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June 8, 2014 Weekly Weather and Rock Guess

June 8, 2014
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch ( BP2), way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:

For the previous week, 1.2 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 88 and the weekly low was 65. 

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week

    89 is the forecast high for Sunday and Friday, and 68 is the forecast low for Monday and Thursday morning. 
    2.25″ of rain is forecast for the week.
It looks like scattered thunderstorms are forecast for the week.
0.75″ Rainfall Potential for Tuesday.

Alabama May Rainfall.

Weekly US Drought Monitor

ON THIS DATE IN 1816: Twenty inches of snow and sleet at Danville VT. Snow flurries reported as far south as Boston. Waltham MA recorded a low temperature of 33 degrees and New Haven CT recorded 35 degrees. It was all part of the “Year Without a Summer”
The dust from Mount Tambora, which had erupted in early April 1815, had shrouded the globe. And with sunlight blocked, 1816 did not have a normal summer.
= Crop Failures in Norther Hemisphere.


Weather Guesses

Alabama All Weather Hazards Awareness:

NWS, Huntsville, AL
NWS, Birmingham, AL:
NWS, Mobile, AL:         


Weather Underground Map for Metro Birmingham (Just wander around the state to pick you closest weather station).

Monthly Forecast by AccuWeather

Birmingham June Weather 2014 – AccuWeather Forecast for AL 35203

Alabama Climate Data


Minerals and Rocks = “The Good Life from the Ground”

“If it ain’t grown, its got to be mined”


Rocks are made up of minerals and cover the earth.


A continuation of the
Huashan Trail in China, you will never guess where it ends.
A closer inspection of the amphibolite metamorphic rock?!

Just sit back and enjoy the view> per my sister, I am supposed to give a warning regarding intense heights and vertigo.  Enjoy!  R

There are 3 Classifications for Rocks

    Igneous:    “(derived from the Latin word igneus meaning of fire, from ignis meaning fire) forms through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava.”

    Sedimentary:    are formed at the earth’s surface by the accumulation and cementation of fragments of earlier rocks, minerals, and organisms or as chemical precipitates and organic growths in water (sedimentation).”

    Metamorphic:    “
are formed by subjecting any rock type—sedimentary rock, igneous rock or another older metamorphic rock—to different temperature and pressure conditions than those in which the original rock was formed. This process is called metamorphism; meaning to “change in form”.”

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Have A Good Week!


Randall McDaniel,
“Your Rock Doctor”
The Basic Company, LLC
320 Cambo Lane
Hoover, AL 35226-1414
Office: (205) 823-0501
Cell: (205) 276-6650
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