Spring disappears from northern hemisphere: the winter that won’t end

Earth reeling from dynamic change: The planet’s magnetic field is weakening, volcanic activity is increasing, a major tectonic plate is fracturing, and the planet’s weather is becoming more chaotic and unpredictable.
April 30, 2013MINNESOTAApril has been a freakishly cold month across much of the northern USA, bringing misery to millions of sun-starved and winter-weary residents from the Rockies to the Midwest. “The weather map … looks like something out of The Twilight Zone,” Minneapolis meteorologist Paul Douglas of WeatherNation TV wrote on his blog last week. Record cold and snow has been reported in dozens of cities, with the worst of the chill in the Rockies, upper Midwest and northern Plains. Several baseball games have been snowed out in both Denver and Minneapolis. Cities such as Rapid City, S.D.; Duluth, Minn.; and Boulder, Colo., have all endured their snowiest month ever recorded. (In all three locations, weather records go back more than 100 years.) In fact, more than 1,100 snowfall records and 3,400 cold records have been set across the nation so far in April, according to the National Climatic Data Center. Unfortunately for warm-weather lovers, after some mild temperatures the past few days, the chill is forecast to return as the calendar turns to May: Accumulating snow is forecast overnight Tuesday night and Wednesday in Denver and in Minneapolis-St.Paul by Wednesday night and Thursday, said AccuWeather meteorologist Mark Paquette. And across much of the central USA, temperatures will be from 25 to 45 degrees colder on Wednesday than they were Monday, according to AccuWeather. For instance, Denver should see a high of 35 degrees Wednesday, after a high near 80 on Monday. As for the cause of the ongoing cold? A stuck weather pattern that’s continued to funnel frigid air into the central USA from Canada for the past few months. Specifically, the troublemaker is what’s known as a “blocking” area of high pressure over Greenland, eastern Canada and the North Atlantic Ocean, which favors a cold northwest flow of air over the central and eastern USA, Paquette said. If you want warmth, he said, head west: Hot, dry, windy conditions will prevail this week in much of southern California and Arizona, where highs will top out in the 90s. Meanwhile, in Minnesota, the snow, rain and sleet that has dragged well into April means money lost for golf courses that have been unable to open. Territory Golf Club director Doug Stang in St. Cloud was asked last week if he’ll ever see anything like this spring again: “I don’t think so,” he said. “This is just too bizarre.” –US Today
Jet Stream in chaos: Spring has gotten off to a colder- and snowier-than-average start in parts of the United States, particularly in the eastern Rockies and Upper Midwest. Duluth, Minn., for example, has seen 51 inches (130 centimeters) of snow this April. That’s not only the most snow the town has seen in any April — breaking the old mark of 31.6 inches (80 cm) — but the most snow the town has received in any month, ever, according to government records. As of Monday (April 22), a total of 995 snowfall records have also been broken so far this month, according to AccuWeather. Over the same time period last year, 195 snowfall records had been broken. More than 91 percent of the upper Midwest also has snow on the ground as of today (April 24), meteorologist Jason Samenow wrote at the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang blog. “Snow cover in the previous 10 years on this date hasn’t even come close to reaching this extent (ranging from 19 percent to much lower),” he wrote. So why has spring failed to take hold? Blame the jet stream. The record snow and below-average cold is due to a trough or dip in the jet stream, which has brought blasts of freezing air as far south as the Mexican border, said Jeff Weber, a scientist with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. This dip in the jet stream has also brought moisture from the Pacific to the Eastern Rockies. Boulder, Colo., for example, saw 47 inches (119 cm) of snow in April, breaking the old record of 44 inches (112 cm). From the dip, the jet stream then swoops up to the north toward Minnesota, bringing new moisture with it from the Gulf of Mexico, Weber said. That has made for snowy conditions throughout the region. This persistent trough has largely stayed in place during much of April, due in part to a stubborn mass of warm air over Greenland and the North Atlantic, Weber said. A similar system was also responsible for the record cold seen in March throughout much of the Eastern United States. This mass of air has blocked the normal eastward progression of the jet stream, which normally brings warm air from the south and west into the central United States. Instead, this “buckled” jet stream has been stuck in place, bathing the Rockies and Upper Midwest in cold, and often moist, air, Weber said. –Live Science
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36 Responses to Spring disappears from northern hemisphere: the winter that won’t end

  1. Reblogged > and commented:
    I am living this…I am not pleased about it, this needs to be acknowledged and people need to adapt to the changing seasons or we will further suffer.


  2. YES OF COARSE!, this is weather, climate goes from one extreme to another in short bursts,.changes in, Short period of Time. One cold, next day hot, next day windy, next day high humidity, YES folks welcome to Climate Change. YES we can, says Nature. AND YOU,MAN, HA HA, get out of the WAY.


  3. Dennis E. says:

    If this continues into next year and through that planting season, there could be forthcoming famine in the land.
    Early reports state that the ground in the mid west is too wet to plant.


  4. jeff says:

    are weather has been changing for 30 years,and the next 30 is going to be bad


  5. Scott says:

    Whats sad is.. so many people are wrapped up in the distractions of the world they wont give much notice to the warnings.


  6. archie1954 says:

    Gee I live in Vancouver, BC and it’s beautiful here, sunny and warm. The daffodils and rhododendrons are all in full bloom and the grass is green. When you say cold weather from Canada, I think I have to take umbrage with that statement.


  7. Maponos says:

    Spring is finally here in the UK!


  8. kenny says:

    I would just like to add were having the exact same cold spell here in Scotland. The coldest spring any of us over here can remember.Really strange weather patterns.


  9. Ian says:

    We have had very unusual spring weather and here in the UK there will certainly be crop reductions in 2013 – same applies to Europe too, I remember reading snow lasted so late in places in Austria for instance that a season’s planting was under threat.

    Add to this the problems we are seeing in Syria, Korea for example and the potential for these to further escalate, 2013 certainly won’t be a boring year.


  10. LouiseGray says:

    What I find very weird about this weather is the fact that the air is so very dry. Also, on Saturday as I was working on my deck and planting some of my annuals into pots, as I stood up and walked to touch a pot of plants, I received a static shock which normally you might experience in the winter time walking over a carpet and then touching a metal object. I noticed this occurrence at a different time and place, as well. Even though the temperature might be in the 60’s or 70’s, there is an unusual chill in the air. Something is not quite right. . . . . .


  11. Emanni says:

    How could ‘ice needles’ flow out of a lake as passers-by wore T-shirts in the warm spring weather?
    The mysterious phenomenon at Medicine Lake, east Minneapolis, was spotted this weekend as winter temperatures finally broke in the state and the mercury soared to 26C.

    Medicine Lake Ice Needles Filmed in Minnesota Lake


  12. JerseyCynic says:

    throw in the possibility that BP oil spill “crippled the jetstream”

    and we wonder why nothing makes any sense anymore….


  13. Gus says:

    We go through this all the time in Cleveland, Ohio. LOL


  14. Henry says:

    I don’t see this as an usual spring time weather for the Colorado mountains. It is not uncommon for it to snow in June in the mountains. As for Boulder, Colorado complaining about snow — environmental pot heads there. One has to question their record keeping. This is WAY less snow than the mountains used to get in the 1920s and 1930s. It is a good thing that the midwest is getting much needed moisture for the soil. The past several years have been way, way too dry and the moisture is lacking in the soil depth. As for the Minnesota golf course — who cares about golfing. If it weren’t snow, rain, or tornadoes then you’d have to worry about ticks and other biting insects. Hope we get much more snow to replenish the water tables , lakes, ponds, and streams. Happy day to get more moisture!


  15. Tim Gunnery says:

    The Jet stream appears to be in chaos around the globe….Northern Europe has also been suffering unusually cold weather this year


  16. Bubba says:

    It seems to work in cycles. There is a cycle for everything, weather, war, fiancial, even a cycle for the death of presidents. Check this out, it explains it better, very interesting.


  17. Here in France we are witnessing weather changes too, and have recorded a very cold winter, even if we had high temperatures in February today, May 1st is a cold and rainy day.


  18. InAlta says:

    I’m here in east central Alberta Canada. We should be green with flowers blooming … but winter hasn’t left yet … it’s COLD here … still getting snow!


  19. May 1 temp 23.c in Ontario canada


  20. I am mid 50’s cold into may is not unheard of. I have seen it snow on Memorial Day and frost in June. And I am on southern MN


  21. I swear the equator moved and didn’t post it!! Let’s have some SUN at least!!


  22. btruth says:

    It’s called THE END TIMES for a reason. The book of revelations was our warning of what is to come upon the planet. “So as in the day’s of Noah…”


  23. northerngirl says:

    I live in Northern Minnesota, we burn wood for supplemental heat and have run out twice and had to resupply. Everyone up here agrees it is depressing. We still have snow in our yard. 😦


  24. Tina marie says:

    I live in Michigan and although we didn’t see the record snowfalls many other places did, it has been a very long miserable winter and spring. We had many days during the winter that we got rain, sleet and snow all in one day with a lot of high winds making for terrible driving conditions and were only going where we absolutely needed to. Now that’s it’s been officially Spring for over a month, we are just now seeing our first warm days. It went from 40’s over the weekend to 80’s today. It rained for nearly 2 weeks straight before this warm spell and many rivers have flooded parts of nearby towns. During all the rain and storms we were awakened one night by the loudest boom of thunder I think ever heard and it was followed a few mins later by a smaller crack of thunder and then went away. As quickly as it started. I’ve seen some crazy pop up, fierce storms when I lived in the southeast but never anything like that. The weather is just going to continue to get stranger and stranger. I’ve noticed they are doing a lot more of those TV emergency broadcast adds and even testing out tornado sirens early and off schedule this year. They normally test ours every Thursday at 6pm but lately it’s been a lot more often and unexpected with commercials just coming on in the middle of the day so people will know it’s only a drill. Weird weather is happening every day in other country’s and yet our government is still trying to ignore it. There are just too many things happening all at once for it to be a coincidence (which I don’t believe in anyway) and people should be very concerned and preparing as best they can stocking up on food and water for their families. That’s all we can do besides pray it doesn’t get any worse


  25. Beam me up Scotty! says:

    Here in Massachusetts we are off to a good growing season. The trees are about two weeks late, but are full of fruit blossoms. The brambles are throwing lots of suckers and my cold crops are thriving. I am experimenting by planting summer crops covered with painters plastic and they look great. I am enjoying the 70 degree plus temperatures.


  26. Gail Combs says:

    The Jet Stream has gone from zonal to meridional in the last decade. This is the cause of the Russian heat wave a few years back and the drought in the USA last summer. This happens in cycles. (Some think it is linked to the quiet sun, less e-uv and the lowering of the top of the atmosphere.)

    Researchers Pinpoint 1,500-Year Cycle in Arctic Atmospheric Pattern

    “…When the Arctic Oscillation (AO) index is positive, surface pressure is low in the polar region. This helps the mid-latitude jet stream blow strongly and consistently from west to east, thus keeping cold Arctic air locked in the polar region. When the Arctic Oscillation (AO) index is negative, there tends to be high pressure in the polar region, weaker zonal winds and greater movement of frigid polar air into the populated areas of the middle latitudes….

    Darby said that time-series analysis of the researchers’ geochemical record reveals a 1,500-year cycle that is similar to what other researchers have proposed in recent decades, based on scattered findings in paleoclimate records. But he and his colleagues are the first to find a high-resolution indicator of the Arctic record that resolves multidecadal-through-millennial-scale Arctic Oscillation cycles, he said.

    “Our record is the longest record to date to reconstruct the AO and documents that there is millennial scale variability in the AO,” Ortiz said. “The sedimentation rate at our site is also sufficient to statistically differentiate between a 1,000-year cycle and a 1,500-year cycle, which helps us to understand the dynamics of the response of the climate system to external forcing during the Holocene geological period.”

    The 1,500-year cycle is distinct from a 1,000-year cycle found in a similarly analyzed record of total solar irradiance, the authors write, suggesting that the longer cycle arises from either internal oscillation of the climate system or as an indirect response to low-latitude solar forcing.

    “The AO can remain in a rather strong negative or positive mode for many decades….”

    These long term climate cycles are known as Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations, Bond events and Heinrich events. They can cause global temps to change up to 16C locally in a dramatically short time.

    “Abrupt Climate Change – Inevitable Surprises”, Committee on Abrupt Climate Change, National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, 2002, Richard B. Alley, chair link

    . From the opening paragraph in the executive summary:

    …..Recent scientific evidence shows that major and widespread climate changes have occurred with startling speed. For example, roughly half the north Atlantic warming since the last ice age was achieved in only a decade, and it was accompanied by significant climatic changes across most of the globe. Similar events, including local warmings as large as 16°C, occurred repeatedly during the slide into and climb out of the last ice age…..

    Dr. Alley also wrote a book – The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future

    Book Description

    Richard Alley, one of the world’s leading climate researchers, tells the fascinating history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. In the 1990s he and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years. Here Alley offers the first popular account of the wildly fluctuating climate that characterized most of prehistory–long deep freezes alternating briefly with mild conditions–and explains that we humans have experienced an unusually temperate climate. But, he warns, our comfortable environment could come to an end in a matter of years….

    Not exactly the type of information we want to hear especially when the USDA decided to do away with the strategic grain reserve at the request of the grain traders. link 1 and link 2


  27. Deb says:

    Here in Houston Texas, it’s usually getting very hot this time of the year (summer preview) but the forecast is a low of 40 degrees for tonight. The temperature dropped about 20 degrees in a couple of hours today. My brother made a comment about the coming Hurricane season and I really pray it’s not a terrible one this year. Anyway, this weather is not normal at all for us. I just read that Wisconsin/Canada area saw record snowfall for May today. If things are normal in your area, that’s great but there’s no denying that global weather is veering farther and farther from the norm.


  28. tonic says:

    The Jet Stream is out of sync. Latest guess, from scientists, is the amount of cold water pouring into the Artic is pushing it further south. But who knows? Farmers and gardeners report the season is 4 to 6 weeks behind.
    Worryingly, I have seen no updates on the Gulf Stream, still no correlation on the meandering North Pole, and no mention whatsoever of Earths ever weakening magnetic field.
    Oddly, someone realized bees are in trouble, and it has been making main media news……at last. Something this site has been trying to highlight for years now. Better late than never.


    • Even down here in Mississippi, our planting season is off by more than a month. Last year, I planted my entire garden, including tomatoes, on the first weekend of March. I’ve replanted three times now, and the garden is struggling to grow with these low night time temperatures we’re having combined with all the rain. Very odd. It is, indeed, the winter that just won’t go away.

      I have my own theories as to why, but I don’t want to be laughed at, so I’ll keep them to myself.


  29. Keith Parquette says:

    Can’t seem to get past 80 degrees here in Georgia. (normal temps are around 80 or so for this time of year). . also looking at about 6 inches of rain in the Atlanta area over the next 3 days.


  30. john says:

    a low solar active sun has a major effect on the jet stream . check out the maunder minimum of 1650 – 1720 while the northen hem freezes the southern hem boils .


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