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Snowfall in Somalia Reported For the First Time Ever

 
RBH  (OP)

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cow

Wow 6751, for some one who is so smart and well informed, how come you did not notice that this has a link to the GLP news portion of the forum?

I guess that must make me an Admin or something hmmm....

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Probably because I saw the story when it initially was on here and then see that you had to have a thread all to yourself. What a waste, just because it has a link you act like your story is somehow superior when the person that initially put the story up posted the whole story in its entire form. Is this that hard to comprehend?
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LOL as if. All it means is you replied to the story from the news link.

People saying there is no other info on this news story even after posting the original story/thread as pointed out numerous times.

OP - How the heck does your original post relate to this story?

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I read an article that said it was hail and not snow, but still unusual for the tropics.
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Well, B, link the story then.

RBH, is this a hoax or what? Or, is this story being purposely buried? IMO this is a HUGE story as I stated on another thread. As far as reading it was hail and not snow, I doubt it´s hard to confuse the two.
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Uh, that should read, I doubt it´s easy to confuse the two.
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cow

Zetaville, is a poke at woohoo´s who think that man is responsible for global warming or cooling.

There is a natural cycle that dictates out weather, not man.

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Probably because I saw the story when it initially was on here and then see that you had to have a thread all to yourself. What a waste, just because it has a link you act like your story is somehow superior when the person that initially put the story up posted the whole story in its entire form. Is this that hard to comprehend?

cow

Wow, I think some one has forgotten to take their Zoloft again

hi

I hope that wasn´t to hard for you to comprehend.

1rof1

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It most certaintly did occur;

40 degree F diff from the outside of where the storms path was.

And Hail is very common in the tropics, not that this was hail though.

[link to img.photobucket.com]

[link to img.photobucket.com]

Rapidfire caught the action as always.

[link to rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov]

OMG check this out!

This is a slice of the storm I croped from RapidFire
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[link to rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov]

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More on Somalia

Posted on Wednesday 1st June at 12:46:06
Snowfall In Somalia Reported
The first snowfall on this part of the world has claimed one life and caused extensive damage to properties. Puntland, northeastern part of Somalia has never recorded snowfall before last night when snow storms with high winds destroyed homes in Rako town.

The storm left a blanket of snow on the ground, something residents had never seen in their lives before. Aside from this unexplained snowfall on this tropical land, Somalia has experienced very strange weather in the past few months.

Floods killed people and forced rivers to overflow banks in almost all parts of the country. Many cities from Hargeisa in the north to Baladweyn in central were affected badly by heavy rains and floods. Many people were killed and thousands of livestock washed away by this strange weather. The country is still struggling to recover from last month’s killer weather.

With no effective central government, Somalia doesn’t have weather prediction or climate monitoring systems in place. Somalis think this unusual weather and last night’s previously unheard of snowfall are part of the global warming phenomena.

Source: Somalinet.com

Posted on Wednesday 1st June at 12:45:14
Floods Disrupt Relief Efforts In Somali Region
ADDIS ABABA, 1 June (IRIN) - Floods have disrupted relief efforts in Ethiopia´s southeastern Somali Region making travel impossible in some areas, a UN agency said on Wednesday.

Trucks laden with relief items had been stuck on impassable roads for nearly three weeks, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.

"Efforts by the government, UN and relief agencies are being hampered by poor road conditions, making travel impossible in some areas," Paul Herbert, OCHA´s head in Ethiopia, told IRIN.

New flooding was causing new displacements in an area stretching from Kelafo to Mustahil town, where original floodwaters had receded and people were returning to their homes.

A joint government and UN assessment team arrived in the region on 25 May to assess the scale of the floods and to recommend an appropriate emergency response.

The number affected remains unclear, with conflicting reports of the number of people in need; estimates range from 25,000 to more than 60,000. As many as 154 people are thought to have died in the floods.

The team was expected to re-examine the damage and needs of flood-affected areas in Gode, Jijiga, Kebridehar and Degehabur zones.

Flooding first hit the remote region in late April when Ethiopia´s largest river, the Wabe Shebelle, burst its banks. According to OCHA, recent flooding was also reported in the Denan area of Gode zone, while heavy rains had also hit parts of Fik zone.

OCHA added that the Genale and Dawa rivers in the western parts of Somali Region had overflowed their banks, interrupting communications within large parts of Afder and Liben zones.

The agency said road inaccessibility had prevented food aid from reaching many of the flood-affected areas. In addition, floods had hampered efforts by UN Children´s Fund (UNICEF) to deliver relief to Gode.



UNICEF, in conjunction with the government´s Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Commission (DPPC), sent 17 lorries with relief items for flood-affected populations, but seven of the trucks remained stuck on the roads by 29 June.

Until the access problems eased, OCHA said the World Food Programme (WFP) was making arrangements to provide funds, through the DPPC, to transport 870 mt of maize currently in stock in Gode.

The Somali region regularly suffers from severe droughts, with average rainfall of just over 250 mm a year. Flooding usually occurs at this time of the year, and the water is used to regenerate soil for pasture. In 2003, 119 people died in the last major floods in Ethiopia.
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yawnDone here too.
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RBH, agreed, but you didn´t answer my question...dude.
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Minbari
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06/02/2005 10:08 PM
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I have a woo woo speculation I would like to share.

Though probably unlikely (I hope).

You know that storm that has constantly been circling the equatorial region of the Jovian atmosphere for several thousands of years.

I can see something similar happening on Earth soon. Far from the same scale seen on the Jovian system, none the less, this could be the beginning of a cycle never before seen or recorded on our Planet.

Huge speculation I know, its just a hunch and no more.
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cow

I have no clue to if it is being buried, but I do believe that there is change in the weather afoot. And the evidence points to gobal cooling. So if there is a con game being played, I would say it is the bait and switch thingy. You get us all to prepare for heat and massive sheeple parish in the snow, thus a major reduction in the population during a time when the planet is most vulnerable to over population.

Just a guess...

1dunno1
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RBH, we´re on the same wavelength. I too think a mini ice-age may be in the offing. This would explain the need to seed the skies with heat-trapping substances, and not the reverse. The problem is of course that once you start trapping heat here and there things begin to spiral out of control and unforeseen consequences occur like the shut-down of ocean water cells and the disruption of currents.
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Warming tips the scale to cooling. Rapid warming before colling.

The warming melts the ice, changes the ocean currents and storm patterns. Convection currents slow and change temp then cooling kicking in.

I think the peek of warming may almost be over and the scale will soon tip the other way (cooling), Im talking from now out to 2007.
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cow

I am sure that there are many example that could lead one to claim one or the other which is why I think that we will being flipping one way or the other very soon, and if geology has taught me one thing, Ice has dominated since, well, at least 2 million years.

Hey, I need to catch Smack Down! Got to go!

cow
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Duh most definetly hail. Take a look at an African map. [link to www.sitesatlas.com] The frigging equator passes through the southern tip of Somalia. If the earth was experiencing snowstorms a few degrees from the equator I would have to say we are in the middle of a god dam ice age, but do you see six, ten, eight, eighty feet of snow out your window? No and if you lived in most parts of the USA thats what you would have to see out your window before it ever snows at or near the equator. Now hail is much more believable. And probably to the uneducated Somalis they thougth white ice oh snow. Instead they witnessed the result of incredible rain storm updrafts producing hail from lifting rain up to the stratoshere and cycling it many times to freeze and refreeze and then be deposited Oh so close to OUR equator.
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Thanks for the geography lesson. Now go look at the links to the live sat coverage being provided above and check for yourself.





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