Record hot downslope winds along the Pacific Coast in 1859 coincided with the largest solar storm ever recorded.

29 Jun 1859, 4 – The Sacramento Bee at Newspapers.com

13 Jun 1877, Page 2 – San Francisco Chronicle at Newspapers.com

13 Aug 1859, 2 – Pointe Coupee Democrat at Newspapers.com

A few weeks after the record heat in 1859 came the largest Coronal Mass Ejection on record.

14 Sep 1859, Page 1 – The Louisville Daily Courier at Newspapers.com

06 Sep 1859, Page 2 – Brooklyn Evening Star at Newspapers.com

31 Aug 1859, 1 – The Cadiz Sentinel at Newspapers.com

A similar effect this year also coincided with a series of large solar storms.

Pacific Northwest braces for historic heat wave, and experts say climate change could be to blame – ABC News

Ventusky – Wind, Rain and Temperature Maps

Sun erupts the biggest flare in four years, causes radio blackout over Atlantic – SCIENCE News

Massive solar storm set to hit Earth: GPS, phone signals to be damaged, power grids vulnerable – SCIENCE News

via Real Climate Science

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July 14, 2021 by tonyheller