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March 9, 2014 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

March 9, 2014
Onyx - Agate, Banded B-W Onyx Cameo Ring, Ageless Heirlooms Onyx Ring Onyx, Blue Onyx, Fiberstone Onyx, Green Onyx, My Mothers Ring, Ageless Heirlooms Onyx, Polished-Black with bands of colors Onyx, Sardonyx, 2.5cm Onyx, Sardonyx Onyx-Chalcedony Toilet

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

For the previous week, 1.0 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 76 and the weekly low was 25.

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week:  

   73 is the forecast high for Monday and Tuesday, and 33 is the forecast low for Thursday and Friday morning.    0.3″ of rain is forecast for the week.

>     For those that have forgot, Day Light Savings Time started at 2:00 AM this morning.  Move your clocks ahead 1-hour, lose 1-hour.  

US and Alabama Weekly Drought Monitor Report http://www.alabamawx.com/?p=80473

>    Change Concept:  With the long term drought in California, some say permanent, agriculture will not get their water allocation.  This would mean that agriculture would/could shift back East of the Mississippi River to include Alabama.  This would include major changes to our understanding of water usage to include water management, ground water monitoring, and water storage.  (This information has been gleaned from several news sources.)


Weather Guesses

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
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Sunday March 9 Mostly cloudy.  A very isolated chance for a shower. Afternoon High 67 Wind: W 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 15%    Hours of rain: 1/2 Rain potential: 0.05″    Severe weather threat: None
Monday March 10 Mostly sunny and milder.  Morning Low 48   Afternoon High 73    Wind: W/SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 70%    Hours of rain: 0 Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Tuesday March 11 Mild again, clouds and rain chances increase late in the day. Morning Low 51  Afternoon High 73 Wind: SW 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 50%    Hours of rain: 3/4 Rain potential: 0.10″    Severe weather threat: None
Showers_Icon Wednesday March 12 Scattered showers.  Turning colder by evening. Morning Low 54  Afternoon High 62 Wind: NW 6-16 mph    Sun percentage: 30%    Hours of rain: 1 Rain potential: 0.15″    Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Thursday March 13 Clearing and cooler. Morning frost? Morning Low 33   Afternoon High 53 Wind: NW 6-14 mph    Sun percentage: 70%    Hours of rain: 0 Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Friday March 14 Partly cloudy and warmer. Morning Low 33   Afternoon High 62 Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 85%   Hours of rain: 0 Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None
Saturday March 15 Partly cloudy and mild. Morning Low 40   Afternoon High 65 Wind: SW 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 Onyx.

Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color (save some shades, such as purple or blue). Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white.
Sardonyx is a variant in which the colored bands are sard (shades of red) rather than black. Black onyx is perhaps the most famous variety, but is not as common as onyx with colored bands.

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

Onyx Images. http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEVxpQjhxTxQQA019XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0dGM5cmsxBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDMxOV8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=onyx

Onyx Jewelry Images http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEVzcCjxxT6HUA_1ZXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0dGM5cmsxBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDMxOV8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&sz=all&va=onyx+jewelry

Onyx Jewelry Prices http://shopping.search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0LEVypLjxxT8hwAEwRXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0dGM5cmsxBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDMxOV8x?p=onyx+jewelry+prices&trbkt=VIP319

Onyx Crystal Meanings and Metaphysical Properties Lore : http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/onyx

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

Figure  1:    Onyx – Agate, Banded B-W

Figure  2:    Onyx Cameo Ring, Ageless Heirlooms

Figure  3:    Onyx Ring F

igure  4:    Onyx, Blue

Figure  5:    Onyx, Fiberstone

Figure  6:    Onyx, Green

Figure  7:    Onyx, My Mothers Ring, Ageless Heirlooms

Figure  8:    Onyx, Polished-Black with bands of colors

Figure  9:    Onyx, Sardonyx, 2.5cm

Figure 10:    Onyx, Sardonyx

Figure 11:    Onyx-Chalcedony Toilet ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

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