In his recent Accuweather video entitled “A La Nina That Is King?…More Cold to Follow!”meteorologist Joe Bastardi explains the current cold conditions found over the United States and other parts of the globe.
Based on a double La Nina followed by an El Nino, Bastardi concludes that “There are things going on that are bigger than the normal course of affairs.” He concludes that the trend for coming winters will be toward colder weather. As a result of the La Nina influence,”When the Pacific cools,” he states, “the globe cools.”
How does Joe's synopsis square away with astro-meteorological indications for future winters? Astro-meteorology makes long-range weather predictions based on planetary cycles. This method was employed successfully by Johannes Kepler and Isaac Newton. One of the most important tools in astro-meteorology is the Cardinal Solar Ingress chart set for the beginning of each season and valid throughout the entire season in question. Based on indications in the Ingress chart for the winter of 2010-11, I concluded that the U.S. Midwest would experience a cold winter due to the placement of Uranus over the 88th degree of west longitude. This is exactly what is happening.
Since the position of Uranus in an Ingress chart is a good indication of where colder conditions will originate and proceed eastward, it's interesting to note the positions of Uranus in the Cardinal Solar Ingresses for the next three winters.
When we study the map for the winter of 2011-12, we see the area Uranus will influence runs through 82 west longitude or the area from the eastern Great Lakes through Florida. The Sun at that time is square to Uranus. This is a disruptive influence resulting in stormy conditions there.
In the next map for the winter of 2012-13 we find the influence of Uranus affects 74 west longitude that runs through the Northeast U.S. specifically New York and New Jersey. The third map for the winter of 2013-14 once again shows Uranus affecting the U.S. Northeast. The planet Mars, which at that time will be in opposition to Uranus at that time indicates a tempestuous winter season.
The general trend shown here is for the center of cold to migrate progressively eastward over the next few winters. All in all, the eastern U.S. should be in for a few winters comparable to this year's winter. So I think Joe Bastardi is correct in his assessment of future winters. One thing not shown in the above maps is the fact that as we progress toward 2014, Uranus forms a number of squares to Pluto. My research classifies Pluto as a cold planet–thus intensifying the storminess and coldness of the winters to come.