Residents of Las Vegas saw snow on Sunday night for the second time this month and the third time overall this winter. McCarran International Airport has seen February snow on two or more days just seven times since records began, according to the NWS.
The last time the airport saw February snow on multiple days was back in 1987 (solar minimum of cycle 21). Other years with snow on multiple days in Feb were: 1939, 1949, 1955, 1960, 1979 and 1985.
Prior to this winter, the last measurable snow (at least 0.1 inches) at McCarran International Airport was on Dec 17, 2008 (solar minimum of cycle 23), when 3.6 inches was observed.
“It is uncommon for snowfall to be as widespread as it was in Las Vegas valley,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Outler.
“There is a good chance of more snow for Thursday,” he added.
AccuWeather is warning of the possibility of “white-out conditions” from Wednesday night through Friday:
The sun is currently entering its deepest solar minimum in over 100 years.
We are likely at the start of what’s know as a Grand Solar Minimum.
As the sun loses energy, so do the jet streams. Their usual strong ‘Zonal’ flow (a west–east direction) reverts to more of a weak and wavy ‘Meridional’ flow (a north-south direction).
This explains why regions become unseasonably hot or cold and others unusually dry or rainy, with the extremes lasting for an extended period of time.
As the sun enters its deep hibernation state, north and south poles are also migrating.
These two independent factors –GSM + Pole Shift– each result in a dramatic waning of our magnetosphere, the upshot of which is more Cosmic Rays entering our atmosphere affecting biology on the planet, sending volcanoes a’popping and nucleating clouds (Svensmark).
“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 cold times are already here.
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift