Saturday, November 7, 2009
More snow this year than last.
Snow takes cold weather to exist. I have commented in this blog about the dearth of sunspots and noted that the lack of sunspots means that the sun puts out less energy. This year, so far, has had far fewer sunspots than last year and we have more snow on the ground this year than last. The two pictures show it.
The picture below shows how unusual the behavior of the sun is. We should, by all accounts be approaching solar maximum. Instead we are still in a period of declining solar activity. Cold weather is what we should expect. Every time in history that the sun has had fewer sunspots had resulted in a cooler world.