Tornadoes are anticlockwise rotating ring currents of ionized cloud droplets which transform the angular momentum of rotation into dipole magnetic moments which induce the sum as a dipole field along the ring current rotation axis with opposite polarity pole to the planetary field along the rotation axis toward the ground.
EXTREME UV FLASH
Extreme UV flashes can power extreme weather by ionizing the upper atmosphere, inducing a repelling force between atmospheric ions, and rapid expansion around the edge of the ionized air mass.
X-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: An active sunspot is emerging over the sun’s southeastern limb. It announced itself today with an X1.1-class solar flare (May 3rd @ 1325 UTUT). NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash:
Radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere, causing a strong shortwave radio blackout over the Atlantic Ocean and Europe: map. Signals below 30 MHz were attentuated for more than an hour.
FLOODING IN VALENCIA SPAIN
(Associació Valenciana de Meteorologia) said several locations in the city of Valencia recorded more than 200 mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 May 2022. The weather station at Camins al Grau in the city recorded 260.9 mm. Further heavy rainfall fell early on 04 May. Emergency Services 112 Valencia reported Algemesí municipality saw 70.4 m of rain in 4 hours early on 04 May.
SURPRISE GEOMAGNETIC STORM: APRIL 10 2022
Earth’s magnetic field was supposed to be quiet on April 10th. Instead a strong (G3-class) geomagnetic storm broke out. At the apex of the disturbance, auroras crossed the Canadian border into multiple northern-tier US states.
RECORD FLOODS IN SOUTH AFRICA APRIL 13 2022
The heaviest rains in 60 years pummeled Durban’s municipality, eThekwini in Zulu. According to an AFP tally, the storm is the deadliest on record in South Africa. The death toll from devastating floods in and around the South African port city of Durban has risen to 306, the government said Wednesday, after roads and hillsides were washed away as homes collapsed.
M-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: Sunspot AR2941 erupted on Feb. 14th (1731 UT), producing an M1-class solar flare. A brief shortwave radio blackout followed the explosion after X-rays ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere.
EXTREME UV FLASH – FEB 14, 2022
STORMS DUDLEY & EUNICE HIT THE UK- FEB 16
Storm Dudley batters UK leaving thousands without power and causing travel chaos Eunice arrived right on the heels of destructive Storm Dudley. The windstorm duo struck Europe with deadly force, unloading 100-mph winds in areas and causing a frightening scene on a commuter ferry in Germany.
EXTREME UV FLASH- MAY 22,2021
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded seven C-class flares and two M-class flares during a 12-hour period on May 22nd The flares are strobing Earth with pulses of ultraviolet radiation. Waves of ionization rippling through Earth’s upper atmosphere are causing intermittent shortwave radio blackouts. The deepest so far occurred over North America on May 22nd (~1715 UT) during an M1.1-class flare:
CHINA ULTRA-MARATHON DISASTER MAY 22,2021
Twenty-one people, including two of China’s top marathon athletes, died after freezing rain and high winds struck a 62-mile mountain race in northwestern China, local officials said on Sunday.