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November 10, 2013 Weekly Weather and Gemstone Guess

November 10, 2013

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

For the previous week, 0.6 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 73 and the weekly low was 38.

Metro Birmingham Forecast
for the New Week


    20% chance of rain for Tuesday.  0.1″ rainfall potential for the week.
    Everything is else forecasted for the week, to be sunny and clear.
    74 is the forecast high for Wednesday and 41 is the forecast low for Monday morning.
    COLD:  Wednesday and Thursday mornings = 27/25 or 29/26?
   
“TYPHOON HAIYAN: The images I have seen from the Philippines show a lot of devastation. Many areas have been wiped out by winds of 190 mph with gust to 230 mph. At last count, the death tolled was 138, but the government of the Philippines is expecting it to rise to over 1000 in the coming days. Haiyan continues its path of destruction across the South China Sea today. The storm has weakened some as winds are down to 115 mph and it continues a track towards the northwest and is expected to make landfall as category 2 storm in Vietnam Monday.”  Ryan Stinnet, ABC3340-Weather   This one may set new records?


Gemstone Guesses are from My Rings and Things Files


The gemstone color is still Green,  Our second of three green garnets.    T is a variety of the garnet group species grossular, a calciumaluminium garnet with the formula Ca3Al2Si3O12.[3] Trace amounts of vanadium or chromium provide the green color.
    Hardness is between 6.5 to 7.5.

    Grossular Garnets are found in contact metamorphosed limestones.
    Apart from the source locality in Tanzania it is also found in Toliara (Tuléar) Province, Madagascar, but so far, no other occurrences of gem material have been discovered.
   
In late 2006 a 925-carat (185 g) crystal was discovered. It yielded an oval mixed-cut 325 carat (65 g) stone, one of the largest.”
  (included in photographs)
    “The name T was proposed by Tiffany and Co president Sir Henry Platt in honor of Tsavo National Park in Kenya.[4

What is it?

T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ?

 




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

Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Sunday November 10
A mix of sun and clouds
. Mild.
Afternoon High 68
Wind: N 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 65%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Monday November 11
A sunny and warm Veterans Day.
Morning Low 41   Afternoon High 71
Wind: NE 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 80%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Tuesday November 12
Cold front moving through, could see a few scattered showers.
Morning Low 34   Afternoon High 64
Wind: N 7-14 mph   Sun percentage: 60%    Hours of rain: 1/4
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ain potential: 0.05″    Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Wednesday November 13
Much colder and windy. A arctic air mass settles in.
Morning Low 29    Afternoon High 48
Wind: N 10-20 mph    Sun percentage: 65%    Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.01″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Thursday November 14
Mostly sunny and chilly.
Morning Low 26   Afternoon High 52
Wind: N 6-14 mph    Sun percentage: 85%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Friday November 15
Sunny, temperatures begin to moderate.
Morning Low 32   Afternoon High 57
Wind: SE 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 100% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Saturday November 16
Increasing clouds. Chance of showers overnight.
Morning Low 40 Afternoon High 63
Wind: E 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 55% Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.10″ 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/november-weather/346630?monyr=11/1/2013

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”

Weekly Gemstone Guest


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

Tsavorite Images .
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&sz=all&va=tsavorite

Tsavorite Jewelry Images.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=Tsavorite



Tsavorite Prices
$175 per carat for 1 carat or less, pale, yellowish green.
$2,014 per carat for +5 carat, medium dark green.
The best were off the chart and unlisted.

Any stone over 3 carats is considered to be large and rare.

Nice Green Baubles from $180 up to $59,000.
http://www.ajsgem.com/tsavorite-garnet-gemstone-garnet-2046340407.html
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Crystal or Metaphysical Lore:

“Tsavorite is a stone of manifestation, prosperity, vitality, and benevolence. It is often found to be very uplifting.  Physically, Tsavorite is used in crystal healing and folk medicine for cell growth, quicker healing, heart problems, disorders of the five senses.”
CrystalsAndJewelry.com is a Robyn A Harton Creative Site & Shop
See Caveat Below!

“Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. I would be devastated if someone got hurt or was ill because they read the lore on this site and decided to give up healthcare because of it. See your doctor or other qualified healthcare practitioner about all injuries, illness or other health related issues! Mystical lore on crystal healing and spiritual healing is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information; they are alternative and complementary. By using any crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use of this lore.”  by Robyn A. Harton.  Randy McDaniel


Enjoy,
Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

Happy Tsavorite Miner

Happy Tsavorite Miner

Tsavorite and Diamond Ring

Tsavorite and Diamond Ring

Tsavorite-Garnet Crystal, 185 gms, 925 carats, (World's Largest) Tanzania

Tsavorite-Garnet Crystal, 185 gms, 925 carats, (World’s Largest) Tanzania

Tsavorite-Garnet Gemstone

Tsavorite-Garnet Gemstone

Tsavorite-Garnet Ring

Tsavorite-Garnet Ring

Tsavorite-Garnet Gemstone, $240

Tsavorite-Garnet Gemstone, $240

Tsavorite-Garnet, Cut rabbit

Tsavorite-Garnet, Cut rabbit

Tsavorite-Garnet, Gemstone

Tsavorite-Garnet, Gemstone

Tsavorite-Garnet, Ring

Tsavorite-Garnet, Ring

Tsavorite-Garnet.  Uncut and Cut Gemstones

Tsavorite-Garnet. Uncut and Cut Gemstones

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