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That's not snow! Colorado residents shovel hail after severe thunderstorm brings mudslides and flooding

Ron Allen, an employee with the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade, and other employees dig out of hail drifts at the arcade in Manitou Springs, Colo., Monday, July 23, 2018. A storm dropped hail and caused flash flood and tornado warnings for the area.
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Ron Allen, an employee with the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade, and other employees dig out of hail drifts at the arcade in Manitou Springs, Colo., Monday, July 23, 2018. A storm dropped hail and caused flash flood and tornado warnings for the area.
Folks in Southern Colorado could be seen shoveling, yes shoveling, hail off their property Monday.

The region was slammed with hail, heavy rain and flooding over the weekend and into Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The flooding led the government of Manitou Springs City, about 80 miles southwest of Denver, to close offices and advise residents to evacuate to higher ground. An evacuation center opened at a community church.

One highway in Teller County, about 100 miles southwest of Denver, was covered with 3 feet of mud, the county's Sheriff's office said in a tweet Monday. Mudslides had been reported in other areas of the state as well.


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Lightning bolt kills 74 sheep in eastern Turkey

LIGHTNING KILLS SHEEP
A total of 74 sheep were killed by a lightning strike in Turkey's eastern province of Iğdır on July 23.

Two herds of sheep, belonging to a man named Mahmut Biter, were gathered together as protection against the torrential rain while they were out in the field at the 2,000-meter altitude Serbarbulak plateau in the Aralık district.

Lightning struck the animals, killing 74 of them. Saddam Aras, the shepherd, escaped the incident unharmed as he took shelter in a nearby rocky area.

Yusuf Süre, a local farmer, said the lightning caused a substantial financial damage.

In June this year, in a similar incident, 105 goats perished in the Kırkağaç district of the western Manisa province when a lightning struck as the animals were grazing in the field.

And in May, the lightning killed a total of 23 cattle in the Tut district of the southeastern province of Adıyaman.


Source: Anadolu Agency

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43,388 lightning strikes in 24 hours hit Istanbul region

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Huge thunderclouds caused an electric storm in Turkey's Marmara region, particularly hitting Istanbul with thousands of lightning bolts in the early hours of July 24.

In total 43,388 flashes were observed in 24 hours as of 9 a.m. on July 24 especially in the northwestern provinces of Istanbul, Kocaeli, Edirne and Tekirdağ, according to the Turkish State Meteorological Service.

"There are various types of storms in the air. An electric storm is a phenomenon just like a dust storm, a snow storm or a rain storm ... If the important factor is the wind, we call it a wind storm whereas if the important factors are thunders and thunderbolts we call it a thunderstorm," Miktad Kadıoğlu, a faculty member of the Istanbul Technical University, told Demirören News Agency on July 24.


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Stormy weather spawns waterspout near Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina

Ocracoke Inlet.
The stormy weather over the Outer Banks this weekend spun up a waterspout around midday Sunday off Ocracoke Inlet.

Amanda Swan of Gordonsville, Va. was on the beach near South Point on Ocracoke Island when she captured pictures and video of the waterspout that appeared several miles to the south towards Portsmouth Island and then moved offshore as it grew.

Waterspouts are tornadoes over the water, but are much weaker than those that form over land. Local fisherman say it's not unusual to see multiple waterspouts form well offshore.


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Large hailstones pummel Banja Luka area in Bosnia and Herzegovina

HAILSTONES
Heavy hail storm has hit Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) city of Banja Luka, some 200 kilometers northwest of the capital Sarajevo, causing great damage on objects and cars on Saturday evening.

According to local reports, around five-centimeter-diameter hailstones destroyed roofs and windows of a great number of cars parked outside, mainly in a village near Banja Luka.

The unexpected hailstorm, accompanied by rain and strong wind damaged roofs, facades and windows of 200 residential buildings, local media reported on Sunday.


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Typhoon Ampil slams Shanghai, China - 190,000 evacuated

Tropical Storm Ampil slams Shanghai
Tropical Storm Ampil has battered Shanghai with damaging gusts of winds and torrential rain.

The storm first made landfall in the Japanese Ryukyu Islands, before heading towards the Chinese mainland.

More than 190,000 people were evacuated from their homes as the storm bore down on the financial hub.

Numerous flights from Shanghai's two international airports, Pudong and Hongqiao, were cancelled or delayed and some of the city's metro lines were suspended.


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Aircraft severely damaged after flying through thunderstorm in Siberia

polar airline storm plane damage

The airline has praised captain Nikolay Starostin and his crew for ensuring the safety of passengers.
Investigation launched into suspected hailstone damage to An-24 twin turboprop - but all 30 on board were unharmed.

The nose of the Antonov aircraft was holed and severely damaged after the plane flew through 'unfavourable weather conditions' en route from Olenyok to Yakutsk in the Sakha Republic - also known as Yakutia.

All on board were safe despite the rough flight.

The airline has praised captain Nikolay Starostin and his crew for ensuring the safety of passengers.

Comment: This isn't the first time this has happened - it's actually becoming an increasingly common occurrence, and everywhere. Our weather is changing and we are completely unprepared: Also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?


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Ice Age Farmer Report: Euphrates/Iraqi farms shut down, Irish potato shortage

A drought affecting farmers in prime wheat growing country means that this season’s wheat crop is expected to be smaller than previous seasons

A drought affecting farmers in prime wheat growing country means that this season’s wheat crop is expected to be smaller than previous seasons
In what many are seeing as a fulfillment of Revelation 16:12, Iraq has started cutting off water supplies to farmers as the drought around the Euphrates worsens. "Riots, Pitchfolks, & Selfies" are promised as potato shortages in the UK and Ireland. Such stories are echoed worldwide with crop losses & food/fodder shortages...but the media only mocks the situation. Please spread the word. Spread the truth - these are natural cycles, and it's up to us to build anti-fragile communities in order to thrive in the times ahead.


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Lightning strikes claim 17 lives in a day across Odisha, India

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© PTI
The first incident was reported from Barunagadia where lightning struck two youths who were working in the paddy field.

At least 17 persons died in lightning strikes at different places in five districts of the State on Friday. While seven persons have been reported dead in Balasore and five in Mayurbhanj, one death each was reported from Khurda and Kendrapara districts due to lightning.

In Bargarh district, three persons died after being struck by lightning. The places experienced heavy rainfall soon after the lightning struck.

In most of the cases, the mishap took place when the victims were working in paddy fields. Sources said the death toll is considered to be the highest on a day this year after June 8 when 10 persons were killed and eight injured in six districts in the State.Reports from Balasore district indicated that one elderly woman from Singakhunta village under Soro police limits, one each from Sikharpur and Raibania villages under Jaleswar police limits, two from Barunagadia under Basta police limits and one each from Maheswarpur under Sadar police limits and Narayanpur under Baliapal police limits have died after they were struck by lightning.

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Earth's surface cooling 'dramatically', creating hurricane threat to US East Coast

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40-year veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi at WeatherBell's Saturday Summary shows how the Earth's surface has cooled dramatically over the past three years and that Arctic sea ice is piling up.

Hurricane threat to East Coast due to natural factors

First at his most recent Saturday Summary, the 40-year meteorologist first warns that in-close developing hurricanes of the sort seen in the 1930s are a risk to the US East Coast this year, due the current Atlantic temperature pattern. The reason has nothing to do with CO2 in the atmosphere, but because of natural sea surface temperature cycles.