Thursday, March 24, 2016

ICE AGE NOW: Global Cooling Continues Relentlessly - Snowfall Record Shattered As Blizzard Paralyzes Cheyenne, Wyoming; Major SPRING SNOWSTORM Threatens Great Lakes Region To Quebec; And Over 2 MILLION Monarch Butterflies Die From Snow And Cold In Southern Mexico! [VIDEOS]

© Blaine McCartney/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

March 24, 2016 - EARTH - The following articles constitutes several of the latest reports on heavy snowfall, low temperatures and snow storms as global cooling continues across the Earth.

Snowfall record shattered as blizzard paralyzes Cheyenne, Wyoming

A powerful late-season snowstorm had dumped more than a foot of snow on Cheyenne through 11 a.m. today, with strong winds causing widespread highway shutdowns and the closure of businesses and government offices.

According to the local National Weather Service office, snow began falling on Cheyenne around 1 a.m. today, and conditions rapidly deteriorated between 2 and 3 a.m. as snow began accumulating and wind picked up speed.

By 6 a.m., seven inches of snow had already fallen on the Capital City, and winds had reached sustained speeds of 30 mph or more, with gusts of up to 50 mph.

What had been a winter storm warning in effect for the region was upgraded to a blizzard warning at 4 a.m. as a result of the strong winds combined with snowfall. A blizzard warning takes effect anytime visibility is reduced to one-quarter mile or less for three consecutive hours and is accompanied by gusts of 35 mph or more.

WATCH: Winter Storm Selene.

The blizzard warning remains in effect through 6 p.m. today. Snow is expected to begin slowing down early this afternoon and should end by late afternoon, though winds will remain strong, with gusts between 35 and 45 mph.

Winds are expected to calm to about 10 to 15 mph between 6 and 9 p.m.

Today's storm has already shattered the previous snowfall and precipitation records for March 23. As of 11 a.m., 13.6 inches of snow totaling 1.15 inches of moisture had fallen. The previous records were 8.9 inches for snow in 1996 and .67 inches of moisture in 1909.

The Cheyenne Police Department has issued an accident alert due to hazardous driving conditions. While under this alert CPD will only be responding to accidents that involve injuries, drunk drivers, immovable vehicles and the inability to exchange information. If you are in an accident, exchange information with the parties involved and fill out a delayed accident form later. These forms are available in the CPD lobby during normal business hours. - Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Major spring snow storm threatens Great Lakes region to Quebec

Heavy snow and ice from an early spring storm will threaten to cause travel problems and power outages from parts of Wisconsin and Michigan to a large part of Quebec prior to the end of the week. The same storm producing blizzard conditions over parts of Colorado and Wyoming on Wednesday will spread a swath of snow and ice across the Great Lakes region, St. Lawrence Valley and areas farther north in Canada.

Road conditions will vary from wet to slushy during the day. However, lower road surface temperatures at night will cause paved surfaces to range from slushy to icy and snowcovered. A band of 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) of snow will extend from Alpena, Michigan, to Sudbury, Ontario. In some cases, the snow will fall at the rate of 1-2 inches (3-6 cm) per hour.

Airline passengers and motorists should anticipate significant delays with possible road closures and flight cancellations. Disruptions to daily activities are possible. The snow and ice will weigh down tree limbs. Enough of a breeze can occur during the storm to cause the tree limbs to shift and break, perhaps leading to sporadic power outages.

Although freezing rain is increasingly rare in the spring, it can occur under the right conditions. Up to 0.50 of an inch of freezing rain glazed surfaces in central lower Michigan during Thursday morning.

"The greatest risk for a significant period of freezing rain and sleet into Thursday night is from central Ontario to part of southern Quebec," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.

The snow and ice will graze northern parts of New York state, Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as northwestern Maine and northern New Brunswick.

"The greater Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal areas will receive a mixture of rain, ice and wet snow from the storm," Anderson said.

"The worst conditions in Toronto will be the Thursday morning commute, when below-freezing temperatures will make untreated roads and sidewalks very slippery," Anderson said.

Similar slippery conditions can occur north and west of Detroit, including Lansing and Flint, Michigan, during the Thursday morning commute.

"Conditions from Ottawa to Montreal and Quebec City will deteriorate as snow changes to sleet and freezing rain later Thursday and continues Thursday night," Anderson said. "The heaviest snow will fall north of these cities."

In the wake of the storm, daytime temperatures will be above freezing and and nighttime temperatures will be below freezing for a few days. Runoff from melting during the day will freeze at night, leading to areas of black ice. - AccuWeather.

Over 2 MILLION Monarch Butterflies die from snow and cold in Southern Mexico

Over 2 million butterflies died in the El Rosario Reserve in southern Mexico at 19 N Latitude. Little reported in news outlets, see the images yourself and ask yourself if you think this is unusual.

WATCH: Mass butterfly die-of in Mexico.

- Adapt 2030.

RATTLE & HUM: Mysterious Sounds Heard Across The Planet - Multiple Reports Of Loud Boom In Buncombe County, North Carolina?!

Map showing where booms where heard. © WLOS staff

March 24, 2016 - NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES - Multiple people reported hearing a loud boom early Wednesday morning in the northern area of Buncombe County.

News 13 received messages from people hearing the noise in Woodfin, Weaverville, Alexander, Leicester and Reynolds.

We contacted Buncombe County EOC, the sheriff's office and Weaverville police.

All said they had received multiple calls as well, but no cause has been found.

An officer with the Weaverville Police Department said because authorities could not find a cause, it suggests the sound was from some sort of seismic activity.

The U.S. Geological Survey has not reported any earthquakes on its website at this time. - News13 WLOS.


WEATHER PHENOMENON: Megacryometeors - Mysterious Chunks Of Ice Fall From Sky Near Los Angeles In Clear Weather?!

March 24, 2016 - CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - Colton resident Megan Clement was in her townhouse doing some cleaning when she heard the loud bangs. She thought a tree might have fallen on the home.

Then she went outside and found them: eight to 10 large chunks of ice.

They were everywhere — on the roof, covering the walkway and in the bushes.

Colton resident Megan Clement said she took this photo of ice that fell from the sky onto her home on March 21, 2016.

The unusual incident occurred in the 1200 block of Mojave Drive about 10 a.m. Monday — when the sky was clear with no threat of hail or other strange weather.

Clement said she Googled the phenomenon and has some ideas what happened. Large chunks of ice known as megacryometeors can form under certain conditions, but it's not clear if that's what occurred.

Meanwhile, Clement is saving those strange ice chunks in her freezer. - KTLA.


INFRASTRUCTURE COLLAPSE: "Crazy Day, Man" - Massive Explosion Georgia School Bathroom Likely Due To "Build-up Of Gases In A Sewer Line"!

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March 24, 2016 - GEORGIA, UNITED STATES - Emergency workers, including members of the local bomb squad and the FBI, crowded the Georgia Gwinnett College campus Monday after a curious "explosion" in a women's restroom injured a food-service worker.

The initial investigation by federal officials revealed that a "build-up of gases in a sewer line" appeared to a potential cause of the blast, which happened in Building A near Collins Hill Road, according to school president Stas Preczewski. In underlined type, he stressed "There is no evidence or suspicion of foul play at this time" and no "explosive device" found.

"It may take some time to determine the exact cause, if one can be found," Preczewski said. "In the meantime, we are acting out of precaution by keeping the building closed as inspections and repairs begin."

Gwinnett County deputy fire chief Charles Wells also said authorities hadn't found anything suspicious, but the incident was under investigation.

All students were safe.

Many walked to class as usual late in the morning, passing the emergency vehicles and workers gathered outside Building A, which was cordoned off with yellow caution tape. The building was expected to be closed at least through Tuesday.

"Crazy day, man!" one young man said, walking through the gravel student parking lot where news crews setup shop for the morning and live broadcast antennas extended into the sky.

The drama began around 7:41 a.m.

The fire department was summoned to the school in response to a fire alarm.

Firefighters couldn't find anything, but, as they went to leave, they discovered "some type of explosion," Wells said.

"On-scene units requested additional resources and found a female patient with burns and potential blast injuries," the deputy chief said in a news release. "She suffered serious injuries and is expected to survive."

The woman, who works for GGC food-service contractor Aramark, hasn't been identified publicly.

The school sent students an alert at 8:40 a.m. The school said the explosion happened at 8:02 a.m.

By 11:30 a.m. fire trucks were leaving the scene, as was a HAZMAT unit.

The school's phone lines and Internet service went down when the power was shut off in Building A as a "precautionary measure," said Sally Ramey, a school spokeswoman.

The president praised all members of the "Grizzly family" for their response to the incident.

"Your resolve in the face of uncertainty is in keeping within our culture and demonstrates well what it means to be a Grizzly," he said, adding: "Please do keep your thoughts trained upon the rapid recovery of our fellow injured Grizzly." - Gwinnett Daily Post.


EXTREME WEATHER: More Signs Of Increasing Magnetic Polar Migration - Lightning Strikes Kill 6 In Manica, Mozambique!

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March 24, 2016 - MOZAMBIQUE - Six people were killed and one was seriously injured by lightning accompanying the torrential rain which lashed Manica, in central Mozambique, over the weekend.

The six dead, members of three different families, are all female, and were struck by lightning in their homes in the Manhene area, administrative post of Messica.

A minor was admitted to Chimoio provincial hospital with serious injuries caused by lightning over the same weekend.

PRM spokesperson in Manica Elcidia Filipe said the police were unaware of any particular circumstance behind the six women being struck. - COM.