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March 30, 2014 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

March 30, 2014

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

For the previous week, 2.6 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 72 and the weekly low was 28.

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week

    80 is the forecast high for Tuesday and Friday, and 39 is the forecast low for Monday morning.
    1.0″ of rain is forecast for the week.
    Rain by Friday.

 


 

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 March 30
Lots and lots of sunshine.
Afternoon High 67
Wind: NW 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 95%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Monday March 31
Sunny and warmer.
Morning Low 39   Afternoon High 75
Wind: SW 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 90%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Tuesday April 1
Mostly sunny and pleasant. No April Fools’ here.
Morning Low 47   Afternoon High 80
Wind: SW 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 70%    Hours of rain:0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Wednesday April 2
Partly cloudy and warm.
Morning Low 51   Afternoon High 79
Wind: S 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 80%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Thursday April 3
Increasing clouds, scattered showers possible by afternoon.  Thunderstorms arrive overnight.
Morning Low 58   Afternoon High 78
Wind: S 8-16 mph Sun percentage: 40% Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.10″ Severe weather threat: None
T-Storms_Icon Friday April 4
Showers and storms likely. 
Morning Low 60    Afternoon High 75
Wind: S/SW 7-15 mph Sun percentage: 15% Hours of rain: 3
Rain potential: 0.75″ Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Saturday April 5
Breezy and cooler. Mostly cloudy with some isolated showers.
Morning Low 50   Afternoon High 68
Wind: NW 10-20 mph Sun percentage: 45% Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.10″ 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/april-weather/346630?monyr=4/1/2014

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”

Correction from Last Week, too many https.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprolite

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, Coprolite, Petrified Wood, plasma, prase, sardonyx, thunder eggs, white chalcedony.

>    Our Mineral Guest this week is Petrified Wood.

Yes, they have been petrified/fossilized by water laden minerals to make silicates/agate and calcium carbonate/calcite.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrified_wood

 

Petrified Wood Images.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0SO8w6p_jFTykEAe5tXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByNDV0ZTJpBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1VJQzFfMQ–?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=petrified+wood+value

My Favorite > Petrified Wood Tables$
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0SO81QuAzJT0yQAgi1XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByNDV0ZTJpBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1VJQzFfMQ–?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=petrified+wood+Tables

Petrified Wood Jewelry Images
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=AwrB8pc4AzJTRn8ATcaJzbkF?p=petrified+wood+jewelry&fr=moz35&fr2=sb-top&ei=utf-8&n=60&x=wrt&y=Search

Petrified Wood Jewelry Prices
http://shopping.search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AwrTWf36AzJT_XQARA5gmolQ?p=petrified+wood+jewelry+prices&trbkt=UIC1&xargs=12KPjg1oduy5a3vOHvKvjFSfXBhg9O0JC1890uXsYsfIwUpX9oR6AuOfa_3pgqGK5q7C_g_Q..&pstart=7&b=1

Petrified Wood Metaphysical Properties Lore :
http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/petrified-wood

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

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Figure 1:    Petrified Forest National Park, AZ.
Figure 2:    Petrified Log, Petrified Forest, AZ.
Figure 3:    Petrified Wood, Sliced, Polished.
Figure 4:    Petrified Wood Sphere-6in. AZ.
Figure 5:    Petrified Wood, Polished Slice-Insects, Triassic, AZ.
Figure 6:    Petrified Wood Table.
Figure 7:    Petrified Wood Slabs Polished.
Figure 8:    Petrified Wood, Oak, Deschutes, OR.
Figure 9:    Petrified Wood, Honey-Locust, Cells.

Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

 

Petrified Forest National Park Wood Petrified Log, Pet. Forest, AZ Petrified Wood Slice-Polished Petrified Wood Sphere-6in. AZ Petrified Wood, Polished Slice-Insects, Triassic, AZ Petrified_Wood_Table PetWood2L PW, Deschutes-OR, Oak PW, Honey-Locust, Cells

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