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September 9, 2012 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

September 8, 2012

www.bluffparkbackporch.com

Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch:

Last week 1.51 inches of rain fell on BP2.

Elemental Mineral Guest:

Our elemental guess this week has an atomic number of 15 and is a multivalent nonmetal of the nitrogen group.  Due to its high reactivity, it is never found as a free element on Earth.

–    A vast majority of this element goes into fertilizers, detergents, pesticides, nerve agents, and matches.
–    It is essential for most[6] life and is a component of DNA, RNA, ATP.
–    It’s minerals are fossils.

What is it?  P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.


Weather Guesses

Tips to Handle Extreme Heat
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/?n=sps_heat2010

What Is A Significant Weather Advisory?
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/?n=outreach_sps

Flood Warnings, Watches, Advisories:  What Do They Mean?
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/?n=outreach_flw

Alabama Drought Statement by NWS
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/?n=drought_statement

SE USA Tropical Weather Site by NWS (It is that time of year for Tropical Stuff)
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/tropicalwx/tropical.php

NWS, Huntsville, AL:            http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hun/
NWS, Birmingham, AL:        http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/
NWS, Mobile, AL:                   http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mob/

Metro Birmingham.  Compliments of ABC3340
http://www.alabamawx.com/?page_id=31752

Saturday September 8
Brief shower/storm southeast.  Even briefer shower possible elsewhere.
Afternoon High 82
Wind: NW 10-15 mph    Sun percentage: 25%    Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.10″    Severe weather threat:None
Sunday September 9
Mostly sunny and less humid. A delightful day.
Morning Low 58    Afternoon High 81
Wind: N 7-14 mph    Sun percentage: 90%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Monday September 10
Mostly sunny and pleasant.
Morning Low 56    Afternoon High 83
Wind: NE 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 90%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather: None
Tuesday September 11
Mostly sunny. A cool early morning.
Morning Low 62   Afternoon High 85
Wind: SE 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 80%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Wednesday September 12
Another mostly sunny day with lower humidity.
Morning Low 63    Afternoon High 85
Wind: SE 6-12mph    Sun percentage: 80%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Thursday September 13
Partly sunny.
Morning Low 63    Afternoon High 85
Wind: SE 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 70%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Friday September 14
Partly sunny. Small chance of an afternoon shower/storm.
Morning Low 64 Afternoon High 86
Wind: E 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 65% Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.05″ Severe weather threat: None


Minerals and Rocks = “The Good Life from the Ground”
“If it ain’t grown, its got to be mined”
Interactive Periodic Table

Phosphorus  is the elemental guest this week.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphorus

Phosohorus Mineral Uses
https://www.google.com/search?q=Pictures+of+Phosphorus+Minerals&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Onp&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=4ctLUMvzD5Hk9gS_oIHgDg&ved=0CCAQsAQ&biw=986&bih=533

Apatite is the main mineral of Phosphorus.
Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl), Calcium (Fluoro, Chloro, Hydroxyl) Phosphate

Enjoy the attached pictures.

Randall McDaniel, PG, CPESC
“Your Rock Doctor”
The Basic Company, LLC
320 Cambo Lane
Hoover, AL 35226-1414
Office: (205) 823-0501
Cell: (205) 276-6650
alrockdoc@bellsouth.net
Web: www.bluffparkbackporch.com

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