What modulates our Sun? The majority of science work on the principle that the Sun is self modulating and each solar cycle is a product of a random number generator. There are others that suspect the Sun is modulated by the planets with a special emphasis on Uranus & Neptune. Thanks to Carl Smith who has recently left us we have new knowledge that significantly adds to Jose, Landscheidt & Charvàtovà's work.

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Far colder than normal in Siberia

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:39

For the past week, the average temperature has run below the norm at 8-16 degrees in southern Siberia.

In Krasnoyarsk, the average daily temperature was 23 degrees below normal. The worst freeze occurred on January 21, dropping to -40.3 ° C (-40F).

On January 25, the temperature dropped to -38.5, below the norm by 19 degrees.

In Novosibirsk the daytime high – the high! – reached only -26.5 ° C, in Omsk only -24.2 ° C. A deviation of 13-16 degrees.

On Friday night in the central and southern regions of Krasnoyarsk and Altai, it was -45 ° C,
in the region of Kemerovo and in the Republic of Altai down to -40 ° C, in Khakassia down to -42 ° C, Tyva and Irkutsk Region down to -49 ° C, in the Transbaikal region down to -46 ° C.

The temperature on Saturday in Novosibirsk is -30 ° C at night.

In southern Siberia, the night temperature will be -40 to –45 ° C, in Tuva -45 to –50 ° C.

All the way to the Crimea

In the central regions of Ukraine the temperature dropped below -20°C, in Romania below -17°C, and in Bulgaria below -13°C.

The cold hand of winter even reached the northern coast of the Aegean Sea – in Greek Thessaloniki the temperature dropped to -4°C.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link

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LIVE: Mayon Volcano still going strong

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:09

Live feed: Mayon Volcano in the Philippines still spewing lava, ash

25 Jan 2018 – Mayon volcano continues spurting out huge lava bombs, molten rocks and ash into the air – forcing up to 61,000 people to evacuate from nearby villages.

The lava has fountained upward up to 2,000 feet – almost half a mile high! – and its ash plumes stretched up to three miles above the crater.

Director of Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Renato Solidum warned that the movement of hot lava blocks, pumice, ash and gas along the slopes of Mt Mayon could reach up to three kilometres.

He said lava flows in two gullies had already advanced down the volcano’s slopes more than half a mile and that pyroclastic flows – superheated gas and volcanic debris – had spread three miles from the crater in one area.

See spectacular photos:

Thanks to David Hartley, Caroline Snyder and Ryan for these links

“Mount Mayon’s eruption came on the heels of a large 7.9 magnitude earthquake on the other side of the Ring of Fire,” says Caroline.

“Since Mayon’s first recorded eruption, in 1616, it has erupted about 58 times, ranging from sputters to calamities. FOUR of those eruptions have happened in the LAST DECADE according to the Smithsonian. In 1814, when Mayon exploded, it sent ash several miles into the sky, killing 1,200 people.”

The National Geographic warns that this eruption could be especially deadly.

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Freezing in Tokyo – Coldest in 48 years

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:46

Rare and heavy snow sparks chaos in Japanese capital.

Tokyo’s ambulance service has experienced its busiest day in more than 80 years, officials said

“We think the combination of influenza, heavy snow and cold weather contributed to the record high number,” said a spokesman for the Tokyo fire department, which runs the ambulance service.

The mercury in Tokyo dropped to -4C (25F), the coldest in 48 years, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency.

A rare heavy blanket of snow in Tokyo on Tuesday left thousands of travelers stranded and scores injured.

Japan’s weather agency recorded as much as 23 cm (9.2 inches) of snow in parts of Tokyo.

On the same day, the temperatures in Hokkaido, well accustomed to cold winters, dropped to -31.3 °C (-24.3 °F). Some parts of Hokkaido registered record lows.

And the government warned the glacial conditions would continue.

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine, Dean Koehler and Craig Adkins for these links

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Scientists Get Buried In Snow At Davos While Lecturing On Global Warming

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:26

Elites gathering to discuss global warming forced to wait for road crews to dig their limousines out of drifts – Six feet of snow in six days

23 Jan 2018 – Scientists have once again set up a mock Arctic base camp to educate world leaders about man-made global warming at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Climate scientists hope their mock camp illustrates how global warming could impact the Arctic, but the “Gore effect” may make it harder to get the message across. Davos has seen frigid temperatures along with about six feet of snow in the last six days.

There was so much snow, authorities evacuated some neighborhoods due to avalanche concerns, CNBC reported. Global elites headed to the conference had to force their way through heavy snow drifts.

CNBC reported that “heavy snow had already blocked the rail line through the Alps from Zurich, and villages along the route were at the highest level of avalanche alert.” Davos visitors were forced off trains and onto “a half-hour bus trip on back roads around the blockage and then loading them onto a crowded red commuter train that ran the rest of the way into Davos.”

Scientists hope to convince global leaders to take drastic actions to fight global warming. Climate has been a major topic of past Davos meetings, and even though most of the world signed onto the Paris climate accord, experts fear it’s not enough to stop “dangerous” warming.

See entire article by Michael Bastasch:

Lots of photos:

See also:
Heavy snow humbles the global elite at Davos summit

Thanks to Vance, Jack Hydrazine, Alexey Parkhomenko and Benjamin Napier for these links

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Blizzard paralyzes parts of South Dakota – Snowfall record shattered in Yankton

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:23

Almost doubles previous snowfall record.

22 Jan 2018 – The City of Yankton declared a snow emergency after a powerful winter storm brought much of the region to a standstill as heavy snow and strong winds created blizzard conditions.

The snowfall, which measured 14.2 inches, shattered the old record of 7.5 inches set in 1982. Unofficially, it was one of the biggest January snowfalls ever recorded in Yankton; there are two 16-inch records on the books, the most recent being a year ago Wednesday.

The storm also paralyzed other parts of the region.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation announced that I-29 was closed from Tea to Sioux City, and declared Highway 81 between Yankton and Norfolk, Nebraska, to be impassible. Travel was was “difficult to impossible” from Yankton to Windom, Minnesota.

State offices were closed in three different counties.







Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

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Heavy snowfall cuts off Swiss and Austrian towns

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:55

Second time in a month – Six feet of snow in six days in some areas – More snow on the way.

22 Jan 2018 – Thousands of people were stranded this morning in the Alps after heavy snowfall blocked train lines and roads to the Swiss resort town of Zermatt and St. Anton in Austria.

It was the second time this month that tourists have been stranded in Zermatt, and more snow is  expected overnight.

Meanwhile, Davos, Switzerland, has been buried under head-high snow (six feet) in the last 6 days, three feet of it in the last two days alone.

By Sunday night, heavy snow had already blocked the rail line through the Alps from Zurich.

Tonight, snow was still falling so fast that some neighborhoods in Davos had to be evacuated for fear of avalanches.

Thanks to Dean Koehler and Glenn Cuthbert for these links

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Brand-new Navy warship trapped in ice till spring

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:05

“Near-record low temperatures…created significant and historical conditions,” explains US Navy spokesman.

22 Jan 2018- The US Navy’s brand new warship USS Little Rock, unveiled just a month ago, has not moved from Montreal since Christmas Eve and will spend the winter stuck in Canada due to cold and ice.

The USS Little Rock (pictured at its commissioning ceremony in Dec 2017), is stuck in the ice in Montreal until the spring thaw

“Adverse weather conditions” kept the warship trapped at bay in Canada, the Toronto Star reported.

The new warship, which stretches 387 feet in length and cost $440 million to build, is capable of traveling more than 46 miles per hour. However, that capability is rather useless right now.

“The temperatures in Montreal and throughout the transit area have been colder than normal, and included near-record low temperatures, which created significant and historical conditions in the late December, early January time frame,” said Lt.-Cmdr. Courtney Hillson.

Plans had been for the warship to return to its home port in sunny Jacksonville, Florida, via the St. Lawrence Seaway. However, the Seaway has been closed for the winter and does not normally reopen until March.

Thanks to Dean Koehler, ‘Global Cooling’ and Jack Hydrazine for these links

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Record cold caused by ‘climate disruption’

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 02:13

“Penrith swelters while Florida freezes: climate disruption is to blame,” bleats the headline in the Sydney Morning Herald.

“Now the AGW Zealots are turning to calling the New Modern Cooling Period ‘Climate Disruption’ in a silly attempt to save the AGW CO2 wealth redistribution scheme,” says reader. “This is dangerous thinking and leaves the public unprepared for the New Modern Cooling Period that is upon us. Perhaps this is being done as a way to deflect the liability that’s out there for creating false narratives in my opinion.”

Thanks to Steven W. Little for this insight

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The fake ‘Trump is racist’ issue 

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 20:54

“Continued energy poverty condemns the world’s poor “to real poverty and the diseases, malnutrition and desperation that go with that absence of modern energy.” – Steven Lyazi


“President Trump is being called racist, because he wants legal immigration and has used salty language to describe the countries of origin of some illegal immigrants,” writes Paul Driessen. “His language is the cover(up) story. Among the real reasons for the faux outrage are the Democrats’ determination to distract attention from the incredible energy, deregulatory, tax reform and economic progress during Mr. Trump’s first year in office.

“But an even bigger reason is the liberal-Democrat-environmentalist fear that their policies and actions will be exposed to the glaring light of day. Among them are the ways they took American minority and blue collar family living standards down a couple notches – and have kept the world’s most impoverished, energy-deprived families from improving their lives, except a little bit at the margins – in the name of “protecting the environment” and preventing “dangerous manmade climate change.”


Please enjoy this article by Paul Driessen.


The fake ‘Trump is racist’ issue 

Trump’s words are far less despicable than what Green-Democrat policies do to people

Paul Driessen

By now, nearly the entire world has heard reports that President Trump referred to the origins of some immigrants as “sh**hole countries.”

Democrats and their media allies spent an entire week castigating the president, calling him racist for using the salty language of Truman, Kennedy, Johnson and Hillary Clinton. Their faux outrage served to distract people from the ways Mr. Trump’s energy, deregulation and tax reform policies have rocketed the stock market to record highs a record number of times, created over two million jobs, slashed black and Hispanic unemployment, and increased US wealth by some $8 trillion since his inauguration.

Pounding on this bad-word Fake News story also muddied discussions about immigration, which Dems hope will bring big electoral gains in November. As former Obama aide Jennifer Palmieri recently put it, illegal immigrants are “a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.”

Mr. Obama himself waded in, saying Trump supporters and other Fox News viewers live “on a different planet” than people who watch “mainstream media.” In this era of hyper-partisan news coverage and political views, he’s absolutely right. You might call that other planet the Real World, inhabited by hard-working blue collar folks … and struggling families overseas. Which brings us to the real issue.

War on fossil fuels hampered economic development and job creation

The naughty-word firestorm also distracts people from the Democrats’ own racial history and animus. The Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln ended slavery and championed civil rights in the 1960s, while the Democrats were the party of slavery, the KKK, segregation, and policies that even today condemn too many minority children to failed schools, fatherless homes and crime-ridden cities. Especially under President Obama, their unending war on fossil fuels hampered economic development and job creation, and brought poor, minority, middle class and blue collar family living standards down a couple notches.

Far worse is what the modern Democratic Party and its allies in the media, radical environmentalist movement and global government agencies are doing to the world’s most impoverished, malnourished, diseased, energy-deprived, politically powerless families. They do it in the name of environmental protection, sustainable development or preventing “dangerous manmade climate change.” But the policies are callous, unjust, dehumanizing, eco-imperialistic and often lethal. Some would even call them racist.

In 2009, President Obama told Africans they should refrain from using “dirty” fossil fuels and focus instead on their “bountiful” wind, solar, geothermal and biofuel energy. In 2013, he told another African audience that global warming constitutes “the biggest challenge we have environmentally,” greater than all other environmental calamities like “dirty water, dirty air.”

“If everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house,” he continued, “the planet will boil over.” He then announced his “Power Africa” initiative for a “sustainable Africa” – which emphasized wind, solar, biofuel and geothermal power … but didn’t even mention fossil fuels.

His Overseas Private Investment Corporation refused to support construction of a gas-fired power plant in Ghana that would provide clean and affordable electricity to that power-deprived nation – using natural gas that companies were flaring (burning and wasting) in Ghanaian oil fields. His administration ignored South Africa’s request for a World Bank loan to continue building its state-of-the-art, coal-fired Medupi power plant. Europe’s former colonialist powers had the same attitudes toward their former colonies.

Thankfully, both projects eventually got the necessary funding and were completed.

Continued energy poverty condemns the world’s poor “to real poverty and the diseases, malnutrition and desperation that go with that absence of modern energy,” said Ugandan Steven Lyazi, who died recently in a tragic accident on a horrid African road that is also a product of pervasive poverty. These problems are due to dysfunctional government and incompetent, corrupt leaders, but also to “callous, imperialistic people in rich countries” who use exaggerated or imaginary environmental concerns and fake disasters “to limit how much poor countries may use fossil fuels (or nuclear power) to develop their economies.”

“The principal and unchanged interest” of poor countries continues to be “development and a better quality of life for [their] people,” says Pakistani academic Adil Najam: health, nutrition, jobs, education and life spans. Their principal fear is that the industrialized world is “using environmental issues as an excuse to pull up the development ladder behind it.”

“The greatest threat to the alleviation of the structural poverty of the Third World is the continuing campaign by Western governments, egged on by some climate scientists and green activists, to curb greenhouse emissions, primarily the CO2 from burning fossil fuels,” writes economist Deepak Lal. (He also wrote the foreword to the India edition of my book, Eco-Imperialism: Green power – Black death.)

The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health now claims the Third World is suffering millions of deaths annually from industrial pollution. This is false, says Professor Mikko Paunio. Most of the deaths the commission attributes to industrial air pollution are actually caused by burning wood and dung. Most deaths from diarrhea are no longer caused by polluted water, as it claims, but from poor hygiene because the world’s poor still do not have enough water for proper bathing, cleaning and hygiene.

For the developing world, says Paunio, “adequate water supply has completely fallen off the agenda. Instead, environmental health for poorer countries has come to mean only provision of some clean drinking water and latrines. But the copious supplies of clean water that allow hygienic conditions – and therefore public health – are no longer seen as a priority for the world’s poorest.”

That’s largely because abundant clean water requires abundant, reliable, affordable electricity – which requires large centralized coal, natural gas, nuclear or hydroelectric generators … which Greens oppose. As to renewable energy, ultra-green Germany’s millions of solar panels received just ten hours of (weak) sunshine during the entire 31 days of December 2017! Try running a country or water system on that.

The same radical groups that battle energy also oppose DDT and insecticides to control malaria and other insect-borne diseases. They condemn and obstruct GMO food – even crops created to replace staples that are being decimated by disease, and even Golden Rice, the genetically engineered miracle grain that could end childhood Vitamin A Deficiency and the blindness and slow death that accompany it.

The undeniable result of all these campaigns is that the world’s most destitute people are kept where they are, or allowed to improve their lives only a little, at the margins, to the extent possible with inadequate renewable energy, clean water, bed nets and subsistence farming. That these impacts fall most heavily on the world’s non-white families underscores the racial injustice of so many environmentalist policies.

Like their ancient forebears, today’s superstitious Gaia worshipers sacrifice people to prevent droughts, global warming and climate change. They protect impoverished families from computer-generated climate disasters decades from now – by shortening their lives today. The lesson is simple.

Poor countries should not do what rich countries are doing now that they are rich. They should do what rich countries did to become rich – using the best modern technologies available.

China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and other countries are doing exactly that. They are tired of being told not to develop, because it “might hurt the climate” or “wouldn’t be sustainable.” They’re building hydroelectric dams and coal- and gas-fired power plants at a rapid pace – often with the aid of Chinese loans, expertise and technology, because western nations have abdicated their responsibilities.

So yes, there is another planet besides the one where Mr. Obama and his likeminded friends reside. It’s a world where people are tired of kowtowing to ruling elites who live in luxury while telling “commoners” they must roll back their living standards, or never aspire to conditions much better than they have now.

But in a few more years or decades, today’s poor countries will reach economic parity with rich nations – and even surge ahead of those that sacrifice their industries and “commoners” on the Earth goddess altar.

Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Congress of Racial Equality, and author of books and articles on energy, environment and human rights issues.


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Cold kills thousands of fish

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 18:57

“It will affect the pelicans and larger fish that eat mullet,” said Jeffrey Trout at Harbor View Marine in Pensacola. “And the baby mullet. It will affect the fishing for sure.”
“Rarely do waters get so cold in this region of the country that a massive amount of fish dies all at one time, but that’s just what happened last week in Gulf Shores, Alabama,” says the Pensacola News Journal.

Jeffrey Trout said he saw at least 4,000 to 5,000 dead mullet in a canal near his home on Jan. 11. He said they ranged from 6 to 12 inches in length.

“Gulf Shores paid a sub contractor $9,600 to clean the 24,000 pounds of dead mullet,’ the article continues. “The cleanup took four days.”

“The mass death of the mullet is bad news for both fishermen and the wildlife in that area.

A representative with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed Trout’s analysis, saying “we suspect these are related to sudden and prolonged drops in temperature.”

Thanks to Global Cooling for this link

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Ski resort closed – Too much snow

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 18:23

The following words appear at the top Mount Washington Alpine Resort’s website:

“Resort is Closed. Due to heavy snowfall and high avalanche danger, we will not be opening today. We advise that guests do not travel the road up. Stay tuned here for up-to-date information.”

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located on Vancouver, Island, British Columbia, Canada, about 275 miles west northwest of Seattle.

Thanks to Steven Rowlandson for this link

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”Climate change” no longer on Pentagon’s list of worst threats

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 17:19

No mention man-made global warming as a security threat

A summary of the new National Defense Strategy makes no mention of “global warming” or “climate change”.

Nor does the document make any mention of “climate,” “warming,” “planet,” “sea levels” or even “temperature.”

Finally! Common sense prevails!

Pentagon erases “climate change” from the National Defense threat list

The document is here:

Thanks to Perry D for these links

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Woman gives birth in the snow – Ambulance was stuck on a snowy road

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 17:03

When the 21-year-old resident of the village of Vasiliy Rifle County in Romania felt the contractions yesterday, January 20, she called an ambulance.

She then dressed and went out, accompanied by her husband, to meet the doctors at the road. However, because of the snowfall, the doctors struggled to reach her location.

The kid made his own corrections and did not wait for the doctors. The woman gave birth in the snow on the side of the road, and they wrapped the baby in a coat.

The doctors arrived a few minutes later and picked up the woman and the baby.

More information:

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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Blizzard expected from the Plains to Minnesota

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 14:46

Whiteouts, dangerous travel from Colorado to Michigan.


National Weather Service – Sun Jan 21 2018
Blizzard warning from 6pm this evening through Monday

A strong storm system will move into the Plains today and exit to the east Monday night. Snow is expected to begin this evening in northeast Nebraska, and become heavy overnight. Strong north winds of 25 to 45 mph will accompany the snow there, causing blizzard conditions and nearly impossible travel. Farther to the southeast, a wintry mix of precipitation including sleet and freezing rain will turn to snow later tonight, and be accompanied by strong winds.

Travel will be very dangerous to impossible, including during the morning commute on Monday. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 15 inches are expected.

Winds gusting over 40 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely.

Whiteouts, dangerous travel from Colorado to Michigan

Snow will fall fast enough (1 to 2 inches per hour) for roads to become snow-covered in a matter of minutes.

“People venturing along portions of interstates 25, 29, 70, 80, 90 and 94 may run the risk of getting stuck or encountering dangerous conditions,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. (Those interstate highways connect a bunch of states, including Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan.)

A narrow swath from eastern Colorado to Nebraska, southeastern South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, southern Minnesota, north-central Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan will be buried under 6-12 inches of snow, with localized amounts up to 18 inches.

Some areas may see accumulating ice prior to, or in lieu of, snow.

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88 degrees below zero

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:26

Will this be another ‘warmest year evah?

Oymyakon, Russia — sank to a mind-numbing (and body-numbing) 88F below zero (-66.7C) on Tuesday.

This isn’t far from minus 89.9F, the coldest-ever officially recorded for a permanently inhabited settlement anywhere in the world and the frostiest in the Northern Hemisphere.

Thanks to Watchdog for this link

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Here’s what it looked like in Durham, North Carolina – Video

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:46

Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 – Major winter storm from Texas all the way up the East Coast to Maine. 

All footage shot in/near Durham, NC during morning daylight on January 17, 2018 by Meteorologist Simon Brewer

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this video

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Texas shatters record for winter electricity use

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:24

Multiple records set as temperatures plunge statewide.

“17 Jan 2018 – Bitter cold across Texas brought a new winter record for peak electricity use, ERCOT, the state’s independent electric grid operator announced Wednesday morning.”

At one point, Texans were using 65,731 megawatts, blowing past the previous record by nearly 5 percent.

Overnight, temperature in the Dallas area dropped to 13F (-10.6C), well below the average low of 34F (1.1C).

Thanks to Ron R for this link

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Record cold in Siberia

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:13

In Turukhansk the temperature dropped to -49.6C (-57F), breaking the previous record of -46.8C (-52F) set in 1988.

In the next 24 hours anomalously cold weather will penetrate into the southern regions with an average daily temperature of 4- 16 degrees below the norm covering the entire territory of Siberia.

In Taimyr, Evenkia and Turukhansk district, the average daily temperature was below the norm by 12-16 degrees.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link

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Deadly winds in the Netherlands sweep people off their feet – Video

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:17

All Five Dutch Storm Gates Closed For The First Time In History

Eight people have been killed as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe causing Dutch and German transport chaos

Many of those killed, in the Netherlands and in Germany, were hit by falling trees and debris. One died in a collision when his van was blown to the other side of the road.

Facing gusts of up to 140km/h (90mph), long-distance train services were suspended in Germany the due to the risk of trees falling on overhead wires and on tracks.

Flights at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam – one of the busiest in Europe – were briefly suspended  after roof plates were blown off the terminal building.

Meteorologists in Germany – where 65,000 homes are reportedly without power – warned people to stay indoors.

The storm has now crossed to Poland.

Thanks to Laurel and Dean Koehler for these links

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