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:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Feb 21 – Feb 24 [].

Furthermore–and as is the case for Europe–an Arctic Outbreak tied to the SSW event may be building for early-March:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Feb 21 – Feb 24 [].

Time will tell on that one.

Zonal mean of u-component of wind at 10 hPa 60N

“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.

She concludes:

“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.