More Than A Foot Of Snow Clips Mauna Kea, Hawaii; Canada Nears -50C (-58F); + “We Entered The ‘Modern’ Grand Solar Minimum On June 8, 2020”
More Than A Foot Of Snow Clips Mauna Kea, Hawaii
A Kona Low storm delivered more than a foot of snow to the higher elevations of Hawaii over the weekend.
Both Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits were put under winter storm warnings last Friday, and according to reports, blowing snow and whiteout conditions hit the summits with 13 inches falling atop Mauna Kea over just a 48-hour period.
Mauna Loa looks to have received even more (shown below), though an official total has yet to be posted.
Canada Nears -50C (-58F)
Kugaraaruk (aka Pelly Bay) in Nunavut has just logged one of its lowest temperatures ever recorded.
The -49.7C (-57.5F) at Kugaaruk Climate RCS (NBB) and the -49.6C (-57.3F) at Kugaaruk Airport (CYBB) are the coldest temps posted in Canada this year, and are also among of the coldest for the locale ever in books dating back to 1984 (with the all-time record being the -51.9C set during the Feb of 2018).
Looking ahead, there’s a lot more where that came from (see below).
Canada’s cold is also about to crash through the southern border, and into the Lower 48, reaching central Texas by Friday:
Furthermore–and as is the case for Europe–an Arctic Outbreak tied to the SSW event may be building for early-March:
Time will tell on that one.
“We Entered The ‘Modern’ Grand Solar Minimum On June 8, 2020”
Professor Valentina Zharkova’s editorial paper, “Modern Grand Solar Minimum will Lead to Terrestrial Cooling“, indicates that June 8, 2020 was the date on which we entered the Modern (Eddy) Grand Solar Minimum.
The opening paragraph reads:
“In this editorial I will demonstrate with newly discovered solar activity proxy-magnetic field that the Sun has entered into the modern Grand Solar Minimum (2020–2053) that will lead to a significant reduction of solar magnetic field and activity like during Maunder minimum leading to noticeable reduction of terrestrial temperature.”
Another passage states:
“Currently, the Sun has completed solar cycle 24 –the weakest cycle of the past 100+ years– and in 2020, has started cycle 25. During the periods of low solar activity, such as the modern grand solar minimum, the Sun will often be devoid of sunspots. This is what is observed now at the start of this minimum, because in 2020 the Sun has seen, in total, 115 spotless days (or 78%), meaning 2020 is on track to surpass the space-age record of 281 spotless days (or 77%) observed in 2019.
However, the cycle 25 start is still slow in firing active regions and flares, so with every extra day/week/month that passes, the null in solar activity is extended marking a start of grand solar minimum.”
What are the consequences for Earth of this decrease of solar activity?
“From 1645 to 1710, the temperatures across much of the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth plunged when the Sun entered a quiet phase now called the Maunder Minimum. This likely occurred because the total solar irradiance was reduced by 0.22%,” shown below (top graph); “that led to a decrease of the average terrestrial temperature measured mainly in the Northern hemisphere in Europe by 1.0–1.5°C,” also below (bottom graph):
“The surface temperature of the Earth was reduced all over the Globe, especially in the countries of the Northern hemisphere,” continues Zharkova’s editorial. “Europe and North America went into a deep freeze: alpine glaciers extended over valley farmland; sea ice crept south from the Arctic; Dunab and Thames rivers froze regularly during these years as well as the famous canals in the Netherlands.”
Zharkova’s latest analysis suggests that a repeat of a Maunder Minimum-style spell of global cooling will run through solar cycles 25–27 (2020–2053).
“Similarly to the Maunder Minimum … the reduction of solar magnetic field will cause a decrease of solar irradiance by about 0.22% for a duration of three solar cycles (25–27).” Zharkova determines that this drop in TSI (in conjunction with the “often overlooked” role solar background magnetic field plays, as well as with cloud nucleating cosmic rays) will lead to “a drop of the terrestrial temperature by up to 1.0°C from the current temperature during the next three cycles (25–27) … to only 0.4°C higher than the temperature measured in 1710,” with the largest temperature drops arriving “during the local minima between cycles 25−26 and cycles 26–27.”
And crucially, Zharkova isn’t afraid to lay out the implications of all this.
“The reduction of a terrestrial temperature during the next 30 years can have important implications for different parts of the planet on growing vegetation, agriculture, food supplies, and heating needs in both Northern and Southern hemispheres. This global cooling during the upcoming grand solar minimum (2020–2053) can offset for three decades any signs of global warming and would require inter-government efforts to tackle problems with heat and food supplies for the whole population of the Earth.”
Oh what a rude, reality-shattering awakening all AGW Party members have in store for them as their orchestrated religion comes crashing down around them, as their ‘UHI-propped-up’ temperature charts are finally exposed for the worthless agenda-driving claptrap that they are, as the swings between extremes tied to low solar activity-induced meridional jet stream flows continue to intensify, and as the planet, overall, cools.
For Professor Valentina Zharkova’s editorial in full, click here.
22 Thoughts to “More Than A Foot Of Snow Clips Mauna Kea, Hawaii; Canada Nears -50C (-58F); + “We Entered The ‘Modern’ Grand Solar Minimum On June 8, 2020””
It’s worth the time to go all the way through the comments in this:
The chart labeled “u-mean …” doesn’t tell me anything. What is “u-mean…”? Is it westerly winds? I don’t know how to understand that chart.
The SC 25-26 natural minimum is knocking at the door. It is probably too late for governments to make substantial changes to avoid the catastrophe they have created. Don’t see a massive turn around in thinking anywhere but Germany. Bozo Biden is going to run the USA off a cliff.
The American cities will be affected the worst.
We who moved OUT of the cities will survive just fine…we have animals, land, plants, trees and all of the stuff needed to survive.
AND we act and live like The Amish/Mennonite so we be fine…
Today there was large earthquake in Iceland.. I am always afraid when next big volcano erupts. This Hunga Tonga eruption january 2022 has cooled southern hemispher and equatorial areas already. Seems like these large eruptions happens during minimums. Maunder minimum was perhaos more severe because of these large eruptions in Andes and Papua. Especially this Huaynaputina eruption in 1600 was devastating. I belive it was part of the reason why Inca empire vanished.
It was the largest eruption ever recorded in South America –The eruption had a significant impact on Earth’s climate, causing a volcanic winter: temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere decreased; cold waves hit parts of Europe, Asia and the Americas; and the climate disruption may have played a role in the onset of the Little Ice Age. Floods, famines, and social upheavals resulted, including a probable link with the Russian Time of Troubles. Claims wikipedia.
This is why I am afraid of Icelandic volcanos, Bárðarbunga could wipe out the whole Scandinavia. In 1783 there was this Laki eruption.. The Laki eruption and its aftermath caused a drop in global temperatures, as 120 million tonnes of sulfur dioxide was spewed into the Northern Hemisphere. This caused crop failures in Europe and may have caused droughts in North Africa and India.. tells wikipedia.
It’s only a matter of time before there’s another VEI7 eruption similar to Laki. However it could happen next year or in decades time after most people reading this have passed away. I’m not sure if modern technology and global trade would help humanity cope better than in the past, or if a much larger population and “just in time” supply chains along with government’s preparing for heat rather than cold would make things worse.
Short answer – Won’t cope, and will be a lot worse.
In Florida it’s going to be almost 90 degrees in the next week. I can’t ever remember it being this warm in February.
Just because you can’t remember a temperature of 90 occurring in your lifetime doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened before. This is something a lot of people don’t understand. Climate DOES encompass a longer period than 30-50 years
You’re fortunate to live in the 10% of the US that is going to escape the current arctic plunge.
Record heat from an X2.2 solar flare and constant flares erupting is rising over Florida, record cold air pulled is into the updraft. https://www.spaceweather.com/images2023/17feb23/blackoutmap.jpg
More major planetary alignments are setting up with more major solar activity expected, not a sun that is shutting down.
is pulled,,,typo at 3:45 AM go figure
I went grocery shopping yesterday morning before the snow, a 100 mile round trip. I cut firewood and loaded my truck for the afternoon show. Long day, now the highway North of me is snowed over on Mt Walker and mid twenties are forecast the next few nights. Brrr.
70°F here in South Central KY!!!
Seriously? I’ve lived here my whole life… I’m a fifth generation Floridian and a hot day in the winter isn’t the least bit rare.
It won t matter when the planet starts to get visibly colder as the people who are pressing the present global warming agenda because they will just say that the change in climate is what they were on about the whole time . In other words they will say that it proves them right in a very pervuse way .
I don t see them losing .
Oops, that should’ve been a temperature of 90 degrees in February occurring in your lifetime. . .
Mass fossil fuel expansion combined with SMR nuclear combined with mass use of greenhouses would get through a GSM relatively well. Question is: which countries will step up to avoid famine and freezing?
The Iron Dog snowmobile racers went from Anchorage to Nome and head back to Anchorage tomorrow, a 2,503 mile round trip. It’s a blizzard in Nome now, 26F and blowing 50mph. https://track.irondograce.org/
to Mike Smythe – I have similar difficulty with that chart. Tried Googling and many articles about V and U. Bit hard to comprehend but some more reading will help I’m sure. Relates to effects due to rotation of earth especially near the pole
This was also posted on WattaUpWithThat… comments?
Really cold in CHINADA.
How unusual ehh?
I am 67 and grew up in CHINADA.
I’ve been in minus 40 and below quite a few times in my life.
Winnipeg or Winterpeg we call it has average Temps below minus 20 in winter.
It’s minus 15 right now here in Toronto.