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January 19, 2014 Weekly Weather and Gemstone Guess

January 19, 2014

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

For the previous week, 0.4 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 63 and the weekly low was 20.


Metro Birmingham Forecast
for the New Week

    “TEMPS TAKE A TUMBLE: The reality of winter returns to the Southeast by Tuesday as lower 40s will be our afternoon highs for the rest of the week. Over the next seven days temps will actually be well below normal. It looks as though we will have a couple of very cold morning with teens being widespread across the state at time. After Monday is when we expect to have the unseasonably cool temps all the way into next weekend.”  ABC3340
   
0″ rainfall potential for the week.
    60 is the forecast high for Monday and 20 is the forecast low for Wednesday.
>    Cold Weather Alert for Tuesday Night and Wednesday Morning with lows in the teens for N. AL and twenties for central AL.
Keep cabinet doors open underneath sinks and water lines.  Keep all faucets dripping.  Remember your shower(s), dishwasher, and washing machine.   Turn up thermostat as needed.  Elderly and Pets



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

Sunny_Icon Sunday January 19
Lots of sunshine. A very nice Sunday.
Morning Low 31    Afternoon High 50
Wind: S 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 90%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Monday January 20
Partly sunny and warmer. Clouds increase overnight as front approaches.
Morning Low 32    Afternoon High 60
Wind: SW 7-14 mph    Sun Percentage: 70%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Tuesday January 21
SUnny, but very windy and much colder.
Morning Low 30   Afternoon High 43
Wind: N 8-16 mph  Sun percentage: 90%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Wednesday January 22
A very cold start to the day. Sunny.
Morning Low 20   Afternoon High 37
Wind: NW 8-16 mph     Sun percentage: 90%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Thursday January 23
Mostly sunny.
Morning Low 24   Afternoon High 41
Wind: WNW 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 80%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Friday January 24
Partly sunny.
Morning Low 22   Afternoon High 42
Wind: NW 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 90% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Saturday January 25
Partly cloudy. A little milder.
Morning Low 28 Afternoon High 50
Wind: NE 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 80% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ 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/january-weather/346630?monyr=1/1/2014

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”

Gemstone Guesses


We will continue down the Chalcedony path and look at all the branches.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalcedony

To date:  Chalcedony is the crypocrystalline variety of quartz and includes  agate, aventurine, bloodstone, blue chalcedony, carnelian, chert, crysophrase, flint, jasper, mtorolite, flint, onyx, petrified dinosaur bone, petrified wood, plasma, prase, sardonyx, thunder eggs, white chalcedony.

    Blue Chalcedony is our guest this week.
Note:  There was no good mineralogical description.
http://www.bernardine.com/gemstones/chalcedony.htm

Blue Chalcedony Images.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0oG7ik2GttSSQQACoVXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0N3Awc2s2BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA1ZJUDMyMF8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=Blue+Chalcedony

Blue Chalcedony Jewelry.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0oG7ke.GttSuhMA.05XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0N3Awc2s2BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA1ZJUDMyMF8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=blue+chalcedony+jewelry

Blue Chalcedony Crystal Meanings and Metaphysical Properties Lore
http://http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/blue-chalcedony

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

Figure 1:    Blue Chalcedony 925 Silver Pendant. $11.  ebay.
Figure 2:    Blue Chalcedony Sterling Silver Necklace. $5.  ebay.
Figure 3:    Blue Chalcedony, cabachon.
Figure 4:    Blue Chalcedony, faceted-oval bracelet. $9.  ebay.
Figure 5:    Blue Chalcedony, polished.
Figure 6:    Blue Chalcedony, unheated(?), 19.83 c. Thailand.  $5.  ebay.
Figure 7:    Blue Chalcedony, Unheated.  $15.  ebay.
Figure 8:    Blue Chalcedony.  6.34 c. unheated(?).  Thailand.  $3.  ebay.
Figure 9:    Blue Chalcedony.  lovepeasceandharmony.org.
Figure 10:  Blue Lace Chalcedony, round pendant.  China.  #12. ebay.

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Have A Good Week!

Randall/Randy

Blue Chalcedony 925 Silver Pendant. $11.  ebay Blue Chalcedony Sterling Silver Necklace. $5.  ebay Blue Chalcedony, cabachon Blue Chalcedony, faceted-oval bracelet. $9.  ebay Blue Chalcedony, polished Blue Chalcedony, unheated, 19.83 c. Thailand.  $5.  ebay Blue Chalcedony, Unheated.  $15.  ebay Blue Chalcedony.  6.34 c. unheated.  Thailand.  $3.  ebay Blue Chalcedony.  lovepeasceandharmony.org Blue Lace Chalcedony, round pendant.  China.  #12. ebay

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