Palm Springs is having a record cold streak. The city, famed as a warm-weather winter getaway, has gone 88 days without temperatures hitting 80 degrees, according to the NWS. And no relief is expected soon.
Since record-keeping began in 1922, the longest Palm Springs had gone without thermometers cracking 80 degrees was during the winter of 1969 to 1970, according to weather service meteorologist Adam Roser.
Back then the city went 71 days –Nov 26, 1969, to Feb 6, 1970 — at sub 80 degrees.
“It looks like a record,” Roser said of this season. “It’s going to be over three months of not hitting 80.”
Temperatures next week are expected to remain cool, with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s, Roser said. “It’s definitely been cooler than average, about 10 to 15 degrees below average,” he said.
Since Oct. 1–the beginning of the annual rainy season–Palm Springs has recorded 7.07 inches of rain. That’s more than double the 3.31 inches the city would have seen at this point in the season in an average year.
For the full article from USA Today’s desertsun.com, click here.
GSM + Pole Shift = weaker jet streams, influx of Cosmic Rays and cloud nucleation = cooler planet
Research shows blocking persistence increases when solar activity is low, causing weather patterns to become locked in place at high and intermediate latitudes for prolonged periods of time.
During a solar minimum, the jet stream loses energy.
Its usual strong ‘Zonal’ flow (a west–east direction) reverts to more of a weak and wavy ‘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.
Mikhaël Schwander, et al, 2017 — “The 247-year-long analysis of the 11-year solar cycle impact on late winter European weather patterns suggests a reduction in the occurrence of westerly flow types linked to a reduced mean zonal flow under low solar activity. Based on this observational evidence, we estimate the probability to have cold conditions in winter over Europe to be higher under low solar activity than under high activity.”
The sun is experiencing its deepest solar minimum for over 100 years.
Global average temperatures are falling.
The magnetosphere is waning.
Clouds are nucleating.
Snowpack is building.
And it’s only going to get worse.
GSM + Pole Shift