100,000 acres potentially affected.
“My friend George Rebane,a Phd systems scientist, and I often discuss climate change and the onset of the next grand minimum,” says Russ Steele of nextgrandminimum.com. “In George’s view a June killing frost in America’s bread basket will be clear indicator the next grand minimum has arrived. Therefore, I keep track of June frosts events….”
“This event in Idaho was not a killing frost,” says Russ, “nor was it in the America’s Breadbasket, but close.”
Early summer frost hammers potato crop
“It’s probably the worst frost damage we’ve ever had on our farm. It was so warm things were taking off and we were thinking we were going to have a bumper crop. I think this is going to set them back to below normal,” said Cooper, who also has fields near Shelley. “I don’t have a field that was untouched, and I farm in a big area. It’s the most widespread frost I can remember. It’s going to be a big deal, but what do you do?”
According to National Weather Service meteorologist Gary Wicklund, the morning of June 7 tied a record low in Idaho Falls at 31 degrees and broke a cold record in Stanley, Idaho, at 19 degrees…
…June 7 cold spell and some previous cold nights likely hurt winter wheat fields, which have experienced head emergence earlier than normal.”
Thanks to Kay Garden for these links
I wonder how soon we’ll be fighting in the streets for food.