Saturday, February 16, 2019

Event Update For 2019-02-15

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2019-02-15 - Unknown foul odor hits school and sends 13 students to the hospital in Pharr (Texas):

Quote: "An incident took place this morning in Pharr that caused several students to be taken to the local hospital. IDEA Public Schools in Pharr received reports of a foul odor on the campus Friday morning. Students and staff evacuated the building as a precaution. Thirteen students were transported to the hospital for evaluation after they reported they were feeling ill. The evacuation has been lifted and students and staff are resuming with the day as scheduled, according to a statement from IDEA Public Schools."

2019-02-15 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates school in West Linn (Oregon):

2019-02-15 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death in snow at home on Cemetery Street in Merrimac (Wisconsin):

Quote: "Authorities say a 50-year-old man died in a car fire after his car became stuck in the snow in the front yard of a Merrimac residence. Sauk County Sheriff’s Office officials say Ricky J. Guillen, of Prairie Du Sac, had driven his 1994 Buick Park Avenue into the front yard of the residence on Cemetery Street about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Witnesses at the scene said that while Guillen was attempting to back out of the lawn, the vehicle started on fire."

2019-02-15 - Pickup truck veers into snow, bursts into flame, burns man to death, near Watertown (New York):

Quote: "Investigators found that Mr. Richardson was driving the 2015 Dodge Ram northeast in the direction of Middle Road when, for reasons that are not known, he veered from his lane into the oncoming lane and off the left side of the road. The truck did not strike anything and came to rest in deep snow. The vehicle caught fire and a passerby called 911 at 10:18 p.m. Emergency personnel were unable to remove Mr. Richardson from the burning vehicle. After flames were extinguished, his body was found in the driver’s seat. Brownville Fire Chief Ryan McIntosh said Saturday night that investigators cannot explain why the pickup truck ended up in the snowbank since it didn’t hit anything. The fire caused too much damage to determine what happened."

2019-02-15 - Car bursts into flame and burns 3-year-old boy to death at home in Tabaquite on the island of Trinidad:

2019-02-15 - Temp hits 91F in Austin (Texas), hottest temp ever recorded in Austin this early in the year:

Quote: "Friday became the hottest day ever recorded so early in the year when the afternoon high climbed to 91 degrees at Camp Mabry, breaking the 85 degree record established in 1980. At ABIA, the high of 87 degrees was also a record for February 15th."

Note: Wow, 91F in the middle of winter!

2019-02-15 - El Niño has officially arrived:

2019-02-15 - Cabin home destroyed by explosion and fire on Lake Pines Drive in Timber Lakes (Utah), 1 injured:

2019-02-15 - Apartment building explodes in Krasnoyarsk in Siberia (Russia), 2 killed:

Quote: "The blast follows at least two similar incidents in recent weeks. Five people were killed on January 13 when a gas explosion partially destroyed a residential building in the town of Shakhty in the southern Rostov region."

Note: Got some gas leaking out of the GROUND in Siberia. That's what's causing those gigantic methane explosion craters. These are the 25th and 26th residential explosions in 2018...

2019-02-15 - Boat bursts into flame at 6:51 AM, burns and sinks, in Copano Bay near coastal Rockport (Texas), nobody aboard:

2019-02-15 - Fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Thandwe (Myanmar):

Note: These are the 153rd and 154th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-15 - Passenger train bursts into flame between Hereford and Abergavenny (Britain):

2019-02-15 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road in Perungalathur area in coastal Chennai (India):

Note: This is the 99th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-02-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the wee hours on I-94 in Berrien County (Michigan):

Note: I-94 runs right along the coast of Lake Michigan in this area...

2019-02-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4 AM on I-24 in Marion County (Tennessee):

2019-02-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on I-5 in Sacramento County (California):

2019-02-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 1 west of Golden (Canada):

2019-02-15 - Two tractor trailers go up in flames while parked at industrial estate off Butts Street in Leigh (Britain):

Note: These are the 267th, 268th, 269th, 270th, 271st and 272nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-15 - Heavy salt truck bursts into flame on street in Eureka (Missouri):

2019-02-15 - RV, two classic trucks, motorcycles and garage destroyed by fire at home south of the Lewis River in Ridgefield (Washington):

Quote: "The first crew to arrive came upon a large, detached garage engulfed in flames. The fire had already burned off the roof of the building and destroyed two trucks, motorcycles and an RV, Nohr said."

2019-02-15 - RV bursts into flame while parked at property on Royal Oak Place in Arroyo Grande (California):

Note: These are the 47th and 48th RVs to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-15 - Campervan bursts into flame near racecourse in Haldon (Britain):

2019-02-15 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at business in Ardmore (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham (Alabama):

2019-02-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire scorches home and another vehicle, in Bellefontaine (Ohio):

Quote: "The Bellefontaine Fire Department reports that a 2015 Chrysler 200s parked near the house caught on fire. The car was destroyed. The blaze damaged the siding on the house and another vehicle."

2019-02-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Joe Rouse Road in coastal Mount Pleasant (South Carolina):

2019-02-15 - Car bursts into flame on I-26 in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

2019-02-15 - Car bursts into flame on Valley Road in Glenmore (Canada):

2019-02-15 - Car bursts into flame on Medway Road in Ferndown (Britain):

2019-02-15 - Car bursts into flame on the M180 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "Mw M180. Fri 15 Feb 2019 07:22 (No:03220) Fire involving engine compartment of motorcar. Crews extinguished using one hose reel. Owner arranged vehicle recovery."

2019-02-15 - Quad bike bursts into flame while parked inside barn on Shepcroft Lane in Warrington (Britain):

2019-02-15 - RV trailer goes up in flames while parked in coastal Surrey (Canada), 1 injured:

2019-02-15 - Barn destroyed by fire on Bennett Road in Berlin Township (Michigan):

2019-02-15 - Barn destroyed by fire on Erie Canal Road in Croghan (New York):

2019-02-15 - Barn heavily damaged by fire in New Milford (Connecticut), 4 roosters killed:

2019-02-15 - Barn destroyed by fire in Fayette (New York):

2019-02-15 - HVAC unit bursts into flame on roof of race track grandstand at Turfway Park in Florence (Kentucky):

Quote: "Officials said it was an HVAC unit that caught fire."

2019-02-15 - Horse tack business heavily damaged by fire on Cashman Road in Tyrone Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-15 - Nail polish factory heavily damaged by fire in Delhi (India), 9 injured:

2019-02-15 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Miami County (Ohio):

2019-02-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:45 AM in coastal Dorchester (Massachusetts):

2019-02-15 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:45 AM on Chick Lane in Huntingdon (Tennessee):

2019-02-15 - Home destroyed by fire on Myrtle Avenue in coastal Neptune (New Jersey):

2019-02-15 - Home destroyed by fire in Lockport (New York), 3 dogs killed:

2019-02-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by huge fire shortly before 2:30 AM in coastal Far Rockaway, Queens (New York):

2019-02-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just before 5:30 AM in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2019-02-15 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home at 4:25 AM in Groveland (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-02-15 - Deadly fire burns home on High Avenue East in Oskaloosa (Iowa), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-02-15 - Deadly fire destroys home just before 5 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-02-15 - Deadly fire destroys home in coastal Anacortes (Washington), 1 killed:

2019-02-15 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on Truman Avenue in Plattsburgh (New York), 1 killed:

2019-02-15 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Augusta (Georgia), 1 killed:

2019-02-15 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in South Beloit (Illinois):

2019-02-15 - Fish disappearing and some found with lesions off the coast of Franklin County (Florida):

Quote: "The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking into concerns from a local fisherman regarding fish found with lesions off of the coast of Franklin County. WCTV obtained photos that showed the fish with large lesions on their bodies. Fisherman Brandon Graham, who took the photos, contacted FWC after finding multiple fish with the same sores during a fishing trip this past weekend."

Quote: "Graham said he first noticed something unusual about the fish about a month ago. 'There were significantly less fish in the area,' Graham says. 'The mullet for example, which are usually very acrobatic, jumping all over the place, were swimming very slow. To the point where you could almost slap one with your hand.' Graham says the situation appeared to be worse this weekend. He took his boat out in the waters between Eastpoint and Carrabelle and says he noticed significantly less fish in the area."

2019-02-15 - Two children, 6 and 8, fall into watery pit and die in Warangal (India):

2019-02-15 - Man, 48, found dead on boat on Lake Mead at Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Nevada):

2019-02-15 - Man found dead next to car near Daniel K. Inouye Highway near coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2019-02-15 - Person found dead near Ohio River Boulevard and Bellevue Station in Bellevue (Pennsylvania), 200 feet from the Ohio River:

2019-02-15 - Man found dead near storage facility in coastal Crystal River (Florida):

2019-02-15 - Woman found dead on Bridge Road in coastal Hobe Sound (Florida):

2019-02-15 - Man found dead in submerged car in the Savannah River in North Augusta (South Carolina):

2019-02-15 - Woman, 25, found dead in submerged car in Cedar Creek Reservoir in Log Cabin (Texas):

2019-02-15 - Man found dead outside Starbucks in Lincoln (Nebraska):

2019-02-15 - Man, 79, found dead near Little Rocky Run in Centreville (Virginia):

2019-02-15 - Person found dead in drainage ditch in Houston (Texas):

2019-02-15 - Man, 80, collapses on beach after snorkeling, dies shortly later, on coastal Green Island (Australia):

Quote: "An elderly tourist has died after collapsing on the beach at Green Island. Cairns police Sen-Sgt Greg Giles said the 80-year-old man from Sydney had been snorkelling just before 11am this morning when he got into trouble and had to be assisted from the water by lifeguards. He collapsed on the water’s edge and was taken to the lifeguard hut where he was given oxygen, but his condition deteriorated. Surf Life Saving Club North Queensland regional manager Rob Davidson said lifeguards, with the assistance of resort staff from the island commenced CPR but the man was pronounced dead at the scene."

2019-02-15 - Man, 77, dies after being pulled from the water at beach in coastal Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia on the island of Sri Lanka:

2019-02-15 - Man, 35, drops dead in his room in coastal North Jakarta (Indonesia):

2019-02-15 - Boy, 13, found dead in the Boral River in Rajshahi (Bangladesh):

2019-02-15 - Man, 26, drops dead in pub in coastal Greystones (Ireland):

2019-02-15 - Woman found dead in the water at coastal Hell's Mouth (Britain):

2019-02-15 - Man in his 20s found dead at home in coastal Ramsgate (Britain):

2019-02-15 - Man slumps over dead in taxi in layby near Dovestone Reservoir (Britain):

2019-02-15 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to Detroit (Michigan):

Quote: "American Airlines flight 3651 headed for Chicago was unexpectedly diverted to Detroit on Friday morning because of a medical emergency, the airline confirmed."

2019-02-15 - Small plane crashes and burns west of Waterfield Lake in Roberts County (Texas), 2 killed:

2019-02-15 - Small plane crashes in Horseshoe Bay (Texas), engine failure, 2 injured:

2019-02-15 - Small plane crashes along Old Frederick Road in Frederick (Maryland), 1 lightly injured:

2019-02-15 - Small plane crashes in Kashmar (Iran), engine failure, 2 killed:

2019-02-15 - Passenger falls off ferry and disappears near coastal Butterworth (Malaysia):

2019-02-15 - Passenger bus crashes into home in Sa Kaeo Province (Thailand), 19 injured:

2019-02-15 - Tanker truck overturns on the Maine Turnpike in coastal Portland (Maine), 1 injured:

2019-02-15 - SUV and car collide head-on in coastal Renton (Washington), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-02-15 - SUV veers off road in the wee hours, overturns onto railroad tracks, in Columbus (Ohio), 3 killed:

2019-02-15 - Car overturns before 6 AM on West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta (Georgia), 1 killed:

2019-02-15 - Car veers off road, crashes into restaurant, in West Mifflin (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-15 - Bluffs collapse near train tracks in coastal Del Mar (California):

2019-02-15 - Apartment building collapses outside Cairo (Egypt), near the Nile River, 1 killed, 5 injured:,-five-others-injured-in-building-coll.aspx

2019-02-15 - Man, 49 or 69, disappears while swimming at Lighthouse Beach in coastal Ballina (Australia):

2019-02-15 - Person has 'medical emergency' at play, in critical condition, chaos and panic ensue, in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "A medical emergency caused panic and an evacuation of the SHN Orpheum Theatre during a performance of 'Hamilton' Friday night. According to the San Francisco Fire Department, a person had a medical emergency and was taken out of the theater which also triggered an alarm during the show adding to the confusion. Police say at the time the person had the emergency someone yelled for help which caused panic. People began running out of the theater. A witness told ABC7 News that during that someone else yelled gun which added to the panic. Officials say three people were injured, one with a broken leg and two others with moderate injuries."

Quote: "According to San Francisco police, the person who had the initial medical emergency possibly had a heart attack. Officials say they are currently reported to be in critical condition."

2019-02-15 - Shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes in the ocean at the northern Mid-Atlantic Range:

2019-02-15 - River swells to 37 miles wide due to flooding, in Australia, creates its own weather system:

2019-02-15 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bloemfontein (South Africa):

2019-02-15 - Impressive gustnado forms in Guatemala:

2019-02-15 - America’s retail apocalypse greatly accelerating in 2019, biggest drop in more than 9 years:

2019-02-15 - The ten most expensive drones you can buy as a civilian:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone - another day on the road to oblivion.

    Lots of barns have been burning this past week.

    i see there was a car fire in my ol' hometown on this day.

    The (now) usual gas-caused evacuations of schools continues.

    The authorities are still confused as to how people end up parked under water, or in snow-banks, or having plowed into buildings, trees or ditches. [hint: they probably died while driving]

    Small planes having trouble staying aloft (or landing).

    Boats and trains going up in flames.

    Many vehicle accidents and fires, deadly building fires and people being found dead.

    Let's see what's up for today.

    Methane & Earthquake Report with Margo (Feb. 16, 2019) [~ 47 min.]

    2019 more signs and wonders! The brightest star in the night sky Sirius will disappear briefly on Monday eclipsed by asteroid 4388 Jürgenstock

    Bright green METEOR FIREBALL disintegrates in LOUD RUMBLE over Florida night sky

    A number of Space Coast residents from Titusville to Palm Bay took to social media to describe seeing an apparent meteor streak across the skies Tuesday morning, creating an otherworldly burst of green as it passed over… AND A LOUD RUMBLE! [more]

    Huge earthquake in Bolivia reveals vast underground mountain range BIGGER than anything on Earth’s surface

    Classic sci-fi writer Jules Verne once imagined a whole subterranean landscape deep inside the planet, complete with lost prehistoric species and plant life. The book was aptly titled Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Now, a new research is revealing features in the underworld resembling structures on the surface. Far from a bubbling hot mess, there are mountains deep below rivaling anything up here… Yes, there’s a chance that these mountains are bigger than anything on the surface of the Earth… So taller than the Everest! [more]

    Heavy rain hits parts of Zimbabwe, breaks 42-year-old record, 60 gold miners feared dead

    Heavy rain hit parts of Zimbabwe on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 12 and 13, 2019, causing floods in which up to 60 illegal gold miners are feared to have lost their lives. [more]

    [more on those mysterious flashes of light the Russians found]
    Very powerful explosions of light detected in Earth's atmosphere, possibly a new physical phenomena

    Russian Astro and Geophysics satellite named after 18th-century scientists Mikhail Lomonosov, also known as MVL-300, has reportedly detected a previously unknown physical phenomenon in the Earth's atmosphere. [more; secure team did a segment on this too]

    [more below]

  2. [another 2100 prediction we needn't worry about]
    Huge Land Loss Predicted for Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

    Nearly the entire Mekong Delta in Vietnam — an area that helps feed about 200 million people — will sink underwater by the year 2100 at current rates, a new study predicts. [more]

    Killer Whales Are Expanding into the Arctic, Then Dying as the Ice Sets In

    As far as scientists know, in the Arctic, more killer whales have died in the ice over the past decade than have suffered such a fate over the past century. [more]

    Russia: Several floors collapse at St. Petersburg University, 85 people rescued

    A university building has partially collapsed in the city of St. Petersburg, forcing frightened students and lecturers to flee through thick plumes of dust while some filmed the scene. More than 85 people were safely evacuated.

    The incident was likely caused by construction works at the building, where the top floors have partially collapsed.[more]

    Mysterious fireball spotted over Cornwall, UK

    According to reports, the unidentified object looked like a meteor and was really slow and big. [more]

    Pink slime just reclassified as 'ground beef' by the USDA

    Nope, pink slime was basically the meat industry equivalent of the trimmings or scraps that are normally swept up and tossed in the trash, or into pet food - a collection of bits collected from the meat production process that is transformed into a filmy, translucent substance using a centrifuge, which is then treated with ammonia hydroxide gas and added to commercial ground beef, usually in fast food or school cafeterias.

    Well, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), that slimy pink goo is actually ground beef.

    In another case of big business getting the best of the legitimate concerns of consumers, South Dakota pink slime purveyors Beef Products Inc (BPI) have received the stamp of approval from the USDA to allow it to call the repulsive goo "ground beef."

    The move to reclassify the slime from "lean finely textured beef" to "ground beef" was made in December, but also comes after a years-long effort by the industry to combat the fallout from the pink slime scandal - which resulted in a defamation lawsuit by BPI against ABC News that was settled in 2017 for about $177 million, the highest-ever sum in such a corporate lawsuit. [more]

    [continued below]

  3. WHO, Pharma, Gates & Government: Who's calling the shots?

    On Jan. 16, 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report ranking "vaccine hesitancy" as one of the top "Ten Threats to Global Health in 2019", alongside air pollution and climate change; noncommunicable diseases; global influenza pandemic; antimicrobial resistance; and infectious diseases such as ebola, dengue fever and HIV.1 Throughout history, the greatest contributors to disease and early death in human populations have been poverty, poor sanitation and poor nutrition, 2,3,4 yet infectious diseases with pharmaceutical solutions dominated this list. And there was no mention of the major opioid addiction crisis crippling and killing tens of thousands of people in the U.S. and Europe, 5,6 or the iatrogenic medical error epidemic that every year claims more than 750,000 lives in Europe 7 and 250,000 lives in the U.S., where it is the third leading cause of death.^8 [more]
    Sunday, 17 February 2019
    Tasman's drought

    Tasman facing worst drought since 2001 - 'We have three weeks of water before it goes from bad to dire'

    More dire warnings about rivers in the Wellington region

    Toxic algae in Waingawa and Otaki rivers at extreme levels [more]

    In Con Men We Trust

    H&R Block has a new training module called the "So you got fucked by con men module"

    "The new training included listening to a scenario where a client who received a $1,500 refund last year learned that she owed $575 this year...“Imagine how it would feel if you saw a really big tax bill; you’re not used to owing any money, and now you owe $1,500. And not a lot of people have that laying

    "Furious taxpayers are sharing their stories on social media in threads such as #neverowedbefore" [more]

    [last bit below]

  4. Freedom Is Not Abdication Of Responsibility

    Reading a recent post by ludicrously arrogant climate duncer Mike Shedlock echoed a similar sentiment by George Orwell: "Freedom means the right to dissent with the majority, the right even to be persistently wrong".

    Wrong. When presented with existential threat, this species no longer has the luxury to be persistently wrong. To be sure, several thousand years of being persistently wrong has led myriad fools to the same conclusion. Climate change is no longer some distant hypothetical that "might" afflict this planet decades from now, it manifests in the here and now in the form of biblical flooding, uncontrolled wildfires, monster hurricanes, and the fastest rate of species extinction in world history.

    The financial costs alone of ever-increasing extreme weather events are racking up. For those who like to refute "hockey stick" charts, here is the inconvenient financial truth. The costliest hurricane seasons in the past two thirds of a century all came in the past fifteen years [see chart]

    What Orwell and other previous philosophers feared most was attack from the outside. The external forces of fascism and communism. What they never imagined was the internal threat wrought by consumption self-destruction, brought about by Lost Boys carrying pigs' heads on a stick. The abdication of any and all societal responsibility.

    Trump's entire platform is predicated upon the abdication of responsibility in every direction: environmental, economic, health and human welfare. The strip-mining of the future for consumption and profit in the here and now. His entire con job papered over with fiscal smoke and mirrors and misallocated capital. Had prior generations been this rapacious the U.S. would have collapsed decades ago.

    Be sure of one thing. The price of the desecration will be measured in carbon units. Hopefully enough to solve the problem(s). No clowns will be laughing when this circus ends.

    More rain, snow expected in storm-battered California, following days of mudslides and floods

    Californians were in clean-up mode Friday as the state slowly recovers from an onslaught of rain, wind and snow, which brought widespread flooding, mudslides, and washed-out highways.

    At least two deaths have been blamed on the storm.

    Over 50,000 homes and business were without power as of midday Friday, reported.

    In Sausalito, north of San Francisco, a home smashed into another house after sliding down a hill. One woman was buried under a tree and mud for two hours before fire crews rescued her.

    The National Weather Service reported staggering rainfall amounts across California. A rain gauge at Palomar Observatory, 60 miles northwest of San Diego, picked up over 10 inches of rain Thursday, that location's wettest day ever recorded. [more]

    [another flaw in this piece of expensive junk]
    Problem: The Stealth F-35 Lightning II Can't Handle Lightning

    Combined with the aircraft’s lack of inherent lightning strike protection, it is difficult and complicated to make the fuel system “inert” once the plane is on the ground.

    What this means is that there is a distinct potential for a build-up of both oxygen and fuel vapors inside fuel tank that could be dangerous by itself. If a bolt of lightning were to hit a non-inert plane on the ground, there could be an increased risk that it would set off an explosion or cause a fire. [more]

    [something else you should avoid purchasing]
    LG's first 5G phone will likely be the V50 ThinQ for Sprint

  5. The story of Austin hitting 91F the other day as being the record for earliest hottest temperature is true.....but barely. It is not the hottest every temperature recorded in February though. I remember a February day when it hit 100 and even 101 on may thermometers in 1996. Officially it went down in the record books as 99F. This was on the 21st of February, so a bit later in the month than this past Friday's high of 91.

    I remember that day well in 1996 because I was outside much of that day and couldn't believe that it felt like August. Later I was floored when I found out what the actual temperature was.

    Now, this past Friday I was outside on a hiking trail in a park during the early afternoon. My car's thermometer said it was 85F at that time. But I was taken aback at how uncomfortable the air felt. It wasn't a super humid day, but it just felt stifling. Made it hard for me to breathe even. And this was under a thick canopy of trees too. It was the most uncomfortable 85 degrees I had ever experienced. Then of course a few hours later it hit the 90s. I was in the sun during that time and it felt like it was 100.

    I guess this is all due to the Maunder Minimum. Right? Bwahahahaha....

  6. Thanks for the "boots on the ground" report, Mike. Humidity usually makes the heat unbearable, but any more with UVC coming in, just being outdoors when it's hot can be lethal.

    Mysterious house-shaking booms reported in Louisville, Kentucky

    Meteor fireball spotted over Sugarland, Texas

    Silence is vital for our brains

    Four missing in Heraklion, Greece after their car swept away by flood

    Surfer seriously injured in Australia shark attack

    How to Watch the Super Snow Moon, the Biggest Supermoon of 2019