Art Horn a long time TV a meteorologist has an excellent summary of what Mother Nature may have in story for us: La Nina weather pattern, a solar minimum, and a massive volcanic eruption. A threesome of cold weather events not seen for two hundred years.
This is not a computer model forecasts, this is history based science. When these event have happened in the past the planet cooled. Now we may have the potential for all three at the same time, a triad of cooling events.
You can read the detail about this pending triad at: Global Cold Wave May Be Looming — This Time, the Science Is Good.
In a cosmically ironic twist of fate and timing, nature may be set to empirically freeze any and all anthropogenic global warming talk: a blast of Arctic cold may encase the earth in an icy grip not seen for 200 years.This is not alarmist fantasy or 2012 babble — several natural forces that are known to cause cooling are awakening simultaneously, raising speculation of a “perfect storm” of downward pressures on global temperature. These forces let loose one at a time can cause the Earth to cool and can bring about harsh winter conditions. If they all break free at once, the effects could be felt not just in the coming winter, but year-round, and for several years to come.
Forecasts of natural phenomena are notoriously difficult. However, a unique set of natural circumstances have a chance to unify into a formidable triad. All eyes will be on Iceland to see if Katla awakens from its long sleep, and if it does, the theory of man-made global warming will be handed yet another crushing blow.We have already seen the results of the late spring frost on local agriculture in Nevada County. Full story here.
Wet, cold weather and a late spring freeze have pummeled pockets of crops in western Nevada County, leaving some growers devastated — and others feeling lucky.An early fall frost could damage the harvest of those crops surviving of the spring freeze, and the replanted replacement crops. Keep your weather eye on the Iceland volcano here, the advancing La Nina here and number of sun spots here.
Early vegetables, wine grapes and some fruit have been damaged or ruined by frost, sleet, rain and hail during late April and May, according to county farmers.
Much of the damage depended on the area's variable topography; low areas that capture cool air were hit the hardest.
“It's pretty bad,” said Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner Jeff Pylman.