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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Is Another Ice Age Coming?

High Temps Reported Today-

8-Mile Draw Raws 102
Roswell Arpt ASOS 100
Carlsbad Arpt ASOS 100
2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad 100
Paduca Raws 100
Artesia Arpt AWOS 97

Our break from the string of 100-degree high temps has come to an end. High temps across SE NM tomorrow are forecast to range from 104 - 106, Friday 109, Saturday 107 - 109, and Sunday 104 - 106. In fact our highs will be over 100-degrees into the middle of next week. Rain will be nowhere to be found across SE NM over the next seven days.


Update On The Ongoing Solar Sunspot Decline-

Anthony Watts, (Whats Up With That?) posted this article on on his web page on June 14th-

A few quotes from that article-
A missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles say that our Sun is heading for a rest period even as it is acting up for the first time in years, according to scientists at the National Solar Observatory (NSO) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
As the current sunspot cycle, Cycle 24, begins to ramp up toward maximum, independent studies of the solar interior, visible surface, and the corona indicate that the next 11-year solar sunspot cycle, Cycle 25, will be greatly reduced or may not happen at all.
The results were announced at the annual meeting of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society, which is being held this week at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces:
“This is highly unusual and unexpected,” Dr. Frank Hill, associate director of the NSO’s Solar Synoptic Network, said of the results. “But the fact that three completely different views of the Sun point in the same direction is a powerful indicator that the sunspot cycle may be going into hibernation.”
“If we are right,” Hill concluded, “this could be the last solar maximum we’ll see for a few decades. That would affect everything from space exploration to Earth’s climate.”
National Geographic Recently Published This Article-
A few quotes from that article-
"Enjoy our stormy sun while it lasts. When our star drops out of its latest sunspot activity cycle, the sun is most likely going into hibernation, scientists announced today.
Three independent studies of the sun's insides, surface, and upper atmosphere all predict that the next solar cycle will be significantly delayed—if it happens at all. Normally, the next cycle would be expected to start roughly around 2020.
The combined data indicate that we may soon be headed into what's known as a grand minimum, a period of unusually low solar activity.
The predicted solar "sleep" is being compared to the last grand minimum on record, which occurred between 1645 and 1715.
Known as the Maunder Minimum, the roughly 70-year period coincided with the coldest spell of the Little Ice Age, when European canals regularly froze solid and Alpine glaciers encroached on mountain villages."
As I have stated many time before, I never bought into the "Global Warming Lie." I personally believe that it is just that, a lie. I continue to be fascinated by the current antics of the sun, meaning the ongoing Solar Sunspot Minimum.
Joe Bastardi (now with WeatherBell) has been talking about the possibility of a mini ice age for a couple of years now. Here is the link to his video posted above: Beware Of A Mini Ice Age.
Joe isn't the only one talking about this possibility. Robert Felix talks about this possibility and related subjects almost daily on his web page-
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

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