Europe experienced a bone-chiller of a spring. To call it a “spring” actually does a disservice to the severity and prolonged nature of the cold — I like to think of March-through-May this year as an extension of winter.
According to data compiled by Hungary’s Meteorological Service, spring of 2021 finished with an average temperature of 9.3 degrees Celsius (48.7F).
This is a reading some 1.9C colder than the average, and makes it Hungary’s coldest spring since 1987 (solar minimum of cycle 21).
All three months closed with a negative anomaly (vs the 1991-2020 avg.):
March came out at -0.6C.
April suffered a -2.9C departure from the norm.
While May was -2.1C below the average.
Throughout spring, national low temperature records were routinely broken, including on both April 26 and 28 when Zabar logged -5.7C (21.7F) and -5.9C (21.3F), respectively.
This year also saw the the third “cold” May in a row — the first time Hungary has logged an average temp of below 14.5C (58.1F) for three consecutive Mays (2019, 2020, and 2021) since record-keeping began back in 1901.
Spring in Hungary has refused to spring in recent years.
This reality has wide-reaching ramifications, not least for the country’s food production.
Low solar activity is the culprit.
The trend is changing: climate is cyclic, never linear (more on that below).
The nearby nation of Czechia (aka the Czech Republic) also suffered an exceptionally chilly May.
Western parts experienced departures of around 3C below the 1991-2020 average, reports infomet.cz, which, according to the country’s official classification of temperature anomalies, is “strongly below normal.“
Rare June Snow persists in Slovenia
Located southeast of Hungary, and due-south of Czechia sits the small European nation of Slovenia.
Here, in Kredarica –a summit with an elevation of 2,514 m (8,248 ft)– a whopping 4.7 meters (15.42 feet) of the season’s snowpack remains on the mountain.
As confirmed by the weather station at the Triglav Lodge –the highest mountain hut in Slovenia and the highest meteorological station in the country– this is a new MONTHLY June record, and one that comfortably busts the previous benchmark of 4.2 m (13.78 ft) cm set back in 1978 (around solar min after weak SC20).
Below is photo of the lingering 2021 snowpack, taken June 1:
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.
Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift