2024

EXTREME 2024 WEATHER

STRONG AURORAS OVER NORWAY JAN 1 2024

STORM HENK HITS UK: JAN 2 2024: -Storm Henk barrels into UK as 94mph winds and flash floods sparks travel hell and evacuations The UK Met Office warned Storm Henk would bring further severe weather including strong winds and heavy rain. Wide areas of England and Wales recorded more than 40 mm of rain in 24 hours. River levels increased and the Environment Agency issued more than 250 flood warnings for areas of England.

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CLASS GEOMAGNETIC STORM April 26: A CME passed close to Earth, it missed, but was still geo-effective effective, opening a crack where solar wind could penetrate. The resulting G1-class geomagnetic storm ignited auroras bright enough to photograph in blue sky over Norway.

SEVERE TORNADO OUTBREAK APRIL 26-28: At least five deaths have been confirmed in a tornado outbreak in southern Oklahoma. Dozens of reported tornadoes are part of severe weather that has carved a path of destruction across parts of the Central and Southern Plains since Friday, also bringing flash flooding and high winds to parts of Texas, Kansas and southern Wisconsin.

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OVERDUE CME FINALLY ARRIVES April 16th, 2024: Arriving almost two days later than expected, a CME hit Earth’s magnetic field. The impact did not initially cause a geomagnetic storm, but it was strong enough to spark bright auroras around the Arctic Circle. Hours after first contact, a G1-class geomagnetic storm erupted as Earth passed through the CME’s wake.

FLASH FLOODING ACROSS ARABIA April 16, 2024: Heavy thunderstorms dumped over a year and a half’s worth of rain on Dubai, according to The Associated Press. The downpour began late Monday, and intensified on Tuesday,, with the addition of hail. By Tuesday night, 5.59 inches had been recorded in a single day, compared to the 3.76 inches seen on average for an entire year.

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STRONG GEOMAGNETIC STORM: Earth’s magnetic field is still reverberating from a CME strike on April 19th, which produced a strong G3 -class geomagnetic storm.

MILLIONS AT RISK OF FLOODS April 20th, 2024 in China’s Guangdong province after heavy rain. A 12-hour stretch of heavy rain, starting from 8pm (1200 GMT) on, battered the central and northern parts of the province in cities of Zhaoqing, Shaoguan, Qingyuan and Jiangmen. Almost 20,000 people have been evacuated in Qingyuan, according to state media, and some power facilities in Zhaoqing were damaged.

EXTENSIVE FLOODING IN EAST AFRICA Eastern Africa has experienced heavy rain in April, with flooding in Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi. About 100,000 people have been displaced or otherwise affected in each country, with 32 reported deaths in Kenya and 58 in Tanzania, alongside damage to farmland and infrastructure.

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LANDSLIDES AND MASSIVE FLOODING IN BRAZIL MAY 4, 2024: Massive flooding and landslides triggered by days of heavy rain in Brazil’s southernmost state have killed 55 people, according to local authorities. Officials say another 74 people are missing in Rio Grande do Sul. Nearly 25,000 residents have been forced to leave their homes since the storms began last Saturday. At least half a million were without power and clean water, with further rainfall expected.

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May 10 2024 SEVERE GEOMAGNETIC STORM–NOW! The first of six CMEs hurled toward Earth by giant sunspot AR3664 hit our planet’s magnetic field today. The impact on May 10th at 1645 UT jolted magnetometers around the world and sparked a severe (G4-class) geomagnetic storm. This storm is underway now. More CMEs are following close behind and their arrival could extend the storm into the weekend. Sign up for Space Weather Alerts to receive instant text messages when the CMEs arrive.

Saturday, May 11, 2024: 11 new wildfire starts across Alberta, evacuation alerts expanded near Fort McMurray Residents of Fort McMurray and the nearby community of Saprae Creek as an out-of-control wildfire burns south of the city, but municipal officials say in their latest update that winds on Saturday appear to be pushing the flames further south. A massive swathe of burned forest is seen as a wildfire designated MWF017 by the Alberta Wildfire Service, top right, continues to burn near Ft. McMurray, Alta

May 12, 2024 #News #Reuters #Newsfeed: Flash floods caused by heavy rains devastated villages in northern Afghanistan, killing over 300 people and injuring more than 1,600, as villagers buried their dead and aid agencies warned of havoc.

May 12 2024. One of the largest fires burning in the province of British Columbia is called the Parker Lake Wildfire. As of Sunday, the blaze had burned more than 6,100 acres, and firefighters said it was continuing to show extreme behavior due to dry brush and winds. Local authorities urged the entire town of Fort Nelson to evacuate and use as few vehicles as possible in an effort to conserve fuel in the region about 400 miles east of Juneau, Alaska.

Wildfires were also reported in neighboring Alberta, where thick smoke and poor air quality were experienced in large parts of the province. An evacuation alert was issued for Fort McMurray in Alberta as crews responded to what they described as an “out-of-control wildfire” southwest of town that had burned more than 13,500 acres as of Sunday.

Posted May 12, 2024 A massive wildfire in northwestern Manitoba has grown exponentially and is threatening a nearby community. The out-of-control wildfire near Flin Flon grew from 3,000 hectares Saturday to its current size of 35,000 hectares, according to the Manitoba government’s latest bulletin. The province says the blaze is within one kilometre of the community of Cranberry Portage, which is being evacuated..

PORTO ALEGRE, May 12 (Reuters) – The death toll from heavy rains in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state rose to 143, up from 136 on the day before, the local civil defense government body said on Sunday, as rains continue to pour on the state.Another 125 people remain unaccounted for in the state, where rivers are reporting rising levels. Weather service Metsul called the situation “extremely worrying.”

13 May 2024: At least 41 people have now been confirmed dead after hours of torrential rain triggered flash floods and cold lava flow from a volcano in western Indonesia over the weekend. 17 other people remained missing after the downpour on Saturday night swept ash and large rocks down Mount Marapi, the most active volcano on Sumatra island.

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