As predicted, the historic summer cold front plunging deep into the US is tearing up the record books. On Wednesday morning, new record low temperatures were set ACROSS the southern states.
I’ve listed just a few of these new July 24 records below. And keep in mind, the weather-books for many of these cities date back to the late 1800s — these are new all-time record lows that are being set.
As Alex Sosnowski points out, Senior Meteorologist for AccuWeather: “It hasn’t been this cool at night during this part of the summer in more than 100 years.”
- Oklahoma City, OK — new record 59F, old record 61F
- Lawton, OK — new record 58F, old record 60F
- McAlester, OK — new record 59F, old record 63F
- Abilene, TX — new record 62F, old record 65F
- San Angelo, TX — new record 57F, old record 58F
- Lufkin, TX — new record 50F, old record 60F
- Atlas, OK — new record 58F
- Decatur, AL — new record 58F
- Salina, KS — new record 58F
- Anderson, SC — new record 61F
- North Little Rock, AR — new record 64F
In addition, as the week progresses, cities including San Antonio, Victoria and Dallas, along with many others, will also challenge record low temperatures from the early 1900s. The record low in San Antonio for the morning of July 25 is 64F set back in 1911, while in Dallas the record is 65F from 1915.
These, and many more, are likely to fall today (July 25).
Stay tuned for updates.
THE CHANGING JET STREAM
During a solar minimum, the jet stream’s usual Zonal Flow (a west–east direction) reverts to more of a Meridional Flow (a north-south direction) — this is exaggerated further during a Grand Solar Minimum, like the one we’re entering now, and explains why regions become unseasonably hot or cold and others unusually dry or rainy, with the extremes lasting for an extended period of time.
Note the recent hysteria regarding the anomalous warmth lingering over Greenland.
Well, Greenland’s cold temperatures didn’t up and vanish, they were simply diverted south by a wavy jet stream — and this is the main reason for the lower latitudes experiencing record low temperatures of late.
In fact, the United States just suffered it’s coldest October to May in recorded history.
Furthermore, as NASA points out, some regions of the planet actually warm during times of global cooling — the Arctic, Alaska and N Atlantic/S Greenland to name a few (though ‘warm’ to the Arctic, for example, still averages well-below zero, there is no additional melt):
Earth’s climate is cyclic, never linear — driven mainly by the sun.
And history is repeating.
It should come as no surprise that records from the late 1800s/early 1900s keep being mentioned.
Solar cycles 12, 13 and 14 were the last time the sun was this inactive:
The cold times are returning, as our star enters its next Grand Solar Minimum cycle.
NASA predicts that the solar cycle we’re entering now (25) will likely be the weakest of the past 200 years, which takes us back to Dalton Minimum levels (see link below for more on that, or click here):
Grow your own.
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift
Featured Image: [The Weather Channel]