Record Cold in Interior Alaska – heading into the USA, agriculture at risk

This is just weather, but troubling weather as the growing season is being shortened, which will impact corn, soy bean, and grain prices, which will be reflected in food prices.

Watts Up With That?

reader “agimarc” writes: As with the Lower 48 states, spring is late and cold here in central Alaska. Fairbanks reported a record low of 2 degrees F above zero Sunday, breaking the previous record of 8 from 1924.

Here in Anchorage, looks like we are around 3 – 4 weeks late with ice of local lakes and snow off the ground. Winter was not particularly hard, but it all changed with a very cold April. And at this point it does not appear things will be warming up soon. So much for manmade global warming due to carbon dioxide emissions.usak_yestlows_i5_points[1]

Story here: http://www.adn.com/2013/04/29/2883299/interior-alaska-sees-record-breaking.html

Yes, have a look at the image at right.

Here is a complete list of record lows for Alaska in the past 7 days, 996 new record lows were set (click low temp and details tab):

http://wx.hamweather.com/maps/climate/records/7day/usak.html?cat=maxtemp,mintemp,snow,lowmax,highmin,

And the cold is now creeping into the USA, look…

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9 Responses to Record Cold in Interior Alaska – heading into the USA, agriculture at risk

  1. Max Door says:

    We will have a freeze tomorrow night in Oklahoma, May 2 and 3. This might seem subtle to the suburbanite who is not in tune, but this is how it begins, if it is beginning….

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-05-01/oklahoma-wheat-output-seen-falling-45-percent-after-drought-freeze

  2. papiertigre says:

    http://www.thegwpf.org/doubles-estimate-shale-oil-reserves/

    US DOUBLES ESTIMATE OF SHALE OIL RESERVES
    Date: 01/05/13 Mining News
    US government officials announced today the Bakken Formation and the Three Forks Formation in the country’s central northwestern region contain twice the amount oil reserves than originally thought.

    Thought you might like to see that .

  3. gjrebane says:

    Also check the weather in Minnesota and Wisconsin. But never forget the Big Harbinger of Global Cooling – a killing frost on the Great Plains in June.

  4. George,
    I am keeping and eye out for the killing frost in June. I have a Goggle Alert for the phase “killing frost”

  5. David says:

    17 Fahrenheit this AM with 4″ of snow on the ground in Northern Colorado Springs. Sick of winter just want to see leavez on trees.

    The purple martins are back and have no insects to eat.

  6. Max Door says:

    Its going to be tough melting 50 inches of ice in Alaska at this rate, won’t it?!

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