Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MASS FISH DIE-OFF: What's Causing This - Thousands Of Dead Fish Washing Up On A Beach In Milwaukee, United States?! [VIDEO]

June 25, 2014 - MILWAUKEE, UNITED STATES - Dead fish are washing up on Bradford Beach by the thousands! So what’s causing it?




FOX6 News spoke with Baylee and Brooklyn Bates. They’re sisters, and they were amazed by the amount of dead fish on Bradford Beach on Tuesday afternoon, June 24th.

So what, exactly is happening here?

FOX6 News spoke with John Janssen at the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences.

He says the fish are “alewives” — coming to shore to spawn.

Janssen says the fish are dying because they are starving.

Mussels in Lake Michigan are apparently stealing food in the food chain.

Janssen says a big temperature drop can trigger these massive “die-offs.”


WATCH: Dead fish washing up on Bradford Beach by the thousands.




”This is a saltwater fish, and they have difficulty living in fresh water. It just weakens them a bit,” Janssen said.

Janssen says we’ve seen this before, but this die-off is occurring a little later than we’re used to.

Lake Michigan is warming up slowly this year.

Meanwhile, the seagulls are fat and happy. When they see dead fish, it’s like a buffet for them! - FOX6NOW



EXTREME WEATHER: Too Close For Comfort - Lightning Strike Narrowly Misses Fisherman In Barcelona, Spain! [VIDEO]

June 25, 2014 - SPAIN - Lightning narrowly missed a fisherman in Barcelona on June 15 when it struck as few as 50 metres from where he was sitting.




The lightning strike was caught on camera from a nearby parked car. This high-quality, slow motion footage shows the dramatic moment when the bolt of lightning touched down in the water behind a sand-spit that the fisherman was located on.


WATCH: Lightning strike too close.




- MSN



EXTREME WEATHER: Tornado Rips Through Indianapolis - Severely Damages Homes In Marion And Hendricks Counties! [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

June 25, 2014 - INDIANA, UNITED STATES - A tornado tracked through western and northern Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon. The twister was first spotted near Plainfield, southwest of the city. Spotters near Speedway, which is northwest of downtown, also reported a funnel cloud.


Low-hanging dark crowds are seen northwest on I-65 on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. in Indianapolis. Authorities say a
tornado near Indianapolis has damaged at least three homes. National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Ran
says the tornado struck Tuesday afternoon just southwest of Indianapolis but was no longer on the ground.
(AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Charlie Nye)

In Hendricks County, Plainfield Fire Chief Brian Russel said a few homes have significant damage. Buildings in the city's commercial district were also hit. One house was heavily damaged when a camper was tossed onto a house, destroying most of the roof.

The Wayne Township Fire Department said three homes in the Cameron Meadows subdivision, near the Marion County line, were seriously damaged, while several more sustained less substantial damage.

Storm clouds are seen from Ronald Reagan Parkway, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Indianapolis. Authorities say a tornado
near Indianapolis has damaged at least three homes. National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Ran says the
tornado struck Tuesday afternoon just southwest of Indianapolis but was no longer on the ground.
(AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Brent Drinkut )

Low-hanging dark crowds are shown northwest on I-65, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Indianapolis. Authorities say a
tornado near Indianapolis has damaged at least three homes. National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Ran
says the tornado struck Tuesday afternoon just southwest of Indianapolis but was no longer on the ground.
(AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Charlie Nye)

Emergency personnel check homes after a tornado touched down on Blackmore Drive, Tuesday, June 24, 2014,
in Indianapolis. Authorities say a tornado near Indianapolis has damaged at least three homes. National
Weather Service meteorologist Mike Ran says the tornado struck Tuesday afternoon just southwest
of Indianapolis but was no longer on the ground. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Brent Drinkut )


Photos surfacing over social media show debris on houses, vehicles and trees.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Myers told the Associated Press no injuries were reported.


Part of roof ripped off home, camper in front.
@LizGelardiFOX59


Tornado damage is seen in Plainfield, Indiana, June 24, 2014. (Steven Penn)

Damaged mailboxes lay in the street in front of homes in Indianapolis after strong storms hit the metro Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

A firefighter walks past storm damage in Wayne Township, just west of Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

People inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, west of the city, were escorted to the basement when the storm hit.

The National Weather Service gave the storm a preliminary EF1 rating, with wind speeds up to 100mph. A storm survey team will officially assign a tornado rating Wednesday after they investigate the damage.

WATCH: Twister Hits Indianapolis Metro.

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The storms also brought heavy rain to Indianapolis, prompting flash flood warnings. - TWC



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ICE AGE NOW: Killing Freeze Predicted For United States Mid-West In The Fall - Cause By Above-Average Volcanic Eruptions For The Last Nine Months!

June 24, 2014 - UNITED STATES -  An early freeze in the Great Plains may cut corn production by 8%, according to Simon Atkins, CEO of Advanced Forecasting Corporation, who presented his long-range forecast in a webinar on Monday.


The Midwest of America, where the Niagara Falls are, experienced temperatures as low as -37C in March of this year.

The cause: above-average volcanic eruptions around the world for the last nine months, including three in the last month - in Eastern Russia, Alaska and Indonesia. The release of sulfur into the atmosphere from volcanic eruptions reflects sunlight back out to space.

The meteorologist predicted cooler-than-normal summer temperatures "because of well-above-normal volcanic eruptions going back to the fall of 2013. We are not going to see many hot periods. Sure, there will be a few days here and there where temperatures reach 100 degrees in Oklahoma, but it's not going to be very common."

"What's going to be more common is more moisture coming in off the Eastern seaboard of the U.S., and it will be pushing frontal boundaries from east to west, cooling down even parts of the Midwest in July and August," he continued. "We think the first two weeks of September will be warmer. But then it will be getting quite a bit colder toward the end of September, and even into October."

These cooler temperatures could damage the corn crop, Atkins explained.

"We think there's going to be an early frost [in the Plains west of Kansas], which could reduce the number of bushels per acre of corn - maybe by around 8%, our current rate of prediction," he said. "It will be a killing freeze, at least 10 to 15 days earlier than normal."

Simon Atkins
Meanwhile, Atkins expects flash flooding in the Midwest this week, from Nebraska down to Arkansas, even reaching into parts of the Tennessee River Valley. "Some of these winds will reach 80 miles per hour with hail, producing lots of flash flooding. Some fields in the Midwest will suffer from too much rain," he said.

The good news in Atkins' forecast is that strong rains during the last month have ended drought conditions in the Great Plains. Although temperatures in the Plains are normal now, Atkins expects temperatures to rise starting as early as this weekend. "It's going back to being hot again until the mid to latter half of July, when it will get rainy again," he said.

Atkins, who offers a subscription forecasting service in conjunction with Brock Associates, predicts drier-than-normal conditions in July in the Upper Midwest from Illinois all the way out to Wyoming. "But it won't be a disaster because of cooler-than-normal conditions," he added. The situation will return to normal when more moisture arrives in September and October.

Atkins had some good news for growers in Texas, where he forecasts above-average precipitation from July through October. "We see more and more moisture coming up from Texas," he said. "This will not allow too much drought to occur on much of the Plains this summer."  - Survival Back Pack.