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December 15, 2013 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

December 15, 2013

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

For the previous week, 3.3 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 57 and the weekly low was 27.

Metro Birmingham Forecast
for the New Week


    Mostly clear and sunny is forecast through the week until Thursday Night when rain may move in.
    2.8″ is forecast for Metro Birmingham for the week. It looks like Saturday may have 2″-3″ of rain.
    64 is the forecast high for Saturday and 27 is the forecast low for Monday.


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.  The colors for this week are red – green- blue.Figure 1.    Beryl.  858 carat Gachala Emerald.
http://www.internetstones.com/gachala-emerald-858-carat-vegas-de-san-juan-mine-colombia.html
Figure 2.    Beryl.  Emeralds:  Indian, Gachala, McKay.   
Figure 3.    Beryl.  57,000 carat Faceted Emerald.  2012 = $1.12 million.
Figure 4.    Chrysoberyl and Diamond Ring
Figure 5.    Chrysoberyl.  2.85 carat Alexandrite Ring = $64K.
Figure 6.    Chrysoberyl, Alexandrite Crystal, Rough.
Figure 7.    Corundum.  Blue Sapphire Necklace.
Figure 8.    Corundum.  62.02 carat Rockefeller Blue Sapphire Ring.  $3.031M, Burma.
Figure 9.   Corundum.  Red Ruby Crystal, Tanzania.
Figure 10.   Corundum.  Red Star Ruby Necklace.
Figure 11.   Corundum.  14.3 carat Blue Sapphire Ring. 

Figure 12.   Corundum.  330 carat Blue Assia Star Sapphire, Burma
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=Star+of+asia+sapphire
Figure 13.   Corundum.  182 carat Star of Bombay Blue Sapphire, Sri Lanka. 
Figure 14.   138.7 carat Red Rosser-Reeves Star Ruby. 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

Partly_Cloudy_Icon Sunday December 15
Morning clouds give way to afternoon sun. Colder and windy.  
Afternoon High 45
Wind: NW 10-20 mph   Sun percentage: 65%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Monday December 16
A cold start to the day. Sunny, warmer afternoon.
Morning Low 27    Afternoon High 54
Wind: NE 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 100%    Hours of rain: 0
R
ain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Tuesday December 17
Another cold start to the day. Abundant afternoon sun.
Morning Low 32   Afternoon High 60
Wind: SW 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 100%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Wednesday December 18
Mostly sunny.  
Morning Low 35   Afternoon High 61
Wind: SE 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 80%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
 Partly_Cloudy_Icon Thursday December 19
More sun than clouds. A mild afternoon.
Morning Low 36  Afternoon High 63
Wind: E 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 75%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Friday December 20
Clouds increasing, a chance of showers and thunderstorms by afternoon.
Morning Low 50   Afternoon High 62
Wind: SE 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 30% Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.25″ Severe weather threat: None
T-Storms_Icon Saturday December 21
Rain and thunderstorms likely.  Rainfall could be heavy.
Morning Low 57   Afternoon High 64
Wind: S 6-14 mph Sun Percentage: 0% Hours of rain: 6
Rain potential: 2.50″ 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
Beryl.  Emerald,  Gachala, 858 c. Beryl.  Emeralds..  Indian Necklace, Gachala, McKay Necklace Beryl.  Ermerald, Faceted , 57,500 c. 1.15M, 2012 Chrsoberyl and Diamond Ring Chrysoberyl, Alexandrite Ring, 2.56 ct., $64K Chrysoberyl, Alexandrite, Rough Corundum.  Blue Sapphire Necklace Corundum.  Rockefeller Sapphire Ring, 62.02c., 3.031 M., Burma Corundum.  Ruby. Winza Tanzania Corundum.  Ruby-Star Necklace Corundum.  Sapphire Ring, 14.3c. Corundum.  Star of Assia Sapphire, 330 c., Burma Corundum.  Star-of-Bombay, famous-blue-star-sapphire
Corundum.  138.7 carat Rosser-Reeves Star Ruby
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