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July 27, 2014 Weekly Weather and Rock Guess

July 28, 2014

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


This week’s rock guess
is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer..  What IS IT?

For the previous week, +2 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 92 and the weekly low was 66.
  Humidity ranged from 99% down to 37%.  Maximum wind gust was 12 mph.

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week


    96 is the forecast high, and 60 is the forecast low. 
    1.3″ of rain is forecast for the week. 
>    “
RECORD TERRITORY…AGAIN: Lows by Wednesday morning will be in the upper 50s to near 60F. This will be sufficient most likely to establish a new record for July 30th. The current record is 61F. The record by Thursday morning is 59F, and that one is likely safe.”
>    Isolated Severe Weather Potential for Central and South Alabama on Monday.

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

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Sunday July 27
Mostly sunny and hot.  Thunderstorms reach NW Alabama this evening, but weaken.
Afternoon High 96

Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 70%   Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.10″   Severe weather threat: None

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Monday July 28
A chance of showers and storms, mainly south of I-20. Maybe a few strong storms, especially south.
Morning Low 75   Afternoon High 89

Wind: SW/NW 7-14 mph   Sun percentage: 55%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.30″   Severe weather threat: None

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Tuesday July 29
Sunny, lower humidity. Comfortable.
Morning Low 64   Afternoon High 84

Wind: N 7-14 mph   Sun percentage: 90%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None

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Wednesday July 30
A record low temperature to start the day. Sunny and pleasant afternoon.
Morning Low 60   Afternoon High 85

Wind: NE 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 90%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None

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Thursday July 31
More sun than clouds. Isolated afternoon storm possible.
Morning Low 63   Afternoon High 87

Wind: S 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 65%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.30″   Severe weather threat: None

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Friday August 1
Partly cloudy. A few scattered afternoon showers and storms.
Morning Low 68  Afternoon High 88

Wind: E/NE 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 60% Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.30″ Severe weather threat: None

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Saturday August 2
Partly sunny, scattered showers and storms.
Morning Low 70   Afternoon High 87

Wind: Se 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 85% Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.30″ 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


In continuation of our study of Karst Terrain, we will concentrate on “SINKHOLES“.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinkhole

Sinkhole Images
https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEVzypMcNTD2YAETVXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=sinkholes

Alabama Sinkholes
http://gsa.state.al.us/gsa/geologichazards/Sinkholes_AL.htm

1980 Jefferson Island, LA Salt Mine Disaster, Man-made Sinkhole $$$ due to drilling.  {Mind Boggling and Classic} [Highest Water Fall in LA, 150′]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p82uGXUUTA


Figure 1:    Map of Alabama Sinkholes.
Figure 2:    “Golly Sinkhole”, Shelby County, Alabama.
Figure 3:    Never Sink Pit Sinkhole, Scottsboro, AL.
Figure 4:    Sinkhole Image Cross-Section.
Figure 5:    Crooked Lake FL Sinkhole.
Figure 6:    Sinkhole, Guatemala.
Figure 7:    Man-Made Sinkkhole, Water Line Break, Toledo, OH.  Driver in Car was Okay.



Enjoy!
R

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Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

Alabama Sinkholes

Alabama Sinkholes

Neversink Pit Sinkhole, Scottsboro, Alabama

Neversink Pit Sinkhole, Scottsboro, Alabama

Golly Sinkhole, Shelby Co., Calera AL

Golly Sinkhole, Shelby Co., Calera AL

Crooked Lake, FL Sinkhole

Crooked Lake, FL Sinkhole

 

Sinkhole Image Cross Section

Sinkhole Image Cross Section

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