Could have serious effect on agriculture.
Portions of Washington and Oregon saw the latest spring start on record, while parts of Kansas and Oklahom saw the latest arrival of spring in 38 years, says weather.com.
In other parts of the Plains, such as South Dakota and Nebraska, a late spring like this year’s only happens once every 10 or more years.
In Michigan, Marquette was hit by above-average snowfall (227.5 inches) and is experiencing its second-longest streak of temperatures below 70 F. The last time temperatures reached at least 70 F was 238 days ago on September, 17, 2018. The current record longest streak is 252 days.
“The record will be tied if the temperature does not climb to at least 70 degrees by May 28. Based on the current forecast for Marquette, it is possible that a new record could be set.”
Thanks to H.B. Schmidt for this link
“Cold?” says H.B. “Check. Wet? Check. Delayed crop plantings? Check. Possible collapse in grain output with an early frost? Hard to say—but given that the Climate Prediction Center is calling for far below normal temperatures over the summer, wouldn’t it be a wake-up call to the country if agriculture collapsed?”