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“Across state after state, people say the same thing unprompted: they have never seen anything like it. Many can point to previous great floods but there is common agreement that it is rare to see so much water for so long across one state after another.

“To compound the misery, about 270 tornadoes were recorded in May, including a record 13 straight days of twisters in the second half of the month…

“Duvall reflected on the cause of all the rain.

““The weather seems to be more unusual every year to me,” he said. “Something’s changing. I don’t know what it is.””

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/03/so-much-land-under-so-much-water-extreme-flooding-is-drowning-parts-of-the-midwest


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“Almost three dozen levees have been breached or overtopped since May 22, and more could be facing a similar fate as additional rain targets the region.

“Some places could see 4 inches locally as moisture makes its way north from the Gulf of Mexico.”

https://abcnews.go.com/US/gulf-mexico-moisture-fuel-flooding-central-us/story?id=63445792


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“The calendar turned to June on Saturday and our statewide snowpack was 437% of normal, with highs peaking at 768% in the San Juan Mountains, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

“The heavy snowfall this year has been a good thing for skiing… But heading into summer, the snowpack is likely to result in some flooding.”

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/its-june-and-colorados-snowpack-is-437-of-normal-what-that-means-for-flood-season


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“Did the past few months feel particularly warm to you? Even without having just coming off of the “snowpocalypse” in February? If you think so then you’re not alone:

“According to the National Weather Service, spring in Seattle this year was warmer than usual — the third warmest on record, to be exact.”

https://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-has-already-scored-the-3rd-warmest-spring-on-record


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“The hot month of May ended with two more days of heat records [Maui, Hawaii] …

“…Temperatures have been in the 90s since May 18, the weather service said. On May 22, temperatures topped out at 96 degrees, a record for the month of May.”

https://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2019/06/may-ends-on-a-hot-temperature-note/


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“The deaths of dozens of grey whales washed ashore in recent months along the US West Coast are to be investigated by a team of US government biologist.

“Declaring the spike in deaths an “unusual mortality event”, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said designation the deaths required greater scrutiny and allocation of more resources to determine the cause.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/grey-whale-deaths-scientists-probe-death-toll-us-government-a8939511.html


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“In what represents the highest temperatures recorded so far this season, yesterday showed maximum of 44 degrees Celsius [111.2f] in the shade in the north of the state [Sinaloa, Mexico].

“The Directorate of the North Pacific Basin Organization of the Conagua reported that the high records were detected within the municipality of Choix, while the maximum in El Fuerte was 39.5 and 35 in the town.”

https://www.debate.com.mx/losmochis/Candelario-Valdez-es-electo-tesorero-del-Modulo-Pascola-20190602-0013.html


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“Residents in Menindee, the far-west New South Wales town now synonymous with ecological demise, are worried for the rich and rare birdlife that relies on the area to breed.

“The mass death of more than a million fish at the Darling River town early this year was attributed to a combination of blue-green algae, drought and water mismanagement.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/fears-for-future-of-menindee-birds-as-drought-continues/11161210


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“North Korea’s state TV on Sunday called on people to secure water and promptly finish planting rice

“…there has been no sign of an easing of the drought in certain regions of the country…

“…precipitation in the country’s southwestern region was near zero late last month.”

https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20190602003400325#


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“Last year’s typhoon season was one for the books, mainly due to the devastation unleashed on the Greater Bay Area by the arrival of Typhoon Mangkhut…

“Unfortunately for those of us living in coastal Guangdong province, the 2019 typhoon season is expected to deliver four or five destructive and powerful typhoons, according to the Guangdong Meteorological Bureau.”

https://www.thatsmags.com/shenzhen/post/28157/guangdong-expecting-destructive-typhoon-season-in-2019


“Five people were killed in three districts of the nation [Bangladesh] after being struck by lightning on Sunday. In Naogaon, three people—including a child—were killed after thunderbolts struck them in separate areas of the district.”

https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2019/06/02/lightning-kills-5-across-bangladesh


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“As pre-monsoon season ended on May 31, the northeast region witnessed a gross rainfall deficiency to the tune of 14 percent.

“According to a recent report by skymetweather, India recorded only 99 mm of rainfall against the normal average of 131.5 mm for the pre-monsoon season – March, April and May. The three-month long pre-monsoon season ended in India with gross rainfall deficiency to the tune of 25 percent.”

https://nenow.in/north-east-news/14-less-rainfall-in-northeast-india-record-lowest-pre-monsoon-in-65-years.html


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“The pre-monsoon heat increase in India and Pakistan is breaking records again. In Jacobabad, Sindh Province in central Pakistan, the temperature was recorded as 51.1 degrees celsius [124f] on June 1.

“This equals the standing record for June and is 7 degrees above average.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/pre-monsoon-heat-hits-record-levels-190602135859512.html


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“Rainstorm and flood flashes have killed at least two persons and swept up hundreds of houses in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province…

“More than 130 people have lost their lives and more than 200 others sustained injuries, and more than 4,000 houses have been destroyed due to heavy rains and floods over the past three months in Afghanistan, according to official.”

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-06/03/c_138113033.htm


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“At least nine people have died across Puntland (Somalia) after three consecutive days of heavy rain…

“…The regional capital received the longest and heaviest continued rain in recent history.”

https://www.garoweonline.com/en/news/puntland/somalia-three-dead-as-heavy-rain-flash-floods-wreak-havoc-in-puntland


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