Rainfall records are tumbling across Texas.
Reduced Solar Output and an increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays to blame.
- 16.82 inches of rain in San Antonio this month has made September 2018 its wettest September in recorded history.
- Dallas-Fort Worth has received 4x its average Sept rainfall amount, with daily, weekly and monthly totals breaking 1932 records.
- A record 14 inches of rain fell in 24hrs Friday at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey’s site in Fittstown.
- 24 hour records are falling elsewhere too: Bonham received 8.85 inches, McKinney recorded 8.71 inches. Cedar Hill saw 6.93 inches. Mountain Creek Lake recorded 6.68 inches.
- “It’s possible, though there’s no documentation for it, that parts of Irving could have picked up as much as 10 inches,” weather service forecaster Lee Carlaw said.
- White Rock Creek crested at 91.47 feet at Greenville Avenue, setting a record, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
- The Trinity River and Rowlett Creek also swelled Saturday morning, each reaching heights of more than 30 feet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
More rain is in the forecast over the weekend and into next week when a cold front is expected to blow in, adding to what’s already been a record-setting month for Texas.
Galactic Cosmic Rays are a mixture of high-energy photons and sub-atomic particles accelerated toward Earth by supernova explosions and other violent events in the cosmos.
Cosmic rays hitting Earth’s atmosphere create aerosols which, in turn, seed clouds.
This makes cosmic rays an important player in our weather and climate.
Recent balloon flights by Spaceweather.com and Earth to Sky Calculus show that cosmic rays are intensifying:
During solar minimum, like the one we’re entering now, the sun’s magnetic field weakens and the outward pressure of the solar wind decreases.
This allows more cosmic rays from deep space to penetrate our planet’s atmosphere:
With this being a Grand Solar Minimum we’re entering, Galactic Cosmic Rays should be off the charts — that’s exactly what we’re seeing:
And there’s another major implication to increased cloud cover:
“Clouds are the Earth’s sunshade, and if cloud cover changes for any reason, you have global warming — or global cooling,” Dr. Roy Spencer.
The upshot of our descent into this next Grand Solar Minimum –and resulting increase in GCRs– will be a cooling of the planet.
Latest predictions have us falling as much 2C below baseline.
We’re on our way down.
GSM = influx of Cosmic Rays = increased Cloud Nucleation = increased precipitation + global cooling