Frosty, Frigid Global Warming Record cold has hit the US for the winter of 2009/2010 – we shall attempt to look at a possible reason for this to happen

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Water Lines
May Freeze

Probably one
of the most serious problems this winter will be FROZEN UNDERGROUND
WATER LINES. For many decades in northern areas water lines are
buried 42" or more to prevent freezing when the ground freezes
solid. Water lines in the southern USA are not buried anywhere near
that deep with some less than 12" deep. Running water will
not freeze, so people may need to keep a tap running slowly somewhere
in the house, maybe for the entire winter. People will have to choose
between a high water bill or no running water if the ground starts
to freeze deep.

Arctic Air

An unmistakable
bite of Arctic air is what the northeast and many places in the
USA suffer with right now. Here in the northeast we experienced
January temperatures a month early. There is a recognizable signature
with Arctic air — bitter cold, wicked wind chills complete with
just enough humidity to cut through your coat like a knife. Other
than that it’s nice outside.

I’ve been quietly
watching local weather which has hovered around the teens in the
northeast for the past few weeks. In December and early January,
temperatures usually hover around the 20′s or even 30′s. But not
this winter — it’s been much colder.

So what’s happening
across the United States? If the average annual temperature has
been rising a few degrees according to global warming experts, will
that explain temperatures more than TEN degrees colder than in the
past?

The logic behind
warming must be truly unfathomable. Perhaps we need to use some
of that "new math" which has intelligent college students
believing 2 + 2 = 5. Of course, the warming science vehicle has
already had the tires shot out from under it by hacker exposure.

CNN recently
posted an article about incredible cold happening everywhere.

  • In Florida
    there is a state of emergency as crops are threatened by bitter
    cold. Enjoy that fresh squeezed orange juice you have right now
    — this year orange juice might be worth more than gold. Weight
    limits for big farm trucks are being lifted to permit as much
    of the orange and grapefruit crops to be harvested as possible.
    You might want to stock up your freezer with frozen juice as an
    alternative. You can sell it to your neighbors later at a hefty
    profit!
  • Low-temperature
    records in many states are being broken while temperatures continue
    to fall. Clearly global warming is making everything colder.
  • St. Louis,
    Missouri may see temperatures fall below zero for the first time
    since 1999.
  • Little
    Rock could see temperatures of +10F with a wind-chill of –20F
    four days from now according to the National Weather Service.
  • Thursday
    and Friday will get hot in Dallas – as temperatures reach
    a balmy high of +20F. National Weather Service has said that consecutive
    days of cold in Dallas like this haven’t happened since 1998.
  • Northern
    plains will see wind-chills of –20F to –30F.
  • CNN meteorologist
    Rob Marciano says the "length of this cold snap is unusual."
  • Atlantic,
    Iowa broke a 1958 record when temperatures dropped to –29F.
  • Kansas
    City, MO already dropped to +1F and froze a homeless man to death.
  • A dusting
    of snow is expected in Atlanta, GA.
  • There have
    been four cold-related deaths in Tennessee.

And there’s
more:

"Some
hard freeze warnings were also in effect in Louisiana and parts
of the state could see temperatures drop into the 20s, some of the
coldest weather in the area since 1996, CNN affiliate WWL in New
Orleans, Louisiana, reported.

Supplies for
protecting pipes from freezing were disappearing from area stores,
CNN affiliate WDSU reported. It forced some to discuss other options
– like wrapping pipes in newspaper and covering it in plastic,
WDSU reported.

Hard freeze
warnings were in effect Tuesday morning for much of northern Florida
and parts of other Gulf Coast states, according to the National
Weather Service."

Clearly just
about every state has been hammered by unexpected cold weather.
And there are many more problems from the cold across the country
which I won’t include here. More
info can be found at CNN
but hang around and read the rest of
this first.

The Sun
Connection

Solar activity
has been incredibly quiet. I have been watching NASA’s charts daily
since the late 90′s. Below are three charts which show a marked
decrease in solar activity. Some scientists have linked solar activity
with weather changes.

Charts below
were slightly reduced to fit the page, but NASA graphics produced
some resolution issues. Charts Fig. 1 through Fig. 3 are completely
unedited other than for size reduction. Electron flux is a scientific
term which refers to electrons given off by the Sun.


Fig. 1- Electron Flux
chart from Aug 10, 2008 showing high activity. Note wavy upper purple
line. (source: author’s archive)


Fig. 2 — Compare this
electron flux activity shown here to Fig. 1. Here we see the previously
wavy purple line in Fig. 1 is now a series of spikes. Graphing methods
have not changed for more than 10 years – but something has
changed in how the Sun is giving off electrons. The orange and blue
lines for satellite GOES 12 have been removed by NASA. Perhaps the
satellite may have died. (chart source)


Fig. 3 – Combined
current chart (as of this writing) showing solar data over 2 1/3
days. This chart also has the electron flux chart from Fig. 2. Electron
flux is one of the indicators used to quantify solar activity. Proton
flux (in green and red) appears this way when at the lowest levels
of activity.(chart source)

Vertical green
bars at the bottom are an indication of geomagnetic activity collected
by a network of monitoring stations. During normal solar activity
with a few sunspots, these bars often extend half-way or most of
the way up the chart. When this happens, the Aurora can be seen
on a clear night further south than normal. For many weeks these
green bars have been down near the bottom or not even visible at
all.

Conclusion

There is little
doubt that record cold has hit for the winter 2009/2010. Last Winter
people were skating in fountains at Trafalgar Square in London,
and skiing on streets. Much of Europe was crippled by record cold
temperatures and snow. Solar activity has also been declining for
many months, and last summer was also cooler than usual.

What global
warming?

This article
appeared on GlobalResearch.

January
8, 2010

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