What caused the storm on February 3rd?
February 6, 2011 by globalcooler
February 3rd’s storm was a mixture of precipitation from rain to sleet to snow. It covered the entire East coast of the US all the way to Vermont and Maine. Al Gore would say it was related to global warming. Others would present a more scientific explanation. One of those is our old friend Piers Corbyn who has commented in his latest release that it was the result of a solar coronal hole that opened up on January 30th. This is not the first time coronal holes have caused earthly disturbances. I have seen this credited several times previously.
If you listen to the scientists turned advocates, you will hear how warming means more snow and that they have always said that. The models show that. NO THEY DON”T!
On the other hand, you have someone like Piers who predicted the storm as a carryover from last month’s predictions based on the Sun modulated by the Moon. The proof is in the pudding as they say.
- A coronal hole from Jan 30th, particles reached the Earth on Feb 3rd. Credit: SOD
In the picture on the left you can see exactly what the hole actually looked like. Just looking at it you can actually see the snow and rain landing on the Earth. That does require a bit of imagination I must admit, but not nearly as much imagination as the models showing snow from global warming.
Just looking around the TV you can see it all over. The cyclone that hit Australia and a simultaneous storm hitting the US, both predicted by Piers are evidence that it is not meteorologically possible to have both from a single source but certainly it could be, as Piers predicted, of extraterrestrial origin.
Then turn to the Super Bowl pre-game hype and you’ll ee how the temperatures have been pretty cold in Dallas. Highly unusual actually, even for the season. The announcer on the Super Bowl just commented it is in the lower 40’s as I write this. That’s nothing compared to what we have been seeing here in the Northeast but on a par with what we are having here today.
Move to Phoenix, Arizona and the PGA Tournament and you have a fellow nicknamed “two gloves” who is in the lead. He needs both of those gloves because the temperatures have been hovering around 30 degrees in the morning causing delays in the start of the golf. Highly unusual.
Go back to Australia and the Australian Open Tennis tournament last week. They had some pretty cool weather for a place that never seems to go much below 80 degrees this time of year.
Are these isolated instances not part of a trend? Is this just normal variation with offsetting warming occurring elsewhere? No, on both counts. The Sun was predicted by NOAA to have recovered to a sunspot number of approximately 50 at this time. Instead the Sun is operating at approximately Sunspot number 25. At this rate, it is likely the Sun will not hit 45 at its maximum. Compare that to the last Solar Cycle 23 where the Sunspot number peaked out at around 280 and hung around 200 for a few years. Has something changed? You bet it has! It is amazing how little attention has been focused on this development.
So the next time you are concerned that the planet has a fever, take its temperature. Don’t accept the bogus land based stations GISS or HADCRUT, but rather look at the UAH satellite measurements that are not subject to the arbitrary selection of data as well as the equally arbitrary adjustments to the data that is left in the system. Know that there are many places on the planet that have no monitoring stations. The missing grids are just filled in based on adjacent temperatures. The satellites measure the entire planet continuously, and even though there are adjustments made for deteriorating sensors, the numbers are pretty clean. They also do not show the warming observed by the other systems. Gee, I wonder why that might be?
Dr. Roy Spenser from UAH in a recent post on his blog has indicated that precipitation has always stayed within a few percent of nominal since 1979 when records began. He also points out that world temperatures are plummeting. What his records show are a small warming until 1998 when there was a big jump due to an el Nino even followed by a corresponding drop in the following la Nina. What followed was a normalization at a slightly higher but steady level until 2007. Here we saw a cooling that was first predicted by Theodore Lanscheidt in the 90’s. This cooling was interrupted temporarily by the latest el Nino. What we are seeing in the current data appears to be a repeat of the 1998-2001 sequence. When the current la Nina ends, it will be interesting to see which way the temperature goes. I am betting it goes down due to solar predictions by many continuing on through Solar 25 which is expected to be cooler than the current one.
I don’t think we should make too much of the current cooling. It is obvious to me that we are seeing the effect of the la Nina. Regardless, it is going to an interesting ride. If the temperature begins to trend higher after the la Nina, we can be almost assured of catastrophic solutions to AGW that will have no effect except to make a few very rich, a lot of us very poor and a shortage of energy.
Have you read in the news about the electricity blackouts around the country? I mean the USA! Energy policies are already causing shortages and people are freezing. On the obverse, if temperatures continue to decrease, we will have seen the end of climate change as a viable premise. Energy shortages will continue to become more frequent and more severe because no one will have done anything to ensure we have the power we need. If you haven’t a plan to be completely energy independent, now is the time to begin before it is too late.