Archive | January 20, 2020

Severe #Hailstorm in #Canberra, #Australia



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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 942 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 14:12:56.4 2020-01-20

218 km N of Salt Lake City, United States / pop: 187,000 / local time: 14:12:56.4 2020-01-20
16 km NW of Soda Springs, United States / pop: 3,100 / local time: 14:12:56.4 2020-01-20

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#RedAlert Issued as Severe #Storms, #Flooding and #Blizzards Hits Parts of #Spain

At least a foot of snow covers a driveway, gate and trees in Biar, Alicante. It is several kilometres inland from the coast

At least a foot of snow covers a driveway, gate and trees in Biar, Alicante. It is several kilometres inland from the coast

Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencian coastline have been pummelled by a vicious storm this morning, shutting Alicante airport, flooding homes and blanketing areas with at least a foot of snow.

Flights to London, Newcastle, Bristol, Edinburgh and other major cities were cancelled as the airport shut for the day, forcing holidaymakers to either travel to a different airport or sit tight until the dangerous weather moved on.

Towering waves have been pictured slamming into the coastline while, in Denia, seawater was filmed gushing through the streets of the city.

Snow drifts have also built up inland as a seven-hour shower in Villena, Valencia, left the city’s 35,000 inhabitants cut off after up to three inch piles of the white stuff blocked roads.

A red alert was issued for Storm Gloria yesterday, before it smashed into the region, warning it would bring heavy rain, snow, up to 75mph winds and waves that could reach eight feet in height.

It is expected to move towards the north-west of Spain tomorrow, with the bad weather unlikely to subside before Wednesday, the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) said.

A 54-year-old Romanian woman died from hypothermia in Gandia, Valencia, following the vicious weather, local media reports. A 44-year-old man also died yesterday when he was run over by a van that lost control in snow-covered Santander, Asturias.

Terrifying footage shows waves sweeping into Denia, Alicante and appearing to surround people trapped in their cars.

The beach in Javea, further down the coast, has been pictured strewn with rubble and bits of wood washed up as the storm battered the headland.

Storefronts were also pictured smashed on the city’s contents, with glass panels and furniture strewn across the pavement outside.

Waves have been filmed rearing up to several feet high before slamming against the coastline in Calpe, Alicante, by the Alicante Meteorological Project.

The river Algar, in the mountains, has also been filmed bursting its banks and gushing over a tourist viewing platform at the Algar waterfall in a torrent of rapidly moving water.

As the storm hammered its way over the Spanish mainland the rain froze, causing a deluge of snow to fall over inland areas in the interior of Valencia and Alicante.

The 35,000 residents of Villen, Valencia, were isolated this morning after a seven-hour snowfall left snow drifts between two and three inches high blocking roads into and out of the town.

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Depth: 16 km

Distances: 676 km W of Washington, D. C., United States / pop: 602,000 / local time: 14:12:11.2 2020-01-20

212 km S of Frankfort, United States / pop: 25,600 / local time: 14:12:11.2 2020-01-20
16 km NE of Jacksboro, United States / pop: 2,100 / local time: 14:12:11.2 2020-01-20
2 km E of Fincastle, United States / pop: 1,700 / local time: 14:12:11.2 2020-01-20

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Depth: 115 km

Distances: 3481 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,271,000 / local time: 03:51:39.5 2020-01-20

3603 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,077,000 / local time: 03:51:39.5 2020-01-20
4325 km SE of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 03:51:39.5 2020-01-20

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#Shishaldin #Volcano cloud reaches 20,000 ft; Aviation #RedAlert in effect, #Alaska

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The National Weather Service issued a SIGMET aircraft safety alert as the ash plume from Shishaldin reached as high as 20,000 feet in elevation and extended up to 90 miles eastward from the volcano.

A lava flow is visible from the northeast flank of the volcano, with a large steam plume moving to the south-southeast visible in webcam imagery on Saturday.

A volcanic cloud is reported to extend up to 90 miles east from Shishaldin, located on Unimak Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Shishaldin is one of the most actives volcanoes in the Aleutian volcanic arc — with 24 confirmed eruptions since 1775.

In April and May of 1999, an eruption at Shishaldin generated an ash column reaching 45,000 ft. about sea level.

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