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March 2, 2014 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

March 2, 2014

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

For the previous week, 0.7 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 73 and the weekly low was 21.
Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week


    March Spring with rain, sun-warmth, and some cold all mixed together.
    74 is the forecast high for Sunday and 29 is the forecast low for Tuesday morning.
    0.9″ is forecast for the week.
>    Cold and rainy for Monday.
>    Major winter storm to the North and North West of Alabama.
>    Winter weather advisory for North Alabama tonight.
Check your local forecast.



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

 Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Sunday March 2
Mix of sun/clouds, maybe a light shower, but very mild.  Showers, some overnight thunder
Afternoon High 72
Wind: S 7-14 mph   Sun percentage: 65%   Hours of rain: 3
Rain potential: 0.25″   Severe weather threat: None
Showers_Icon Monday March 3
Rain ending from the west to east.  Much colder.  Some light freezing rain northwest early.
Morning Low 39    Afternoon High 44
Wind: SW/NW 10-18 mph   Sun percentage: 20%   Hours of rain: 2
Rain potential: 0.20″   Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Tuesday March 4
Partly cloudy. A cold start, but a milder afternoon.
Morning Low 29  Afternoon High 54
Wind: N 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 75%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Wednesday March 5
Increasing clouds.  A chance of late day showers, becoming likely overnight.
Morning Low 39    Afternoon High 53
Wind: NE/E 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 20%    Hours of rain: 2
Rain potential: 0.10″    Severe weather threat: None
Showers_Icon Thursday March 6
Showers likely.
Morning Low 36   Afternoon High 54
Wind: E 7-18 mph   Sun Percentage: 20%   Hours of rain: 3
Rain potential: 0.30″    Severe weather threat: None
Showers_Icon Friday March 7
Mostly cloudy.  Showers diminishing.
Morning Low 38    Afternoon High 57
Wind: N 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 30% Hours of rain: 0
Rain Potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None

Mostly_Cloudy_Icon
Saturday March 8
Partly sunny and mild.
Morning Low 40   Afternoon High 65
Wind: SW/W 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 75% 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/march-weather/346630?monyr=3/1/2014

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 cryptocrystalline variety of quartz and includes agate, aventurine, bloodstone, blue chalcedony, carnelian, CHERT-FLINT, Crysophrase, Jasper, mtorolite, onyx, petrified dinosaur bone, petrified wood, plasma, prase, sardonyx, thunder eggs, white chalcedony.

>    Our Mineral Guest this week is Mtorolite.

Chrome chalcedony is an green variety of the mineral chalcedony, colored by small quantities of chromium.[4] It is most commonly found in Zimbabwe, where it is known as Mtorolite,[5] Mtorodite,[6] or Matorolite.[7]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mtorolite

Mtorolite Images.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=AwrBTzxErBJTUGsA.zxXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&sz=all&va=mtorolite

Mtorolite Jewelry Images
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEV1i0rRJTzFYAzj1XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=mtorolite+jewelry

http://http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/eurekaeureka/1083512/vintage_green_mtorolite_stone_cabochons_oval_16mmx12mm_pkg_4_cab1/supplies/jewelry_supplies/cabochons/gemstone?p=mtorolite

Mtorolite Prices
http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=dkd+Rare+Designer+Mtorolite+Chalcedony+Cab

Mtorolite Crystal Meanings and Metaphysical Properties Lore :
http://www.hetties.co.nz/shop/show_single_product.php?prod=181

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

Figure 1:    Mtorolite Pendant Bead, ebay
Figure 2:    Mtorolite Pendant, dawnblairjewelry
Figure 3:    Mtorolite, Polished, $15 ea.
Figure 4:    Mtorolite, Rhodesia
Figure 5:    Mtorolite_zimbabwe_trimmed

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Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

Mtorolite Pendant Bead, ebay Mtorolite Pendant, dawnblairjewelry Mtorolite, Polished, $15 ea. Mtorolite, Rhodesia Mtorolite_zimbabwe_trimmed

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