Using words such as “life-threatening,” “dangerous,” “brutal,” and “unprecedented,” the National Weather Service is preparing the U.S. for the extreme cold forecast to roar in this week.
Though a fierce blast of cold air froze the central U.S. Friday, what’s coming this week will be even worse, writes Doyle Rice for USA today.
Arctic air will plunge into the Northern Plains and Great Lakes by Wednesday, bringing winds chills as low as -40F in many parts, according to the NWS.
In Green Bay, where wind chill temperatures could fall as low as -50F, the NWS said: “Wind chills this low can produce frost on exposed skin within 10 minutes.”
“There’s no mild way of saying it. Brutal cold is coming,” the service added.
While the majority of the US will be affected, forecasters warn that the Great Lakes hold the ‘core’ of the cold, “where numerous temperature records will be threatened.”
The National Weather Service of Chicago has called this current spell, “the prolonged coldest in at least 5 years, but potentially much longer”.
Meteorologists say that when the polar vortex drops it will actually be milder in parts of the Arctic than in Chicago and Minneapolis.
But that should come as no surprise to those paying attention, as it’s exactly the pattern expected during a Grand Solar Minimum:
TEXAS ‘OUT-SNOWING’ PARTS OF ALASKA? — ALL PREDICTED DURING A GRAND SOLAR MINIMUM
Back in the fall of 2018, Texas was reported to be ‘out-snowing’ Fairbanks, Alaska.
The story was twisted by the mainstream media to somehow prove AGW, however the phenomenon is exactly the pattern we’d expect to see during a Grand Solar Minimum.
Looking at NASA’s own Maunder Minimum Temperature Reconstruction Maps, some regions actually warm during periods of global cooling — the Arctic, North Atlantic and Alaska being the main ones (although ‘warm’ to the Arctic, for example, is still well-below freezing — there’s no melt):
Alaska may have had a slow start to winter but the Northern Hemisphere as a whole certainly didn’t.
Total Snow Mass for the NH, excluding the mountains, is comfortably sitting well-above the 30 year average:
Our climate is cyclic, never linear — driven mainly by the sun.
History is repeating.
The cold times have returned.
Add the pole shift into the mix and you’ve got yourself a catastrophe cocktail — a seriously waning magnetosphere allowing in even more Galactic Cosmic Rays.
Click here for more on the Grand Solar Minimum and how the resulting increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays contribute to global cooling.
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