The meridional (wavy) jet stream flow –associated with historically low solar activity– strikes again. Arctic air is being funneled anomalously south this week, and it busted a 121 year-old cold record in northern Minnesota.
A new record all-time daily low temperature was set in International Falls on Tuesday, July 30 — the mercury dipped to 2.8C (37F), busting the previous record of 3.3C (38F) set way back in 1898.
Average lows for this region, at this time of year, usually hold around the mid-50s. Temperatures don’t typically reach the 30s until late September, early October.
The year 1898 occurred on the approach to solar minimum of cycle 13.
Cycles 12, 13 and 14 were the previous solar cycles comparable to the one we’re exiting now, cycle 24:
Historical documentation and proxy data reveal that periods of prolonged solar decline have always resulted in global cooling (for NASA’s take on the Maunder Minimum, in an article written before AGW infected the scientific bloodstream, click here).
And now, as the sun slips into its next Grand Solar Minimum cycle, the cold times are returning.
Even modern NASA agrees, in part at least, with its SC25 forecast revealing it will be “the weakest [solar cycle] of the past 200 years” (www.nasa.gov):
Furthermore, and contrary to what the MSM are feeding you, global average temperatures have been falling since early 2016 (in line with reduced solar activity and the waning of 2015’s record-breaking super El Niño).
MERIDIONAL (WAVY) JET STREAM
During a solar minimum, the jet stream’s usual tight Zonal Flow (a west–east direction) loses energy and reverts to more of a loose 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, 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 by the sun.
And history is repeating, the sun is again shutting down (relatively).
Prepare for the cold.
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift
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