A rare and dangerous ICE STORM is continuing Wednesday, October 28 in Oklahoma — a storm that, so far, has knocked out the power to 300,000.
Widespread damage and disruption has been reported across the South Central state of Oklahoma, mostly the result of frozen tree limbs buckling under the weight of accreting ice and bringing down power-lines.
Social media has been packed with the incredible scenes this week:
Oklahoma City Memorial and Oklahoma Forestry Services crews were scrambling to save the “Survivor Tree,” an American elm at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. The monument honors the 168 people who lost their lives at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in a terrorist bombing on April 19, 1995.
According to the forecasts, another half-inch of freezing rain –rain that freezes on contact with the surface– is possible Wednesday. A period of heavy snow is even possible late Wednesday into Thursday, with neighboring Texas and New Mexico also set for additional record setting flurries.
This continent spanning “winter” storm has been truly historic.
Hundreds upon hundreds of cold records have been toppled over the past few days, including a “biggie” — on Sunday, the United States set its coldest temperature ever recorded this early in the season:
And it ain’t over yet.
Latest GFS forecasts see the Arctic cold lingering across the majority of North America for the remainder of the week. Then, the models suggest another round of polar air will engulf the eastern half of the continent during the first few days of November. Looking even further ahead, and admittedly into the unreliable time-frame, the GFS sees a third mass of brutal Arctic air –one to rival the first– hitting North America by November 10th:
Everything that we are witnessing, from a “warming” Arctic to the refreezing of the mid-latitudes, can be fully explained by a Grand Solar Minimum.
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.
Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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