Sunspots and the weather
FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:
Alnetia K. Ewing writes from Towson: “It seems as if we are having an unusual number of severe storms this year all over the nation. I know that the 11-year sunspot cycle can cause this … Can you tell us … what other factors are involved?” Sunspot counts and solar activity are climbing out of an unusually long minimum toward a predicted maximum in 2013. But despite many attempts, scientists have failed to find reliable links between these cycles and terrestrial storms.