Archive | August 15, 2016

Record Cold/Snow Hits Parts Of Europe In August 2016

Record Cold Alert
Northern Europe was hit with some weird August weather in the past week, as summer snows fell in Sweden and a city in Saxony experienced its coldest temperature on record.
 
Åre, Sweden was hit with summer snow Thursday, and while temperatures across Sweden are expected to stay between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit, ski resort owners were thrilled to see the snow.
 
“Of course not everyone thinks, as we do, that snow in August smells like longing for winter and skiing. We love the winter even in summer,” Marie Lithén, who owns restaurant Bistrologiskt, told The Local.
 
Lithén’s colleague Anton filmed snow coming down at their mountaintop restaurant and posted it to Facebook Thursday. By Friday afternoon, the video was seen by more than 303,000 people.
 
That’s not the only wacky weather to hit Sweden this week. The Local also reported residents of Ljungskile on the country’s west coast experienced the coldest day the area has seen in more than 100 years. Temperatures were below 47 degrees Fahrenheit Wednesday.
 
“It does feel a bit strange to have to wear your fiber coat when you go outside,” Stig Magnusson, a local weather aficionado, told a local newspaper.
 
Down in Germany, the city of Carlsfeld was also hit by record low temperatures. The Local reported temperatures dropped to 34 degrees Fahrenheit — the coldest ever recorded in the town. Carlsfeld began recording temperatures in 1990.
 
The Bavarian town of Bad Königshofen saw near-record low temperatures for the month, hitting 34 degrees Fahrenheit as well, which is just above the record low set in 1987.
 
The Local reports “several mountainous regions of the country, frost also covered the grass on Thursday morning.” It’s a stark contrast to August 2015 when Germany was hit with a sweltering heatwave.
 
“In Lindenberg in Allgäu, the lowest temperature on Thursday morning was 6.9C,” the Local reported.
Courtesy of dailycaller.com

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:15, 21:30 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:15, 21:30 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***
Magnetogram 15.08.16  21.53 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 5.4 PANAY, PHILIPPINES

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Subject To Change

Depth: 60 km

Distances: 435 km S of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,444,527 / local time: 19:32:05.0 2016-08-15
191 km W of Cebu City, Philippines / pop: 798,634 / local time: 19:32:05.0 2016-08-15
81 km W of Bacolod City, Philippines / pop: 454,898 / local time: 19:32:05.0 2016-08-15
17 km N of Buga, Philippines / pop: 5,975 / local time: 19:32:05.0 2016-08-15

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 SAKHALIN, RUSSIA

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Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 827 km N of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,883,027 / local time: 17:23:08.0 2016-08-15
380 km E of Komsomol’sk-na-Amure, Russian Federation / pop: 275,908 / local time: 18:23:08.0 2016-08-15
46 km SW of Tymovskoye, Russian Federation / pop: 8,030 / local time: 19:23:08.0 2016-08-15

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MAGNITUDE 5.4 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=523970

Subject To Change

Depth: 52 km

Distances: 119 km SE of Sendai-shi, Japan / pop: 1,037,562 / local time: 16:04:42.6 2016-08-15
61 km E of Namie, Japan / pop: 21,866 / local time: 16:04:42.6 2016-08-15

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MAGNITUDE 5.4 SOUTHERN PERU

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Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 382 km W of La Paz, Bolivia, Plurinational State of / pop: 812,799 / local time: 22:58:59.6 2016-08-14
86 km N of Arequipa, Peru / pop: 841,130 / local time: 21:58:59.6 2016-08-14
2 km N of Chivay, Peru / pop: 4,543 / local time: 21:58:59.6 2016-08-14

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Pilot Injured After Plane Crashes Into Tree In Salford, UK

Plane Crash Alert
One man has been injured after crashing a plane into a tree in Salford, Greater Manchester.
 
The pilot was suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries after his single-seater aircraft came down near the City Airport & Heliport, known locally as the Barton Aerodrome.
 
Police, fire and ambulance services, including the Air Ambulance, responded to calls of a plane crash shortly after 1pm.
 
Firefighters were able to cut free the pilot as the wreckage balanced precariously in the tree’s branches.
 
The 67-year-old was treated at the scene and taken to hospital with a broken leg.
 
According to the Manchester Evening News, he also suffered “serious” head injuries.
 
One fire service official told the newspaper that crashing into trees may well have saved the pilot’s life.
 
“He’s lucky he landed in the trees, it could have been a very different story had it been a residential area,” Steve Forster said.
 
No-one else was injured in the crash.
 
Sergeant Stuart Jones from GMP’s Salford Borough said: “Police, fire and ambulance crews were quickly on the scene and able to get the man out of the aircraft.
 
“The man has been taken to hospital and is being treated for his injuries. We wish him a speedy recovery.
 
“Officers will be in the area whilst the clean-up operation takes place.”
Courtesy of Sky News