Solar Cycle 24 Update

David Archibald has a Guest Post at Watts Up With That on Solar Cycle 24 with some interesting graphics. Here is  an example:

Figure 8 Solar Cycle 24

Figure 8: Solar Cycle 24 sunspot count relative to the Dalton Minimum

All things considered, the current solar cycle is tracking Solar Cycle 5, the first half of the Dalton Minimum, fairly closely.

Now the question is, will the weather be the same as the Dalton Minimum?


3 thoughts on “Solar Cycle 24 Update

  1. David July 28, 2013 / 8:00 pm

    In the mid 40s in Nebraska and Iowa this AM good thing they don’t farm there. Not looking for a big harvest from Canada this year or most of the next 20-50 for that matter.

  2. Walnut July 29, 2013 / 10:22 am

    Things are getting interesting again. I wish we could account for the qualitative, human error and bias aspect of counting sunspots, but the experts will argue that point from now on. I suspect that we are actually below cycle 5. The alarmists can run, but they can’t hide for long. Poo-pooing low solar activity will be like whistling past the cemetery.

  3. Walnut July 29, 2013 / 10:23 am

    And by the way, it has been cool and overcast most of the time here in Tulsa lately. Amazing weather.

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