A merdional (wavy) jet stream flow is diverting brutal polar air to the mid-latitudes in BOTH hemispheres. Every continent on the planet is currently receiving out-of-season snow and anomalous cold, with a few of the worst hit nations being New Zealand, Australia, the United States, and France.
A spring weather bomb has battered New Zealand, closing roads, dumping snow on beaches and causing dozens of flight cancellations.
The NZ Met service has described the low-pressure system moving up the country from Antarctica as “very unusual in how widespread and severe the weather is” — they have called it a significant weather event.
The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research said parts of the South Island shivered through record-breaking lows of -20C (-4F) on Monday and Tuesday.
Flights were cancelled up and down the South Island due to heavy snow.
Disruptive flurries were even reported a sea-level: very unusual for spring:
And there’s much more to come as the week progresses.
Parts of Australia have, once again, been battered by late-season snow and debilitating cold.
It may be the middle of spring, but the Victorian Alps are white after an Antarctic front swept through the state during the weekend. Almost 1.5 feet of snow accumulated on Mount Buller, a total so large that the resort’s management team decided to re-open the lifts and slopes, an unprecedented measure.
“We’ve decided to do it as a special thank you just for the members who are in regional Victoria or up here on Buller so they can get one last ski in,” said Mt Buller resort’s Rhylla Morgan.
Heavy spring snow buried many other Aussie Alpine regions, too:
September snow is also busy shutting roads and passes across the Mountain States of the U.S..
Wyoming Department of Transportation Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers said on Monday that a section of Beartooth Highway has been closed.
He noted there are 3-4 foot snow drifts at the summit of the pass:
A large mass of Arctic cold accompanied the snow, engulfing much of the United States:
And looking forward, yet another nation-spanning blast of polar cold (what is that, the third or fourth of the season already?) will descend as the calendar flips to October:
Central and Eastern regions look set for temperature departures as much as 10C to 16C below the seasonal averages.
And finally, for now, reports from the French Alps reveal 6,000 sheep have been trapped after record-breaking September snowfall buried many of the higher elevations of Europe.
The 6,000 sheep and some 100 cattle got stuck in the Col du Gandon mountain pass along with their shepherds over the weekend after heavy snow coupled with icy winds created snowdrifts of up to two metres high.
On Sunday, the local town hall in Saint-Colomban-des Villards set up a crisis center and launched an operation to feed the animals. Locals used snowplows to clear the paths, and on Sunday evening successfully managed to get six tonnes of fodder to the flock.
“The most urgent thing was to get them all fed and we managed,” said Pierre-Yves Bonnard, mayor of Saint-Colomban-des-Villards. “Evacuating all the animals will take us almost a week. We can manage a herd a day. So we have to feed them in the meantime.”
The last herds would usually come down from the high mountain pastures at the end of October, and the sudden early-season snowfall took sheepfarmers and shepherds by surprise.
Around 800 sheep have been evacuated so far, and another 2,000 are due to be brought down to lower ground through Monday and Tuesday. However, with further snowfalls expected this week, the evacuation could take longer.
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 so climate overall.
Prepare for the COLD — learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift