Tracking the Effects of the Grand Solar Minimum

The Branch Manager

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Just on the news here a few minutes ago they showed a stat that Eastern Texas Southern Louisiana over to the MRGO, said 600% more rain in May than is normally tallied. 6x the normal amount. This is my side ditch, it's only been this high the year we flooded. I guess Im just not going to post pics anymore. Did the size decrease?
 

Back40

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"Mid May is more like Mid March"

You could say that about here, too.

Which, at these early stages, that's how things will seem. May will seem like April or March.

On the other end, October may be more like November.

Remember too that we're just at the veeeeery beginning of this thing, and we'll get a slight uptick in solar activity somewhere around 2022 through roughly 2025. After that is when it likely gets really cold.
 

Sacajawea

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Unless my theory about the seasons shifting their calendar dates is right. I don't notice it every year; but I've been keeping an eye on it for a decade. Wish I would've kept records. But temp isn't the only aberration going on, either.

Abnormally high rainfall - last year for me; now Branch. Fer instance.

IF the season is shifting on the calendar this year - we'll be warmer here into December. IF.
 

sauced07

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"Mid May is more like Mid March"

You could say that about here, too.

Which, at these early stages, that's how things will seem. May will seem like April or March.

On the other end, October may be more like November.

Remember too that we're just at the veeeeery beginning of this thing, and we'll get a slight uptick in solar activity somewhere around 2022 through roughly 2025. After that is when it likely gets really cold.
I’m hearing discussions that there might not be much or any uptick. That’s the worst case scenario for down the road about 8-10 years.
 

Optimist

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Fimbulwinter....

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Fimbulwinter is the harsh winter that precedes the end of the world and puts an end to all life on Earth. Fimbulwinter is three successive winters, when snow comes in from all directions, without any intervening summer. Then, there will be innumerable wars.

The event is described primarily in the Poetic Edda. In the poem Vafþrúðnismál, Odin poses the question to Vafþrúðnir as to who of mankind will survive the Fimbulwinter. Vafþrúðnir responds that Líf and Lífþrasir will survive and that they will live in the forest of Hoddmímis holt.

The mythology might be related to the extreme weather events of 535–536, which resulted in a notable drop in temperature across northern Europe. There have also been several popular ideas about whether or not the particular piece of mythology has a connection to the climate change that occurred in the Nordic countries at the end of the Nordic Bronze Age from about 650 BC. Before that climate change, the Nordic countries were considerably warmer.[1]

In Denmark, Norway, Sweden and other Nordic countries, the term fimbulvinter is still used to refer to an unusually cold and harsh winte

Wikipedia....
 

The Branch Manager

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My favorite part is how americans will be just fine while the rest of the world fights over our scraps. Opportunity will be everywhere. Trump has to know this stuff, and I'm certain China is aware due to their presence in Africa. I'm not willing to help the Chinese until they grant unrestricted access to those pyramids to western scientists. We need those answers. It's about to get exciting!
 

Back40

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Just talked to my rep for Big V feeds out of McAlester, Oklahoma. My family buys their products for our beef cattle.

They're anticipating issues finding grain this year for feed due to the flooding. They do think that prices will creep up during this summer.

They think they'll be fine not raising the price too much this year, but after this winter if the 2019 growing season doesn't do well the prices could really spike.

Just FYI.
 

Josh

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The local Skywarn group I’m in hasn’t been able to predict what this storm will do past Friday night because it’s just too unpredictable at this point. Today and tomorrow morning/afternoon are supposed to hit the high 80s with high wind speeds on Friday. Then bam Friday night we have a cold front roll in with scattered storms going into Saturday morning and afternoon. Then just like that we go into high 80s for late Saturday and most of Sunday leading right back into storms and lows on Monday.

All this mixing of cold and hot air puts us at high risk for tornadoes the whole weekend. That along with already soaked/flooding soil and it’s looking like we could really get hit hard with some bad flooding in addition to tornados and high winds.

What’s even crazier is that we’re expecting to dry out middle of next week with temperatures getting back up into the 90s only to get hammered again in similar fashion that weekend.