Cheyenne’s Coldest May In 71 Years
The second half of May 2022 in Cheyenne was the Wyoming capital’s coldest since 1951, according to the National Weather Service: “The cold snap on May 21 was one of the coldest events this late in the season in the last 70 years,” reads a NWS report.
Rawlins, Torrington, Douglas, Sidney, and Alliance were among the other locale’s to smash record lows that day (see article linked below), while Cheyenne, which suffered 24F, was just a single degree shy of busting its 140-year-old benchmark.
As reported by kgab.com, Scottsbluff also logged its coldest temperature of the month that day — the city’s low of 27F was the latest occurrence of sub-30F reading since 1947.
And the following day, May 22, was also one for the record books.
The 26F observed in Cheyenne usurped the previous record low of 29F from 1930; while Rawlins, Laramie, Chadron, Sidney, and Alliance also busted longstanding records; with Scottsbluff coming within 1F of breaking a 107-year-old benchmark.
The month of May, in its entirety, finished-up colder than average.
Seattle’s Cold April And May To Be Chased By Cool June
After the coldest April and May in decades, Western Washington has been told to brace for a cool and wet June.
According to the Climate Prediction Center’s 30-day forecast, June 2022, overall, is expected to be cooler and wetter than usual: kind of like the spring we’ve had so far, so says assistant state climatologist Karin Bumbaco and as reported by seattletimes.com.
Delving into the data, April was the Emerald’s City’s third coldest April of the past 45 years; while May, with its average temperature of just 52.6F, ended-up being seventh coldest ever, and also the second wettest.
By the end of May, Seattle had registered just six hours with temperatures above 70F. This is an astonishing feat, and one put into context by the below NWS tweet:
NW Pollination Woes
A record cold April 2022 across the Northwest U.S. coated trees with snow and sent growers scrambling to protect blossoms from cold damage, while also contending for limited supplies of propane.
“We’ve had cold damage before; we’ve had frosty nights before,” said Jason Matson of Matson Fruit in Selah in Washington, “but a week of 32-degree highs or whatever it was? We’ve never had that. That’s the problem.”
Record cold gripped the Northwest back in April with daily highs doggedly holding well-below norm all month, according to AgWeatherNet. The nearest weather station to Matson’s farm is WSU’s Pomona. That station registered a high of just 39.2F on April 12, an astonishing feat given that the previous lowest-April-high was 48.1F.
For a stretch of 12 days, daytime highs at the Pomona station ranged from 39F to 54F. Such readings are problematic for honey bees –which rarely fly below 55F and don’t forage until the mercury reaches 65F– and so, in turn, are disastrous for pollination.
This year’s cherry bloom kicked-in just as the cold forced bees to huddle in their hives. A lot of the fruit did not set, points out Matt Whiting, a fruit physiology professor at WSU: “This is kind of a scary prospect,” he said.
“It’s not looking good,” continued Matson, noting that temperatures struggled through the remainder of April and also throughout May, too. This led several cherry and apple blocks, depending on location, to ‘set’ so poorly that attempts to harvest them likely aren’t going to be worth it.
Greg Pickel, development manager for G.S. Long Co. of Yakima, echoes Matson’s concerns: “There’s probably much more damage from lack of bee activity than from actual frost damage,” he said, adding that both his cherries and apples will see a stark reduction in volume this year.
The story is the same across the region.
Northwest Cherry Growers president B.J. Thurlby said that during a mid-May meeting of five states this season’s cherry harvest was estimated to be 136,800-tons. This would be the smallest harvest since 2008 (solar minimum of cycle 23), when there was a third less acreage in production.
“We know it’s significantly reduced,” said Thurlby.
JPMorgan CEO: An Economic “Hurricane” Is Coming
JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon has urged investors to prepare for turbulence in the markets in the weeks ahead — warning that extraordinary financial circumstances were creating a potential “hurricane” for the economy.
Dimon, CEO of the largest U.S. bank, said factors such as the Russian invasion of the Ukraine and the Federal Reserve’s move to tighten monetary policy due to crippling inflation could stoke chaotic conditions in the market.
“It’s a hurricane. Right now, it’s kind of sunny, things are doing fine, everyone thinks the Fed can handle this,” Dimon said during a recent conference, “[but] that hurricane is right out there, down the road, coming our way. We just don’t know if it’s a minor one or Superstorm Sandy or Andrew or something like that. You better brace yourself.”
The Fed is cutting off the pandemic-era flow of cheap money and tightening credit as it aims to curb consumer prices. But the Fed’s hawkish policy shift has spooked investors who fear it will result in a recession or even depression. Other analysts actually expect the Fed to change course soon and scrap the tightening altogether, after seeing the damage its doing to the markets.
Meanwhile, disruptions to global supply chains continue to mount, and are contributing to an international energy crisis that has resulted in record-high prices across the world, with benchmark oil prices riding at close to $120 per barrel.
“JPMorgan is bracing ourselves and we’re going to be very conservative with our balance sheet,” added Dimon. “Basically, the Cold War is back,” the JPMorgan chief told Bloomberg. “I think the whole world learned something that we always knew — that national security is always the most important thing, but it kind of recedes in the background when we’re all doing well.”
Dimon concluded by warning that there was a chance the Russia-Ukraine war could last for years — an outcome that would “completely rattle global energy markets, wheat markets, commodity markets.”
That ‘rattling’, however, was noticeable long-before the conflict. It was occurring long-before COVID-19, too. The clanking, clinking and clunking heard ringing through society has been growing louder for decades. And it is bigger than any single ‘event’.
This is a controlled demolition of society, and whether the excuse be the war, the pandemic, or catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, the result is always the same: the advancement of their ‘Great Reset’.
The war is the excuse given for failing supply chains (leading to food/energy shortages); COVID-19 was the excuse for draconian power grabs which eroded many hard-earned freedoms; while ‘climate change’ is the excuse for reducing people’s access to affordable energy (via an under-investment in an out-of-favor fossil fuels sector).
Whatever the catastrophe may be, the result is the same: lower and lower living standards for the masses while the rich get richer and richer. But where is the democracy? Where’s is my vote on how such ‘events’ should be handled? I don’t have one. Instead, the unelected elites make all the plays, and any attempt to even question the official narrative, let alone construct a democratic movement to combat it, sees you branded a conspiracy theorist for life and anti-human.
This is the power of propaganda.
I fear the masses may never awake, and will instead dutifully flit from one crisis to the next, believing whatever the corporate media tells them, no matter how illogical or contradictory, until that final day of reckoning comes when the controlled demolition is complete and an average Joe’s only option is to bow to their masters for that 5 gallons of gas for their car or that 1kg bag of rice for their bellies. No measure will be considered ‘too far’ when you’re hungry, and people will likely consider it their duty to queue around the block for their mandatory digital IDs and ration cards, just as they did for those wholly unnecessary COVID-19 vaccinations: The power of propaganda, and the terrible, unthinking compliance of the purblind masses.
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-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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