Category Archives: Solar

Where Will You Be On August 21, 2017?

Millions of Americans will witness the moon moving in between the Earth and the sun to create a total solar eclipse. The 67-mile wide path of the moon’s umbral shadow will begin in the northern Pacific and cross the U.S. … Continue reading

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California Drought Report #79: Satellite Reveals End of “Unending” N. California Drought

Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. With more rain and snow on the way, the supposed “unending drought” that the New York Times reported on last year has, in a matter of weeks, ended — at least in Northern California. Yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Got Generator?: California’s Self-Inflicted Energy Shortage

Institute for Energy Research looks at CA Energy outlook. California is again having issues with adequate electricity and its customers are being told that summer blackouts may occur. Full report HERE. Conclusion California’s utility system is so tight and complex … Continue reading

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California Drought Report # 70: Record El Niño Decline

The El Niño that brought much need precipitation to Northern California is collapsing rapidly and is moving quickly toward a La Niña condition, which could bring more drought to Northern California. There was a 2-month temperature fall of -0.37 deg. … Continue reading

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California Drought Report #57: What Does the Future Hold?

The California Weather Blog has an analysis on what the near-term future holds. So what are our prospects for the rest of the season? Well, El Niño is certainly still with us, and it’s still a top-tier event. For that … Continue reading

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Volcanos and Climate Change

It is not clear why, but when the earth cools and sunspots are at their minimum, volcanic activity on earth seems to increase, especially super volcanos that leave a significant eruption signature. See graphic below: The most dangerous super volcano … Continue reading

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California Drought Report #36: Warming Before More Cooling

El Niños in the past have raised temperatures for a period, then cooling follows shortly there after. Look at this ENSO history and you can see that warming is often followed by rapid cooling. The problem will be that the … Continue reading

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