Meteorologists say the winter storm could become a "bomb cyclone" by Friday. Bomb cyclone is a term given to an explosive storm that intensifies rapidly, with its central air pressure dropping by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours.
With a distance of almost 4,000 miles (almost 6,500 km) between them, Bill Laughing-Bear in Alaska, and Hawkey in South West Florida are both about to "celebrate" the coldest Christmas in 40 years.
Hawkeye emailed me yesterday from South West Florida:
Hi Gary! Maybe you have heard about this weather forecast coming our way....? ("I surely have Hawkeye!") This side of the aftermath is troubling with food already in crisis mode! It just never stops does it!? I guess it won't... Anyway, I just wrote you this concern due to what happen in T[exas]. (Hawkey predicted this incredible coldwave would hit Texas months ago).
She goes on:
It's happening. I really thought not until mid January or even February...but no, December! I have no heating or cooling in my damaged dwelling (damage Hawkeye sufferd from Hurricane Ian in September) so [I] will be going out to buy a space heater today. Sure wish I didn't have to spend money on it but Florida's predictions are in the 30's F, my poor duckes and tropical bird friends! Anyway, one other reason I'm sending this link is the map shown, and the color variances. Look at the contrast lines of colors .... typical of the geo-engineered BS that it is [going on]. Also, compare our map and locations regarding temps to your neck of the woods. I'm sure it will raise your eyebrows.
Hawkeye is correct, the UK and most of Europe are enjoying a very mild build-up to Christmas compared to North America!
Thousands of people have become stranded after desperately trying to reach loved ones and families for the Christmas holidays but nearly 10,000 flights have been cancelled due to the unprecedented conditions.
Already tens of thousands of people are without power in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.
It is so cold, forecasters are claiming, winter wheat fields across southwest Kansas, northwest Texas, and Oklahoma is exposed due to the lack of snow cover, increasing the incidence of winter crop kill, which would be devasting to an already compromised wheat shortage due to the war in Ukraine.
According to reports, the powerful Arctic winter storm has placed around 150 million people under weekend weather alerts ahead of the busiest travel days of the year. The alerts stretch from coast to coast and reach as far south as the US-Mexico border and Florida, the Sunshine State. The National Weather Service (NWS) said temperatures of -50F (-45C) and -70F were possible by the end of this week in some parts of the country.
Gary Walton) coffee account. (PAYPAL) Make sure you mention the gift is for Hawkeye and not "Gary," and I will make sure she gets the money thanks—Gary.
23/12/22 Bill Laughing-Bear $51
19/11/22—Bill Laughing-Bear $100