Low Temperature Records Fall Down Under
Contrary to BoM divinations, temperatures have been holding anomalously cold across Australia this autumn.
The West has been busy felling low temperature records this week, including the new monthly lows set at Carnarvon Airport (8.9C/48F) and Tennant Creek Airport (11.5C/52.7F) — to name just two.
Looking ahead, latest GFS runs reveal there’s much more where that came from, with ‘blues’ and ‘purples’ set to intensify and infect more and more of the continent as April gives way to May:
This reality continues to render the BoM’s “hotter-than-average” autumn forecast a redundant agenda-driven fantasy.
It’ll also be interesting to see what readings the agency’s provenly warmer probe sensors actually deliver:
April Snowstorm Closes Roads Across Kazakhstan
Authorities in Kazakhstan were forced to close 15 major roads this week after a late-season snowstorm gripped the nation.
Some 65 stranded cars needed recovering, according to the Kazavtozhol press service, with around 500 snow plows put to work.
The heavy snow also led to the majority of schools and colleges, particularly in Astana, switching to online learning.
North America’s Spring Freeze To Break Records
A monstrous mass of polar cold will plunge into United States later this week, particularly central, southern and eastern states, delivering frosts, freezes, record low temperatures, and even snow. This cold looks to have staying power, too.
The cooler air will crash into the Plains beginning Thursday, April 20.
Models suggest it will then reach the Mississippi Valley and Southern Plains Friday; the Southeast, Ohio Valley and Great Lakes Saturday; and by Sunday, perhaps Monday, the Northeast should expect its wintry walloping — just a week out from May.
By Thursday and Friday, frost and freezes will have gripped parts of the High Plains, Northern Plains and upper Midwest; a host of new low temperature records will fall to close out the week, records that will add to the 307 monthly low temperature records already set this April –as per NOAA’s Climate Data Tool— versus just the 35 set for heat.
Over the weekend and into Monday, that freeze potential will sink south, even down to Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, northern Arkansas, the Tennessee Valley, Appalachians and adjacent Piedmont, according to a latest The Weather Channel forecast.
During this time, record lows are expected from Minnesota to Texas and Louisiana. This is a full-blown Arctic Outbreak with, as mentioned above, real staying power — and any planting progress made during last week’s brief burst of spring is already grinding to a halt.
A “Greenland block” is strengthening in the upper atmosphere, forcing the jet stream to plunge unusually-far south into the U.S. — a phenomenon expected to increase during times of prolonged low solar activity, such as we’re seeing now.
Blocks like this can often be stubborn and persist for several weeks–which looks to be the case here.
The forecast snow will also prove unseasonable, and at times record-breaking.
The all-time snowfall record in Bismarck, ND–for example–is on course to be busted this week. The city is currently sitting at 99.8 inches with its all-time record of 101.6 inches, set during the historic winter of 1996-97 (solar min of cycle 22), well within reach.
Thursday and Friday’s system needs to deliver just a few inches to bust the record, a feat the NWS in Bismark says is likely.
While north of the border, winter seemingly doesn’t want to let up across the likes of Saskatchewan and Manitoba either.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of a Colorado low sweeping through the region this week, bringing with it a significant amount of snow.
Late on Tuesday is when “the real weather will start moving in,” advised ECCC meteorologist Terri Lang, “We are expecting snow to move into the area, continue through the night and through most of the day Wednesday and even persist into Thursday.”
Lang added that the mercury will plunge hard and fast, compounding the issues: “The roads will start to ice up, especially when there’s snow falling … really, a mess is on the way.” The snow will be heavy, which when mixed with the colder, drier air crashing down from the south will produce a lot more snow than a Colorado low would typically generate.
Lower-than-average daily highs will keep the snow on the ground, too. And even long after the system has passed, temperatures will continue to hold a lot colder than normal, meaning the snow will likely hang around a lot longer than expected.
Environment Canada no longer tracks snowfall amounts –increasing snowpack being a hard circle for the warmists to square– and instead records the total precipitation, which involves measuring out the water equivalent of the snow after it falls.
Europe Braces For Late-Season Arctic Outbreak
And lastly, similarly frigid conditions are on the way for Europe–notably northern, central and eastern parts.
My neck of the woods –the Iberian Peninsula– will continue to be the exception, with April warmth set to persist for the foreseeable, but for the vast majority of the European continent, from the UK to Turkey, anomalous, out-of-season cold looms:
Heavy snow is also on the cards, with accumulations comparable to the recent major storm that battered the Alps expected:
Across vast regions of the Northern Hemisphere, spring 2023 is failing to sprung — MSM, where are you?