I heard you were havving a blizzard on the news. So I thought, "mmmmm Blizzards." Then I walked barefoot down to Dairy Queen to get a Heath Bar/Oreo Blizzard, which I am now eating and thinking "mmmmm Blizzards."
Seriously though, check out the magnetic readings on the solar polar fields.
Scroll all the way to the bottom. Based on the readings, the north solar pole finally flipped to positive (roughly 3.25 years late) with the reading back on 1/17 and the most recent reading is in double figures at +18. This implies that the magnetic pole reversal has finally finished, that sun-spot numbers should begin to decline dramatically, and that is in fact what we are seeing with the data on helio-viewers. December 2014 topped out at 78 and based on watching daily, not only are current sun spots far fewer than in December, they are also far smaller. January will probably come in somewhere in the 45-55 SSN range with Feb and March probably half that. This doesn't even capture the real story either. The sunspots currently visible are mostly absolutely tiny pin-pricks with limited magnetic complexity and non-existant CMEs. Simply put, this is a star in need of a viagra.
As I wrote in a previous post, historically, whenever there is a significant delay in the polar reversal from the 11 year norm, the subsequent solar cycle is significantly weaker than average. 3.25 years late is fairly significant and very much the outlier for existing data (NASA has only been collecting solid data since the 70s but given known solar physics, pole reversals can be approximated by sun spot data going back a couple hundred years and longer with chinese sun spot data.)
Last spring it snowed in Chicago the first week of may. Last fall it snowed in Wyoming the second week of August. One concern I have is that by the time the news papers finally admit that global warming is a complete hoax and that we are entering a maunder minimum, it will already be abundantly obvious to everyone already.
If monthly SSNs fall of as rapidly as anticipated then April-June will be in the 10-20 range, and the ice won't fully break on the great lakes until late June to early July.
For those interested, note on your calendar this year when the last snow falls on your lawn this year and then note when the first snow falls next fall. If the SSN model for climate change has merit then you should be able to take those dates and then shorten the summer on each end by 4 to 7 days (so 4 to 7 days later snow in spring and then another 4 to 7 days earlier snow in fall) each year from 2016 until 2022.