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July 21, 2013 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

July 21, 2013

www.bluffparkbackporch.com

Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:

For the previous week, 0.5 inches of rain fell on BP2 .  The weekly high was 95 and the weekly low was 70.

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week:

–     There is a 20% – 70% chance of rain for the week with the best chance of rain on Sunday, 0.55″.   Total rainfall potential for the week is 2.4″.
–     Weekly forecast high and low are 92 and 72.


Elemental Mineral Guest:

Our elemental guest this week is one of our all time favorite chemical elements with the symbol Au and atomic number 79.

–     Au is a dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal
–     Au has a bright yellow color and luster, that is considered attractive.
–     Au can be maintained without .tarnishing in air or water.
–     Au has been a valuable and highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since long before the beginning of recorded history.
–     Au gold has many practical uses in dentistry, electronics, and other fields.
–     1-ounce can be beaten into 300 square feet.

What is it?   A _ r _ _ .  This is its Latin Name.

G _ _ _ .  What is it?



Weather Guesses


Alabama All Weather Hazards Awareness:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/bmx/aware/swaw_2011/web_version2.pdf

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

Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Sunday July 21
The best chance for widespread showers and thunderstorms.
Afternoon High 86
Wind: SW 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 40%    Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.55″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Monday July 22
More clouds than sun, afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Morning Low 73   Afternoon High 86
Wind: SW 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 40%    Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.50″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Tuesday July 23
Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Morning Low 72  Afternoon High 87
Wind: SW 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 50%    Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.45″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Wednesday July 24
A humid day, still watching for showers and storms.
Morning Low 74  Afternoon High 88
Wind: SW 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 55%    Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.30″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Thursday July 25
Partly sunny.  A good chance of showers and storms.
Morning Low 72   Afternoon High 89
Wind: SW 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 60%    Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.30″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Friday July 26
Partly cloudy. Rain chances decrease, heat levels increase.
Morning Low 72 Afternoon High 91
Wind: NW 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 75% Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.10″ Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Saturday July 27
Partly cloudy. Only a slight chance of an afternoon storm.
Morning Low 72 Afternoon High 92
Wind: NW 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 75% Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.15″ Severe weather threat: None

Weather Underground Map for Metro Birmingham (Just wander around the state to pick you closest weather station).
http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=33.24038696&lon=-86.82407379&zoom=10&pin=

Monthly Forecast by AccuWeather: 

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/birmingham-al/35203/may-weather/346630?monyr=5/1/2013

Alabama Climate Data
http://nsstc.uah.edu/alclimate/climate/daily_climate.php


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

Interactive Periodic Table


Gold is our elemental guest this week.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold

Gold
Images
:
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&sz=all&va=gold

 Gold Jewelry Images:
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&sz=all&va=gold+jewelry

Gold Mineral Images
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&sz=all&va=gold+mineral

Gold Sites in Alabama:
http://www.goldfeverprospecting.com/goloinal.html


Metal Prices

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

Gold:  http://www.kitco.com/market/

Gold$1,288-$1,299 per Troy ounce.

What is the geometric size of one ton of gold?

A> 3 feet squared
B> one yard squar
ed

C>one foot squared
D> your answer

15 inches x 15 inches x 15 inches is your answer, or 37cm x 37cm x 37cm.


Sequoyah Caverns to close September 3, 2013

Enjoy the attached pictures.

Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

How did I get to be 67?  That’s for Old Folks???

Visible Gold Ore,.  30 g Gold in 860 kg Rock, Japan

Visible Gold Ore,. 30 g Gold in 860 kg Rock, Japan

Tuthankhamun Gold Mask, Egypt

Tuthankhamun Gold Mask, Egypt

Tourmaline Gold Ring

Tourmaline Gold Ring

250kg_gold_bar, Japan

250kg_gold_bar, Japan

Swissm 1-kg Gold Bar

Swissm 1-kg Gold Bar

Stringer Gold Nugget, CA, 156 oz.

Stringer Gold Nugget, CA, 156 oz.

Red Spinel, Diamond, Gold Ring

Red Spinel, Diamond, Gold Ring

Price of Gold over Time

Price of Gold over Time

Moche Gold Necklace, Peru

Moche Gold Necklace, Peru

Largest Gold Nugget, 638 lbs

Largest Gold Nugget, 638 lbs

Golden Crown Armento Staatliche Antikensam Mlungen Greece

Golden Crown Armento Staatliche Antikensam Mlungen Greece

Entrance to Underground Gold Mine, Australia

Entrance to Underground Gold Mine, Australia

Gold_Bars, 1-kg.

Gold_Bars, 1-kg.

Gold Crystals with Quartz, CA

Gold Crystals with Quartz, CA

Gold on Quartz,  Australia

Gold on Quartz, Australia

Gold Nugget, Alaska

Gold Nugget, Alaska

Gold Nugget

Gold Nugget

Gold Deposit, Mother Lode, Libya

Gold Deposit, Mother Lode, Libya

Black Tourmaline and Gold Ring

Black Tourmaline and Gold Ring

Barry with Gold Nugget, 294.1 Troy Oz.

Barry with Gold Nugget, 294.1 Troy Oz.

Au Gold Crystals

Au Gold Crystals

Alaska Centennial Gold Nugget, 294.1 oz.

Alaska Centennial Gold Nugget, 294.1 oz.

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