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153 000 ha (378 000 acres) of crops damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Fani, India
An estimated 152 985 ha (378 034 acres) of crops were damaged or destroyed across Odisha, India during the passage of Tropical Cyclone “Fani” on May 3, 2019.
Another intense Arctic cold outbreak pushing into Europe
Just a couple of days after record-breaking cold hit much of Europe, bringing heavy rain, a lot of snow and below average temperatures, another shot of cold Arctic air will push toward continental Europe from May 11 through 14.
Wettest 12-month period in recorded history, U.S.
With 919.48 mm (36.20 inches) recorded from April 2018 to May 2019, the United States has set its new year-long rainfall record. The previous record was 908.81 mm (35.78 inches) recorded from April 2015 to March 2016.
117-year-old May snowfall record broken in Minnesota
Several snowfall records have been broken in Duluth area, Minnesota this week as severe storms continue dropping very heavy on the already saturated ground across the southcentral United States.
Severe drought in Maharashtra and Karnataka, 8.2 million farmers affected, India
The drought situation has worsened in Maharashtra and Karnataka with 80% of districts in Karnataka and 72% in Maharashtra reeling from water scarcity and crop failure, DG ECHO reports.
Relatively strong eruption at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia
A relatively strong eruption took place at Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 00:48 UTC (19:48 local time) on May 7, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in February 2018.
M6.3 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kyushu, Japan
A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.3 hit near the east coast of Kyushu, Japan at 23:48 UTC (08:48 JST) on May 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 23 km (14.3 miles); EMSC M6.4 at a depth of 33 km (20.5 miles).
Global Warming Energy Restrictions Threaten U.S. National Security
A review of all risk factors reveals that imposing carbon dioxide restrictions on the U.S. economy would diminish, rather than enhance, American military preparedness.
SVENSMARK’s Force Majeure, The Sun’s Large Role in Climate Change
By bombarding the Earth with cosmic rays and being a driving force behind cloud formations, the sun plays a much larger role on climate than “consensus scientists” care to admit.
Additional Flooding Rain Expected Into the Weekend From Texas and Louisiana to the Southeast
At a Glance
- Widespread rain and thunderstorms will continue to affect the South into this weekend.
- Flash flooding is possible from Texas to Virginia.
- A few severe storms with hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are also possible.
Additional rounds of heavy rain and a few severe thunderstorms may trigger flash flooding into the weekend in parts of the South and East, from Texas and Louisiana to the Tennessee Valley, Appalachians and Virginia.
The tail end of a cold front has stalled out in the South, interacting with abundant moisture and an active jet stream triggering the development of widespread showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall rates.
Great Lakes Water Levels at ‘Precipice of a Disaster’ With Flooding Occurring or Imminent in New York, Ohio and Michigan
At a Glance
- Water levels on the Great Lakes are running high and could approach record territory this summer.
- New York state is bracing for flooding along the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
- Lakeshore flooding is already occurring in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan.
- Great Lakes tributary waters have been filled by numerous spring rain events in the central U.S
Recent rainfall has already-high water levels surging in the Great Lakes, contributing to flooding along the lakeshores in parts of Ohio and Michigan, and New York is expected to follow suit in the days ahead.
Areas along the Lake Ontario shoreline are “at the precipice of a disaster,” according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as forecasts for additional rain threaten to push water levels past flood level. The worst of the flooding from heavy rain and snowmelt is expected to occur in a matter of days, and officials are concerned that stronger winds late this week into the weekend could churn up potentially damaging waves.
New York state deployed more than 800,000 sandbags, hundreds of pumps and 920 feet of temporary dams in eight counties along Lake Ontario in preparation for potential flooding, according to the Associated Press. Members of the New York National Guard are on standby.