winds increasing from 40mph to 155mph in 48 hours. The US National Hurricane Center has warned that the storm system and could "produce life threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall" in Mexico on Tuesday.

Cloud Lightning

Over 300,000 lightning strikes recorded across New South Wales, Australia

NSW thunderstorms: State hit by 300,000 lightning strikes in severe storm

NSW thunderstorms: State hit by 300,000 lightning strikes in severe storm
More than 300,000 lightning strikes hit New South Wales last night after severe thunderstorms roared through the state.

Sydney had upwards of 7000 lightning strikes while a deluge of rain saw the gauge at Sydney Airport record 19.2mm in 15 minutes.

SES NSW received 200 calls for help, with the strong storm bringing down trees and causing localised flooding.

Two people were rescued from floodwaters, the organisation said on Facebook.

A Rockdale resident miraculously filmed the moment a lightning strike hit his home, shattering a wall and sending bricks flying.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills man in New South Wales, Australia

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A man has been killed by lightning at a racecourse in central western NSW as storms hit the state.

Emergency services were called to Comobella Road at Guerie, near Dubbo, just after 2pm on Saturday following reports a man had been struck by lightning.

Paramedics assessed the 53-year-old but he had died at the scene.

"Unfortunately there wasn't much we could do," a NSW Ambulance spokeman told AAP.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

The incident comes after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning for a severe thunderstorm that has pushed north from the ACT.