It's sad that weather only seems to make the news when it hits parts of the
country besides the Rockies and intermountain west. We are routinely ignored.
Watch a national weather forecast -- the forecasters will stand in front of the
Rockies while talking about every place but us. The irony is that we have some
of the most severe, varied, and complex weather on the continent.Oh
well. Better to be ignored than to make news for the wrong reasons.
Sunspot activity is in a cycle in which it reduces warming radiation from the
sun. This is actually causing a cooling cycle.