Are You Ready For A Catastrophically Cold Winter?

Written by Michael Snyder

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Experts are warning us that this will be a “freezing, frigid, and frosty” winter, and even though the official beginning of winter is still over a month away, it already feels like that in much of the country right now.

Over the next several days, it will literally feel like it is mid-January in much of the central and eastern portions of the United States.  Many areas will be hit by temperatures that are 30 degrees below normal, and heavy snow is expected in some areas of the Midwest.

Unfortunately, this bitterly cold weather is coming at a very bad time for corn farmers.  According to the latest USDA crop progress report, only 52 percent of the corn in the middle of the country has been harvested.  So about half of the corn is still sitting out there, and these extraordinarily low temperatures could potentially be absolutely devastating.

In essence, this cold front threatens to put an exclamation point on an absolutely horrific year for U.S. farmers.  According to the National Weather Service, we could possibly see “170 potential daily record cold high temperatures” over the next three days…

“The National Weather Service is forecasting 170 potential daily record cold high temperatures Monday to Wednesday,” tweeted Weather Channel meteorologist Jonathan Erdman. “A little taste of January in November.”

The temperature nosedive will be a three-day process as a cold front charges across the central and eastern U.S. from Sunday into Tuesday.

We are being told that low temperatures in certain portions of Texas could plunge into the teens, and all across the Upper Midwest we could see low temperatures that are well below zero.

Of course this is not the first wave of record cold weather to come rolling through this season.  During the month of October, a couple of major blizzards roared through the Midwest and countless new cold temperature records were established.

And unfortunately we should expect a lot more bitter weather in the months ahead.  Both the Farmers’ Almanac and the Old Farmer’s Almanac are projecting that this upcoming winter will be unusually cold and snowy

Not long after the Farmers’ Almanac suggested it would be a “freezing, frigid, and frosty” season, the *other* Farmer’s Almanac has released its annual weather forecast—and it’s equally upsetting.

While the first publication focused on the cold temperatures anticipated this winter, the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that excessive snowfall will be the most noteworthy part of the season.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which was founded in 1792, says that the upcoming winter “will be remembered for strong storms” featuring heavy rain, sleet, and a lot of snow. The periodical actually used the word “snow-verload” to describe the conditions we can expect in the coming months.

So why is this happening?

It is actually quite simple.

During a solar minimum, solar activity drops to very low levels, and that tends to mean lower temperatures on Earth.

Earlier this year, a panel of experts gathered to discuss the current solar minimum, and they came to the conclusion that it “could last for years”

If you like solar minimum, good news: It could last for years. That was one of the predictions issued last week by an international panel of experts who gathered at NOAA’s annual Space Weather Workshop to forecast the next solar cycle. If the panel is correct, already-low sunspot counts will reach a nadir sometime between July 2019 and Sept 2020, followed by a slow recovery toward a new Solar Maximum in 2023-2026.

“We expect Solar Cycle 25 will be very similar to Cycle 24: another fairly weak maximum, preceded by a long, deep minimum,” says panel co-chair Lisa Upton, a solar physicist with Space Systems Research Corp.

But that would actually be a best case scenario.

There are others that believe that we have now entered a “grand solar minimum” such as the one that our planet experienced several hundred years ago.  That one was known as “the Maunder Minimum”, and it resulted in a “little ice age”

The extreme example happened between 1645 and 1715 when the normal 11-year sunspot cycle vanished. This period, called the Maunder Minimum, was accompanied by bitterly cold winters in the American colonies. Fishing settlements in Iceland and Greenland were abandoned. Icebergs were seen near the English channel. The canals of Venice froze. It was a time of great hardship.

Ultimately, the longer winters and shorter summers during the “Maunder Minimum” resulted in famine all over the globe, and multitudes ended up perishing

The Maunder Minimum is the most famous cold period of the Little Ice Age. Temperatures plummeted in Europe (Figs. 14.3–14.7), the growing season became shorter by more than a month, the number of snowy days increased from a few to 20–30, the ground froze to several feet, alpine glaciers advanced all over the world, glaciers in the Swiss Alps encroached on farms and buried villages, tree-lines in the Alps dropped, sea ports were blocked by sea ice that surrounded Iceland and Holland for about 20 miles, wine grape harvests diminished, and cereal grain harvests failed, leading to mass famines (Fagan, 2007). The Thames River and canals and rivers of the Netherlands froze over during the winter (Fig. 14.3). The population of Iceland decreased by about half. In parts of China, warm-weather crops that had been grown for centuries were abandoned. In North America, early European settlers experienced exceptionally severe winters.

So far in 2019, there have been more than 200 days without a single sunspot on the sun.

We do not know when solar activity will return to normal, but for now we should all prepare for a bitterly cold winter.

Beyond that, we had better hope that we have not entered another “Maunder Minimum”, because right now we are struggling to feed everyone on the planet even in the best of years.

Despite all of our advanced technology, we remain deeply dependent on the weather.  Even a year or two of bad harvests could potentially be absolutely catastrophic, and the mainstream media will not tell us the truth until it is way too late to do anything about it.

Source: endoftheamericandream.com


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Comments (14)

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    Joseph Olson

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    To create a fake “cause and effect” for the concocted CO2 hockey stick, Alarmists needed a companion temperature curved stick. Enter stick whittler Mikey Mann, who carved off the Medieval WARMING period and filled in the Little Ice Age COOLING period for his IPCC master. Climaclownology is the worst science since the world was flat, and not a single fraudster has been punished, except Mann has an unpaid civil judgment still awaiting service.

    “Hockey Stick Illusion” by Andrew Montford

    “Hockey Stickery Doc” at CanadaFreePress(.)com

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      JaKo

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      Joseph,
      I think you’re right — this CAGW nonsense will go on unchecked until a few “prominent climate scientists” would have to go to court(s) and defend their “findings,” or, better yet, in front of a “Climate Tribunals” and get everybody to see what they are about…
      They, if found guilty, should at least re-pay the billions wasted on their “research.”
      BTW
      Don’t people endangering the public (e.g. falsely yelling FIRE in a crowded theater, as per 1919 decision in the case Schenck v. United States) deserve a punishment?

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        Andy Rowlands

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        In the case of fraudulent climate alarmists I would say yes, a prison sentence would be appropriate for indoctrinating and frightening millions of children into thinking they will die before they reach adulthood.

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    Andy Rowlands

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    With the solar minimum creating a wavy Jet Stream, I predicted a very cold winter for the UK a couple months ago seeing the record cold over the US and northern Europe. Britain had it’s coldest October since the late 1600s this year, and in the last couple days, snow has come much earlier than usual to Oswestry, Llangollen, Capel Curig and Bedgellert. There has been little mention of these unusually cold temperatures in the mainstream media, unless they wanted to blame it on ‘climate change’ of course.

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      Terry Shipman

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      Of course they do. I’ve been listening to the Weather Channel describe how warm causes cold. In the late 70’s they said the cold was due to a wavy jet stream which was a sign of the coming Ice Age. Now they say the cold is a sign of a warming planet which causes the dip in the jet stream. It makes me want to scream at my TV. No wonder the teaching of history has been de-emphasized in schools. It should be a no-brainer that the sun controls the climate.

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        Andy Rowlands

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        Yes that’s exactly it, the same phenomena that was blamed on nature for plunging us into the next ice age is now being blamed on us for turning the planet into an oven. Utter nonsense.

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    Charles Higley

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    “Beyond that, we had better hope that we have not entered another “Maunder Minimum”, because right now we are struggling to feed everyone on the planet even in the best of years.”

    There would certainly be lots more food if they canceled all the stupid, wasteful biofuels programs. It’s insane as the corn biofuel program in the US consumes 40% of the corn crop, drives up the cost of corn around the world, which drives up the costs of other grains and starves people. The UN thinks that that is just fine as dying from starvation and disease is so natural and a good way to lower the population.

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      Andy Rowlands

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      That’s not quite right Charles, up to this year, we’ve record crop harvests across the world in the last few years, with each year beating the previous record, so we’re producing plenty of food. The problem this year has been the very cold temperatures in many crop producing countries.

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    JAMES MATKIN

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    Snow predictions demolish false global warming crisis –

    “2000 Dr. David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, predicts that within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”. “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.” See here.

    “2001 IPCC TAR (AR3) predicts that milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms. See here.

    “2004 Adam Watson, from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, said the Scottish skiing industry had no more than 20 years left. See here.
    Some Failed Climate Predictions

    Think about why alarmists thought warming would end freezing winters in the future and you will see that if the earth is to ever exit the current Quaternary Ice Age [look it up in google] polar ice must become ice free in the summer. But heavy snowfall in the winter with the SNOW albedo keeps temperatures too cold to melt the glaciers in the spring and summer. Therefore the only way for ice free summers is for no or little snow in the winter. Because this is so far from happening around the world this issue becomes a silver bullet demolishing the fear of global warming and the need for the Paris Climate Accord.

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      Sunsettommy

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      James, your links are missing, can you post them please.

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    Steve Parker

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    Why should I take any more credence about this then I do for global warming?

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      Matt

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      The first thing you have gotten right is asked a question. Keep asking questions.
      Get back to us next April and you tell us about credence.
      In the meantime research climate science.
      Yo! Later!

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        jerry krause

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        Hi Matt,

        Please ask John O’Sullivan for my email address so you can privately help me with your wisdom and possible knowledge. For I need help. And while I have no idea what your experiences have been. I suspect the knowledge you have gained from these whatever experiences could be very useful just as Michael Clarke’s experiences and knowledge have been been extremely useful in correcting my frequent mistakes.
        .
        Have a good

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      George Hilman

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      You are free to take no credence about anything, of course. But it won’t hurt you to look at what happens to the climate in the next few years and compare it to what the alarmists have been saying recently.

      Also take note that your fine government officials go along with the government-funded climate alarmists. Quel surprise.

      Not that government officials have been know to engage in tyranny over the people. Words like “tyrant” were invented for use in fiction literature. Like “hobbit.”

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