Sioux Falls SD – Upward Lightning (6-13-2017)


Several upward lightning strikes off towers in east Sioux Falls SD including dual branches off 2 separate towers.

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Thick Arctic Sea Ice Pack Traps Vessels and Global Warming Expedition (395)


Never seen before amounts of sea ice off Newfoundland recorded by the Canadian Coast Guard trap fishing vessels and stop a global warming expedition of 40 scientists because of hazardous ice conditions.

Thick Arctic ice pack traps multiple vessels https://www.iceagenow.info/thick-arct…
https://www.iceagenow.info/climate-ch…
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/thick-arct…
https://www.iceagenow.info/thick-arct…
June 18 Sea Ice Extent https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
Ice Free Arctic Forecasts that never happened https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/i…
Climate change researchers cancel expedition because of climate change http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitob…
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/06/1…
Climate Change Researchers Forced To Abandon Study Due To Climate Change http://vocm.com/news/climate-change-r…

Bruce Lipton Interview 4 BBS Radio 6/18/17


It’s always a wake up call when I talk with Bruce Lipton. He has this uncanny way of taking what nature does so successfully and overlaying it onto our civilization to show a clear path to our human transformation.

The worlds most remote inhabited volcanic island is stirring! | “da Cunha” ~ MrMBB333



June 18, 2017: The most recent seismogram activity at Tristan da Cunha, the worlds most remote inhabited island, is showing signatures of magma intrusion. This island is comprised of basically one volcano thousands of miles from any mainland. It erupted and was evacuated a little over 50 years ago.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/static/ea…

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Life on Tristan da Cunha – the World’s Most Remote Inhabited Island

Watch the three-part Britain’s Treasure Islands documentary series on BBC FOUR, starting Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00).

This mini-documentary follows Stewart McPherson’s journey to Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited island in the world. We meet the Tristanians and an interview with ex-chief islander Harold Green reveals what life is like in Tristan’s only settlement, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas.

http://www.BritainsTreasureIslands.com

DELINGPOLE: Ship of Fools III – Global Warming Study Cancelled Because of ‘Unprecedented’ Ice


A global warming research study in Canada has been cancelled because of “unprecedented” thick summer ice.

Naturally, the scientist in charge has blamed it on ‘climate change.’

According to Vice:

The study, entitled BaySys, is a $17-million four-year-long program headed by the University of Manitoba. It was planning to conduct the third leg of its research by sending 40 scientists from five Canadian universities out into the Bay on the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen to study “contributions of climate change and regulation on the Hudson Bay system.”

But it had to be cancelled because the scientists’ icebreaker was required by the Canadian Coast Guard for a rather more urgent purpose – rescuing fishing boats and supply ships which had got stuck in the “unprecedented ice conditions”.

“It became clear to me very quickly that these weren’t just heavy ice conditions, these were unprecedented ice conditions,” Dr. David Barber, the lead scientist on the study, told VICE. “We were finding thick multi-year sea ice floes which on level ice were five metres thick… it was much, much thicker and much, much heavier than anything you would expect at that latitude and at that time of year.”

Clearly not one to let a crisis go to waste, Barber seized the opportunity to perform the usual alarmist clown dance for the media, explaining why this incident definitely shows that global warming is a major problem and deserving of our urgent attention.

He told Vice:

“It was clear it was from the Arctic, I just needed to be among the ice to see it,” said Dr. Barber. “What was also clear to me was that climate change has caused this event to happen.”

[Don’t you just love that “I just needed to be among the ice”? I think what he’s trying in his subtle way to tell us is: “Not all superheroes wear capes”]

Warming to his theme, he told Global News:

“This is climate change fully in action – affecting our ability to make use of marine resources and transport things.”

and

“This is a wake-up call for all of us in the country.”

Of course it is. Now Barber has the perfect excuse to share his war stories with all the other global warming experts who have had their research expeditions/publicity stunts stymied by unseasonal bouts of global warming.

There was the Ship of Fools expedition in which an Australian climate researcher called Chris Turkey had to call an expedition to the melting Antarctic after his ship got stuck in the ice.

The Caitlin Expedition – supported by the Prince of Wales – in which Pen Haddow and his team had to abandon their trip to the North Pole because it was colder than they’d expected.

Most recently there was Ship of Fools II, in which a global warming research voyage by David Hempleman Adams had to be curtailed because of unexpected ice.

What on earth can Mother Gaia be trying to tell them?

Possibly the same message she’s trying to send out to the Greenies in California with this unexpected fall of white global warming.

A rare winter-like storm brought more snow to the Sierra Nevada on Monday, giving skiers the opportunity to enjoy the slopes as summer gets underway.

At Squaw Valley, the storm dropped four inches of snow at the upper elevations and two inches at the base, delighting skiers and snowboarders who will be on the slopes past the Fourth of July for a first time in history.

“It’s definitely unique,” Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows resort spokesman Sam Kieckhefer said. “We are seeing bathing suits and costumes on the slopes. The skiing has definitely been extremely festive.”

Apparently, she didn’t get the famous memo from the Independent a few years back.

Why, if you didn’t know better you’d almost think unseasonal bouts of snow and ice were nothing to do with “global warming” but were a natural phenomenon which had been with us since time immemorial….

 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/13/delingpole-ship-of-fools-iii-global-warming-study-cancelled-because-of-unprecedented-ice/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

Widening earth crack spreads to 5 km in Manipur, India


Note: Earth cracks are Pachamama’s stretch-marks, evidence she is expanding 🙂

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Kangpokpi earth crack spreads to 5 Kms

The earth crack at Kalikhola area in Kangpokpi district has already affected a stretch of 5 Km radius approximately with the fissure widening every passing hour while the more than 250 victims sheltered at the temporary relief camp are facing water and power shortage apart from other numerous difficulties.

While the earth fissure at Kalikhola area has widened today one house near the PMGSY road collapsed this morning while more paddy fields and huge trees have caved in and more land have slid down.

Two huge water bodies have been formed near Kalikhola village today while one electric post was also badly damaged.

The origin of the earth fissure is below J Songtun village and it slid down towards Kalikhola village developing larger fissure in the areas and has expanded to a radius of 5 Km approximately now.

The PMGSY road connecting IT road and Kalapahar via Makuli has also slid down about 300 metres from the original site.

All water pipelines have been badly damaged.

All the villagers of Kalikhola have been evacuated but many properties are yet to be removed as the villagers have to bear the expenses of moving their properties.

Interestingly, the funds which have been sought by the district administration for disaster management is reportedly yet to be received till today.

J Songtun village situated above Kalikhola village is in a more dangerous position in case a massive landslide occurs as it can be easily swept away.

Meanwhile, affected victims sheltered at the relief camp are facing various difficulties including shortage of drinking water and electricity.

Subhash Chhetry, secretary of Kalikhola village told media persons that out of 30 households members of 28 households are already sheltered in the relief camp while others are putting up at the places of their relatives and friends.

He also said that apart from many other grievances, they have no water to drink while the power supply is very erratic.

The district administration is minutely monitoring the situation every minute with the Deputy Commissioner stationed at Kangpokpi DHQs considering the situation.

The district administration is likely to clamp 144 CrPC in the the area as preventive measure as many outsiders go to the spot everyday to see the earth fissure which is dangerous as nothing can be predicted and anything can happen anytime.

Source: The Sangai Express

Comment: A science professor claims that the phenomenon is an effect of massive landslide triggered by heavy rainfall in the deforested hill slopes which are laden with thick soil cover.

Some other signs of earth ‘opening up’ in recent times include:

https://www.sott.net/article/353257-Widening-earth-crack-spreads-to-5-km-in-Manipur-India

The Paris Climate Treaty CANNOT Affect Impending Climate Change – It’s Another Corporate SCAM Playing on Our Emotions


Note: The Paris Climate Treaty is another corporate scam, after 30yrs of brainwashing people saying that the world is getting warmer due to humans, now almost everyone beLIEves this lie. The Earth is moving into a cyclical period of climate change being impacted by the sun and space weather, we are heading into global cooling caused by the Maunder Minimum and there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that governments and corporations can do to change this FACT.

So instead, they will scare you into taxation so the gov’t can continue to profit from a lie based on false science. I’ve been closely following earth changes for 12yrs and am surprised more people aren’t aware that this campaign for the Paris Climate treaty is another dog and pony show to benefit the ruling class. Unfortunately, there aren’t as many people covering climate change as are people covering useless news storys, fakenews and fear porn. Here’s the truth on CYCLICAL CLIMATE CHANGE

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GLOBAL FREEZING: http://seawapa.org/climate
15-year #miniIceAge of #SolarCycle25 seawapa.org/mia to start from 2021 (http://seawapa.org/timeline) as the sun prepares to ‘HIBERNATE’ 

Raw Drone Footage: Lake Ontario’s rising water leading to multiple landslides east of Toronto


Drone footage was taken in the evening of Jun 03, 2017 from the east side of Scarborough Bluffs, amid historic Lake Ontario water levels.
City officials have cordoned off the cliff edge and shoreline of Scarborough Bluffs after up to 15 landslides occurred since the start of April, due to excess rainfall and Lake Ontario’s rising water levels. (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority).
https://twitter.com/TRCA_News/status/…
https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/data/wleve…
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017…

Taiwan photographer captures rare purple lightning  


© Luis Lai (賴仲由)
Late rock star Prince was famous for his song “Purple Rain,” but did you ever see purple lightning?

Taiwanese nature photographer Luis Lai (賴仲由) did, and he captured it on his smartphone.

Friday night, as extreme torrential rains were battering large parts of Taiwan, Lai went to the top floor of his home in the Changhua County village of Dacun (大村), reports said.

He only wanted to check whether all the doors and windows were ready to withstand the rain, but in addition, he saw bolts of lightning and hurried to record six seconds on his smartphone as it struck behind a red-roofed building in his neighborhood.

Weather experts said that purple lightning usually only occurs at high altitudes, and is rarely seen so close to the ground. At the origin could be differences in temperature and substances in the air, they said.

In this case, the bolt of lightning could have originated high in the clouds but extended its reach and its original color down to the ground, experts said.

Signs and Portents: Cow born with a human-like head in Uttar Pradesh, India  


Workers at an Indian animal shelter believe this deformed newborn calf is possibly a God

A shocking video has emerged showing a cow born with human-like features in an animal shelter in India.

The calf was born with the eyes, nose and ears that resemble that of a human, while the lower part of its body had features of a cow.

However, the cow died within an hour of its birth yesterday, in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, northern India.

But as soon as the news spread, locals from nearby villages gathered to seek its blessing, believing it to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu, a Hindu God.

The video shows people offering flower garlands and bowing before the dead calf, which has been kept inside a glass box since it died.

Locals believe the calf is the ‘Gokaran’ – 24 incarnations of Lord Vishnu and plans are now afoot to build a temple for him.

Mahesh Kathuria, 50, a local businessman who came to see the calf, said: ‘God has taken birth from the body of a local cow. We came here to seek his blessings. Religiously, it is an avatar of Vishnu. We believe it’s a similar character mentioned in Bhagavata Puran, a Hindu religious text.’

Raja Bhaiya Mishra, 55, the manager of the cow shelter, said: ‘It’s a miracle that the calf was born in this shelter. Thousands of people have been here to see it. We will be cremating him in three days and a temple will be built for him. This avatar has most definitely created a devotion feeling amongst the people.’

He added that the mother was rescued from a butcher and was brought to the shelter six months ago before she fell pregnant.

However, animal health experts have a different view on its birth and rubbishes any superstitions surrounding it.

Dr Ajay Deshmukh, senior veterinary doctor, at Wildlife SOS, in India, said: ‘This is a case of an anatomical anomaly. If a gene didn’t develop properly or there was a fault, it causes multiple structural deformities, and such anomalies happen. It has got only scientific reasons and explanations, there’s no superstitions here.’

Increased UVB Effecting Insect Sight, Pollinators Disappearing Globally (382)


As the Sun begins it’s 400 year cycle of lowered activity, a change in UV out would also be expected with this energy output reduction. It seem that an increase in UV-B is now affecting bees, ants and flies globally altering their daylight activities such as feeding and reproduction. The UV spectrum is becoming so intense that insects that are active during the day are seeking shelter for the intense shift in their visual spectrum. Since they don’t see in Infrared they cannot forage at night and are starving because they cannot access a food source. This is not a good sign as we need these insects to pollinate our crops. Without these pollinators crop yield will decrease along with losses due to out so season weather. This is unexpected side effect of the new mini ice age. reduction in pollinators.

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Bees see differently http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetec…
Insect Color Vision http://indianapublicmedia.org/amoment…
6 Animals That Can See or Glow in Ultraviolet Light https://www.theatlantic.com/technolog…
Bees See Ultraviolet light http://www.timmytelescope.com/outreac…
A-region ultraviolet light attracts insects http://iguflytrap.co.nz/uvlight.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultravi…
http://light-measurement.com/waveleng…
http://blog.wildaboutants.com/2010/04…
How to Kill Insects with Visible Light http://www.realclearscience.com/journ…
Attraction of insects to light sources at night https://link.springer.com/article/10….
http://www.pestproducts.com/uv_light.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blacklight
Colored Ultraviolet Fluorescent Lamps http://donklipstein.com/f-spec.html
http://depts.washington.edu/uwcei/wor…
Lethal effects of short-wavelength visible light on insects https://www.nature.com/articles/srep0…
file:///C:/Users/user/Downloads/Color%20vision%20in%20the%20ant%20Myrmica%20sabuteli%20(2).pdf
Repel insects with LED http://luxreview.com/article/2015/07/…
Insect reactions to light and its applications to pest management https://link.springer.com/article/10….
http://history.aip.org/climate/solar.htm
Temporal Trends in Satellite-Derived Erythemal UVB and Implications for Ambient Sun Exposure Assessment file:///C:/Users/user/Downloads/ijerph-14-00176-v2.pdf
NASA Net Radiation https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Glo…

http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/a-… http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/wp…
Sunburned Whales http://www.nbcnews.com/id/40108686/ns…
Sunburned dolphin http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-h…

Birkeland Currents Glowing in Earth’s Skies as the Atmosphere Electrifies Further (379)


Just one month after “Steve” a new type of plasma streamer in glow mode due to strong electrification in Earth’s atmosphere in April 2017, that never before observed phenomenon is back again, but this time the intensity is so strong that the field aligned currents are visible twisting in the skies. Follow that with ground to sky lightning and sprites, blue ionospheric lightning all while we still have a 6x increase in intensity ramp up into the grand solar minimum.

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Sky to ground Lightning https://www.sott.net/article/351557-G…
Max Olson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqnQX…
https://www.sott.net/category/4-Earth…
A violent thunderstorm ripped through the Acadian Peninsula, northeastern corner of New Brunswick, Canada on Thursday night, May 18, 2017, https://watchers.news/2017/05/19/majo…
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/goes-w.html
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/goes-w/goes-…
http://spaceweather.com/images2017/22…
http://spaceweather.com/ May 23rd
http://news.spaceweather.com/steve/
http://spaceweathergallery.com/index….
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_…
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_…
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_…
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Obs…
https://watchers.news/category/atmosp…
Ground to sky lightning
Rare ‘sprites’ photographed beside Southern Lights http://www.bbc.com/news/world-austral…
An astronaut has recorded a ‘first of its kind’ video of mysterious blue jets of electricity http://www.businessinsider.com/blue-j…
Ville’s research http://www.villesresearch.com/ether.html
http://www.thelivingmoon.com/44cosmic…

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts


No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change

The Svalbard ‘doomsday’ seed vault was built to protect millions of food crops from climate change, wars and natural disasters
The Svalbard ‘doomsday’ seed vault was built to protect millions of food crops from climate change, wars and natural disasters. Photograph: John Mcconnico/AP

It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel.

The vault is on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen and contains almost a million packets of seeds, each a variety of an important food crop. When it was opened in 2008, the deep permafrost through which the vault was sunk was expected to provide “failsafe” protection against “the challenge of natural or man-made disasters”.

But soaring temperatures in the Arctic at the end of the world’s hottest ever recorded year led to melting and heavy rain, when light snow should have been falling. “It was not in our plans to think that the permafrost would not be there and that it would experience extreme weather like that,” said Hege Njaa Aschim, from the Norwegian government, which owns the vault.

“A lot of water went into the start of the tunnel and then it froze to ice, so it was like a glacier when you went in,” she told the Guardian. Fortunately, the meltwater did not reach the vault itself, the ice has been hacked out, and the precious seeds remain safe for now at the required storage temperature of -18C.

But the breach has questioned the ability of the vault to survive as a lifeline for humanity if catastrophe strikes. “It was supposed to [operate] without the help of humans, but now we are watching the seed vault 24 hours a day,” Aschim said. “We must see what we can do to minimise all the risks and make sure the seed bank can take care of itself.”

Plastic boxes containing plant seeds inside the international Svalbard Global Seed Vault on Spitsbergen, Norway.
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Plastic boxes containing plant seeds inside the international Svalbard Global Seed Vault on Spitsbergen, Norway. Photograph: Jens Buttner/dpa/Alamy

The vault’s managers are now waiting to see if the extreme heat of this winter was a one-off or will be repeated or even exceeded as climate change heats the planet. The end of 2016 saw average temperatures over 7C above normal on Spitsbergen, pushing the permafrost above melting point.

“The question is whether this is just happening now, or will it escalate?” said Aschim. The Svalbard archipelago, of which Spitsbergen is part, has warmed rapidly in recent decades, according to Ketil Isaksen, from Norway’s Meteorological Institute.

“The Arctic and especially Svalbard warms up faster than the rest of the world. The climate is changing dramatically and we are all amazed at how quickly it is going,” Isaksen told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.

The vault managers are now taking precautions, including major work to waterproof the 100m-long tunnel into the mountain and digging trenches into the mountainside to channel meltwater and rain away. They have also removed electrical equipment from the tunnel that produced some heat and installed pumps in the vault itself in case of a future flood.

Aschim said there was no option but to find solutions to ensure the enduring safety of the vault: “We have to find solutions. It is a big responsibility and we take it very seriously. We are doing this for the world.”

“This is supposed to last for eternity,” said Åsmund Asdal at the Nordic Genetic Resource Centre, which operates the seed vault.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts?CMP=share_btn_tw#img-1

2.5 Million mph *Solar Wind* grabs Earth! | Compresses Shields-Quake Outbreak! MrMBB333


Seems as though some large scale events took place today on our little planet. Earth prevailed, but she was trying to tell us today on many different occasions that she was dealing with something big…and sure enough, she was!
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/rea…
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Earth News: Unique phenomenon from around the World | +Cool Pics! ~ MrMBB333


Note: The anomaly over the Pacific was first reported last Saturday. Very late that evening, around 3am I was still awake in bed, playing with my cat. All of a sudden there was a shift in energy accompanied by a loud tone/hum and vibration that came over the area.Right before it happened my dog “woofed” and immediately afterward the cat looked around the room and then jumped up to the window to see what was going on outside. The sound and vibration lasted about 1/2 hour before it subsided. Was the anomaly related to this wave? I have absolutely no idea…
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April 27, 2017: *Update* video that takes a look at several unique observations, some made by you from around the world. Plus, we look at an interesting news article from Newfoundland (UV).
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New phenomenon discovered in the night sky


Posted by on April 21, 2017New phenomenon discovered in the night sky

A new phenomenon seen as a giant purple streak of light in the night sky has been recently discovered and, for lack of a better word, named Steve. Steve was discovered thanks to scientists, citizen scientists, ground-based imagers and ESA’s magnetic field Swarm mission.

Originally thought to be a ‘proton arc,’ this strange feature has captured the attention of scientists and while there is still a lot to learn about it, the electric field instrument aboard Swarm mission has measured it.

Flying through the phenomenon now known as Steve, the temperature 300 km (186 miles) above Earth’s surface jumped by 3 000 °C (5 432 °F) and the data revealed a 25 km (15 miles) wide ribbon of gas flowing westward at about 6 km/s compared to a speed of about 10 m/s at either side of the ribbon.

Speaking at the recent Swarm science meeting in Canada, Eric Donovan from the University of Calgary explained how this new finding couldn’t have happened 20 years ago when he started to study the aurora.

While the shimmering, eerie, light display of auroras might be beautiful and captivating, they are also a visual reminder that Earth is connected electrically to the Sun. A better understanding of the aurora helps to understand more about the relationship between Earth’s magnetic field and the charged atomic particles streaming from the Sun as the solar wind.

“In 1997 we had just one all-sky imager in North America to observe the aurora borealis from the ground,” Donovan said.

“Back then we would be lucky if we got one photograph a night of the aurora taken from the ground that coincides with an observation from a satellite. Now we have many more all-sky imagers and satellite missions like Swarm so we get more than 100 a night.”

And now, social media and citizen scientists also have an increasingly important role.

At a recent talk, Prof. Donovan met with members of Alberta Aurora Chasers, a Facebook group which attracts members of the general public who are interested in the night sky and includes some talented photographers.

Looking at their photographs, Donovan came across something he hadn’t seen before. The group called this strange purple streak of light in the night sky captured in their photographs a ‘proton arc’ but for a number of reasons, including the fact that proton aurora are never visible, he knew this had to be something else. However, nobody knew what it actually was so they decided to put a name to this mystery feature: they called it Steve.

New featured discovered in the night sky - Steve. Copyright: Dave Markel Photography

New featured discovered in the night sky – Steve. Copyright: Dave Markel Photography

While the Aurora Chasers combed through their photos and kept an eye out for the next appearances of Steve, Prof. Donovan and colleagues turned to data from the Swarm mission and his network of all-sky cameras.

“It turns out that Steve is actually remarkably common, but we hadn’t noticed it before. It’s thanks to ground-based observations, satellites, today’s explosion of access to data and an army of citizen scientists joining forces to document it,” Donovan said. “Swarm allows us to measure it and I’m sure will continue to help resolve some unanswered questions.”

“The ground network and the electric and magnetic field measurements made by Swarm are great tools that can be used to better understand Steve. This is a nice example of society for science,” ESA’s Swarm mission scientist, Roger Haagmans, added. “It is amazing how a beautiful natural phenomenon, seen by observant citizens, can trigger scientists’ curiosity.”

Featured image: New feature discovered in the night sky – Steve (previously known as photon arc). Copyright: Dave Markel Photography (via ESA)

https://watchers.news/2017/04/21/new-phenomenon-discovered-in-the-night-sky/

 

 

*Rare Sky Phenomenon* spotted high above Earth | Measured by SWARM @ 5400 degrees F!

California: From drought to deluge, preparing for weeks of Katrina-style flooding


From drought to deluge, preparing for weeks of Katrina-style flooding

California has spectacularly emerged from one of its driest periods on record and ended its five-year drought by enduring one of its wettest periods on record. Its reservoirs, lakes, and mountainsides are now brimming with water and snow, though scientists caution that underground aquifers are a long way from having the same bounty that is visible on the land surface. Meanwhile, due to abnormally large amounts of snow in Sierra Nevada, nearby communities are preparing for weeks of potential Katrina-style flooding.

Between October 2016 and April 2017, California saw a 175% of the long-term average of rain, courtesy of numerous atmospheric river events. For both scientists and public, this was an unexpected turn of events which led the state to end the official drought emergency in all but four of its counties. As of April 18, just 18% of California was in some form of drought and 23%, almost entirely in southern California, was abnormally dry. As recently as December 27, 2016, the Drought Monitor reported 82% of the state in some measure of drought.

With more than five months still to go, California’s northern Sierra Nevada has already achieved its wettest water year in recorded history, the National Weather Service office in Sacramento announced earlier this month. The mountains saw an incredible amount of snow this season, with a number of stations recording over 16.2 m (638 inches). As of Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Northern Sierra 8-Station Index has surpassed the mark for the wettest water year (October 1 – September 30) on record with 2.28 m (89.7 inches), the office said. The previous water year record was 2.23 m (88.5 inches) set in 1992 – 1983.

Snow totals for winter season 2016 - 17, Sierra Nevada

Sierra snowpack bigger than last 4 years combined

New NASA data show that snowpack in the Tuolumne River Basin in California’s Sierra Nevada, a major source of water for San Francisco and California’s Central Valley, is currently larger than the four previous years of snowpack combined. NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory (ASO) measured the Tuolumne Basin snowpack on April 1, a critical annual measurement of snow for states and their inhabitants, at 1.5 cubic km (1.2 million acre-feet), JPL said.

“In such a huge snow season, the data available from ASO will provide critical guidance for water managers as we enter into the peak melt season later this spring,” Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys of California’s Department of Water Resources, said.

The 2017 California snowpack is close to the largest on the record, which consists of decades’ worth of snow measurements made at ground level. ASO mapping showed that Tuolumne Basin’s snowpack is twice the volume of last year’s snowpack and 21 times larger than the snowpack of 2015, the lowest on record. The combined April 1 snow water equivalent of 2013 through 2016, years when California was in an intense drought, added up to only 92% of this year’s April 1 measurement. In much of the Central Sierra, snow lies 8 m (25 feet) deep. In some high mountain basins, it’s deeper than 24 meters (80 feet). And since April 1, it has continued to snow.

In the San Joaquin River Basin in California’s Central Valley, this year’s April 1 snow water equivalent was about 3.6 cubic km (2.9 million acre-feet). “This is a critical path to better water management for the San Joaquin River and Friant Dam, particularly in a year like this one, where annual inflow from snowmelt might be 10 times the operating capacity of our reservoir,” Jeff Payne, water resources director for Friant, said.

Snow water equivalent – the water content of snow – in the Tuolumne River Basin in 2015 and 2017. Lighter blue indicates less snow, deeper blue is more snow (see the color bar at left). The 2017 snow water equivalent was 21 times greater than 2015, which was the lowest snowpack on record. Credit: NASA

Preparing for weeks of Katrina-style flooding

Such huge amounts of snow in the mountains are now posing a serious flooding threat and nearby communities are preparing for potential disasters when huge snowpack starts to melt. According to Reno Gazette-Journal, Nevada could see weeks of Katrina-style flooding when warm spring and summer sunshine melts the massive snowpack blanketing the Sierra Nevada.

That’s according to the Nevada National Guard and other emergency planners and responders who briefed Gov. Brian Sandoval on potential disaster scenarios. “Typically, Nevada experiences flash flooding,” Col. Cory Schulz told Sandoval, referencing hurricane flooding in 2005 that devastated New Orleans and southern Mississippi. “This will be saturation flooding, much like Katrina.”

The state has already endured two flood situations that triggered federal disaster declarations in February and March for western and northern parts of the state. Nearly three months later the Sierra snowpack has grown to record levels in some places and communities in the Carson and Walker river basins are at risk. The melting rate is expected to quicken as the weather warms in May and rivers could be at high levels deep into summer.

“Obviously, we are in the midst of … one of the three greatest water events in the history of Nevada,” Sandoval said. “We could get a warm rainstorm and it might get down faster than we would like.”

California water storage at 112% of the long-term average

The California Department of Water Resources, which tracks 46 major reservoirs, reported on April 18, 2017, that water storage stood at 112% of the long-term average for the entire system.

These six satellite images show key reservoirs in California near their lowest and highest points over the past three years. All images were acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8. The image pairs were chosen to match seasons and to avoid cloud cover over each scene. Tan bands around the shorelines (left image in each pair) are sands and sediments that were exposed as water levels dropped and the lake bottom became exposed.

The images below show Trinity Lake, the third largest reservoir in the state (after Lake Oroville and Shasta Lake). The artificial lake in northern California connects to the Trinity River and is part of the Sacramento basin. On April 29, 2015, Trinity stood at 59% of its historical average level for that date; by April 2, 2017, it stood at 114%. As of April 19, the lake was filled to 95% of its 2.45 million acre-foot capacity (and 117% of average water levels).

Trinity Lake water reservoir - 2015 vs 2017

Trinity Lake – images acquired on April 29, 2015 and April 2, 2017. Credit: NASA/EO

Don Pedro Reservoir, California’s sixth largest, stands in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and connects to the Tuolumne River and the San Joaquin Valley Basin. It is just miles from New Melones Lake, which is visible in the downloadable large image. When Landsat 8 acquired an image on February 26, 2015, the reservoir stood at 61% of its long-term average level. By March 3, 2017, it had risen to 134% of average.

Don Pedro reservoir - 2015 vs 2017

Don Pedro – images acquired on February 26, 2015 and March 3, 2017. Credit: NASA/EO

The third image pair shows Castaic Lake, which is the 24th largest reservoir in California but the largest water storage in the Los Angeles area. It stood at just 42% of average water levels on February 11, 2015; by February 1, 2017, it was back up to 98%.

Castaic Lake - 2015 vs 2017

Castaic Lake – images acquired February 26, 2015 and March 3, 2017

“Reservoirs at the surface are only a partial measure of California’s water health,” cautioned Bill Patzert, a climatologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “From space, it looks like we are out of five years of punishing drought. But the depleted aquifers, 100 million dead trees, and $1 billion in flood damage will take decades to deal with.”

“Drought or deluge, we use more water than we have, and California suffers from chronic water scarcity,” said Jay Famiglietti, a hydrologist from JPL and the University of California-Irvine who leads the applied research effort. “That’s because California grows virtually all of the produce for the United States, as well as a tremendous amount of dairy. That level of productivity simply requires more water than is available on an annual renewable basis (snowmelt, rivers, and reservoirs). The water shortfall comes from groundwater, and that groundwater has been in decline for nearly a century. This winter will provide a slight replenishment bump, but that’s it.”

Drought monitor

California

Drought monitor - California - April 18, 2017

Nevada

A year ago, 93% of Nevada was in some state of drought while today such conditions are present in just 6% of the state.

Drought monitor - Nevada - April 18, 2017

Featured image credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS. Acquired: April 14, 2017

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*NEW* map will prompt more *State of Emergencies* | California on the Brink!

April 21, 2017: NOAA’s Regional Climate Center has released updated precipitation totals for the Sierra Nevadas and California as of April 21, 2017 and the numbers simply put “Mind Bending”…they equate to a *Recipe for Disaster*. Flood is imminent in the coming weeks as temperatures rise and this Herculean pile of snow transforms from solid to liquid it will be just way to much for the already juiced water management systems in place down below, that just weren’t designed with this in mind…not by a long shot!
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2017 IS STRANGE Part 10 // MARCH – APRIL


Note: As human consciousness shifts, so do our Earthly realms. No fear, we are the Earth, She is Us. Connect your consciousness and energy body with Gaia daily, send her loving waves of calm, soothing energy and know that we are always where we’re supposed to be as Sacred Neutral Observers and Experiencer’s in this Age of Transformation.

SOTT Earth Changes Summary – March 2017: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


Planetary environmental chaos continued unabated this month. Several spectacular fireballs were seen from one end of the world to the other. Wildfires ravaged several mid-West states while unusually strong winds hit Illinois and New York. Madagascar got slammed by a ferocious storm as did Brazil, New Zealand and France. Severe flooding hit several parts of the globe, but the worst affected was Peru where dozens of people died and hundreds of thousands have been left with no homes. With freak tidal waves from Iran to South Africa, strange ‘gas’ explosions in the UK and methane gas leaks in Russia, not to mention snow off the coast of Africa and lightning scoring direct strikes on cars, March was a pretty intense month for the planet and its inhabitants.

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