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April Snow hits Hungary, as Switzerland Registers Coldest Spell in 3-Decades: European Fruit Shortage Expected

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

April Snow hits Hungary

Heavy April snow hit Hungary this week, including in the regions of Bakony, Kékestető, Pécs, Komárom-Esztergom county, and Normafa.

More than a foot (30 cm) settled in Bakony, reports hungarytoday.hu.

The unexpected conditions have caused major traffic disruptions across the country.

© Zoltán Máthé/MTI
Snowy bicycle in Tés on April 14, 2021.


Switzerland Registers Coldest Spell in 3-Decades

In nearby Switzerland, the first half of April has been characterized by very low minimum temperatures, frequent frosts at ground level and snowfall down to very low altitudes, according to meteosuisse.admin.ch.

The average minimum temperature over the past ten days was the lowest for April in decades.

In Lugano, for example, the average daily minimum temperature between April 4 and April 13 was 5.5C (41.9F) — such a cold spell in April had not occurred. since 2003. And it’s been even colder in La Chaux-de-Fonds; here, the average min temp for the last 10 days was just -3.8C (38.8F) — the coldest April stretch for the last 30 years (rivaling the historic 10+ day freeze during the April of 1991).

After a brief burst of heat at the beginning of the month, temperatures across Switzerland quickly fell off a cliff to levels well-below the 1981-2010 norm–and there the mercury has stayed ever-since. A setup such as this is devastating for the regions’ flora and fauna: see Grand Solar Minimums and the Swings between Extremes.


Europe’s historic April chill, which included the declaration of an “Agricultural Disaster” in France, has resulted in a looming fruit and vegetable shortage.

As reported by freshplaza.com, the frost episodes earlier this month have devastated French crops; as a result, the country’s Minister of Agriculture, Julien Denormandie, has said “French fruit may be scarce this summer.”

Françoise Roch, president of the National Federation of Fruit Producers (FNPF), explains that while lows down to -2C (28.4F) can occur at this time of year (‘white frosts’), last week’s lows of -8C (17.6F) were an entirely different matter — these so-called ‘black frosts’ are incredibly rare, and utterly devastating.

“Here, we went down to -6C (21.2F), and in some regions, down to -8C (17.6F). Such a frost is NOT usual this late in the year, and it is catastrophic,” said Roch. “In the winter, a fruit tree is resting and can withstand temperatures of -20C (-4F). But in this case, the vegetation was already advanced because February was very warm this year and the trees thought that spring had arrived already. In such conditions, the slightest cold spell destroys the harvests.”

These ‘black frosts’ were not localized, either. According to Daniel Sauvaitre, arboriculturist and winegrower in Charente, “each region (of France) has been affected,” with many different crops suffering. From apricots and cherries, to table grapes and plums, “there will be almost nothing,” laments Roch, who adds that the Rhône valley and the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, for example, “are areas that had never seen such cold temperatures this time of year.”

The shortage of products will naturally lead to higher prices.

“If only 30% of the fruit can be harvested, the fruit will cost a lot more. It is normal for the producer to charge more in order to compensate for the losses and all the costs involved,” explains Roch. “But we hope that the purchasing centers and the stores will play the game so that prices do not soar too much, and that consumers will be understanding and kind enough to buy French products, even if they are a little bit more expensive.”

The intense freeze wasn’t just confined to France though, so cheaper alternatives may not even be an option. April’s big freeze infected the majority of Europe, and it is still ongoing in many parts. As of today, April 16, England, for example, is still on for its 16th coldest April since 1659 (CET). While in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, thousand of storks that have made the long journey from tropical Africa have arrived to find record snowfall on the ground instead of the expected warmth and blooms of spring: they have arrived at the wrong time, reports gismeteo.ru.

A stork stands in its nest during a snowfall. [Photo: Thomas Warnack/dpa]
12 April 2021, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Isny im Allgäu: A stork struts across a snow-covered reed meadow in the snowfall. It snowed overnight in the Allgäu. Photo: Felix Kästle/dpa


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I’m sure the ads won’t be a long term thing –as it proved before– but I wanted to put it to you before I decide (leave a comment below, and I’ll manually approve it–something I have to do due to spam). This could be a way for me and my family to earn an extra few-hundred dollars a month, to pay for our Portugal prep — including the new male goat that arrived just yesterday, who we intend to breed with our Nigerian Dwarf does for milk.

Anyway, I’m off out to transplant 100+ eggplant plugs.

What are you planting this weekend to prepare?

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.


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77 Thoughts to “April Snow hits Hungary, as Switzerland Registers Coldest Spell in 3-Decades: European Fruit Shortage Expected”

  1. Brendan Mallon

    Happy with ads Cap.

  2. Anonymous

    It’s your website, do as you like with the ads.

    I will be planting winter squash, summer squash, pumpkins, pole beans, watermelon, cantaloupe, and transplanting my started tomato plants – but not until next month after the risk of frost has passed.

  3. Martin Ward

    Whatever it takes, Cap. Just keep going.
    Best wishes

  4. Brenda

    You have every right to earn some extra money with ads on your website. You do excellent work and deserve the funds for yourself and your family. We need to hear the truth about the GSM and this site is the place to find it!

  5. ron poitras

    Good reporting! Thank you….a few ads to provide more revenue is fine with me. Good luck !

    1. Cap Allon

      Thank you Ron,

      Best,
      Cap

  6. Anonymous

    Patreon is part of the tech fascist problem. Any other forms of payment you accept?

    1. Cap Allon

      I agree, and there are a few alternatives that I’m looking into — but as of yet, Patreon have no problems with my content (either that or I’m still flying under their radar).

      Best,
      Cap

    2. Esther

      Me too I would like to know if there is another way to donate. I am on patreon now but I want to stop with paypall..

  7. Peter Kirby

    I am happy with advertisements.

  8. For the record:

    I published this open letter in 2013 to Baroness Verma, after Britain invested in too much wind power, but before Texans “blew their brains out”. SSDD.

    Baroness Verma was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change from 2012 to 2015.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/10/31/blind-faith-in-climate-models/#comment-1130954

    AN OPEN LETTER TO BARONESS VERMA
    [excerpt]
    So here is my real concern:
    IF THE SUN DOES INDEED DRIVE TEMPERATURE, AS I SUSPECT, BARONESS VERMA, THEN YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HOUSE MAY HAVE BREWED THE PERFECT STORM.

    You are claiming that global cooling will NOT happen, AND you have crippled your energy systems with excessive reliance on ineffective grid-connected “green energy” schemes.

    I suggest that global cooling probably WILL happen within the next decade or sooner, and Britain will get colder.

    I also suggest that the IPCC and the Met Office have NO track record of successful prediction (or “projection”) of global temperature and thus have no scientific credibility.

    I suggest that Winter deaths will increase in the UK as cooling progresses.

    I suggest that Excess Winter Mortality, the British rate of which is about double the rate in the Scandinavian countries, should provide an estimate of this unfolding tragedy.

    As always in these matters, I hope to be wrong. These are not numbers, they are real people, who “loved and were loved”.

    Best regards to all, Allan MacRae

    Turning and tuning in the widening gyre,
    the falcon cannot hear the falconer…
    – Yeats

  9. Marcel Gerig

    No problem with ads do what helps you Cap; to switzerland I can confirm that one hundred percent because I live in central switzerland btw march was very cold as well
    best wishes

    1. Cap Allon

      Thank you Marcel,

      Best,
      Cap

  10. xnightx

    Eggplants = madness or melancholia (like tomatoes, both fruits of the solanaceae family):
    https://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/The-Fine-Madness-of-Eggplant/

    1. Cap Allon

      I love moussaka!

      But will look into the link you provided.

      Best,
      Cap

  11. Don Ready

    Of course you should be compensated, good luck and thank you.

  12. Charles

    Go for the ads and keep the info coming.

  13. Anonymous

    As for ads, only if they do not end up influencing your content!
    Rudy Fritsch

    1. Cap Allon

      No chance of that, Rudy.

      I lost my previous ad network because I didn’t conform to mainstream propaganda.

      Best,
      Cap

  14. Cathy

    Yes, ads will be fine with me. I’m curious about Portugal and would love to hear more plans!

    1. Cap Allon

      Thank you, Cathy.

      Email [email protected] if you’d like to hear the pros of Portugal.

      Also, there will be a forum section on EV soon — look out for that.

      Best,
      Cap

  15. Tom Bliss

    I am good with ads. I enjoy seeing you on facebook but notice only one or two shares. I don’t always share to limit their censorship.

  16. Carl Bracken

    I too am ok with limited adds. Everyday in my office the first page I start with is yours followed by Ben Davidson’s SuspiciousObservers. Really enjoy your clear well written daily updates. Keep up the great work
    From the heartland of USA (Iowa)
    Carl

    1. Cap Allon

      Thank you, Carl.

      Humbling.

  17. BobH

    You deserve every penny for the great work you do!

  18. Barrie Reynolds

    Go with the ads. Anything to strengthen the voice of sanity.

  19. Gerry, England

    I am OK with adverts as I use a computer to use the internet and with a big screen they are not a nuisance.

    The cold here in the SE of England has killed the flowers on my magnolias for the second year running. Some got through last year but it looks total this time. At least the blossom on the fruit trees is still there. But we won’t be safe for a while considering the 2 nights of heavy frost we had in May last year.

  20. Happy to see some ads, and thanks for all your work. There is hardly any coverage here about the effects of the GSM. I am increasingly concerned about relatives and old friends back in Europe.

  21. Anonymous

    I Just found your site last week. You agree with my work over last quarter century.

    I think you should pay attention to Joy Boulamwini’s Code Bias work at MIT.
    Relevant that:
    I have been using Jet Stream apps for more than a decade. I noticed they were starting to fail during 2020. Now they just don’t work! Assessment Zonal versus Meridianal Flow: application Code Bias. This is a major issue for all formal applications now being marketed as verifiable.

    Heads up, and just for your interest.

    Doug Renselle
    In Quantonics
    [email protected]

    1. Cap Allon

      Thank you, Doug — I will check out Boulamwini’s work.

      Best,
      Cap

    2. GG

      Of course, go with ads, you are doing a great job.

  22. Bert

    Love your site.
    You could bury it in ads, and I would still hunt you up.

    1. Cap Allon

      Thank you, Bert.

  23. Freya Vaes

    That’s fine, I completely understand! I would probably do the same thing.
    Also, it’s very considerate that you ask us in the first place.
    Keep up the good work.

  24. Dave

    Do whatever it takes to keep the site going..
    Thinking back a bit, is this the third or fourth year in a row that the FMI peak snow-mass has been 3 standard deviations above average? To get 1 year at 3SD above should be highly unusual, to get 3 or 4 in a row is so unlikely as to be nearly statistically impossible.

    1. Cap Allon

      Without checking, this is the third that I recall — it could well-have been the fourth, however.

      This detail will make a good addition to an article — I will confirm.

      Best, and thank you for you comment,
      Cap

  25. JO absolut, det är självklart. Lycka till

  26. Honesty

    Fine with ads. Its your site,Not the government-controlled met office site.

  27. Richard

    Fine with ads.

  28. Margaret Mansfield

    I don’t mind a few unobtrusive ads, but I find ones that move and distract my eye very annoying.

    1. Cap Allon

      Noted Margaret,

      Thank you,

      Cap

  29. Arlene Shako

    Thanks a few ads but I would rather pay to subscribe to your exc. site than to see
    many ads. Your work and inf. is amazing. I will be planting some seeds today also in the peat pots.
    This is the first time in living here in NE upstate NY that I have heard our peepers still peeping while it was snowing. We got 4 inches last night, Arlene

    1. Cap Allon

      Good luck with the planting — let me know how that goes.

      I know some v. cold weather is rattling the NE right now.

      Best,
      Cap

  30. Shelley

    Thank you for your site. Excellent information. Go with the ads if they will help you and your family.

  31. Jim Beecham

    I check your site daily, and have no problem with you adding ads to make a bit of extra money. You really should be on TV, such as a regular contributor to the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News. ? Another source of funds for Portugal?

    1. Cap Allon

      My wife says I don’t have a face for TV, nor a voice for radio.

      Ha!

      Best,
      Cap

  32. Dennis

    Never thought i’d say this, but bring on the adds.
    If it gives you what you need to keep doing what you are doing you must start doing business.
    Thank you for your great work Cap.

    From Netherland
    Dennis Holland

    1. Cap Allon

      Thank you, Dennis.

      I appreciated your support.

      Best,
      Cap

  33. Terry

    I support the advertising concept. You put out good information that is not compiled elsewhere and deserve more compensation for it. Hopefully it will lead to broader exposure…..and acceptance.

  34. Anonymous

    If someone offers to run ads on your page, accept it. But I prefer ads to be static ones and not the ones with moving and flashing parts. I find that those make it very hard to read the article.

  35. Malcolm

    No problem with ads on this site.

  36. David H Denham

    Happy with the ADDS .
    By the way , go into NOAA’s CLIMATE AT A GLANCE , Put in ALL MONTHS , 2005 Start ( When they replaced all the weather stations across Continental USA ) , End Year 2020 , Region – North America , Surface – Land , and look at the USA cooling since the El Nino spike of 2016 , with almost no average change over 16 years . Look at the facts IPCC.

    1. Cap Allon

      Great David.

      Best,
      Cap

  37. Any way you could do a year by year breakdown of what to expect from the GSM region by region for the USA??? Say from 2021-2035…..that would be very enlightening indeed..Just a though..Thanks

    1. Cap Allon

      Okay, Darren.

      Suggestion noted.

      Best,
      Cap

      1. Thanks Cap…I suggested this to Adapt 2030 with David Dubyne but he never got around to it…In my zone which is in the WNY area..I struggle with the whole Green House idea…Alot of time and energy with no real guarantees…While on the other hand $500 bucks can buy a ton of canned vegetables(potato’s, carrots and green beans along with alot of Baked Beans and Soup)….Add at least 10 years to the “Best use by ” date and you good to go…Any updates on John Casey???Just curious…:)

        1. Darren, I live in upstate NY.I understand your issue with money and food and growing veggies. For years I have grown and frozen and canned and freeze dried fruits and veggies and also invest in canned foods and dehydrated and freeze dried foods- milk etc.
          With the variants in weather gardening is more challenging now.
          Haven’t read anything new about Casey but ill look him up again. His books were exc. Thanks Cap. Arlene

  38. Anonymous

    Ads are fine, Cap. Brett Keane, New Zealand
    Even getting wavy Jetstreams down here now and for the last few years.

  39. Ted

    Run the adds, thats my vote. Keep uptake interesting output.

  40. Anonymous

    Go with the ads and thanks for your great job.

  41. Greg

    Cap, although I’ve only signed up in the last 6 months I say go for it mate.
    Keep the site going and live the dream.

  42. JOHN MILLER

    Been on your website for about 12 months and get the notifications from you which I appreciate. I love learning about all things since my retirement, I am 76 years old now and this is my favourite website. If it takes ads. to keep you online then go for it.Glad I live in Australia and not Europe. we have had a nice cool summer with good rain but winter may be colder than usual.Keep up the good work mate….

    1. Cap Allon

      Thank you for you kind comment, John.

  43. Anonymous

    OK with some adds rhc

  44. Robert Campbell

    Hi Cap , get the money while you can, as you know boycotting advertisers is a common tactic to shut down non conformist information.
    Here in Australia the cold is setting in early – our deciduous trees went into autumn colours up to a month earlier than usual, and here in Victoria we have been getting a lot of days of uniform cloud cover holding temperatures down.
    Keep up the good work!

  45. Gerardo

    Happy with adds too. In Germany, with upcoming tendencies of green socialism, I am happy of any free reporting.

  46. Mike From Au

    Thumbs Up 2

  47. Shobhan

    Ads are fine. Planting my different breeds of kale. Planted a few tomatoes, got more babies growing. Eggplant growing, lettuce huge, radishes coming. Nespera doing well and so much fruit on peach and nectarine trees. Gotta plant my pumpkins, winter squash, courgettes, potatoes, sweet potatoes and more! I love spring, the most beautiful time in Central Portugal. So exciting to see the new plants coming up. Happy Spring!!!

  48. Anonymous

    Cap, just your asking for our input/opinions is amazing. Yes, do what benefits you and your family the most. Static ads are not that much of a nuisance for most folks by now.

    (Would still love to see the Subject Line back to where it was a year ago…stating the topic covered as I, and I’m sure many others, like to Save them ALL in a Folder for referencing at a later date – IF not too much of a problem of course. Very hard to find things under the same generic non-descriptive….
    Possibly it keeps things “under the radar” your current way? If so, DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO KEEP THIS IMPORTANT INFO COMING.)

    ALWAYS… missing you when you are gone!

    Dennis A.

    1. Cap Allon

      Thank you for your kind comment Dennis,

      By “subject Line” do you mean the category?
      As in “Extreme Weather,” “GSM” etc.?

      Best,
      Cap

  49. Colin Harkin

    You have to put food on the table Cap, do the the adds – no problem here!!!!

  50. Rogerio Coelho

    No problem with ads

  51. Jeremy Stuart Lee

    What good does truth do us in a world of cultured ignorance. Bless you for your truth sir. I for one am convinced.

  52. Rudolf

    You have toe eat Cap. I don’t have a problem with Ads.

  53. petrichor

    Those of you non-vegetarians who have a greenhouse–even if unheated — investigate micro-livestock for meat protein which can also be kept in a greenhouse: Improved (“giant”) Cavies, developed by the University of Peru. They live happily in small spaces, eat grass or hay, and one animal can feed 4. Less disease prone and simpler to keep than rabbits. I am looking for breeding stock in the UK, but having no luck. I would order some from U of Peru, but don’t speak Spanish and I can’t deal with the paperwork for the import regulations. The Incas domesticated Cavies 2000 years ago as an economical food animal that needs no pasturage. There is a whole cusine developed in Equador for cooking Cavies.

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