Lowest October Temp Ever Recorded in Continental US: -43.6F in NE Utah
We are clearly entering a Grand Solar Minimum
We are clearly entering a Grand Solar Minimum, where “Winter” starts full-bore in November, and may run into March. The Question is how long will it last? years? or decades? and will it set the stage for something deeper, if other natural processes (volcanism, gravitational tilt, solar system angle thru the galaxy, etc) overlap?
Consider that Utah has seen record cold of -43.6 ºF – ‘Perhaps the lowest October temperature ever recorded’ in continental U.S.”
Meteorologist Paul Dorian: “Perhaps the most amazing temperature recorded in this unusual cold spell for the western US took place earlier today in the remote observing station of Peter Sinks, Utah…the unofficial overnight low temperature there of -43.6 ºF is pretty amazing for this time of year and perhaps the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Lower 48 during the month of October. Nearby Salt Lake City, Utah provided some supporting evidence of the extreme cold as it set a low temperature record of 14 ºF for the date and records there go all the way back to 1874. “
Thanks to Bill Sellers and Benjamin Napier for this link