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December 8, 2013 Weekly Weather and Gemstone Guess

December 8, 2013

60 C. Mughal Emerald Broach Amethyst Geode, Largest, Urguguay, 11 ft. Amethyst, Princess of Uraguay Beryl Crystals Beryl-Aquamarine, Tourmaline.  Calcite Beryl-Heliodor Bi-Colored Tourmaline, Nuristan Afghanistan Chalcedony, Chrysophrase, Green Kunzite, Nuristan, Afghanistan Red Beryl Cystal-Gemstone, Utah Red Tourmaline, Crueseiro Mine Spider_in_amber_(1) Tanzanite, Meralani Mine, TanzaniaGreetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:

AL November Rainfallhttp://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/fxc/bmx/graphicast/image_full9.gif

For the previous week, 0.7 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 73 and the weekly low was 33.

Metro Birmingham Forecast
for the New Week


"A complex storm forming over the Central Gulf Coast/Tennessee Valley will
move northward to the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley then into Southeastern
Canada/New England by Monday evening." It will be a complex mix of rain, sleet, freezing rain, and snow.

    Rain is forecast through Tuesday and with rain being forecast for next weekend.  Total rainfall forecast is 3.9″ for Metro Birmingham.
    55 is the forecast high for Saturday and 28 is the forecast low for Wednesday.


Gemstone Guesses are from My Rings and Things Files

Since Christmas is almost upon us, I thought I would show you some my best gemstone and mineral pictures.Figure 1.    60 carat Mughal Emerald Broach.
Figure 2.    11 foot Amethyst Crystal Geode from Uruguay.
Figure 3.    “For My Christmas Wish List?  Empress of Urugay, +9 feet, 2.5 tons, Amethyst Crystals.
Figure 4.    A Sweet collection of Beryl Crystals.  Aquamarine (Blue), Emerald (Blue), Red Beryl (Red), Morganite (Pink), Heliodor (Yellow-Green).
Figure 5.    Crystals of Beryl-Aquamarine (Blue), Tourmaline (Black) on Calcite (White).
Figure 6.    Beryl-Heliodor Crystals.
Figure 7.    Bi-Colored Tourmaline Crystals from Afghanistan.
Figure 8.    Chalcedony – Chrysophrase – Green Polished Geode.
Figure 9.    Kunzite Gemstone Crystal, Afghanistan.
Figure 10.    Red Beryl Crystal and Gemstone from Utah.
Figure 11.    Red Tourmaline Crystal, Crueseiro Mine.
Figure 12.    Spider in Amber (fossil tree resin).
Figure 13.    Tanzanite Crystal Gemstones, Tanzania.

Enjoy!R




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

Showers_Icon Sunday December 8
Waves of rain.  Wide temp range: 40s northwest, 60s southeast.
Morning Low 43   Afternoon Temp 52
Wind: S 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 0%   Hours of rain: 6
Rain potential: 1.50″    Severe weather threat: None
Showers_Icon Monday December 9
Occasional periods of rain.  Colder again.
Morning Low 52   Afternoon High 53
Wind: N 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 0%   Hours of rain: 4
Rain potential: .75″    Severe weather threat: None
.Showers_Icon Tuesday December 10
Showers ending.
Morning Low 34   Afternoon High 45
Wind: N 8-18 mph   Sun percentage: 20%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.05″        Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Wednesday December 11
A sunny day after a cold start. 

Morning Low 28   Afternoon High 50
Wind: NE 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 100%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Thursday December 12
Sunny.  A smidge warmer.
Morning Low 30    Afternoon High 53
Wind: NE 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 90%    Hours of rain: 0
R
ain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Friday December 13
Increasing clouds.  Rain chances increase overnight.
Morning Low 35    Afternoon High 54
Wind: SE 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 45%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.10″   Severe weather threat: None
Showers_Icon Saturday December 14
Rain likely.
Morning Low 41   Afternoon High 55
Wind: SE/NW 7-14 mph Sun percentage: 0% Hours of rain: 5
Rain potential: 1.50″ 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/december-weather/346630?monyr=12/1/2013

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”

Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall
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