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July 28, 2013 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

July 28, 2013
www.bluffparkbackporch.com
Greetings from the Bluff  Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:
Admin:  New addition > Alabama Earthquake Summary at end of detailed Weather Summary. (plus New Dell Computer, Windows 8 = More Opportunities, More Choices)
For the  previous week, 2.4 inches of rain fell  on   BP2 .  The weekly high was 90 and the weekly low was 65. Metro Birmingham  Forecast for the New Week:
–     There is a 0% – 40% chance of rain for the week.   Total rainfall potential for the week is 1.6″. –     Weekly forecast high and low are 93(Sat.) and 63(Monday)
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Earthquake Weather(?):

http://alabamaquake.com/reports.html#Earthquake_Weather


Elemental  Mineral   Guest:
Our elemental guest this week is one of our all time favorite chemical elements with the symbol Cd and atomic number 48.
–    Cd is a soft, bluish-white metal. –    Cd occurs as a minor component in most zinc ores and therefore is a byproduct of zinc production. –    It is used in nickel–cadmium batteries and cadmium telluride solar panels
What is it?   C _ d _ _ _ _ .    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

Sunday July 28
Increasing sunshine.  Scattered showers develop during afternoon.
Afternoon High 85
Wind: N 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 75%    Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.15″    Severe weather threat: None
Monday July 29
A cool morning. Mostly sunny and a very warm afternoon.
Morning Low 63   Afternoon High 90
Wind: NE 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 80%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Tuesday July 30
Partly sunny. Isolated afternoon showers/storms possible.
Morning Low 68  Afternoon High 90
Wind: E 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 65%    Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.15″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Wednesday July 31
A mix of sun and clouds. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Morning Low 71  Afternoon High 89
Wind: SW 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 45%    Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.25″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Thursday August 1
Best rain chances of the week. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Morning Low 72   Afternoon High 90
Wind: SW 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 45%    Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.50″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Friday August 2
Partly cloudy. Rain chances back off some. Scattered afternoon showers and storms.
Morning Low 72   Afternoon High 92
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 65%    Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.25″ Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Saturday July 27
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and storms.
Morning Low 72 Afternoon High 93
Wind: W/SW 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 60% Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.25″ 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/august-weather/346630?monyr=8/1/2013 Alabama Climate Data http://nsstc.uah.edu/alclimate/climate/daily_climate.php
Alabama Earthquake Summary http://alabamaquake.com/summaries.html#Summary_26Jul13


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

Cadmium is our elemental guest this week.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadmium Cadmium Metal Images: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cadmium+metal+images&qpvt=cadmium+metal+images&FORM=IGRE
Cadmium Mineral Images http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cadmium+mineral+images&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=cadmium+mineral+images&sc=0-20&sp=-1&sk= Smithsonite Jewelry Images (Smithsonite is a zinc carbonate with minor amounts of cadmium). http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=smithsonite+jewelry&qpvt=smithsonite+jewelry&FORM=IGRE Most of the pretty jewelry was copyright protected.


Metal     Prices
Base Metals:  http://www.kitcometals.com/
Gold-Silver-Platinium:  http://www.kitco.com/market/
Cadmium:  $0.95 per pound.


Have  A Good       Week!
Randy/Randall

Cadmium Metal

Cadmium Metal

Cadmium Metal

Cadmium Metal

CdS.  Greenockite.  Namibia

CdS. Greenockite. Namibia

NiCd Batteries

Cadmium Sources

Cadmium Sources

(Zn-Cd)CO3Smithsonite_Kelly_Mine, NM

(Zn-Cd)CO3Smithsonite_Kelly_Mine, NM

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