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Arctic Outbreak To Hit North America; Record Cold On Macquarie Island; + Plan To Tax Cow Burps Enrages New Zealand Farmers

Arctic Outbreak To Hit For North America

An early taste of winter will sweep the eastern half of North America starting this weekend and intensifying into next week.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) outlook:

“While temperatures will average below normal through this weekend, a major pattern change late next week could support a stretch when temperatures will average below to much below normal. In fact, some longer range guidance is suggesting that sites within the lake snow belts could experience their first accumulating snows at that time.”

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Oct 14 – Oct 18 [tropicaltidbits.com].

This polar invasion threatens record low temperatures across vast regions of both the U.S. and Canada.

The extended temperature outlook in Minneapolis, for example, shows very chilly high and low temperatures. Daytime highs here are set to struggle into the 40s and 50s (F), which is approximately -10F to -15F below the multidecadal average.

Heavy Snow In The Forecast

Splitting persimmon seeds is an age-old way of predicting what the coming winter season has in store. When the seed gets split open, you’ll find one of three shapes inside: a spoon, a fork, or a knife.

The spoon, as folklore has it, is a sign of a heavy snow — lots of snow; the knife is a sign of cold winds that can cut through you; while the fork is a sign of a milder winter with perhaps a little powdery snow.

This year, the overwhelming majority of split seeds have had ‘spoons’ inside, meaning a very snowy winter is on the horizon.

Spoons were also the predominant shape last fall, too, and the winter of 2020-21 went on to deliver above-average snowfall and a brutal Arctic outbreak in February that even rivaled the historic freeze of 1979.

Such weather folklore is fun, at the very least; and, personally, I’d take the shape of a persimmon seed over NOAA and the NWS any day of the week with the latter regularly proven wrong. They were proven woefully wrong last year. NOAA, bolstered by their blind belief in global warming, confidently predicted a warmer than average February of 2021, yet, in reality, the U.S. went on to suffer its coldest February since 1989 during which people, including children, froze to death in their beds, most notably in Texas.

GFS Total Snowfall (inches) Oct 12 – Oct 28 [tropicaltidbits.com].

Northern Minnesota is set see a coating of slush as early as this Sunday.

Mid-to-late October is when the weather starts to change in Western New York, too — the air has already gotten colder and the leaves are falling early across the Buffalo region. Historically, late-Oct is when the first flakes start flying in Buffalo, with the first measurable snow arriving early-to-mid Nov. This year, snow is on the cards next week, on Tuesday, to be precise, with mid-afternoon highs expected to hold in the low-50s.

Elsewhere, Red Lodge Mountain saw its first snow of the season Tuesday morning, and that means ski season is just around the corner. The two inches that fell left Spencer Weimar, assistant general manager of the mountain, looking forward to the coming season, due to start November 25.

While north of border, the Anchorage area also saw its first snow of the season this week, with a Monday afternoon dusting giving way to slick roads early Tuesday. NWS meteorologist Kaitlyn O’Brien said the snowfall ranged from 1 inch in West Anchorage to 4 inches on the Anchorage Hillside. The most snow, 4.2 inches, was recorded in the Eagle River Valley.

Anchorage’s first average snowfall hits Oct 16.

Western Canada ‘Split’ By The Jet Stream

Western Canada is experiencing a stark temperature divide this week.

Extended summer-like weather is persisting in parts of B.C. and Alberta; while, in contrast, winter-like weather will dominate the north and east where snow watches and warnings are in place.

A ridge in the jet stream will continue to fuel both unusually-high temperatures in B.C. and Alberta AND unusually-cold readings across Northern Canada. Snow squalls are forecast across the N.W.T. and Iqaluit, with Arctic air expected to plunge south and transport record-challenging cold and snow to Manitoba.

Lake-effect flurries are even possible in the Interlake Region mid-to-late week — a rare feat for the time of year

While on the Prairies, a dry pattern will continue to dominate across western areas, while eastern sections can expect more unsettled conditions and November-like temperatures for at least the next 10-or-so days.

Record Cold On Macquarie Island

The month of October has started cool and wet across the majority of Australia.

A string of Antarctic blasts, which brought rare spring frosts and snow to both Australia and New Zealand, also felled a myriad low temperature records as they blew through, including a new monthly low on the remote island of Macquarie (54S).

Last week’s -6C (21.2F) smashed the island’s previous coldest temperature ever recorded — the -4.6C (23.7F) set back in 1969.

Australia can expect further polar cold as this week progresses:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Oct 12 – Oct 14 [tropicaltidbits.com].

Plan To Tax Cow Burps Enrages New Zealand Farmers

As reported by cbc.ca, New Zealand’s government is trying to force through a tax on the gases that farm animals make from burping and peeing as part of a plan to drive human living standards into the gutter–I mean, to tackle cLiMaTe ChAnGe.

NZ farmers, the levelheaded folk they are, immediately condemned the plan. Federated Farmers, the industry’s main lobby group, said this nonsense would “rip the guts out of small town New Zealand” and see farms replaced with trees–which, of course, is exactly what the eco-zealots are gunning for.

Federated Farmers president Andrew Hoggard said farmers had been trying to work with the government for more than two years on an emissions reduction plan that wouldn’t decrease food production.

“Our plan was to keep farmers farming,” Hoggard said. Instead, he said farmers would be selling their farms “so fast you won’t even hear the dogs barking on the back of the ute as they drive off.”

Dairy products, like those those sold to China to make infant formula, are New Zealand’s largest export earner. Farming is vital to the country’s economy. There are just five million people in New Zealand but some 10 million beef and dairy cattle and 26 million sheep.

The aim here, it appears, is to convince the people that the greenhouse gas emissions from NZ farms –via methane from cow burps and the nitrous oxide in their urine– are heating the planet into oblivion, with the only solution being to give up that food source altogether.

And this globalist stooge (Jacinda Ardern – pictured below) is desperately trying to enforce her WEF mandate before the next election comes around where she’ll undoubtedly and unanimously be yanked from office.

The government’s suicidal goal is to make the country carbon neutral by 2050. Part of that plan includes a pledge that it will reduce methane emissions from farm animals by 10% by 2030 and by up to 47% by 2050.

Under the government’s proposed plan, farmers would start to pay for emissions in 2025, with the pricing yet to be finalized.

Once again, a tax is being wielded as a weapon.

Drastically higher production costs will be passed onto the consumer, which will equate to fewer sales, meaning fewer animals, and therefore fewer farms. A tax is a subtler tool than outright banning beef production, but the upshot is the same.

Deluded agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has called this an exciting opportunity.

“Farmers are already experiencing the impact of climate change with more regular drought and flooding,” said O’Connor–without a shred of evidence to support his claim (see below). “Taking the lead on agricultural emissions is both good for the environment and our economy,” he added–which, again, is an assumption without any grounding.

The yearly PED (drought data) for all of New Zealand, 1940 – 2022 [NIWA].

Above is the drought data for New Zealand. The flooding data is a little harder to come by. But it stands, according to NIWA, that the wettest year remains 1998, with the wettest month being that of December, 1995.

Also, for good measure, New Zealand’s highest temperature, for North and South Islands, were each recorded in 1973 — 39.2C and 42.4C, respectively; while the highest wind gusts were logged in 1959 on the North Island and in 1970 down south.

In other words, there is no climate emergency — the government’s climate pledges are based on political ideologies, not data.

And ironically, given these times of supposed ‘catastrophic global warming’, NZ farmers are being warned (once again) to protect young livestock from an anomalous Antarctic blast which threatens to bring (yet more) record spring lows and historic snows to both islands.

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29 Thoughts to “Arctic Outbreak To Hit North America; Record Cold On Macquarie Island; + Plan To Tax Cow Burps Enrages New Zealand Farmers”

  1. Deb

    Be careful when cutting open persimmon seeds. You have to cut them edge on, and they are both hard and slick, a perfect recipe for cutting a finger off.

  2. Deb

    My semi-feral cats are earning their cat chow now. When I opened my front door this morning, there was a dead rat on my doorstep. A dead rat that had obviously been feasted upon. The last time I opened my door yesterday evening, it was a frog.

    I don’t like it when they kill frogs or lizards or birds, but these cats are not doing it just for fun, they eat what they kill. Since I do not leave food on the porch overnight because of the raccoons, they are hunting more at night, it seems. The nights are getting longer.

    I have never seen a rat here- until now. Lots of mice and chipmunks, yes. They totalled out my minivan by eating the insulation off the wiring.

    Partnering with animals is a survival skill you don’t hear much about. In the modern world, we support animals for companionship and entertainment, but they are capable of so much more.

    One of my young dogs, years ago, brought me a dead baby rabbit and laid it at my feet. I did not accept it, and wondered at the time if I was making a mistake. He never brought me another. He’s dead now. If that ever occurs again, I will make a big fuss over the dog, skin the rabbit and cook it, and share it with him. The world is changing.

    I’m not eating any rats, tho. Yuk! At least, not yet!

    1. Winston Smith[Mr]

      It was always the rat vs. baby rabbit adverse women, and above all the young woke progressive liberal religious ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the Party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and government brown nosers. – Orwell.

      1. Deb

        You made that up, lol!

          1. Deb

            I don’t know what you mean by that. Elucidate, please.

      2. Deb

        Dear .-
        Oh. I’m afraid I have gotten in the habit of ignoring your links.

        I listened for awhile, but don’t care to subject myself to hours of NWO programming.

        According to this guy, the battle is over. We win. The truth has been revealed. Well, yes, the truth has been revealed, but by the NWO themselves. All of these national govt stooges are being revealed as bad actors, thus fueling the drive to overthrow these govts. And what is standing in the wings to replace them? — why the One World Government, of course.

        So this guy, who is nothing more than controlled opposition, panders to our egos by telling us how smart we are to have figured it all out, while laughing up his sleeve at how easy it is to pull the wool over our eyes again.

        Did you ever have a dream in which you wake up and realize you have been dreaming, only to wake up again later? Well, you’re having another one.

    2. walnutter

      Cats & rats : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/298679.The_Gift_of_Pain
      in my fading memory, there includes a story of the cured leprosy patients being sent home….until they came back with worse finger & toe damage because at night the rats would nibble on their exposed bits which could not feel the pain. The solution was to gift each homegoing patient with a fierce rat-catching cat.

      The other book “King Rat” of a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, probably Malaya, definitely fiction. (maybe) Yum.

      1. Deb

        “King Rat” was made into a movie. I remember seeing it when I was young.

        Terriers are also excellent at catching and killing rodents, because they were bred to do just that.

        1. Moffin

          Donald Trump would like to be President again so he could skewer some rodents.

          1. Deb

            Wake up. You’re just dreaming again.

          2. Michael Peinsipp

            Moffin…have you served in the Military?
            I have and WAR is not a damn movie. It is hell on Earth with people DYING. I buried a friend who was killed in that sandhole. Trump kept us out of new wars and made peace among long term enemies…Saudi Arabia and Israel. Biden on the other hand has us about 1 nanosecond away from WW3 with nukes.
            I am to damn old to fight but I will be on the front line as Cannon Fodder so my son does not have to go to War.
            GROW UP FOOL.

    3. Terry

      I like your dog story. Years ago my family and I collected seed for mine site rehabilitation on a remote cattle station in outback Australia. When our children wanted meat they would take the dogs and catch a pig. Sounds rather gruesome but that is how life has been for tens of thousands of years. Our children have there own families now and neither smoke, do drugs or have a police record. There childhood did not traumatize them. It taught them the realities of life and that people and animals can and do work together to survive.

      1. Deb

        Coincidentally, the dog who brought the rabbit was an Australian cattle- herding dog, aka the velcro dog, lol.

    1. Deb

      Do you think there is enough ash to cause any appreciable melting?

  3. Homo Erectus

    And this young globalist leader stooge (Jack Ardern – pictured/videod below) is desperately trying to enforce his WEF mandate before the next election comes around where he’ll undoubtedly and unanimously be yanked from office.

  4. Peter

    Its warmer in Melbourne than it is in Sydney and Brisbane this morning.
    The exact opposite of whats normal at this time of the year. And its getting colder.
    When peoples lives start to fall apart, thats when they will wake up.
    But it will be too late.
    A perfect plan to end humanity.

  5. Andy l

    I’m sick and tired of hearing this net-zero bullshit, because lets call it out for what it really is right? Now even the Aviation community has to put up with this as well as a target for 2050! How are large international aircraft supposed to fly the long 12+ hours on Hydrogen as fuel and how do you store it? Also the smaller commuter aircraft converting to all-electric propulsion, they’re MTOW equals the MLW…ie there is no reduction in weight during the flight as no fuel is burnt off. In other words the heavy aircraft you took off in will be the same heavy aircraft you land with! Has anyone even thought about that? Pilots are going to find the flight characteristics quite different with ” zero loss” in weight during flight. I can also see many aircraft lost to inflight fires from the batteries they will have to carry. I have already seen first hand how intense the fire from Tesla catching alight is…..really don’t want to see the same if you are flying at 20,000ft, do you?

    1. Rosco

      Let’s hope eco-zealots take the first battery electric plane flights !

  6. Rosco

    One has to wonder exactly what NZ will have to export (except stupidity and Jacinda hopefully – although not to Aus) when they invoke this insanity.

    Jacinda will bankrupt NZ soon.

  7. Dangerous Sheep

    The psychosis is so deep, that next they will demand that nobody use wool, as the sheep are even too dangerous for wool. Then, what is anyone to use to stay warm? Why polyester, of course, and acrylics, obviously. They might, but they are from oil — oops! Come on, you know you can only dress in hemp and flax and cotton—-but the production of those on farms can only be done with oil (or slaves)? Huh?!!?

    But how? —–drool—–

    Where will they stop? The psychosis has gotten too deep, they have no way out. And the cornered animal is a dangerous animal. What will they demand next? WHAT?!?!?

    Can we burn coal? NO! Can we burn wood? NO! Can we kill whales to finally get warm? Mmm, warm and tasty blubber! NO! Actually, yes, see, this is where we finally kill these disgusting hypocrite morons! And the only thing left will be to finally kill the remaining whales! Good times ahead! Cheers! I mean…Beers!

    I hope that finally shuts the last of ’em up!

    1. SD

      You have no idea how much trouble you are–already! ❤🙏

  8. Ranch Ghost

    Heating your home with dried pre-processed grass/herbs.
    They (dried cow chips) are little slower than wood to ignite (start with wood fire first), burn less intensely, but give out more heat and are good for keeping the fire in overnight.
    Save all the smart ass comments – either try it and see… or don`t. Keep your powder and your dung chips dry.
    Cow Patty

    1. Deb

      But…but cow farts are KILLING THE PLANET!!!!!

      1. Deb

        Actually, that part about keeping the fire in overnight is appealing. I just got my woodstove put in my motorhome. The firebox is so small that it will require being refilled once or twice a night, not the hardship it sounds like, since at my age I’m up once or twice anyway.

        However, my neighbor has several donkeys, so I might bum a little donkey dung off him just for experimental purposes.

        I have this weird mental quirk–I like to solve problems before they become problems. I know, I must be part alien or something. That’s not a normal human response to life. Most people would rather wait until a problem becomes a crisis before they even acknowledge it, let alone address it.

        This “energy crisis” was obviously on the way to some few people 10 or 15 years ago, and they are not among the people who will be freezing their asses off this winter.

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