Corn belt faces “exceedingly early frost”

Temperatures 15 to 18 degrees colder than normal.


Meteorologist Michael Clark of  warns that parts of
the northern and western Corn Belt could see a “strong cold front that could get sharply colder  next week.”

Northern Illinois, northern Iowa, northern Nebraska, the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin could possibly see frost between September 6 and 10,

On the morning of Sept. 7, lows could fall between 34 and 39 degrees Fahrenheit—between 15 and 18 degrees colder than normal, says Clark. That would be a “legitimate threat” of an exceedingly early frost.

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4 thoughts on “Corn belt faces “exceedingly early frost”

  1. This type of early entry into winter isn’t new, or even due solely to AGW. It has happen many times over the last 5000 years, during each and every Grand Solar Minimum once the 10 year change over between the preceding Solar Warm Period ends, with the abrupt decent into the solar conditions of a GSM.
    This is documented, peer reviewed, hard science, and not a fanciful, well doctored climate “Model” designed to produce one outcome, the wrecking of the West’s reliance on cheap energy from Nuclear and Hydrocarbons, and the transfer of economic power into the bureaucracies of the UN, EU and the Asian economies who are still emitting far more real pollution, that the West has done over the last 100 years.
    The problem for the AGW/IPCC Warmists is that they discounted the Sun’ energy activity cycles as they have been told that TSI only change 1%. During the Solar Warm Periods like the one which ended in 2008 that is very true. During a GSM the whole solar out decreases significantly. With the key UV and EUV spectrum decreasing by as much as 16%, It is this energy which plays a massive role in how meridional the Worlds Jet Streams are, and moves the wholes world’s climate from warming to cooling over a ten year period.
    It is isn’t Snow and Ice which causes (all) delicate food crops to fail but the spring late frosts after germination and later summer early Autumn harsh frosts which kill the maturing seed head, after all, we all eat various species of grass in one form or another for our daily bread.

  2. We had just a touch of ground frost in our part of Ontario (near Lake Huron) yesterday morning (September 2). Not enough to do any damage, but still a month earlier than our usual first frost.

  3. My wife and I live in a small farming community (pop 200) in Northern Illinois, about 12 miles South of the Wisconsin border.
    We are not farmers, we just enjoy the small town feel.
    We drive an hour to get to the city we both work at for different companies. I am a railroad laborer and she is a gas company employee. The reason why I mention this is the fact we both are outdoors year round and adapt to the climate accordingly with out clothing and outerwear.

    This past week, as we drove home, we both noticed a drop in temp of 10-12 degrees over a half hour time frame (approx 4:00 P.M.). This happened on 2 different days. Corn stalks are already changing, as well as the soybean plants. We also noticed Sand Cranes in the area already (usually unseen until late Sept-Oct).

    I hope for everyone’s safety as we start going into Fall and Winter. If it frosts too early, it may be detrimental for all of us including food shortages. Leaves on the trees are staring to change a bit and some falling off already.
    Folks, we need to be ready and ahead of this by storing a little extra food and clothing. Respect to all who read Roberts site.
    Charlie C.

  4. Well a few pluses about this story.
    1 – maybe they will be less inclined to put high fructose corn syrup in everything under the sun if the price increases too much
    2 – maybe they will be less inclined to add ethanol to all the gasoline, same reason

    one can only hope!

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