Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Winter arrives at Crammond

Gentle snow settled on the ground and surrounding vegetation on the morning of Monday, October 25, following a weekend of chilly, moist and foggy weather. Based on prolonged low levels of solar activity, as measured by space weather satellite instruments trained on the sun, a long, cold and snowy winter may be in store. The expected commencement of the 24th sunspot cycle, which normally lasts some 11 years, is now about three years behind schedule. There is an historical correlation between an absence of sunspot cycles and cold weather in the northern hemisphere.

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