Midwest Obliterating All Cold Records

The US midwest has only had four years when temperatures averaged below freezing through mid-May. This year breaks the previous record by nearly a full degree.

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20 Responses to Midwest Obliterating All Cold Records

  1. _Jim says:

    Wow .. twenties overnight as far south as Nebraska … 30’s in Iowa and Wisconsin … Low 40’s through Oklahoma and into Texas even …

  2. Andy DC says:

    Many low temperature record this morning, some by wide margins from South Dakota and Missouri down to Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

  3. Dave in Ann Arbor says:

    I’m sitting here with my space heater on as I type this. I blame myself for all those plastic bags I use.

  4. darrylb says:

    Getting a little old here in MN

  5. Billy Liar says:

    BEST will be along shortly to tell you you can’t average raw HCN temperatures. 3..2..1 …

  6. Phil Jones says:

    Let them Freeze in the Heat!!!

  7. Gail Combs says:

    You can not plant corn until the ground temperature is at LEAST 50°F or the seed rots in the ground instead of sprouting. From planting to harvest takes 55 to 95 days depending on the variety and the weather.

    The USDA pegged the 2014 U.S. corn crop at 91.7 million acres, making it the smallest crop since 2010. The USDA is doing its usual RAH, Rah Rah go team: USDA: Fewer acres of corn but potential for record crop

    In other words they do not have a clue this early in the year. For 2014, the USDA projected yield based on a weather-adjusted trend model that assumes normal mid-May planting progress and normal summer weather…

    This is where all the LYING by NOAA/GISS comes home to roost. The USDA has to go along with the fiction of global warming which is bad news for the farmers who are foolish enough to believe them. Thank goodness most are not.

    …The 2014 planting season is a case of North versus South. Farmers in the lower Corn Belt and south have enjoyed a wide planting window this spring. While progress is extremely slow in the northern part of corn country.

    According to the May 7, 2014, Farm Journal Pulse, 48% of the corn crop has been planted by the 1,400 respondents. Here’s how the planting pace breaks out:

    0% planted: 27%
    1-25% planted:17%
    26-50% planted:12%
    51-75% planted:8%
    76-99% planted:9%
    100% planted:27%
    See the results on an interactive map:

    Another article for the big corn state of IOWA.
    The 5 day forecast for Decorah, Iowa is:
    48° F | 35° F
    55° F | 36° F
    60° F | 41° F
    66° F | 46° F
    66° F | 55° F
    Not real good corn growing weatherwhere you want the ground temp to be about 55° F. Corn will germinate and grow slowly at about 50 F. Sweet corn according to Cornell Univ: Germination temperature: 65 F to 85 F – Will not germinate below 55 F.

    The latest USDA Crop Progress report shows corn planting in Iowa took a big jump last week, up 47 points. That means Iowa farmers planted around 6.6 million acres in just seven days….

    “We didn’t plant anything early in April, so all of our corn has gone in in the last week,” says Ehlers. “So we don’t have any emerged, but there’s been some mergence issues in the area with the early corn.”

    It’s not just corn having trouble popping through the ground this year.

    “Soybeans are still struggling a little bit,” says Willimack. “We don’t have any of those up yet. They’re right under the surface but not quite up yet.”

    These fields need more sunshine and warm days to help push the crop along….
    “They’re talking highs in the upper 50s, lower 60s around here,” he says. “So, we need some heat, some GDUs.”

    Even though planting is days away from being finished for both farmers, the forecast doesn’t look promising for finishing this week.

    “I think there’s rain coming on the radar, so I think we’re out for a while,” says Ehlers.

    These farmers aren’t complaining about the rain; moisture is their biggest concern for 2014.

    “The top two feet has a lot of moisture but underneath is pretty dry,” ….

    • _Jim says:

      Do we have a source of ground temperature where somebody is actively measuring and reporting it?

      Any historical records as well?


    • Dave N says:

      Reality Bites.

      I wonder if the farmers that are foolish enough to believe the USDA can sue them for issuing misleading info?

      • Gail Combs says:

        The USDA knows farmers and ranchers are ticked off enough at the department that during recent ‘listening sessions’ they had armed guards…

        Darol explains:

        The Deterioration of Earned Respect
        …As USDA’s respect dwindles, cowboys, consumers, and all types of food producers are participating in the national “mud-throwing” sessions. The recent Colorado session gave USDA “listeners” an atmosphere less friendly than a Birney Madoff investor’s meeting…

        Hangman’s nooses made the basic statement from cattle owners to the feds. “FREE ROPES FOR USDA NAIS OFFICIALS.” USDA security guards were required to strip the nooses off as it was thought they indicated “VIOLENCE AND CROWD DISORDER.” It was too late. The true dead serious message was already expressed.

        Chuck Sylvester, past CEO of the huge National Western Stock Show, was inflamed because Colorado State University, and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (recipients of $4,746,993 of NAIS grant money) had forced youth exhibitors at the Colorado State Fair to enroll their parent’s ranches in NAIS. He compared USDA to child molesters and pedophiles. He closed with a stern, “MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS!”…

        I doubt any ranchers believe a word the US government says at this point. NAIS (National Animal Identification System) was the issue that first stripped the blind fold from my eyes. Long story short the idea was cooked up by the Ag cartel, WTO and the UN and shoved down the throats of US farmers and ranchers despite, as Darol pointed out “Well over 90% of the speakers were opposed to the feared program.”

        The Federal register had over 5000 comments and I read most of them. I never saw a comment FOR NAIS. Never the less “a compromise was reached’ and we got NAIS with a different name attached. WhoopiEEee.

        I expect to see a similar compromise reached about a carbon tax. Once the power behind the politicians comes up with an idea they hang on until they get it rammed through. Regulating farmers/NAIS took almost 20 years but they got it through congress during the 2010 Lameduck session.

        (Do I sound cynical, I should.)

      • Shazaam says:

        Looks like the USDA “officials” are quivering in their loafers….. And they’re not worried about lawyers. Tar and feathers and rails maybe…..


        I was wondering what that was all about.

    • emsnews says:

      Not only that, it is WET. Very wet. I can’t believe how wet and we get to have another three inches of wet in the next 30 hours. Corn seed will rot.

  8. tom0mason says:

    As the term Hot and Cold are just relative terms and by using Einstein’s Special Theory of Relatives (they’re all illegitimate) IMO it’s been cold enough to freeze the balls on a brass monkey.

    See http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq107.htm

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