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October 12, 2014 Weekly Weather and Geology Guess

October 12, 2014
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Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:


The mystery mineral this week has colors that range from black to clear.  What seductive beauty beckons the beholder?

[It provides Romance, Love, Self-Confidence, and more]
http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/garnet


Compliments of the Rock Hound Connection.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/169785333057/?fref=nf

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.



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

Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Sunday October 12
Mixed sun and clouds. Scattered, mainly afternoon showers and storms.
Morning Low 63   Afternoon High 83
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 60%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.30″   Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Monday October 13
Warm and breezy. Showers and strong storms late in the day and overnight.
Morning Low 68   Afternoon High 85
Wind: S 12-22 mph   Sun percentage: 35%   Hours of rain: 3
Rain potential: 1.00″   Severe weather threat: Slight
Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Tuesday October 14
Rain ending during the morning. Breezy and cooler.
Morning Low 65   Afternoon High 70
Wind: NW 10-20 mph   Sun percentage: 25%   Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.20″   Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Wednesday October 15
Sunny and refreshing.
Morning Low 49    Afternoon High 72
Wind: N 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 100%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Thursday October 16
Sunny and pleasant.
Morning Low 48  Afternoon High 75
Wind: NE 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 100%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Friday October 17
Sunny and nice.
Morning Low 50  Afternoon High 76
Wind: NE 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 95% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None
Sun_PM_T-Storms_Icon Saturday October 18
Partly cloudy, scattered showers and storms.
Morning Low 49 Afternoon High 77
Wind: SW 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 60% 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/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 Newshttp://www.chinasink.com/stone-toilet.htm


So many choices, such pretty colors to chose from, 134 pictures and 20 folders.  It is January’s Birthstone.


The elemental guess this week is
Garnet!
 

Almandine is an iron-alumium garnet with a deep red transparent color


Pyrope is red in color and chemically a magnesium aluminum silicate.  Pyrope is an indicator mineral for high-pressure metamorphic rocks from the mantle.
 

Spessartine is a manganese aluminum garnet that has  yellow-orange-brown
coloration.
It occurs most oftern in granite pegmatites and in certain low grade metamorphic phyllites.

Grossular is a calcium-aluminum mineral species of the garnet gemstone group.  Grossular garnets are found in contact metamorphosed limestone.

Hessonite or Cinnamon Stone is found only in placer deposits from Sri Lanka and India.

Tsavorite is a calcium-aluminum garnet with trace amounts of vanadium or chromium that give it its distinct green color.
 
Demantoid is a green garnet that has chromium that gives it its distinctive green color.  It is found both in deep-seated igneous rocks like syentie as as serpentines, schists, and crytalline limestone.

Melanite is black in color and forms in similar environments as the Demantoid garnets.

Topazolite is yellow-green in color and also forms in similar environments as the Demantoid garnets.

Uvarovite
is a calcium-chromium garnet that is rather rare, forms small bright green crystals.
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Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

Almadine Garnet

Almadine Garnet

Pyrope Garnet

Pyrope Garnet

Spessartine Garnet

Spessartine Garnet

Grossular Garnet

Grossular Garnet

Hessonite Garnet

Hessonite Garnet

Tsavorite Garnet

Tsavorite Garnet

Demantoid Garnet

Demantoid Garnet

Melanite Garent

Melanite Garent

Topazolite Garnet

Topazolite Garnet

Uvarovite Garnet

Uvarovite Garnet

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