CENTURY-OLD LOWS FALL ACROSS IOWA
Vast, record-breaking pockets of Arctic air are continuing to invade North America this week, even as the calendar nears May.
On Tuesday morning, at least five Iowa cities set record low temperatures for the date: Ottumwa, Cedar Rapids, Huron, and Burlington all busted benchmarks, with Sioux City tying the other.
Ottumwa saw a temperature of 26F at 6 a.m. Tuesday, breaking the previous record of 29F set in 1926; Cedar Rapids dipped to 22F, busting its old low of 24 set way back in 1907; Huron dropped to 21F, usurping the old record of 22F from 1931; Burlington suffered 30F and in the process pipped its previous low of 31F, which was set in 1976; and finally, Sioux City’s 25F tied the low from 1950.
And the anomalous freeze is negatively impacting crop planting, compounding the misery caused by the ‘controlled demolition’ of our food supply–such as the massively-reduced planting in the Ukraine and Russia (who supply 30% of the world’s grain), and the refusal of the Russian Federation to supply fertilizers (and grain itself) to ‘unfriendly’ nations: no fertilizers (or herbicides/pesticides–also reduced) = drastically lower crop yields.
It’s a balmy 2C right now in Toronto with an expected high of 11C/52F. Not unheard of around here but it’s cooler than last year and the forecast isn’t much better. Hopefully where you are is much better and summer will be summer but these guys have been pretty accurate with their predictions and we may only have a few years left to prepare for a summerless summer. It’s happened before and it will happen again even if you don’t toss out that plastic bag. This year’s crops will be a huge factor in how we get ready for a year of no crops. Plan ahead, MSM isn’t going to warn you until it’s too late.