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Originally posted by Dolby_X
Well today here Québec city was not that hot sorry ben stop lcn ! yes was one hot day but not that record breaker if you go the weatheroffice check historical data
Originally posted by Unity_99
If its 110 in Quebec, they are getting a heat spell alright. Because the temps in the Okanagan used to be 105 for a stetch here and there in the summer. I never thought east got quite as hot typically, but there probably were exceptions. 29 C here. Most summers did see high 30's right, and then I grew up with dips into the 40's for summer.edit on 15-7-2012 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)
Did the Massive Solar Flare Cause a Heat Wave?
by Robert Romano
...On June 8, just a day after the flare, cities like Washington, D.C. (99 degrees), Baltimore, Md.(99 degrees), Syracuse, N.Y. (97 degrees), Newark, N.J. (99 degrees), and Philadelphia, Pa. (97 degrees) all set new records in temperature.
Suddenly, it got really hot. So, the question is why? Was it the solar flare?
Duke University’s Dr. Nicola Scafetta may have an answer. He has been studying solar variability and its impact upon global temperatures for years now. But it may be too early to tell.
“Right now it is not possible to arrive to any conclusion. There [is] no data available for analysis,” he said when reached for comment.
He explained, “Solar flares can only contribute to a small spike in the solar output… If any effect may exist I would say that the occurrence of large solar flare events may affect the upper atmosphere in such a way to partially reduce the cloud cover which would cause a warming in some region.”
“But,” he added, “this is only an unproven speculation right now.”
In 2003, along with Dr. Bruce West, Scafetta wrote based on his research that “Earth’s short-term temperature anomalies and the solar flare intermittency are linked.” Scafetta and West explained, “any significant changes in solar activity should result in equivalent changes in the earth’s global temperature.”
Meaning, after the tremendous solar flare on June 7, there could have been some measurable impact on the Earth’s temperature, as it appears there was with this most recent flare.