Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
The December data from NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center is in, and it looks more and more like the peak of solar cycle 24 has been reached, and that we are now past it. Even with documented problems like “sunspot count inflation” the sunspot count for December is quite low:
Note the large difference between the prediction line in red, and the counts. There are other indications that our sun remains in a slump.