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July 20, 2014 Weekly Weather and Rock Guess

July 20, 2014
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Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:



Special Geologic Guests are from Iceland this Week
Fresh Photos from Iceland > Compliments of Gretchen, Eila, Gurry, James, Ahmad and Tamar B.  Gretchen, my wife, just got back from a 10-day stay in Iceland to visit No. 2 son, James, who is living in Reykjavick. 
One big Volcanic Rock.  Great Trip

For the previous week, 0.47 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 95 and the weekly low was 61.
  Humidity ranged from 97% down to 33%.  Maximum wind gust was 16 mph.


Here are the new record lows for Thursday, July 17, 2014
Fort Payne 52    Valley Head 52    Russellville 55    Coldwater 56    Gadsden 57    Concord 58    Cottondale 58    Anniston 59    Birmingham 61    Tuscaloosa 63


Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week


    92 is the forecast high, and 70 is the forecast low. 
    1.2″ of rain is forecast for the week. 

Space Weather
http://spaceweather.com/
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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_PM_T-Storms_Icon Sunday July 20
Mostly sunny. An isolated afternoon showers or storm.
Afternoon High 87
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 65%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.20″   Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Monday July 21
Partly cloudy. A few showers and storms possible.
Morning Low 72   Afternoon High 90
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 65%   Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.10″   Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Tuesday July 22
Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Morning Low 71   Afternoon High 89
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 60%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.20″   Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Wednesday July 23
Scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.
Morning Low 72    Afternoon High 90
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 60%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.20″   Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Thursday July 24
Partly sunny. Scattered, mainly afternoon thunderstorms.
Morning Low 70   Afternoon High 91
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 60%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.20″   Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Friday July 25
Partly cloudy. Chance for a shower or storm.
Morning Low 72   Afternoon High 92
Wind: SW 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 60% Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.20″ Severe weather threat: None
 Partly_Cloudy_Icon Saturday July 26
Mix of sun and clouds. Watching for those isolated storms.
Morning Low 71    Afternoon High 91
Wind: S 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 60% Hours of rain: 1/4
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/july-weather/346630?monyr=7/1/2014

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”


ROCKS

Rocks are made up of minerals and cover the earth.

Rocks:    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_%28geology%29


Icelandhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland
“is a Nordic country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 325,671 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.[6] The capital and largest city is Reykjavík; the surrounding areas in the South-West of the country are home to two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists mainly of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle.”


Geology of Iceland

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



Figure 1:    Blue Lagoon outside of Reykjavik (Capital of Iceland).  Geothermal Power Plant discharge water = International Hot Spa Destination.
Figure 2:    Geyser Iceland
Figure 3:    Glacier Waterfall
Figure 4:    Pretty BLUE Icelandic flower
Figure 5:    Icelandic Coast Village
Figure 6:    Icelandic Coast
Figure 7:    Icelandic Coast, Sea Cave and Columnar Basalt
Figure 8:    Icelandic Coast, Sea Worn Volcanic Pebbles
Figure 9:    Icelandic Ponies at Geyser, Iceland
Figure 10:    Lava Tube with Girls
Figure 11:    Beach Polished Volcanic Obsidian Stone, Reflections of James and Gretchen
Figure 12:    Reykjavik, Capital of Iceland
Figure 13:    Saefllsness.  Columnar Basalt
Figure 14:    Saefllsness.  Moutains and Sea
Figure 15:    Saefllsness.  Sea.  Layered Volcanic Ash and Lava.
Figure 16:    Summer Bergs and Mountains
Figure 17:    Suourland Water Fall
Figure 18:    Suourland Water Fall
Figure 19:    Suourland Water Fall
Figure 20:    Suourland Water Fall, Gretchen-James
Figure 21:    Volcanic Rift
Figure 22:    Volcanic Cliff, Water Fall
Figure 23:    Volcanic Cliffs-Gretchen
Figure 24:    Volcanic Garden, James
Figure 25:    Icelandic Sheep

Enjoy!
R

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Geyser Iceland

Geyser Iceland

Glacier Waterfall

Glacier Waterfall

Icelandic BLUE Flowers

Icelandic BLUE Flowers

Icelandic Coastal Village

Icelandic Coastal Village

Icelandic Coast with Black Volcanic Sand and Volcanic Stack

Icelandic Coast with Black Volcanic Sand and Volcanic Stack

Icelandic Coast, Sea Cave or Blow Hole

Icelandic Coast, Sea Cave or Blow Hole

Icelandic Coast, Sea Worn Volcanic Rocks

Icelandic Coast, Sea Worn Volcanic Rocks

Icelandic Ponies at Geyser

Icelandic Ponies at Geyser

Lave Tube with the Girls, Gurry, Gretchen, Eila

Lave Tube with the Girls, Gurry, Gretchen, Eila

Roound-Surf Worn Volcanic Obsidian Stone with the Reflections of Gretchn and James

Roound-Surf Worn Volcanic Obsidian Stone with the Reflections of Gretchn and James

Reykjavik Iceland, capital

Reykjavik Iceland, capital

Saefllsness.  Columnar Basalt

Saefllsness. Columnar Basalt

Saefllsness.  Moutains and Sea

Saefllsness. Moutains and Sea

Saefllsness.  Sea

Saefllsness. Sea

Summer Bergs and Mountains

Summer Bergs and Mountains

Suourland Water Fall

Suourland Water Fall

Suourland Water Fall

Suourland Water Fall

Suourland Water Fall

Suourland Water Fall

Suourland Water Fall, Gretchen and James

Suourland Water Fall, Gretchen and James

Volcanic Rift

Volcanic Rift

Volcanic Cliff, Water Fall

Volcanic Cliff, Water Fall

Volcanic Cliffs-Gretchen

Volcanic Cliffs-Gretchen

Volcanic Garden, James

Volcanic Garden, James

Icelandic Sheep

Icelandic Sheep

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Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

(Personal Note:  I finally made it to age 68 today.  That sure seemed old awhile back?)

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