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October 5, 2014 Weekly Weather and Geology Guess

October 5, 2014
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Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:


The mystery element is colored blue, green, and red.  What element is it?
Compliments of the Rock Hound Connection.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/169785333057/

For the previous week, 1.1 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 85 and the weekly low was 46.
  Humidity ranged from 98% down to 30%.  Maximum wind gust was 17 mph.


Sunday Morning Low = 42.

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week

    82 is the forecast high, and 51 is the forecast low. 
    0.4″ 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

Sunny_Icon Sunday October 5
A chilly start to the day. Sunny and warmer.
Afternoon High 73
Wind: NE 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 100%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Monday October 6
Partly to mostly sunny.
Morning Low 51   Afternoon High 79
Wind: SE 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 75%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Tuesday October 7
Cloudy periods; some storms possible.
Morning Low 62  Afternoon High 80
Wind: N 7-14 mph   Sun percentage: 35%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.25″   Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Wednesday October 8
Mostly sunny.
Morning Low 57   Afternoon High 81
Wind: NE 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 80%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Thursday October 9
Partly sunny.
Morning Low 58   Afternoon High 81
Wind: S 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 80%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Friday October 10
Becoming cloudy. A chance of showers and storms.
Morning Low 59 Afternoon High 82
Wind: S 6-14 mph Sun percentage: 45% Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.10″ Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Saturday October 11
Partly cloudy. A few showers possible.
Morning Low 60    Afternoon High 78
Wind: W 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 70% 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/october-weather/346630?monyr=10/1/2014

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”



Geology in the News:  More on the sudden eruption of Japan’s Mt Ontake.  At least 36 have died.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/made-japans-deadly-volcanic-eruption-unpredictable/


Such pretty colors to chose from, 29 files to chose from. 

The elemental guess this week is COPPER!


Azurite is a soft, deep blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits.

Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral, with the formula Cu2CO3(OH)2.
Cuprite is an oxide mineral composed of copper(I) oxide Cu2O, and is a minor ore of copper.

Bornite, also known as peacock ore, is a sulfide mineral with chemical composition Cu5FeS4 .

Native copper is an uncombined form of copper which occurs as a natural mineral. Copper is one of the few metallic elements to occur in native form.


Pic 1.  Azurite and Malachite Slab.
Pic 2.  Azurite, 50cm, Milipillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico. by Melissa Palermo.
Pic 3.  Malachite Layers.
Pic 4.  Cuprite, 14mm, Mexico.
Pic 5.  Bornite, Cu5FeS4.
Pic 6.  Native Copper, Upper Peninsula, Michigan.


Enjoy!
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Azurie and Malachite Slab Azurite, 50cm, Milipillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico. by Melissa Palermo Malachite Layers Cuprite, 14mm, Mexico Bornite, Cu5FeS4 Cu.  Native Copper
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