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Western Sydney Suffers Coldest October Day in 26 Years, Sudden Drop In Temperature Leads to Early Snow in China, Heavy Flurries Batter MT, UT and CO, as the Global Energy Crisis Worsens

A global energy shortage is upon us. Prices for this most basic commodity are soaring, which is having a knock on effect on food production — winter 2021-22 is setting up to be the first real taste of the Grand Solar Minimum to come.

Things are playing out exactly as the ‘skeptics’ suggested it would: how many global warming proponents warned of record cold winters leading to coal and gas shortages, and that this scenario would be compounded by failing wind and solar farms?

But this is the reality we’re living — any other reporting is false, and likely paid AGW Party propaganda.

1984.

Western Sydney Records Coldest October Day in 26 Years

Sydney’s western suburbs had their coldest October day in more than two decades on Monday — holding below 14C in Richmond and Penrith, reports skynews.com.au.

A string of polar fronts have been rolling across the Australian continent of late, and have delivered widespread rain, isolated thunderstorms and even some rare spring snow to the southeast.

Sky News Australia meteorologist Robert Sharpe says the rainband is clearing off the east coast today, but that things will remain cold: “Further south, Sydney’s rain totals were smaller, but the temperatures were frigid. Sydney’s western suburbs had their coldest October day in 26 years on Monday … staying below 14 degrees all day in both Richmond and Penrith.

“Meanwhile, dangerous thunderstorms will spread across eastern NSW and southeastern QLD. Thursday’s storms look nasty. There is a high chance of multiple supercell storms developing — the most dangerous type of storm.

“There is even the chance that a couple of tornadoes could form within these cells like they did a couple of weeks ago near Bathurst, Narrabri and Horsham,” concluded Sharpe.

With regards to the cold, latest GFS runs see anomalous Antarctic chills persisting for many into the weekend:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Oct 10 – Oct 16 [tropicaltidbits.com].


Rare spring snow is forecast to accompany the cold:

GFS Total Snowfall (cm) Oct 12 – Oct 28 [tropicaltidbits.com].


And looking a little further ahead, current models are suggesting a return to the cold on Oct 28:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Oct 28 [tropicaltidbits.com].


Rug up Australians, and continue burning that coal.


Unusual spring cold is being felt in nearby New Zealand, too.

Here, as reported by stuff.co.nz, a cold front moving up the country has delivered snow as far north as the central North Island.

Severe low temperatures and heavy snow also swept alpine areas of the South Island overnight on Monday — in Central Otago, for example, residents of Naseby woke to accumulations of up to 10cm (4 inches) .

There was also widespread snow throughout the Mackenzie Basin and in the hills above Queenstown and Wānaka with the Remarkables ski receiving a “whopping” 20cm (8 inches) dumping of snow overnight, a spokesperson said.

Fresh snow also enabled Mt Hutt ski field in Canterbury to extend its season through to Labour Weekend for the first time since 2008 (since solar minimum of cycle 24), a spokesperson said.

The Remarkables ski field had 20cm of snow during the spring storm overnight.
The Remarkables ski field had 20cm (8 inches) of snow during the spring storm overnight [NZSKI/ALEX STUART].


Cold and snow aren’t the only phenomena that the Southern Pole will kick up to NZ this week.

No, the New Zealand Aurora Nowcasing service predicts there is a high probability southerners will see the Southern Lights tonight (Oct 12) as soon as it gets dark.

As predicted, a CME hit Earth’s magnetic field on Oct 12.

The impact, which occurred at approximately 02:30 UT, sparked a G2-class geomagnetic storm:


Auroras quickly spread across northern Europe, Iceland, Canada, and multiple northern-tier US states, as well as large areas of the southern hemisphere–known here as the Aurora Australis.

“The best colours we’ve seen in years around Saskatoon,” said photographer Frank Lang.


Sudden Drop In Temperature Leads to Early Snow in China

A sudden drop in temperatures has led to early season snowfalls in parts of China, surprising many residents.

As reported by CCTV Video News Agency on YouTube, Yijun County ushered in the first snowfall of the season on Sunday, while Binzhou County and Longxian County were also hit by “surprising snowfalls”.

Snow in and around the Greater Khingan Mountains led to traffic chaos and power outages, and in response local authorities have initiated “emergency plans” to clear the accumulated snow and to restore electricity.


The Global Energy Crisis Worsens

China has been struggling to power its economy all year as energy shortages sweep the globe.

The CCP has even eased its carbon emission targets to allow for the firing-up of coal power plants.

However, hindering that effort comes the news that flooding has forced mine shutdowns in China’s biggest coal-producing region — floods have closed 60 of the 682 coal mines in Shanxi province, a region that has produced 30% of China’s supply of the fuel this year, further hampering efforts by Beijing to boost energy supplies before winter sets in, and adding to a worsening energy crisis that is already hampering GLOBAL economic growth

As reported by business-standard.com, the mine outages are hurting China’s efforts to boost coal output and ensure power supplies for the winter heating season.

The State Council said it would allow all coal-fired power to be traded in the market instead of being subject to regulated prices, and promoted increasing capacity in qualified coal mines.

China’s government has also asked miners to spare no costs in boosting coal supplies, and has given them permission to operate at full capacity even after hitting their annual quotas.

Even with these efforts, China could face a coal supply gap of 30 million to 40 million tons in the fourth quarter, Citic Securities analysts said in an Oct 8 report. A shortage of the fuel could cut industrial power use by 10% to 15% in November and December, which would potentially translate into a 30% slowdown in activity in the most energy-intensive sectors like steel, chemicals and cement-making, according to UBS Group AG.

China coal futures surge to record as flood swamps mine hub
Coal futures on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange rose 12% Monday to close at 1,408.2 yuan ($218.76) a ton, a new record for the most-active contract.


Again, and still not widely discussed, these shortages are due to 1) a record cold winter 2020-21 across Europe and Asia which depleted supplies, 2) failing renewables, and 3) poor foresight by ‘green’-hamstrung politicians.

Another cold winter could prove disastrous, and, predictably, another cold winter is on the cards: The China Meteorological Administration foresees a La Nina weather pattern prevailing between October and December, which is expected to deliver “more frequent and stronger cold waves” — this pattern will actually impact the entire northern hemisphere, too, and could lead to widespread blackouts during the coldest months of the year.

In addition to China, another economic powerhouse, India, is also facing a looming power crisis — stocks of coal in power plants have fallen to unprecedentedly low levels and states are warning of further blackouts.

States across India have issued panicked warnings that coal supplies to thermal power plants, which convert heat from coal to electricity, are running perilously low. According to data from the Central Electricity Authority of India, and as reported by The Guardian, nearly 80% of the country’s coal-fired plants were in the critical, or “supercritical” stage, meaning their stocks could run out in less than five days.

And if soaring gas and coal prices wasn’t enough, oil topped $84 a barrel for the first time in years this week: Brent crude rose as high as $84.60 in London — a level not seen since October 2018; while the US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, traded above $81 a barrel — its highest since late 2014.

As discussed for a while now, this is looking increasingly like a controlled demolition of society.

Get out of the cities.

Become self-reliant.

‘The system’ will not have your back when the SHTF.

Heavy Flurries Batter MT, UT and CO

MT

Power outages are sweeping Bozeman, Montana this week due to heavy snow:

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Northwestern Energy, the Montana Department of Transportation, and the City of Bozeman are responding to fallen trees and branches. While the Bozeman Police Dept. issued the following warning on Facebook:


UT

A strong storm system has engulfed the majority of Utah, one that will impact the state through Wednesday morning.

Heavy snow was already seen in Little Cottonwood Canyon as the sun began to set Monday.

Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for the Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs, Western Uinta Mountains, Central Mountains, Southern Mountains, Eastern Juab/Millard Counties, and Southwest Utah.

Snow accumulation could reach up to 20 inches in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service, with snow continuing to fall Tuesday in the morning in the central mountains, with scattered snow in the northern mountains Wednesday.


CO

The first of two powerful storms is now impacting Colorado, kicking off snowpack season and bringing Denver its first wintry flurries.

The first storm is bringing with it 65 mph winds and more than a foot of snow to some mountain locations.

The second serious storm, due to move into CO on Thursday, is set to hit the mountains with another round of heavy snow and wind, and bring Denver and the Front Range its first measurable snow and sub-freezing temperatures of the season.

The weather models (shown below) paint the full picture — they reveal that the entire western half of the CONUS will be hit by anomalous cold and disruptive, potentially record-breaking early-season snow:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Oct 13 [tropicaltidbits.com].
GFS Total Snowfall (inches) Oct 12 – Oct 28 [tropicaltidbits.com].


This is October, right…?

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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10 Thoughts to “Western Sydney Suffers Coldest October Day in 26 Years, Sudden Drop In Temperature Leads to Early Snow in China, Heavy Flurries Batter MT, UT and CO, as the Global Energy Crisis Worsens”

  1. Michal Krawczynski

    Apparently Scandinavia is supposed to get over 50cm of snow and -20C already this week…

    1. Lennart

      Upper North Scandinavia snow=normal weather in October.

  2. Art Horton

    The fatal flaw in wind & solar generation.
    The original design included battery back-up for null periods. The batteries never came into being for technical reasons. The government pushed this flawed system on the country. The flaws in renewable energy are the reason I’m installing an Engine Generator. When Texas had six days of below freezing weather Kerry flew down here to say our biggest concern is the temperature rising
    another 1.5 degrees which would be catastrophic. With all due respect I’m getting
    prepared for another cold winter.

    1. Jeff

      I live in Texas also – been here for 32 years. When people were upset that the gas pipelines/power plants were not extreme cold tolerant my response was, “This is the coldest it’s been in well over thirty years AND we’ve been hearing for decades how the world was getting warmer. If each year was getting warmer, why would you spend literally billions of dollars to make your plants/pipelines resistant to temperatures that haven’t occurred in decades?”

  3. Leigh Flitter

    I know a lot about the solar industry in Australia. The solar itself (and wind) definitely works, and is definitely reliable for both solar farm scale and rooftop scale – when used within its limitations. The state of South Australia has had numerous periods of up to say 12 hours where it can be said it is entirely powered by solar and wind, and exports excess to the eastern states.
    However, the national grid is the challenge as it is so strung out. It would be problematic whether it was just a coal and gas grid, or the mix of solar/wind/gas/coal that it is. It is complex, but I can say the following things in my opinion:
    > A colder climate cycle is better for wind and solar function than heat – we dont get ice! And clouds moderate solar peaking which is a problem on the grid (we now have solar curtailment in times of high insolation)
    > It will take a long time for sufficient night generation to replace coal, eg chemical batteries, pumped hydro, and ammonia cycle hydrogen (still effectively maybe a decade away)
    > A decent new coal plant should have been built as surety in the meantime, to supplement all the very old and failing ones. Policy here was always set up to favour solar/wind, of course; so no player was confident to build a new plant with such uncertainties.
    >The flip side is that new coal mines have been prevented – particularly ones in the Hunter Valley which are PRIME agricultural land! I think we dont want to reduce food production.
    > Is the overall investment/functional return better to favour a mix of mainly coal/gas or mainly solar/wind/storage? I think it will be messy whichever way is chosen – there are so many things that could have been done better in the process.
    > I did very much see the consumer benefit of lower power prices with the increase in solar and wind, due to the monopoly and market ‘gaming’ being wrested from the coal/gas industry. I think the most consumer benefit was in the breakup of this virtual monopoly!
    It is a pity that all coal is demonised – but any power source should not be a cartel or virtual monopoly – that is where all the bad things happen.
    So it is a complex, but working, situation.
    Australia is in a very fortunate position of being able to take advantage of all the long-term cost advantage of solar/wind/etc. Other places may be more difficult.

    1. Nick

      The most energy dense electricity source we have at present is nuclear power. Uranium or thorium can be used and as countries such as Finland and France have shown it can be very safely utilsed for decades. Finland generates one third of its electricity from nuclear currently and by the end of the decade will be at two thirds and France sits on 70% nuclear at present. Australia has about one third of the Earth’s known uranium and it is just insanity there aren’t large and modular plants being constructed now. A large plant will take many years to bring to the grid so if coal plants are being switched off, nuclear is the best viable option for base-load power, cheaper prices for consumers and zero carbon emissions (to keep the green-nutters appeased). Solar and wind are too energy dilute to be considered for large scale use, although solar can be effective at the individual level in Australia. Wind farms require large scale land clearing, kill high numbers of predatory birds, bats and insects, are unsightly and the windmills cannot be recycled at end of life. Michael Shellenberger’s excellent book ‘Apocaplypse Never’ covers all these points if you haven’t read it.

      1. Leigh Flitter

        Yes, I agree with a lot of what you say. I personally don’t agree with nuclear because of the total hazard in cases of accidents. Uranium is a commodity just like coal, etc, but that its lifetime cost is higher when you take into account proper costing of waste-processing. Just like used turbine blades getting buried, so does nuclear waste – but it has ongoing costs of management. And the price of U is just as subject to price rises as oil or coal, once its market increases. Solar and wind has ‘zero’ cost fuel, and ‘zero’ transport and processing costs.
        Coal is safe, other than ‘just’ hurting the lungs of those living nearby, if particulates are not virtually zeroed.
        Sure there are bird deaths, but the AU turbines are located in high wind areas like hilltops and clifftops, and treeless areas (we have a lot!) as opposed to having to be located near built-up areas or woodland. In particular, South Aust is ‘fortunate’ in that regard.
        Energy dilute? Again, SA is ‘special’ in that regard – we have so much wind generation that our ‘skinny’ grid can’t accommodate it all! Wind is actually regularly curtailed at times of high production so it can all get through the grid, and be exported interstate. It is really the irregular production availability that is the greatest challenge to the grid. But then the old coal plants have difficulty adapting to the new low energy consumption patterns – the demand difference between day, night, and weekends in SA have always been one of the highest in the world – now it is even worse with solar rooftop saturation.
        The principle seems to be that the more sources of irregular production are added to the grid, then the smaller the size is required for 24/7 steady generation (it is ‘baseload’ no longer!) – in fact the crying need has been for on-demand fill-in generation. These typically have been fast start gas generators – but even these are being overtaken by the large grid batteries – which contrary to common view are actually used to stabilise the grid in terms of only a few hours at a time until another (slow) generation source can ramp up. And they do sterling service in cancelling sudden peaks and dips in grid voltage.
        These are great questions, and I feel I’ve only scratched surface of what complexities happen in our grid.

        1. prioris

          I agree that there is more complexity to question.

          I never supported the earlier class nuclear reactor designs.
          The class 4 designs of nuclear reactors are more safely designed but there are very few of them in operations

          The Sun’s outer surface is the only known fusion based on nature. The fusion reactor designs modeled on conventional understanding of the sun are built on fraud.

          There is also the SAFIRE fusion reactor design that will take 5 years to prove it’s feasibility.

          Coal is OK. The environmental concerns by the politicians are FAKE. They don’t give a rats as s about the environment. They are just using it to drive nefarious hidden agendas.

          TThe patent office with congressional approval is suppressing technology innovation by demanding any invention be based on mainstream consensus science. We don’t know the real damage done here. They have many other ways to suppress innovation.

        2. Nick

          Good points in regards SA. The Finns might have solved the uranium waste issue too – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYpiK3W-g_0&ab_channel=TheB1M

      2. P. J. Flanders

        Yes, but do we have enough earthquake fault lines to set all these nuclear reactors on?

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