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Argentina’s Coldest Autumn Since 1976, As South America’s Freeze Intensifies; Blizzards Sweep Tasmania, As “Too Much Snow” Delays Reopening Of Aussie Ski Resort; + New Zealand’s “Best June Snow Conditions In Memory”

Argentina’s Coldest Autumn Since 1976…

Argentina has been in the grips of a fierce Antarctic blast in recent weeks, one that is showing few signs of abating.

May 2022 finished colder than average across the country, with some northern locales suffering -3C below the multidecadal norm. The month was also drier than average, according to official SMN data.


Moreover, Argentina’s entire Autumn season (March-April-May) was the nation’s coldest since 1976 (solar minimum of cycle 20).

It was also the fifth coldest in the historical series, also bested by 1971, 1968 and 1965:

Argentina’s coldest falls on record [SMN].

…As South America’s Freeze Intensifies

Widespread frosts are continuing to sweep much of South America, ravaging some of the continent’s key growing regions.

Remarkable temperatures have been noted in recent days, including the -7.7C (18.1F) at Rosario AP, Argentina–just 0.1C away from the record low for June; the -3C (26.6F) in Uruguay; the 0.7C (33.3F) in Paraguay; the -3.9C (25F) at Sao Joaquim, Brazil; and also the -0.1C (31.8F) in the Brazilian municipality of Uruguaiana–which stands at an elevation of only 62m (203ft).

Further drops were logged in the Peruvian Andes, with Chuapalca suffering -21.6C (-6.9F).

Elsewhere, -10.6C (12.9F) was noted at El Alto International Airport, Bolivia; 1.7C (35.1F) was logged Robore, Bolivia–which resides at a low elevation and latitude 18; and finally, Las Palmas, Paraguay dipped to record low of -3.4C (25.9F).

Looking ahead, South America’s chills are only forecast to intensify as the week progresses:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) June 10 – June 14 [tropicaltidbits.com].

Blizzards Sweep Tasmania…

The ski lifts at Tasmania’s largest ski field, Ben Lomond, are normally dormant at this time of the year. However, freezing temperatures and a record dumping of early-season snow have seen them to reopen well-ahead of schedule.

Ben Lomond’s ski season doesn’t usually start until July. Ben Mock, who works on the slopes, said “[the early start] certainly sets us up for the winter season. The snow that has fallen is a great base for us to start on and there is more on the forecast.”

Ben Lomond Ski Resort.

The copious amounts of snow haven’t proved fun and games for everyone, however. Police are warning inexperienced climbers not to tackle the summit of kunanyi / Mt Wellington after nine people had to be rescued in three separate incidents over the weekend.

Search and rescue crews endured blizzard conditions Sunday to rescue a woman who had gotten stuck in the snow; six other people were forced to take refuge in the summit’s toilet block on Saturday as heavy snow swept in, with rescuers having to trek through “extreme winds and blizzard-like conditions to reach them,” reports abc.net.au; while a pair of walkers became disorientated on the mountain and had to call for help Saturday evening. They were found three hours later sheltering behind rocks and were taken to hospital with hypothermia.

Senior Constable from Search and Rescue Callum Herbert urged people to heed the warnings: “For the unprepared, the conditions on top are deadly, and we narrowly avoided a double fatality last night … Please do not put yourself at risk.”

Tasmania’s higher peaks have endured heavy and hazardous snow of late, but flakes have also been settling at elevations of just 200m (650ft), too — an incredibly rare feat.

As a result, several roads across Tasmania remain closed due to the inclement conditions which have brought down powerlines and trees. In Beulah, a 54-year-old woman died after she was hit by a falling tree. While a man was taken to the Launceston General Hospital with serious injuries.

A local who has lived in the town for more than 50 years said it was the worst weather event he had ever witnessed: “It was hell. It just roared,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like it. I didn’t get much sleep and I was a little bit scared.”

…As “Too Much Snow” Delays Reopening Of Aussie Ski Resort To 2023

Intense snowfall has also hit the Aussie mainland, namely NSW, where Selwyn Snow Resort’s reopening has been delayed.

The resort took extensive fire damage a few years back, and while the rebuild had been progressing as planned, the project’s completion has now fallen behind due to Australia’s unprecedented wintry weather over the past few weeks.

As reported by canberratimes.com.au, the owner’s have had no choice but to postpone their planned July 2 reopening until next year.

“Selwyn Snow Resort saw challenging early season conditions with over 100cm of snowfall over the past 7 days,” reads a formal statement by the resort. “A set of unprecedented challenges including record rainfalls across November and December, material supply shortage and the COVID state-wide lockdown last year have meant further delays in progress.”

NSW politician Nichole Overall said the delay has been brought on by the one thing the region had been wishing for: “record snow”. While Snowy Valley’s Mayor Ian Chaffey expressed a similar sentiment, saying it is almost unbelievable to think that a resort which banks on snow to operate is now suffering for having recorded too much of it: “Gee whiz, it’s a bit tough to have that as an inconvenience, ‘too much snow’. I mean, it’s a snow business,” Chaffey said.

Australia’s Selwyn Ski Resort on Sunday, where snowfall exceeded 1 meter (3.3ft).


I received an email from a concerned Aussie just as I clicked ‘publish’ on the article.

I thought I should share it:

We have madness here.  Despite being blessed with an abundance of coal, gas and uranium, somehow the east coast of Australia is running out of electricity.  Years of demonising fossil fuels and investing in unreliables have come back to bite us.

The AEMO (electricity market operator) can’t find enough supply and is looking to load shed this evening.  Completely bonkers.

The email concludes with a link to this AEMO update: ‘The wheels seem to have fallen off the energy market‘…

New Zealand’s “Best June Snow Conditions In Memory”

New Zealand has also endured a wild week of weather, which included more than 100,000 lightning strikes.

One of the worst-hit regions was Waikanae, a town 31 miles north of Wellington, which suffered a pair of tornadoes. Residents there took to social media with pictures of uprooted trees, roof damage, dislodged fences and major flooding.

The biggest story, however, and as reported by grenfellrecord.com.au, was probably the South Island ski field operators that have been celebrating some of the best June snow conditions in living memory.

In this days of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, what a treat:

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among many other forcings, including the impending release of the Beaufort Gyre). Prepare accordingly — learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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  1. Ice Age Eugenics and Techno-Psycho-Biowarfare Now.Info

    “We have madness here. Despite being blessed with an abundance of coal, gas and uranium, somehow the east coast of Australia is running out of electricity. Years of demonizing fossil fuels and investing in unreliables have come back to bite us.”… Eugenics isn’t madness… when it’s conducted by the hypersane ranchers.

    Besides Jung, are there any modern examples of hypersanity? Those who escaped from Plato’s cave of shadows were reluctant to crawl back down and involve themselves in the affairs of men, and most hypersane people, rather than courting the limelight, might prefer to hide out in their back gardens.
    Like Patrick Wood…
    … becoming hypersane.
    Winter is Coming

    1. Deb

      Don’t know if I’m hyper- or sub-, but I definitely prefer to hang out in my back garden. Which, by the way, is beginning to take shape, due to nat’l remedies, limited internet access, and a re-cycling commitment to structure in my life ( the hardest part.) One hour a day, early morning, on garden/landscape activities. Amazing how much gets done in one hour. Still, it seems slow compared to the total job. Oh well, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

      At least, I should have some veggies to eat and a nice place to sit and watch the trees grow.

      1. Ice Age Eugenics and Techno-Psycho-Biowarfare Now.Info

        Like some home made meat noodles to go with those veggies?
        Long version (full show 3 hrs)

        SHORT VERSION – BLOOD CLOTS – Mike Adams live microscopy analysis (20 min.)

        1. Deb

          Would you like to dip my pigtails in the inkwell, Mr. 12 year old? That would be about your speed.

  2. Mystic’s Mystic

    Laws of physics prevail, lies from politicians don’t. The Southern Hemisphere winter & the earth is approaching aphelion the furthest point from the sun in the current earth orbit. The sun is still sputtering and the cosmic rays are still high causing additional moisture to fall. That is a recipe for cooling. How long will it last? As long as the sun remains dormant.
    Some astrophysics have suggested 3 decades. Will it deepen absolutely without a ramp-up of eruptive activity on the sun. Will stratospheric volcanic eruptions exacerbate the temperature drop? Absolutely, so I don’t know about you but I am getting prepared for a cold climate that humans by the way had nothing to do with causing. They will however have everything to do with saving themselves and other species. There is a society for everything under the sun. Can someone please get a cold climate society started? We need to be organized.

  3. Dirk Pitt

    Snowing now NW US:
    The upper chairlift at Mt Hood shown on the Timberline cams opened on May 20 for Summer skiing and it’s only been in operation a few days since due to crappy conditions. It will run all Summer when conditions permit, they have plenty of snow.

    Below normal temps forecast here for the rest of June:

  4. mok.monster

    The weather is crazy here in NZ right now. Where I live we have had over 300mm of rain so far this month, it has hailed and blown gales, my harvested pumpkins now hail-damaged. Following many weeks of unseasonably warm weather on the west coast of the South Island, where we were getting streams of tropical air flowing south-east from Queensland, we are now getting a flow of westerly, massive, Antarctic lows (the furious fifties) which usually just scrape the bottom of NZ. It seems the normal westerlies (roaring forties) are missing New Zealand and we are yoyoing up and down of them.
    I am thinking this anomaly may be due to waning and wandering polar magnetic fields, but our tide charts are showing alarmingly increasing tide levels through these winter months; is there any connection?
    Although I am probably uttering heresy on this website, increasing atmospheric CO2 requires the atmospheric partial pressure to equilibrate. This occurs by increasing erosion, where the carbonic acid created by the atmospheric CO2 weathers the freshly-exposed rock to create minerals which are then washed into the rivers and thence to the oceans, which then stimulate marine plant and animal growth, leading to sequestration of organic carbon on the sea floor. And the easy path to greater erosion? Increasing volume and intensity of rainfall.
    Local roading contractors here are not keeping up with the eroding hillsides spilling onto highways right now.

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