An Arctic air mass is preparing to dip anomalously south this next week-or-so, with latest GFS runs forecasting potentially record cold and snow for many parts of North America.
April 24 thru May 04 will see many regions of the US, particularly the Northwest and Northeast, receiving as much as 24 inches (2 feet) of snow, with more than half of that expected to accumulate Sunday thru Tuesday alone:
CONUS SNOWFALL TOTALS (APRIL 27 thru MAY 04)
Temperatures are set to sink well-below average as the cold air mass descends as far south as Florida.
Many regions will see temperatures plunge 20C below normal for the time of year, with large pockets of cold predicted to last well into May:
CONUS TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES (APRIL 27 thru MAY 04)
The sun is likely beginning a period of prolonged inactivity, as it did 400 years ago during the start of the Maunder Minimum.
The cold times are here to stay.
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift