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Historic Cold Spreads Across the U.S. Breaking Low Temperature Records from the 1800s

With the official start of summer less than 40 days away, an unseasonably cold air mass is currently gripping large areas of the United States, dropping temperatures some 25 degrees F below seasonal averages.

As reported by CNN weather, these temperatures are more in line with what you should expect in mid-March, not mid-May.

During this latest Arctic outbreak –which began May 9– hundreds of low temperature records have tumbled, increasing the disparity between the number new record highs this year and and new record lows.

South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia suffered a historically cold Wednesday.

The city, whose slogan is “Famously hot, surprisingly cool,” experienced an unprecedented level of “cool” with a daytime high in the 50s. Note, the previous low temperature record for the day has been standing for over 100 years — the 66F (18.9C) from May 12, 1917 (the Centennial Minimum).

May highs in the 50s in Columbia are so rare that they have only been observed five times since 1887. According to CNN Weather, such temperatures in May only come around once every 30 years.

Augusta, Georgia, busted its daily record, too — one which has stood since 1885.

The city’s Wednesday high reached the mid-60s, a reading 25 degrees below the May average.

Headed north to Atlanta, the usual mid-May highs of 80 degree heat have been replaced with wintry cold.

Highs here are only reached the lower 60s, again, readings some 20 degrees below the norm.

After checking with the record books, it is revealed that there have only been 10 days this late in the season that have failed to reach 65F (18.3C) in Atlanta.

This widespread record cold is forecast to persist throughout the week.

The coastal cities of Charleston, Savannah and Jacksonville are all expecting record frigid afternoons on Thursday — cold benchmarks which have stood since the early 1900’s are forecast to fall.

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies, May 13 – May 15 [tropicaltidbits.com]

For many, the unprecedented mid-May chill is expected to last through the weekend.

And even next week, the threat of periodic shots of Arctic cold will remain, with additinal snow for the west:

GFS Total Snowfall (inches), May 13 – May 28 [tropicaltidbits.com]

In other news, the month of April 2021 in Thailand finished up cooler than normal.

According the country’s meteorological agency, temperatures averaged -0.75C below the old 1981-2010 baseline.

Also, almost double the average rain was reported, a phenomenon the agency links to La Nina conditions.


And finally, in Europe, the historic April chill felt across the length and breadth of the continent was noted in the Czech Republic, too.

The nation logged an average monthly temperature of just 5.4C (41.7F).

That’s a whopping 2.5C colder than the previously-used 1981-2010 baseline, and makes it the country’s coldest April since 1997 (solar minimum of cycle 22), and the fifth chilliest since records began back in 1961.

Europe’s record chill has lingered into May, and shows no signs of letting up.

In fact, into the third week of the month, the models are currently suggesting something truly noteworthy could be in store, particularly for northern, central and western areas (which includes the UK, which is currently on for its coldest month of May since records began in 1659; and no, that’s not a typo — click here for more):

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies, May 22 – May 24 [tropicaltidbits.com]

Additionally, late-May snow is also on the cards.

A number of regions could be hit, including Scandinavia, the Alps, the higher elevations of Spain, and even England. If the forecasts pan out, these would prove unprecedented late-season accumulations.

GFS Total Snowfall (inches), May 13 – May 29 [tropicaltidbits.com]

These are all signs of the times as low solar activity continues to cool the planet.

Over the past few years, it has taken spring longer and longer to arrive.

It is skipping Europe entirely this year:

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.

Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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One Thought to “Historic Cold Spreads Across the U.S. Breaking Low Temperature Records from the 1800s”

  1. Anonymous

    Yep, Al Gore’s global warming at its best.

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