St. Cloud, MN has seen multiple all-time snowfall records fall this week, with additional records expected to tumble as the weekend approaches.
St. Cloud State University professor Bob Weisman said he measured 7 inches of snow on Oct. 20th, a total that was matched by official National Weather Service (NWS) measurements. As a result, Tuesday’s snowfall is now the new daily Oct. 20th benchmark as well as the new monthly October record–in weather books dating back to the late 1880s.
As noted by Prof Weisman on his blog, the previous record for Oct. 20th was the 5.8 inches set back in 1936 (solar minimum of cycle 16), with the old monthly record being the 6.8 inches, also set in 1936. According to Weisman, so far 7.2 inches of snow has been logged this October, an accumulation that has comfortably surpassed the all-time record with 10 days left to run in the month!
Substantial totals were received across Minnesota, with Eau Claire also breaking its all-time October snowfall record:
Furthermore, the recent powder led to MN busting a statewide record:
Another even more powerful and wide-reaching Arctic plunge is forecast to hit the North American continent this weekend. Minnesotans will be one of the first to cop the freeze, starting Thursday. As reported by sctimes.com, “the next storm is expected to be a more direct hit on Central Minnesota, according to forecasters, with up to 8 more inches of snow possible.”
The NWS issued a Winter Storm Watch for Central Minnesota: “Snow rates of 1 inch per hour are possible, especially late tonight and early Thursday,” reads the watch released late on Wednesday. As noted by Weisman: “Thursday’s daily snowfall record of 0.5 inch, set in 1897, is likely to fall” — it’s actually likely to be annihilated.
Looking further ahead, and past the weekend, additional record-smashing totals are on the cards before the month is out. October, 2020 is truly one for the ages: St Cloud could end up with 20 inches of snow this month, which would beat 1936’s all-time record by more than 13 inches!
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.
Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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