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Puerto Rico’s Coldest April Since 1991; New Zealand Dips Below Freezing; Cold Forecast Dashes Any Remaining U.S. Crop Planting Hopes; + The Return Of La Niña

Puerto Rico’s Coldest April Since 1991

April 2022 in Puerto Rico had an average temperature of 79.0F (26.1C), which was -1.3F (-0.7C) below the multidecadal norm.

San Juan has now experienced 3 cooler-than-average months in a row.

Moreover, last month was the country’s coldest April since 1991, according to NOAA data:


And while on the topic of colder-than-average April’s, the data for a few more European nations are in.

April 2022 in Italy had an average temperature anomaly of -0.35C below the norm:


And similarly in Spain, April 2022 finished -0.3C below the older 1981-2010 benchmark still used by AEMET:


Cold records were set across Spain last month.

In total, 14 monthly low temperature records were set, 8 for lowest-min and 6 for lowest-max:

New Zealand Dips Below Freezing

After what has admittedly been a warm few months in The Land Of The Long White Cloud, New Zealand is finally enduring its first wintry cold spell and in the process has logged its lowest temperatures of the year so far.

Widespread frosts have also been noted, across inland areas of both the North and South islands.

A teeth-chattering -4.2C (24.4F) was recently registered at Turangi:

Looking ahead, further chills are on the cards, with Antarctica threatening to ‘tail-whip’ an intense mass of cold into ALL of NZ starting May 20.

Staying in the Southern Hemisphere, ‘blues’ and ‘purples’ are also set to grip South America over the next week-or-so, further jeopardizing the already poor-looking grain crops of Argentina and Brazil which are entering a crucial growing stage.

Failures in these nations will only heap further pressures on rapidly depleting global stocks and creaking supply chains.

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) May 15 – May 22 [].

Cold Forecast Dashes U.S. Crop Planting Hopes

Likewise in the U.S. (and indeed Canada), the onset of anomalous May cold looks set to dash any remaining hopes of even an average grain harvest, yet alone a bountiful one.

The USDA released its sixth Crop Progress report earlier in the week.

The agency, which is tasked with stabilizing the markets rather than painting a true picture, reported that corn planted stands at just 22% compared with the previous five-year average of 50%. Also, just 5% has ’emerged’ compared with the average of 15%.

Soybeans are also in trouble: 12% have been planted, compared with the five-year average of 24%.

Spring wheat planted is at 27% compared with the average of 47%; while just 9% has emerged compared with the norm of 15%. Winter wheat ‘headed’ came in at 33% vs the 40% average. More concerning, though, winter wheat condition was rated 29% good/excellent and 39% poor/very poor, compared with the previous year of 49% good/excellent and 18% poor/very poor. 

And not forgetting oats, the planted area was reported at 55% vs the five-year average of 71%; while just 36% of oats have emerged compared with the 50% norm by this time of the year.

I don’t need to tell you, but these numbers –particularly in light of the incoming cold (shown below) plus the shortfalls noted elsewhere (such as in Brazil/Argentina/Ukraine/Russia/Kazakhstan)– is nothing short of a disaster. Additionally, you also have a shortage of inputs to factor in: any seeds that do end up in the ground will still suffer due to a lack of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides (reduced fertilizer application = lower yields).

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) May 16 – May 28 [].
GFS Total Snowfall (inches) May 13 – May 29 [].

The Return Of La Niña

Earth’s climate system is also throwing us something of a curve ball this year — a third consecutive La Niña.

According to NWS meteorologists, three consecutive La Niñas are so rare that climate science isn’t certain what it could mean. It really is anyone’s guess how this impacts our weather moving forward, particularly into the winter of 2022-23; generally though, the odds favor colder-than-average temperatures and increased snowfall (for most).

The last time we saw three consecutive La Niña winters was 1998-2001. Looking at the event’s impacts on NW Washington, for example, heavy snow during the winter of 1998-99 gave the Mt. Baker Ski Area a world-record annual snowfall of 1,140 inches.

La Niña has impacted the most recent two winters, too.

Staying in NW Washington, the winters of 2020-21 and 2021-22 both featured long periods of lowland snow and several powerful rainstorms that caused flooding along the Nooksack River. Current snowpack in the North Cascades is staning 113% of normal, as of May 12, with yet more flurries in the forecast.

Also worth noting, the region has experienced cooling (since at least 2018), with something of a nosedive observed in 2022:

Our planet is cooling before our eyes, yet the masses are still too ‘taught’ and/or cowardly to question the official narrative.

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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26 Thoughts to “Puerto Rico’s Coldest April Since 1991; New Zealand Dips Below Freezing; Cold Forecast Dashes Any Remaining U.S. Crop Planting Hopes; + The Return Of La Niña”

  1. Dallas Schneider

    “According to NWS meteorologists, three consecutive La Niñas are so rare that climate science isn’t certain what it could mean.”

    We found out what 3 Periods of No Sunspots for 30 days or more within a year meant – The Texas Freeze of 2021!!!

    Does any one know what 5 days of 8 gigatons of snow mass or more accumulation within a year for Greenland portends?

    Locally, in SW Florida, what does the “normal” start of the Hurricane season/monsoon rainy season on June 1st means when it actually starts
    on the last day of April with a 1 inch Tropical downpour for the second day in a row?

    Seems that 2020 was the tipping point, then the climate football given another kick with the Jan 2022 Hunga Tonga eruption (anyone seen anything like that before?) into a new range of possibilities!!!

    The Motion in the Oceans are talking to us!
    C’mon Humanity, Listen Up,
    for some Real steak, not some CO2 Baloney!!!

    1. Nate

      3 La Niñas means mega drought for the west of the Mississippi River, ala “grapes of wrath”. If the Atlantic Ocean is continuing to warm then increased number of landing hurricanes this season.

    2. Anonymous

      You don’t actually believe Hunga Tonga was really an eruption do you?

  2. Roger Boswarva

    Brilliant, as usual, Cap. But this one is particularly elucidating!
    That note of yours that many are too cowardly to confront the truth and challenge the political narrative is particularly on the point!

  3. DIrk Pitt

    4:19 AM It’s 31F here 25 miles west of Seattle, woodstove is going. Record cold morning, ave is 46F, it’s frosty. My fruit trees are in blossom and the grapes have budded into small leaves, no bueno. Radar showing snow north of my location, clear sky here, no wind and frosty? In the middle of May? WTF????
    La Nina was bad here in ’08-’09 too, there was no corn crop. ’10 and ’11 were horrible, wet until August and then the solar flares started and saved the day.
    The sale of ICE vehicles will be prohibited by a new law here in seven years and also NG in new construction is now forbidden BY LAW. For what? WTF???
    There goes my blood pressure again…

    1. DIrk Pitt

      6:19 AM, still 31F here at sea level, the beach is across the street type sea level. Record cold and record BS on fighting global warming with record petrol prices.

    2. Ragnar Ravn

      Maybe the ban on ICE vehicles will be front runner by the rising prices of fossil fuels.

      With the introduction of ESG and the difficulties financing exploration and production of new oil fields and the rapid depletion of the existing ones, fossil fuels are going to skyrocket shortly.

      If you add the problems financing mining operations and the lack of crucial minerals for EV not to talks about the question of where all the electricity to run the EV’s will come from, then it seems we are not going to do much travelling in the years to come and lockdowns will be reality without legislation.

      Talking about renewables, some new studies in Denmark has revealed that wind farms, especially offshore have very large impact on the environment and I am not talking about birds but climate, and it seems they have large impact on wind patterns and strength.

      The last years we have had a quite large reduction of energy production per mill and it may be caused by the large number of windmills.

      Society’s wealth is proportionally equal to its energy abundance or lack of it. So if logic prevails, we are looking to be short of food and energy and the future will a poor on both.

      By the way, the Russian President just announced that this years harvest will be the biggest in Russian history ever.

      So they are swimming in food and energy and seems to able to have a completely opposite future path than we do in the west.

      1. DIrk Pitt

        My term paper at Marine Bio class in a Fisheries Program back in ’81 was on running an aquaculture facility using tidal turbines for power.
        Most of the planet is covered with ocean of which two percent is habitable, lots of room for improvements and endless energy to harness. I started on that quest in ’75 because I knew there’d be the shortages we’re going through now.

    3. Matt Dalby

      If thought the U.K. was going out on a limb in terms of stupidity by banning the sale of ICE’s by 2030, however it seems we’re not the only ones. How will individual states in the U.S. prevent people from simply crossing state lines to buy an ICE and perhaps registering it at the home of an out of state friend or relative? At least you may have this option, but it’ll be harder for Brits to do this, and could massively increase insurance premiums as British cars are right hand drive whereas any bought in Europe will be left hand drive. It does take a bit more skill to drive a car that isn’t correctly designed for the side of the road you’re driving on (for example reduced visibility at junctions) therefore insurance companies are likely to massively increase premiums

      1. Chris Norman

        What is an ICE?

        1. Ragnar Ravn

          Internal combustion engine……diesel or gasoline engine

      2. DIrk Pitt

        Here’s the countries not signed onto the UN Climate suicide pact and won’t have to comply with the no ICE vehicle sales mandate:

  4. Mystic’s Mystic

    There was a prediction that following SC25 there will be a prolonged drop in eruptive solar activity lasting for as long as three decades. Two weak solar cycles in a row are troubling enough but three decades of non activity. I don’t think catastrophic begins to describe it. I read a Bible verse that asked will there be any flesh left?
    The human locust swarm will make the earth lifeless and still the US government is proceeding as if the global warming crusade is it’s top priority. This is worse than any SiFi thriller you ever watched.

  5. JNS

    On my drive across I-90 through Montana, noticed trains full of coal and grain cars headed west, I presume headed for China. While we will see increasing dwindling supplies at home, profits will drive that grain and coal all to China, which as usual is having a good laugh at the stupidity of the U.S. and also the EU!

    1. DIrk Pitt

      Coal trains to China through my hometown along the waterfront:

      1. DIrk Pitt

        Where the coal train vid was shot, under the water is a scuba diving park where structure has been placed to provide habitat for marine critters. Beyond the park underwater is flat sand where almost nothing grows. There are a few small sites like this around Puget Sound built way back when but there should be lots more built around the planet to increase our food supply.

    2. Ice Age Eugenics and Bioelectrical Graphenation/5G War/Famine Theatre Now.Info

      Food Is The Weapon Of Choice For The Globalist Regime, So ‘Prepping’ Is No Longer For Emergencies Or Doomsday But Critically Necessary For Surviving What Is Coming

      Take your pick.

      Had Enough? …wait, there’s MORE

  6. Ballistic Logos

    Food Is The Weapon Of Choice For The Globalist/Communist Regime, So ‘Prepping’ Is No Longer For Emergencies Or Doomsday But Critically Necessary For Surviving What Is Coming

    Take your pick.

    Had Enough? …wait, there’s MORE

    DeSantis signs bill requiring students to learn about Communism… how ballistic will the Ministry of Truth go on this one?

    Former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov Explains How to Brainwash a Nation (Full Length)

  7. Doktor Seltsame Liebe

    INCREDIBLE VIDEO reveals the WHO’s diabolical [long planned for 2020’s] agenda behind the COVID-19 pandemic

  8. FYI

    Americans are buying second passports [Portugal]

    1. Mystic’s Mystic

      We need an amendment that allows 2/3 of the governors the ability to start impeachment proceedings against a president that acts outside the best interest of the nation.
      Governors are most commonly not career politicians. They probably wouldn’t act unless people see the need, kinda like right now.
      Most importantly they aren’t swamp creatures. There needs to be an avenue for those outside the swamp to thrust a gig into the heart of the swamp career politicians. This may be the start.

      1. LocoLogos

        Don’t expect that the swamp career politicians/actors have any intention of “theatrically” giving up any power anytime soon… so I’d thrust a real gig [not just for show] into the Mystic heart of prepping while you still can, Compadre. Salut.

        Big John reads Electroverse too… he knows what’s up and he knows that they also give us predictive programming gigs in the semi-“real”-life theatre as well.

      2. FYI

        Melania Trump on possible return to White House: ‘Never say never’… more predictive programming and/or American hopium?

        1. Deb

          I’d be willing to bet real money on the former.

  9. DIrk Pitt

    HOA clam planting party here today- 25k baby manillas out on our tide flats.
    Life is good.

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