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October 28, 2012 Weekly Weather Guess

October 28, 2012
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch:Last week 0.00 inches of rain fell on BP2.

>    The temperature range for metro Birmingham will range from a low 36 on Tuesday to a high of 64 on Friday.
>    It is hard to imagine that this cold weather has been dragged out of Canada by Hurricane Sandy.Hurricane Sandy:  If all the weather wizards get this one right, it will be one for the record books.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/tropicalwx/tropical.php

Elemental Mineral Guest:

Our elemental guess this week has an atomic number of 23.

–    It is a hard, silvery gray, ductile and malleable transition metal.
–    It occurs naturally in about 65 different minerals and in fossil fuel deposits.
–    It is mainly used to produce specialty steel alloys such as high speed tool steels

What is it?  V _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .


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 October 27
Clouds hanging tough. May be a few peeks of sun by evening.
Afternoon High 59
Wind: N 10-20 mph (Gusty)    Sun percentage: 20%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunday October 28
Some morning clouds. Abundant afternoon sunshine.
Morning Low 43    Afternoon High 59
Wind: N 12-24 mph    Sun percentage: 80%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Monday October 29
A cold day. Brisk north winds will continue.
Morning Low 37   Afternoon High 57
Wind: N 12-22 mph   Sun percentage: 85%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Tuesday October 30
Patchy frost likely. A cool afternoon
Morning Low 36   Afternoon High 58
Wind: NW 10-18 mph   Sun percentage: 75%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Wednesday October 31
Cold morning. More clouds than sun by afternoon.
Morning Low 39    Afternoon High 62
Wind: NW 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 80%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Thursday November 1
Mostly sunny.
Morning Low 39   Afternoon High 64
Wind: NW 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 90%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Friday November 2
Mostly sunny. Warmer.
Morning Low 43   Afternoon High 68
Wind: NW 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 80% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ 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

Vanadium  is the elemental guest this week.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VanadiumImages of Vanadium
https://www.google.com/search?q=Vanadium&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=ixc&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=DoCMUIS3HY3W9QSruoHwDA&ved=0CEsQsAQ&biw=986&bih=533Economically significant examples of Vanadium include patronite (VS4),[23] vanadinite (Pb5(VO4)3Cl), and carnotite (K2(UO2)2(VO4)2·3H2O).Enjoy the attached pictures.

Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

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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