Category Archives: California

Cosmic Rays Increasing According to Spaceweather.com

Meteorologist Paul Dorian writes about a Spaceweather.com Study, which was reported on here in January 2016. Current cosmic ray activity We happen to be in a weak solar cycle (24) which is actually on pace to be the weakest cycle … Continue reading

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Summer of 1816 in New Hampshire: A Tale of Two Freezes

Ric Werme writing at Watt Up With That has an interesting weather story that takes place during the Dalton Minimum. The article is quite long and he provides this Executive Summary: The proximate cause of the cold weather in 1816 … Continue reading

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Anasazi America – Done in by Climate Change – Are We Next?

Photo by Ellen Steele In the mid-1970s I was stationed at an Air Force radar site in Holbrook, Arizona. With a family of three young girls, Ellen and I explored the National Parks, Monuments and Reservations in the region. One … Continue reading

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Growing Grapes During the Next Grand Minimum

Russ Steele Reading the article below about a cold snap in New Zealand and the devastating impact on the local vineyards started me thinking about the challenge of wine grape growing during the next grand minimum. Some Central Otago vineyards … Continue reading

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Early Winter on Three Continents, China, UK and USA

Russ Steele Sitting in my Northern California Sierra Foothills den we are waiting for some early snow from Brutus, as the Weather Channel has decided to call the cold storm sweeping out of the Gulf of Alaska into the  Northwestern … Continue reading

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Fuel Prices with Regression Lines Starting in 2012.

I have updated the fuel prices, shortened the data to 1 June 2010 and added a regression line to see the over all trends. Note the jump in gas prices in Sept 2012 that never went a way. I have … Continue reading

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Wine Grape Production as a Climate Change Indicator

Russ Steele In November of 2007 I wrote a post at NC Media Watch Why should grape growers worry about a cold phase PDO? This was in responses to a paper written by Gregory V. Jones and  Gregory B. Goodrich … Continue reading

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