This particular cycle of extremes is the strongest in more than 1,000 years.
Coeur d'Alene, ID (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Harris-Mann Climatology, a long-range weather and commodity forecasting service since 1991, continues to predict more extreme weather across the globe for at least the next 25 years. Based upon climatological history, it was discovered that the Earth’s weather becomes more extreme about every 500 years. This particular cycle began in the late 1960s and according to Climatologist Cliff Harris, one of the owners of Harris-Mann Climatology and a 45-year forecaster, “we may still have another 25 years of record-breaking weather as this 70-year cycle is not expected to end until the mid to late 2030s.”
Since early 2012, Harris says that we’ve seen the worst midwestern summer drought since the Dust Bowl Days of the 1930s. Parts of the northwestern U.S. had a record wet spring followed by one of the driest summer seasons in history. From the beginning of the 21st Century, there have also been massive tornado outbreaks, record floods and many temperature extremes across the globe.
According to Harris, “this particular cycle of extremes is the strongest in more than 1,000 years. Nearly 100,000 global records have fallen that once stood for hundreds of years. It seems that Mother Nature has given us more ‘tricks’ rather than ‘treats,’ especially with the record-breaking ‘mega storm’ in the eastern U.S. near Halloween.”
Harris-Mann Climatology did predict the huge droughts in the Midwest, Russia, South America, Australia and Asia that reduced corn and wheat crops worldwide this year. They also forecasted the citrus-damaging freezes since 2000 in Florida and Texas. Harris says, “it’s very possible that another hard freeze will hit Florida early in 2013.”
Harris adds, “We eventually see more sudden shifts in the fast-moving upper-level jet stream winds that help steer weather systems around the planet. These global shifts in climate tend to occur with the arrival of virtually every El Nino, the abnormal warming of ocean waters, or La Nina, the abnormal cooling of sea-surface temperatures in the South-Central Pacific Ocean along the Equatorial regions near the West Coast of South America. Since the turn of the century, we've seen dramatic warming and cooling of ocean temperatures within very short periods of time.”
Additional short and long-range forecasts for the U.S. and the world, including detailed monthly city forecasts for the next 12 months, are available at Harris-Mann Climatology’s website, http://www.LongRangeWeather.com.