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December 1, 2013 Weekly Weather and Gemstone Guess

December 1, 2013

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

For the previous week, 2.4 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 60 and the weekly low was 21.
For Thursday morning, new record daily lows were set at Birmingham-18, Anniston-19, and Montgomery-23.  Millport and Russellville recorded a low of 14.

Metro Birmingham Forecast
for the New Week

    It will be a challenging forecast with rain throughout the week.  The heaviest rainfall is forecast for Friday.
    2.2″ rainfall potential for the week.
    72 is the forecast high and 41 is the forecast low.

Gemstone Guesses are from My Rings and Things Files

Note:  This week while searching for new green gemstones, I accidentally(?) lifted up a rock that contained “cryptocrystalline form of silica“) and out came at least eighteen(?) different mineral types.  So, I have been sorting the rainbow of mineral colors into different piles this week.  But I still will be working with the color green.

The gemstone color is still Green

    C  is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline form of silica) that contains small quantities of nickel.”
    “Its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green.”
   “ C has a hardness of 6–7 on the Mohs hardness scale and a conchoidal fracture like flint.
    “The best known sources are Queensland, Western Australia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Arizona, California, and Brazil.”

hat is itC _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

Weather Guesses

Alabama All Weather Hazards Awareness:

NWS, Huntsville, AL
NWS, Birmingham, AL:
NWS, Mobile, AL:         

Metro Birmingham.  Compliments of ABC3340

Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Sunday December 1
Sun to start, but increasing clouds.  Showers arrive overnight.
Afternoon High 58
Wind: SW 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 60%    Hours of rain: 1/2
ain potential: 0.10″    Severe weather threat: None
Showers_Icon Monday December 2
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers.
Morning Low 45    Afternoon High 59
Wind: W 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 20%    Hours of rain: 3
Rain potential: 0.35″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Tuesday December 3
A few lingering showers, but some sun returns. 
Morning Low 45   Afternoon High 65
Wind: S 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 55%   Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.10″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Wednesday December 4
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.
Morning Low 54   Afternoon High 69
Wind: S 6-14 mph   Sun percentage: 35%   Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.15″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Thursday December 5
Breezy and mild.  Showers likely.
Morning Low 59   Afternoon High 72
Wind: S 7-16 mph   Sun percentage: 35%   Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.20″    Severe weather threat: None
.T-Storms_Icon Friday December 6
Rain and thunderstorms likely.
Morning Low 53   Afternoon High 62
Wind: SW/W 8-16 mph   Sun percentage: 10%   Hours of rain: 3
Rain potential: 1.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Showers_Icon Saturday December 7
Colder with a good chance of rain still. 

Morning Low 41   Afternoon High 45
Wind: N 10-20 mph   Sun percentage: 10% Hours of rain: 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).

Monthly Forecast by AccuWeather

Alabama Climate Data

Minerals and Rocks = “The Good Life from the Ground”

“If it ain’t grown, its got to be mined”

Weekly Gemstone Guest

Chrysoprase is one our guest this week.

Chrysoprase Images.

Chrysoprase Jewelry Images.

Examples of Chryoprase Prices

 Chrysoprase Lore:  “Chrysoprase helps to make conscious what was unconscious.  Chrysoprase is used to speed the healing of any wound.  Chrysoprase is used as a shield or protector from negative energy.” , by Emily Gems.

No claims are made. These alleged powers are gathered from writing, books, folklore and various sources.


Have A Good Week!




Chrysoprase Slab

Chrysoprase Slab

Chrysoprase Earrings

Chrysoprase Earrings

Chrysoprase rough slab

Chrysoprase rough slab

Chrysoprase, Poland

Chrysoprase, Poland

Polished Chryoprase

Polished Chryoprase

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