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Greece Breaks National Low Temp Record; Historic Snow Falls On Turkish Beaches; U.S. Sets Hundreds Of New Cold Records As Bomb Cyclone Hits The East; + Portugal Admits It’s Rationing Food

Greece Breaks National Low Temp Record

Temperature readings at dolines/sinkholes may not be officially accepted in climatologist record books, but yesterday, March 13, the mercury at the Greek doline of Vathistalos/Mt. Parnassos (1780m) plunged to -28.1C — a new record low for the country in the month of March.

The below charts ( plot the temperature and the wind speed at the doline.

Note the 13C plunge in just one hour, correlating with the wind stopping:

The temperature plunges to -28.1C….
…as the wind speed drops off.

Record lows have bee sweeping Southeastern Europe and The Middle East in recent days. The same can be said for all of Eastern Europe, too. It was another rcord-breaking cold morning on Saturday, March 12: Montenegro suffered -30.1C at Kosanica; Serbia saw -27.8C at Karajukica Butari; Turkey shivered through -24.6C lows; Bulgaria observed -24.2C; while Bosnia saw -17.8C.

Historic Snow Falls On Turkish Beaches

Late-seasons snow is also taking many Europeans by surprise.

The recent freezes and flurries in Turkey, for example, have recalled the memories of the record breaking event of March 1987. Below is footage of is Anamur, Southern Turkey, where snow is an extremely rare occurrence; in fact, accumulations have been noted there on just one previous occasion: the February of 1983.

The sheep can blindly bleat ‘climate change’ all they want, but what actual meteorological mechanism do they propose is causing snow to fall on southern Turkish beaches in mid-March–or is even asking such a question considered heresy within their cult…?

As was the case during the March of 1987, today’s late season snow is falling during a bout of low solar activity, which is this is the mechanism I’m proposing: During times of reduced solar output the jet stream loses energy, its usual tight ZONAL flow reverts to a weak and wavy MERIDIONAL one, and this wavy flow can either drag polar cold down to unusually low latitudes (such as Greece, Turkey and The Middle East), or, conversely, can pull warm tropical air anomalously-far north.

jet stream flow

The below chart reveals the state of solar activity during 1987–the previous time Turkey’s shores saw mid-March snow:

The year 1987 falls within the solar minimum of cycle 21 []

And while March 2022 isn’t technically within the grips of a solar minimum, it is within the two weakest solar cycles of the past 200 years (since the Dalton Minimum). Below are those two recent cycles (24 and 25) compared to the weakest cycles post Dalton (12, 13, 14, and 16), which takes us from 1878 through 1933 (and so also includes The Centennial Minimum):

I’ve also included solar cycles from 5 (the Dalton Minimum) through the onset of 25 (shown below).

SC25 is currently tracking SC24, which the majority of forecasts claimed it would; however, we shouldn’t ignore the few outliers which predict that the cycle will pick up from here (see “The Termination Event“). But regardless of exactly how SC25 plays out, it’s always been my contention that SC26 will be the onset of the next Grand Solar Minimum proper, so during the early 2030s.

U.S. Sets Hundreds Of New Cold Records As Bomb Cyclone Hits The East

A weak and wavy meridional jet stream plunged deep into the CONUS over the weekend, felling long-standing benchmarks for both cold and snow.

Starting with the low temperature records, the below animation from paints the scene. It shows that over the past 24 hours (to 07:00 UTC March 14) hundreds of new records have either been neared, tied or broken:

Heavy snowfall and high winds caused near-blizzard conditions across a swath of the Northeast on Saturday, with blizzard warnings active for many, including at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for the first time since 2016. 

Rockwood, Maine, located near the center of the state, was among the snowiest spots across the region with 14 inches falling from Friday through Saturday; Readsboro, Va., located near the border of Vermont and Massachusetts, finished second with 11.3 inches of accumulation; and Moscow, just outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania, claimed third spot with 11 inches of snow.

It’s been historically snowy up in Alaska, too.

Tok, located in the southeast Interior, received an additional 13 inches this week, driving the season’s total to over 9ft, which, as pointed out by ‘climate specialist’ Rick Thoman on Twitter, is far more than any other winter on record:

Snow mass for the entire Northern Hemisphere continues to hold exceptionally strong, too — still at some 250 Ggatons above the 1982-2012 norm:


Portugal Admits It’s Rationing Food

National producers in Portugal have admitted to food rationing, with price increases of 30% expected in the coming days. “We are in a food emergency situation like I don’t remember having lived through”, said Eduardo Oliveira e Sousa, president of the Portuguese Agriculture Confederation (CAP).

“In addition to an increase in prices, there will be a shortage of products, which leads to speculation, which in turn leads to a further increase. It is impossible to know how far the climb will go,” continued Oliveira e Sousa. “The stock of some products, such as flour for pasta, is so low that in a month or two we may have to go into rationing as happened in the 70s,” he said.

Sousa is also seeing farmers giving up growing various seasonal crops, such as corn, vegetables and some fruits, because of spiraling production costs. Arable farmers, meat producers, dairy farmers, bakers, poultry farmers and all the industries within the food sector have never seen or experienced anything like the issues stacked up against them, reports

The director-general of the Portuguese Association of Branded Product Companies, Pedro Pimentel, foresees “a scenario identical to queues at gas stations, with people buying non-perishable products in advance”. And the president of the Food Bank against Hunger has warned that “Food poverty will reach a level that we haven’t seen in years.”

These troubles aren’t just confined to Portugal, of course — shortages and crippling inflation are sweeping the globe. Also worth accepting here, and something the corporate media is trying its darnedest to distract us from, is that these are troubles long predate the War in Ukraine. This catastrophe has been on the cards for years, decades even. Its a fully orchestrated one. And one, at least to my mind, that is approaching its end game… stockpile food

I’m going to have to leave it there today. I have a fever, which is starting to cause the words to jump about my screen. Hopefully I’ll be back with it tomorrow. Enjoy your Monday. Best, Cap.

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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24 Thoughts to “Greece Breaks National Low Temp Record; Historic Snow Falls On Turkish Beaches; U.S. Sets Hundreds Of New Cold Records As Bomb Cyclone Hits The East; + Portugal Admits It’s Rationing Food”

  1. Wizard

    Karajukica Bunari (Wells of Karajukic, literal translataion) in Serbia, and while that may sound awful and be an actual record, most of the rest of the country was only a bit colder than the average.

    1. Matt Dalby

      Sounds like it could be another doline/sinkhole, or at the very least an isolated frost hollow. Temperatures in these kinds of locations are unrepresentative of temperatures in the wider locale, but no more so than temperatures next to a busy runway surrounded by heat reflective tarmac, buildings etc. Obviously the MSM love the later because they give spuriously high temperatures, so it’s only right to point out the former as a counterbalance.

  2. Anthony

    As you are in Portugal, one of the best way of proving prices going up is, nip to the normal supermarket and take photos of the prices now. Then in November or so, do the same and put the before and after photos up on the site. People will still call you fake but the proof of the pudding……..

    1. Michael Peinsipp

      1) Cap be Well Sir,
      2) All of the people I see every day in KY and those on line in America are seeing the prices going up, Up and UP!
      I like many others rea pretty much ready – Land We live on RURALLY, Bambi, Thumper, Cocky the Chicken and his Ladies, Mr. Pheasant, Mr. Growly the Bear and Mr. Slinky the Cougar and his cousin Mr. Bobs the Bobcat we will have meat.
      Add our garden to the mix and bartering with others … we do Fine as Wine!
      Oh Wine too!

      1. Dallas Schneider

        Local SW Florida King Crab at $69 USD/pound!
        I am NOT inviting the neighbors over at this price!

  3. Gerry, England

    In the UK the NFU leader has warned that farmers running heated greenhouses to produce peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers etc for sale outside our normal growing season are not planting due to the soaring energy costs arising from our energy policy lunacy.

    1. Sapa

      Thank you I will see to it that I plant some seeds

  4. falak

    In israel, the cold is also breakin a record with the forecast set for snow tomorrow and it hasnt been as cold in march since 1910 and 1894..

  5. Anonymous

    Also Ukraine is the 4-5th largest exporter of grains and as a result of the RF invasion (bombs, shelling, etc.) farmers cannot plant and because of the port blockade unable to export any more grains this year.
    A major famine for some countries soon.

  6. Deb

    Famine, pestilence, war and death. The four horsemen are riding.

    How many people are going to their deaths unexpectedly, never having given a thought to where they are going next.

    Best advice for these times?
    “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you…”
    James 4:8

    1. Ballistic Logos

      … or as A.C might say… draw down on the zombies ‘fore they draws down on you [or as req’d] or they’ll likely find your Colt rusting in the dust… and also draw ’em in close to improve accuracy ‘n so you can tell them right quick where the hell they’re going… right after the big bang and their ears is likely still ringin’.

      1. LocoLogos

        Best advice for these times?
        Knowing that… and that there will be…

        Life without Lulu – YouTube

        Three Dog Night – The Show must go on


        Eric Burdon & The Animals – The Sky Pilots of Russia, Ukraine and soon ww will calm the young soldiers and airmen with the best advice for these times… “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you…”… because life is cheap… and short.

        1. Deb

          …and Eternity is very long…

          Be sure you get it right.

      2. Deb

        You knew I was Christian ‘fore you took me in, lol.

        1. Father Mulcahy

          … even kittens know where from the heavy cream comes and it ain’t manna from heaven.

          … but none of it seems as funny as it used to in light of…

          Assalamu alaikum.

      3. Deb

        You knew I was a Christian ‘fore you took me in, lol.

    2. Dallas Schneider

      At least we can fight pestilence with cheap organic pesticides!
      JADAM Organic Systems!!!

  7. adders

    I live on Exmoor in SW UK but have noted that I have yet to see a Lamb this year, normally we are getting to the end of the lambing season by late march but this year I noticed the lambing sheds locked up still. Is something going on I spoke to one farmer who said he had gotten shot of his sheep as the profit wasn’t there.

  8. Bwana Neusi

    Hang in there Cap and get well soon.
    The onslaught of AGW managed to surge temporarily between the Fake Pandemic and the Ukraine conflict.(Kerry et al, but no St Greta)
    Cutting off Ukrainian and Russian fuel, grain and fertiliser should boost inflation and exacerbate the food shortages.

  9. Deb

    A commentary on the strong-and growing stronger-delusion of our times.

  10. John

    Believe solar cycle 25 was just changed to begin 2-26-2002 not at the end of 2019. If so, you will need to adjust your graph by 24 months, when comparing it with prior cycles.

  11. Sarah

    Hope you feel better soon, Cap, and thanks for all you do. Have a blessed day!

  12. Have some rest and recover soon. We look forward to your posts every day. Thanks for your continuing efforts.

  13. Dallas Schneider

    Hold those words still, Cap!

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