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 [].

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 [].

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 [].

Plan To Tax Cow Burps Enrages New Zealand Farmers

As reported by, 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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