Canadian Crop Hail Association President Rick Omelchenko says there were 700 hail crop loss claims across the prairies in the last two weeks of August, which is above the average.
Omelchenko adds that many of the claims were in southern Saskatchewan, where the hailstorms of late-August have been called “sporadic” but when they do strike “severe”.
These storms, although hit and miss, have still affected vast areas of Canada, at times causing utter devastation to acres upon acres of ripening crops. The communities of Mossbank, Oxbow, Kindersley and Yorkton are some of the worst hit.
Hail damage claims are reportedly comfortably above the five-year average for the summer months and adjusters are busy settling claims.
The cold times are returning, in line with historically low solar activity:
Even NASA now appear on-board, with their SC25 forecast revealing this next solar cycle will be “the weakest of the past 200 years” (for more on that see the article at the bottom of the page):
Low solar activity is reverting the jet stream to more of a meridional (wavy) flow, which in turn is diverting rare, and often extreme, weather to unsuspecting regions.
These events can often be very-localized, with the boundaries between different weather patterns becoming more pronounced.
In addition, this relative solar shutdown is increasing the number of cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays (Svensmark et al) entering earth’s atmosphere. These rays are not only contributing to the uptick in extreme localized precipitation events, but are also having the overall effect of cooling the planet.
As Roy W. Spencer, PhD. writes: “Clouds are the Earth’s sunshade, and if cloud cover changes for any reason, you have global warming — or global cooling.”
Prepare for the chill — grow your own.
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift