Many people have send me articles and theories as to why this spring has been cool. Almost all these articles deal with a certain issue. Issue as in singular. I mention that as I constantly remind people that the weather is far more complicated than a single reason. There are multiple reasons why the weather does what it does. The atmosphere is a chaotic non-linear system and often times individuals will simplify things by saying this is caused by this. One common theme send to me is cold spring caused by our solar minimum. I remind them that our hot and dry spring in 1988 was during a solar minimum. Plus when we are cold, someone else is warmer than average.