Solar authority Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, thinks it's possible that a period of diminished sunspots will occur.
10/16/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update
No sunspots appeared this week, although there were hopeful signs. Spaceweather.com reported on October 11 that a new sunspot was "struggling to emerge," but it faded quickly, and the Sun has been blank since then. Sunspot numbers for October 8-