I posted this in the winter, we are still getting winds from the North and East. This is very unusual as our weather systems usually consist of warm wet air coming from the west courtesy of the gulf stream. It has also been one of the coldest, dryest years I can remember.Here in Britain we have been in the grips of the worst cold period there has been in my lifetime, which isn't all that long really. I've read that this is due to a kink in the jet stream causing winds to be pushing out over the arctic and in from the east and Scandinavia. In Scotland we usually get temperate, wet air pushing in from the west.
I was wondering if the change in the jet stream could be influenced by the recent reduction in Solar magnetism as per Birkelands terrela experiments:
From plasma-universe.com: Texts:On Possible Electric Phenomena in Solar Systems and NebulaeWe will now pass on to experiments that in my opinion have brought about the most important discoveries in the long chain of experimental analogies to terrestrial and cosmic phenomena that I have produced. In the experiments represented in figs. 248 a-e, there are some small white patches on the globe, which are due to a kind of discharge that, under ordinary circumstances, is disruptive, and which radiates from points on the cathode. If the globe has a smooth surface and is not magnetised, the disruptive discharges come rapidly one after another, and are distributed more or less uniformly all over the globe (see a). On the other hand, if the globe is magnetised, even very slightly, the patches from which the disruptive discharges issue, arrange themselves then in two zones parallel with the magnetic equator of the globe; and the more powerfully the globe is magnetised, the nearer do they come to the equator (see b, c, d). With a constant magnetisation, the zones of patches will be found near the equator if the discharge-tension is low, but far from the equator if the tension is high.