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November 11, 2012 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

November 11, 2012

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Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch:

Semper Fi! to all Marines since November 10, 1775.

Thanks Vets for your service, November 11, 2012.

Last week 0.40 inches of rain fell on BP2.

>    Forecast for next week has a low of 34 for Wednesday and a high of 65 for Saturday.  A cold front will be approaching Northwest Alabama by early Monday morning. A line of showers and storms will reach the northwest corner of the state before sunrise tomorrow.  0.50: is forecast for Metro Birmingham, AL

Elemental Mineral Guest:

Our elemental guess this week has an atomic number of 25.

–   This element is a silvery-gray metal that resembles iron. It is hard and very brittle, difficult to fuse, but easy to oxidize.[1]

–    This element is an important industrial metal alloy, including stainless steel.
–    It is used as rust and corrosion prevention on steel.
–    An oxide of this metal is used as the cathode (electron acceptor) material in zinc-carbon and alkaline batteries.
–    The element is a required trace mineral for all known living organisms.
–    It is used as an additive in unleaded gasoline to boost octane rating and reduce engine knocking.

What is it?  M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .


Weather Guesses

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

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

Sunday November 11
Mostly sunny and mild. Clouds on the increase by evening.
Afternoon High 72
Wind: SE 8-18 mph    Sun percentage: 70%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Monday November 12
A good chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will fall though out the day.
Morning Low 58   Afternoon High 61
Wind: SW/W 12-22 mph    Sun percentage: 30%    Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.50″    Severe weather threat: None
Tuesday November 13
Morning clouds should give way to afternoon sun. Much cooler.
Morning Low 35   Afternoon High 57
Wind: NW 10-20 mph    Sun percentage: 60%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Wednesday November 14
Expect patchy frost. Lots of sunshine, still cool.
Morning Low 34   Afternoon High 59
Wind: NE 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 95%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Thursday November 15
More sun than clouds. A little warmer.
Morning Low 38   Afternoon High 61
Wind: SE 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 85%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Friday November 16
Partly sunny and milder.
Morning Low 42 Afternoon High 64
Wind: SE 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 75% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None
Saturday November 17
Partly cloudy and mild.
Morning Low 43 Afternoon High 65
Wind: SE 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 75% 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

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

Images of Manganese
https://www.google.com/search?q=Manganese&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=MF2&tbo=u&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=F_SeUPX2PI-I9QTQhIGoCw&ved=0CFsQsAQ&biw=986&bih=533

Images of Manganese Minerals
https://www.google.com/search?q=manganese+minerals&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=QAN&tbo=u&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=4_eeULy0CIXK9QTqyoG4AQ&ved=0CD4QsAQ&biw=986&bih=533

>    Images, Scroll down for Image Web Sites.

Manganese occurs principally as pyrolusite (MnO2), braunite, (Mn2+Mn3+6)(SiO12),[20]  (Ba,H2O)2Mn5O10, and to a lesser extent as rhodochrosite (MnCO3).


Metal Prices

Base Metals:  http://www.kitcometals.com/

Gold:  http://www.kitco.com/market/


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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