The New York Times deemed to report what Americans may have noticed: Many plants are blooming early, but the season is still officially winter.
Now the U.S. has not only near-blizzard conditions but potential tornadoes too (and it ain't tornado season).
But, at the same time, parts of the U.S. have experienced unusually severe or even record breaking winter weather, which the New York Times failed to mention. The 2011-2012 U.S. winter has been not been consistent.
Naturally, the mainstream media in the United States consistently do not report or even hint at the true cause of yet more weird weather: The near presence of Planet X! (References to the Establishment Lie "climate change" were left out of the below article.)
Near-blizzard conditions moving into Upper Midwest
Up to a foot of snow was expected across the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, while severe weather in the central Plains could whip up some tornadoes.
Midwest cities expecting the most snow include Fargo, N.D., and Duluth, Minn.
Near-blizzard conditions are possible in parts of Minnesota and the Dakotas, weather.com reported, and Interstates 94, 90, 35, 29 and 39 could be affected.
By Wednesday, that system will dump snow in parts of New England, upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. Snow estimates for the region were less certain due to the possibility of a second system on Thursday that could compound the snowfall, weather.com stated in a separate report.
"The two days combined could deliver up to a foot of snow to northern New York and northern portions of New England," weather.com reported. "For the Boston metro area, several inches of snow are possible. To date, the city has only seen 7.8 inches for the season! This is more than two feet below average. Last season at this time, Boston had seen more than 70 inches."...
Tornadoes and other severe weather are forecast this week starting Tuesday in Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and the middle Mississippi Valley, weather.com reported.
On Wednesday, the "severe thunderstorm threat shifts east from the upper-Ohio Valley into portions of the South," weather.com added. "Damaging winds are the main concern, however isolated tornadoes are also possible." (Emphasis added.) http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/28/10528729-near-blizzard...
Scenes more like spring, including a Japanese flowering apricot tree, arrived early at the New York Botanical Garden.
Plants Blooming Early
By Lisa W. Foderaro
Published: February 26, 2012
The Japanese camellias, which typically bloom in early spring, have displayed their rose-hued flowers continuously since December. Honeybees, a rarity before late March, were nursing the tiny pink clusters on a Dawn viburnum, while the Adonis amurensis, a ground-hugging spring ephemeral, was a profusion of yellow.
“This is the earliest I’ve seen all of these things in flower,” said Todd Forrest, the garden’s vice president for horticulture and living collections. “The ground isn’t even frozen. That’s shocking.”
... From the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park to the Chicago Botanic Garden, flowering bulbs and other plants are bursting out two to four weeks ahead of schedule. Snowdrops are up; daffodils, crocuses and hellebores are already in flower; trailing phlox has opened; and, farther afield, even magnolia trees are starting to bloom on the National Mall in Washington.
Complaining about balmy winter days and an early display of color might seem churlish, but the early run of warm weather is not without its downside.
For one thing, if there is a cold snap, plants and trees are vulnerable to damaged blossoms and, potentially, a falloff in seed production. With the ground still soft in many places and no snow cover, squirrels — already suffering from the acorn shortage last fall — have been digging up bulbs. Populations of insect pests, normally kept in check by freezing temperatures, are expected to grow this year....
It is hard to draw conclusions about the pace of warming from a single winter, and indeed, the last decade in New York City has been one of the snowiest on record. Still, Fred Gadomski, a meteorologist at Pennsylvania State University, said that temperatures were above normal in 80 percent of the days in the past three months in the city. Strong winds from the Pacific Ocean have blanketed most of the country with unusually mild air.
“That’s the distinguishing item this winter — the consistency of the mildness,” Mr. Gadomski said. “If you took away that week in mid-January where it really was sort of cold, it would be the year without a winter.”
Coincidentally, the federal Agriculture Department last month issued a new national map showing plant hardiness zones, which start with the coldest regions in the north and work their way south. In its first update since 1990, the map showed clear signs of things’ heating up. New York City, for instance, moved into a warmer zone, going from a “warm 6” to a “cold 7,” as Mr. Forrest put it....
“This winter, when they do the final analysis, will be close to an all-time record breaker,” Dr. Wolfe said. “It’s a rare event. But I think it will become less rare.”
That is little solace to farmers, horticulturalists and home gardeners, who have worried about their charges this winter. Rod Dressel Sr., who owns a 300-acre apple orchard in the Hudson Valley, said the buds on his trees were starting to swell. If the trees flower too early, a freeze could kill the blossoms and, with them, the promise of apples this fall.
“I’m looking at 52 degrees here,” he said. “We’re concerned the tree will think it’s spring way too early. History has shown that we’re vulnerable to frost damage right up into the middle of May.”
In parks and public gardens across the country, visitors and horticulturalists alike are marveling at the winter blooms and rooting for their survival.
What happens to a luscious pink magnolia blossom if temperatures plunge? “It just turns brown and ugly,” said Holly H. Shimizu, the executive director of the United States Botanic Garden in Washington.
She wishes she could tell the plants to slow down. “The buds are swelling on the shadblow trees and I want to say, ‘Hold on, don’t do it,’ ” she said. “If it gets cold fast, they could be damaged and won’t bloom again.”
One concern with premature flowers is pollination. While honeybees were in evidence at the New York Botanical Garden, there were fewer at the United States Botanic Garden. “When plants get in this off-kilter blooming, sometimes it doesn’t coincide with the life cycle of the pollinator,” Ms. Shimizu said. “If pollination doesn’t occur, then we don’t get the fruit production.”...
“On the one hand, it’s great to see flowers this early — it lifts your spirits,” said Mr. Mardon, a Bronx native and lifelong gardener. “On the other hand, it creates apprehension. Gardens need an opportunity to rest, and that’s what a good winter provides.”
Should the weather take a sudden turn, daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops should be able to withstand any freezing temperatures, even snow. Not so the Japanese apricots in the Ladies Border, the experimental plot at the botanical garden, which was redesigned in 2002 with plants that do well in places like North Carolina or Virginia, one or two hardiness zones south of New York.
The experimental garden could, over time, serve as a blueprint for a new world of horticulture. “This is not normal,” said Mr. Forrest, touring the garden in only a suit and tie and no overcoat. “If this becomes the new normal, then we have to change the way we think about the plants we use and how we protect them.” (Emphasis added.) http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/nyregion/amid-winter-blooms-wonde...
'First Real Winter' Storm Buries Parts of South
Monday, February 20, 2012
A winter snow storm over the President's Day weekend left tens of thousands without power across the South, caused icy conditions on roadways resulting in numerous traffic accidents.
Work crews were continuing efforts Monday to restore electricity from Kentucky and Tennessee to West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Most places only saw a few inches of snowfall, but some areas received as much as nine inches of the fluffy white stuff.
The National Weather Service said the system was expected to advance across the East Coast and push itself out to sea early Monday.
The winter storm came toward the end of a fairly mild winter in the region. It slowed down holiday travelers in five states with slippery conditions.
In Virginia, state police reported 700 accidents on Sunday night alone.
Dozens of wrecks were also reported in North Carolina as snow, sleet, and rain fell with little accumulation, according to The Winston-Salem Journal.
Nick Fillo, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service's Blacksburg, Va., office, said 5 to 8 inches of snow fell in the Blue Ridge Mountains, while about 3 to 6 inches fell on that state's Piedmont region.
"This was our first real winter storm," Fillo said.... http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2012/February/First-Real-Winter-Storm...
ZetaTalk: Weather Extremes (written July 29, 2005)
We warned at the start of ZetaTalk, in 1995, that unpredictable weather extremes, switching about from drought to deluge, would occur and increase on a lineal basis up until the pole shift. Where this occurred steadily, it has only recently become undeniable. ZetaTalk, and only ZetaTalk, warned of these weather changes, at that early date. Our early warnings spoke to the issue of global heating from the core outward, hardly Global Warming, a surface or atmospheric issue, but caused by consternation in the core. Affected by the approach of Planet X, which was by then starting to zoom rapidly toward the inner solar system for its periodic passage, the core was churning, melting the permafrost and glaciers and riling up volcanoes. When the passage did not occur as expected in 2003 because Planet X had stalled in the inner solar system, we explained the increasing weather irregularities in the context of the global wobble that had ensued - weather wobbles where the Earth is suddenly forced under air masses, churning them. This evolved by 2005 into a looping jet stream, loops breaking away and turning like a tornado to affect the air masses underneath. Meanwhile, on Planet Earth, droughts had become more intractable and deluges positively frightening, temperature swings bringing snow in summer in the tropics and searing heat in Artic regions, with the violence of storms increasing in number and ferocity.
Is this as bad as it will get, prior to the pole shift when hurricane force winds will sweep the Earth and every region of the globe will emerge with a new climate and geography? Has the lineal increase we predicted in 1995 reached its climax? We are not here with good tidings, nor were we here with good tidings in 1995. ZetaTalk, blunt and honest, is not for the faint at heart, but for those willing to take a serious warning and act on it.
- The coastlines will get increasingly inhospitable, as storms formed over the oceans can develop into a howling rage that dissipates over land. As we have stated, hurricane force storms will not develop into super storms, more violent than man has experienced, but will form in places not previously experienced, and will be more consistently strong and destructive. In some places around the globe, this will make coastlines uninhabitable, a place where crops are grown or fish harvested but where humans do not reside or sleep soundly.
- Where deserts have formed based on geology, mountain ranges blocking rain clouds or the atmosphere depleated of rain during a long trip over land masses, this will change as the direction of wind flow changes. Lands used to regular rains, now suffering droughts, may find these droughts turning their land into deserts. Rain forests are likewise formed by geology and wind currents, and these may fear being washed away as rain comes not only more often but with a greater load of water picked up by fast moving air currents traveling over large bodies of water. Drought or deluge, there will be few places on Earth not affected by one of these extremes, and all of this affects the success of crops.
- Temperature extremes, and in particular temperature swings, will increase, so that the seasons almost blend into one another. If Summer is expected to be a time of extreme heat, and Winter extreme cold, man may find his Summer cool with odd brief snowstorms and Winter confusing the crops wanting to go into their annual hibernation. The key will be the unpredictability, as a looping jet stream and increasing extremes of high and low pressure over land will force the atmosphere into unexpected directions.
Where does this place man, as he learns of the likelihood of a pole shift caused by the passage of a rogue planet - Planet X? Most will stubbornly stay in place, refusing to contemplate the unpleasant and preferring to accept any explanation the establishment proffers. Suffering will increase, but will result in riots and angry outbursts or illness from malnutrition and depressed immune systems or the psychological depression that comes from a sense of hopelessness. Those who have decided to live, and help others to do so, will find the argument, whether to stay or go, tipping in the direction of a move. Coastal areas may be pleasant, and river basins rich with delta soil, and the commerce that has grown up near ports and great rivers providing jobs, but the tribulations of a self sufficient family home in the hinterland will seem increasingly worth it. This is the push the weather extremes will bring. Add to this increasing volcanic and quake activity, making the fault lines unattractive and life in crowded cities likely to be suffering from collapse as their infrastructure is shattered and pulled apart. All of these matters will speak to those who want to survive, in a voice louder than any reassurance from the establishment. Make your plans. Cut your losses. And get out of harms way to a place where you can at least have a chance of feeding your family and surviving the weather extremes. http://www.zetatalk.com/index/zeta234.htm
ZetaTalk Newsletter, Issue 244
From the start of the ZetaTalk saga the Zetas have predicted weather extremes. They knew that the Earth wobble would ensue when Planet X entered the inner solar system, and become increasingly worse.
ZetaTalk Prediction 1/9/2010: We are periodically asked about the weather, though we have repeatedly stated that our predictions in 1995, when ZetaTalk first began, will hold. We predicted increasing drought and deluge, switching about, becoming more intractable and this occurred. We predicted temperature swings, and this occurred. We predicted that the seasons would begin to blend into each other, though this has not yet occurred to meet our prediction, though it will. We predicted snow in summer and this has occurred. We predicted crop shortages caused by all these weather extremes and this is no longer denied by the authorities. We predicted in January of 2009 that the Northern Hemisphere would have colder then normal weather because of the push away the N Pole experiences during the Earth wobble, and this has occurred.
2011 has seen weather extremes of all kinds around the world, but we are not yet at the blending of the seasons that the Zetas have predicted. Extremes have been drought and deluge, simultaneously. China suffers the worst drought in 50 years, wildfires afflict Siberia for a second year in a row, Mexico is also crippled by drought for a second year in a row, while the US is drowning under near-record flooding of the Mississippi. http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue244.htm