The winter of 2011-2012 in Akron, Ohio was very weird, very weird indeed. There was hardly any snow when normal winters usually find a few feet of snow on the ground. Rainy and cool weather with few snowy days prevailed before Akron was hit with 100 degree days in May, 2012, very weirdly hot for the area during the heat wave gripping the country.
The weather.com website reported on six cities that had especially strange weather, including Buffalo, NY which had 5′ less snow than the average season.
Anchorage, Alaska had more than 11′ of snow, 5′ above the long term average.
Fargo, ND which received 88.5″ in the 2010-2011 season, saw only 27″ in 2011-2012, with four March days in a row that registered 76 degrees.
Hartford, Connecticut that had been hit by hurricane Irene in 2011 saw the record warmest period from Jan through April 2012, hitting 83 degrees in March then 92 degrees on April 16, 2012.
Traverse City, Michigan hit their all time high of 87 degrees on March 22, 2012, one day after the spring equinox, a record since 1896 for that time of year. Then in April, 2012, Traverse City became cold in the 20’s for fifteen days in a row.
Cheyenne, Wyoming saw very light snow in March with only 0.4″ reported compared to 21.6″ as the normal average in March-April.
A quick check online for a sampling of city temperatures around the country produced the following for July 20, 2012 at about 8:30PM, pacific standard time:
(Degrees in fahrenheit)
Cleveland, OH – 69
Los Angeles, CA – 69
New York, NY – 66
Minneapolis, MN – 81
Atlanta, GA – 79
San Antonio, TX – 86
Seattle, WA – 65
Lake Stevens, Washington, located about 40 miles north of Seattle reported in at 65 degrees with a few local residents saying that this is the weirdest weather they’ve seen so late into summer.
“Last night those loud thunderstorms kept me awake all night; we never have weather like that” and “this kind of weather takes place in February, but never this late into the year”.
Would there be a reason for the weather to be modified causing such severe changes in the weather including the heat wave most states have been experiencing?
Local residents expressed concern over how the U.S. food supply is being damaged and that the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) might be the culprit for the weather’s havoc.
Cloud seeding to cause rain in certain areas is not unheard of, and causing damage to crops, if this were done, would make a terrible weapon against huge populations of people already suffering in this economy.