This week’s blast of wintry weather walloped the Cali region thanks to a stalled atmospheric river “on steroids” said Meteorologist Reed Timmer on Twitter, blanketing inland areas of the state with dizzying snow totals.
As reported by upi.com, Mammoth Ski Resort, along the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, received 4 feet of snow fell in just 24 hours, boosting the current storm total to a whopping 7.2 feet.
Nearby Yosemite National Park is closed for the foreseeable due to powerful winds and destructive snow totals. As reported by ecowatch.com, an area of the park that had recently undergone a $40 million renovation was destroyed when two massive sequoias fell in the extreme conditions — destroying millions of dollars worth of vehicles, employee homes, and other facilities.
The California Highway Patrol closed a 75-mile stretch of Interstate 80 following multiple spinouts along the key route east of Sacramento to the Nevada border west of Reno.
“I would not venture into the Sierra if you don’t have to,” National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Hoon in Reno tweeted.
The plunging polar destruction also left more than 575,000 people without power in the state, with Pacific Gas & Electric desperately trying to reconnect homes before the next wave hits: as explained by AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski, the worst of the storms may still lie ahead.
“The storm is far from over, and in much of Southern California, the worst of the storm is yet to come. Rain, snow and wind from the storm are forecast to continue across the state into Friday.
“Meteorologists have been sounding the alarm that the potent storm will bring extreme impacts. Peak winds will continue to top hurricane force of 74 mph or greater,” warned Sosnowski.
Further ‘snowfall duration records’ will be toppled.
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).
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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