posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 10:42 AM
(c&p from my post in another thread, too lazy to re-type it..)
OK folks, I have a theory.
We've had several hot summers over the past couple of years. This corresponds with a very deep solar minimum.
Now that the sun is starting to* wake up and becomes more active, we're experiencing increase solar wind with increased particle flux and
This causes polar ionospheric convection in the Earth's atmosphere. The super cold polar air masses are pushed toward the equator and into the
jetstream where they encounter all of the extra water that's been vaporized and voila! Storms and cold.
I fear we are to have a very cold winter a.. Buy your winter gear in the summer when it's cheap, folks!
Only one of the many effects that our Sun has on our little planet!
Notice that on Sunday afternoon, it was beautiful and clear skied? (I will use Ontario Canada and KC, MO as my reference points here), and then all of
a sudden, clouds and winds whipped up? That was due to a little burp of solar wind!
*- I put an asterisk next to "starting to" because it doesn't seem like the Sun has really decided if she's going to wake up, or stay quiet..