On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 a photo provided by Karen Maudlin shows cars on the side of the road after a hailstorm near Rockerville, South Dakota. A brief but intense hailstorm Tuesday dropped as much as 4 inches of slippery pellets in a South Dakota city prompted officials to call out snowplows in the middle of summer.
“The Earth could be headed for a ‘mini ice age’ researchers have warned. A new study claims to have cracked predicting solar cycles – and says that between 2020 and 2030 solar cycles will cancel each other out. This, they say, will lead to a phenomenon known as the ‘Maunder minimum’ – which has previously been known as a mini ice age when it hit between 1646 and 1715, even causing London’s River Thames to freeze over”, writes the Daily Mail.
EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is by Karen Maudlin via AP.