Exactly one year ago Canada's grain belt was hit by an early frost as well. Now this year parts of Alberta's crops were hit by patchy frost
overnight. People should take note of this. Here are two cases in the past two years of early frosts having an impact on crops. It doesn't take
much more before crops start getting wiped out. An extra week earlier or perhaps a degree or two colder may be all the difference it takes.
"Temperatures dipped to and just below zero degrees Celsius (32 F) in the Peace River region, around Whitecourt, and outside of Edmonton and Calgary,
The coldest recorded temperature was -0.2 C at the Edmonton airport."
"The temperatures were cold enough to hurt crops in some areas, depending on how far advanced they were, said Bruce Burnett, director of weather and
crop surveillance for the Canadian Wheat Board."
Our crops were ruined by that frost last year. While this year it didnt get that cold here on that particular day, it did dip down low on other days.
The coldest I have had, according to our digital thermometer memeroy is 3 degrees c.
I live in eastern saskatchewan, close to the manitoba border.
Speaking of harvests, today it poured.
Our swathed crops are gonna get wrecked. This year is VERY much like last year. Its quite strange...
1992 was also the year Indianapolis experienced by far its coldest late June day on record with a low of 37 degrees on the 22nd. That was after
smashing the record low the day before with a 41. Next closest record low to that +/- weeks was a 44. That was the summer following the eruption of
You're on to something. This year has unstable summer on the north hemisphere. What a coincidence I have this newspapers from june 10th
Politika; Serbia and Montenegro
Electric consumption like November
my basic story translation:
Snow was falling on Kopaonik 24 hours, electric company had to import electricity.
Usual electric consumtion is 80 to 90 million KWh in June, but that day was 300 to 400 milion KWh. Temperature was -2C and dense fog shortned
visibility to 50m.
Not to mention damage crops suffered in that region, all this on 43 N latitude
In the latter part of the story they mention some climate disasters like:
Heavy raining storm in the North Sea
1911 to 1915
Dry weather lowered level of lake Chad and reduced Nile. Every second citizen of Northern Nigeria died, and cattle was cut to two thirds.
1931 in China
Flood: great rivers put in danger 25% of the population and made 400000 casualties.
and so on.
These stories can lead you to search on the net for links about climate changes.
We had record flooding this past June, even now we are at near flood levels, so it was almost a sick joke that Environment Canada released the
statistics of a 30 year study done 1971-2000. Their conclusion is that Alberta has the best climate in Canada.
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