Australia’s Coldest Spring In Decades
Following a colder-than-average winter, Australia has suffered its coldest spring in decades, “a rare feat considering climate change ensures nearly every season is now warmer than normal,” peddles ABC, the nation’s agenda-driving MSM outlet.
Well, that’s two frigid seasons in quick-succession now, ABC — a “rare feat”?
Australia’s daytime highs were especially low, the coldest in 30 years for Melbourne, Adelaide, and Canberra. Brisbane was another to endure an anomalously-nippy spring, after shivering through what was its coldest winter on record.
The precipitation has also proved unprecedented, particularly for the south-east, where flooding is ongoing across the Murray-Darling Basin.
The incessant rains, as well as the record, late-season snows, are tied to cooling in the eastern Pacific Ocean. This climatic setup has resulted in a genuinely rare third La Niña (the second since 1950), and it is feared that this phenomenon won’t abate anytime soon, perhaps lasting 5-10 years, a few decades, “or even a century or longer,” so says UW atmospheric scientist, Robert Wills.
And so it stands, despite the models arrogantly decreeing that it would be El Niño conditions that would be the dominate ENSO setup in an ever-warming world, it is in fact its colder sister La Niña that is winning out — the climate models got it wrong, again.
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Exceptionally cloudy conditions —likely exacerbated by low solar activity— kept maximum temperatures well-below the norm.
Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra saw their average highs for the season pegged back to their lowest levels since 1992.
Likewise in Sydney, the harbor city failed to reach 30C for the first time in three decades. And even more impressively, some western suburbs of Sydney, including Penrith, failed to hit 30C in spring for the first time in recorded history.
Australia’s chilly spring, as well as the cold winter that preceded it, was driven by relentless pulses of polar air escaping the Antarctic ice sheet. These outbreaks, in turn, were the result of a low solar activity-induced ‘meridional’ jet stream flow.
In short, waning solar output reduces the energy entering the jets. This reverts their usual straight ZONAL flow to a weak and wavy MERIDIONAL one. A region’s weather is determined by which ‘side’ of the jet stream it’s on. If it is located ‘above’ (in the NH) then it’s in for a spell of unseasonably cold conditions, as it is open to influxes of Arctic air; while conversely, if the region is ‘under’ the jet stream then it’s set for anomalously hot conditions, being subject to air masses dragged up from the tropics.
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The real world upshots for Australia this spring also included late-spring snow as far north as Central West NSW, an incredibly rare achievement; along with the coldest November on record for many towns, such as Forbes and Ivanhoe.
Moreover, Aussie alpine areas remain snow-covered just a day out from summer:
Global Warming alarmists, you’ve been hoodwinked.
China’s Record Arctic Outbreak Freezes Livestock, Traps Herders, Kills Road Workers
The coldest temperatures since the 1980s have disrupted the seasonal migration of nomadic herders in northwest China’s Xinjiang region.
Over the past week-or-so, an unspecified and growing number of Xinjiang herders have either gone missing or been trapped while herding their livestock. Cattle and sheep have suffered frostbite and many hundreds have reportedly frozen to death as blizzards and temperatures as low as Monday’s record-breaking -48.6C (-55.5F) descended from the north.
More than 20 provincial areas in China are suffering extreme cold this week, which has resulted in Xinjiang’s meteorological agency issuing its first red alert since the deadly cold wave of 2008 (solar minimum of cycle 21).
Herders in Xinjiang, which amount to thousands, move their livestock each season to secure forage. They start their winter migration in November to escape the worst of the freezing conditions of winter, but winter has arrived historically early this year.
Videos show herders and their livestock trapped in fields of ice and snow.
The cold weather casualties extend to construction workers, too.
At least seven workers at a project site in city of Altay are known to have died. The crew, of eight, were said to be returning home after construction was stopped, but were forced to walk the final 500m (1640ft) after their car become trapped.
The blizzard and sub-zero lows saw seven of the eight perish, with the survivor taken to hospital.
Officials in the Altay Prefecture rescue teams have been sent to the stranded herders up north, but their efforts are being hindered by the cold and, in particular, the snow. Warnings for snowstorms remain in place, with Shawan city –serving as just one example– suffering its deepest and most-expansive late-November snow cover since 1955.
Hundreds of livestock are known to have perished in neighboring Kazakhstan and Mongolia, too (those nations’ herders also often share the Xinjiang grasslands with their Chinese counterparts).
South Korea Shivers
A nationwide ‘cold wave advisory’ was issued Wednesday, which, according to Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), is unusual for November.
The temperature in Seoul plunged to -7C (19.4F) on Wednesday morning; sSince 2000, the capital has suffered a reading of -7C or below on just two previous occasions during the month of November — on Nov 27, 2015 (-7.3C) and on Nov 19, 2008 (-7.2C).
The KMA has warned of people stay safe during the “sudden bout of cold”.
Snow also struck Seoul overnight Tuesday:
Russia/Ukraine Planting Woes
Russian winter cereal planting has stalled on inclement weather conditions, while Ukrainian farmers are opting to plant pea and pulses instead of grains given the chronic fertilizer shortages.
In Russia, growers are still trying to pull crops from fields that were expected to be used for winter sowing–mainly in central regions. Local analysts have warned that a significant shortage of wheat expected in these areas, but, overall, remain hopeful.
Late crop harvesting was slow due to an influx of early-season Arctic air — it snowed almost everywhere.
We see this on the Rutgers Global Snow Lab map (daily snow extent as of Nov 29/day 333):
Russia’s expansive snow cover helped pushed Northern Hemisphere extent to a record-high in books dating back to 1967:
Ukraine, the ‘breadbasket of Europe’, is switching its grain planting to pea and pulses given the global fertilizer shortages.
The likes of peas and pulses require far fewer inputs than their more-demanding wheat and corn counterparts.
And due to the controlled demolition of the global food supply –from production to delivery– fertilizers are at a premium; their production has been all-but stopped due to an entirely self-inflicted energy crisis instigated by our ‘unelected betters’ in the name of ‘saving the planet from the horrors of CO2’.
We see these same games when it comes to farmland going off-line; to the mysterious fires at food production plants; and to the needless culling of hundreds of millions of poultry off the back of –literally– a mere handful of positive PCR tests.
The fertilizer supply crisis will likely hit the world ‘proper’ during next season’s harvest (so late-2023).
It alone, regardless of the cooling climate, geopolitical maneuverings and troubles within other aspects of the food production system, will deliver drastically reduced yields, soaring prices, shortages/rationing, anger, panic, Great Depression, Great Reset and the roll-out of ‘surveillance state’/digitized hell.
This is their plan, at least.
I do, however, have faith in humanity’s ability to come together in the face of evil. But that time is now.