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November 30, 2014 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

November 30, 2014
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Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:


Our Geologic Guess this Week:  It is T _ _ _ _
  Week?  What is it???
It is
colorless and transparent but is usually tinted by impurities; typical T is wine, yellow, pale gray, reddish-orange, or blue brown. It can also be made white, pale green, blue, gold, pink (rare), reddish-yellow or opaque to transparent/translucent. It is a substitute for diamonds.  {Take Your Pick}


For the previous week, 2.1 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 68 and the weekly low was 28.
  Humidity ranged from 99% down to 24%.  Maximum wind gust was 22 mph.



Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week

–  68 is the forecast high and 44 is the forecast low.
–  0.2″ of rain is forecast for the week with most falling on Sunday.
–  Mild weather 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

Partly_Cloudy_Icon Saturday November 29
Partly sunny and mild.
Afternoon High 62
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 80%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Sunday November 30
Partly cloudy, warmer.
Morning Low 50   Afternoon High 68
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 70%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Monday December 1
Mixed sun and clouds. A small risk of an afternoon shower.
Morning Low 52   Afternoon High 68
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 65%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.10″   Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Tuesday December 2
Partially sunny. A bit cooler. Showers a threat to the north.
Morning Low 44   Afternoon High 63
Wind: NW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 70%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Wednesday December 3
Mostly sunny.
Morning Low 45   Afternoon High 65
Wind: E 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 80%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Thursday December 4
Partly sunny.
Morning Low 47   Afternoon High 66
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 65%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Friday  December 5
A mix of sun and clouds. An isolated shower possible.
Morning Low 48   Afternoon High 64
Wind: S 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 60% 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”





TOPAZ Week




Topazhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topaz

Topaz Images:
https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVvDAVnZUwSsAsikPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-befrugal-002&va=topaz&hspart=befrugal&hsimp=yhs-002


>  38 pretty pictures to chose 10 from.  Too much eye candy.


Geology in the News.

–  11/21/2014.  Erosion may trigger earthquakes:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141121082911.htm



I hope that your Thanksgiving was a great event!  I know that ours was with both of Gretchen’s parents (Carl Sr. @ 94 and Gloria @ 86, and together for +60 years) and our family [Gretchen, Randall, Paul, and Phillip]  Sorry that James couldn’t be with us, but he lives in Iceland.  They had our traditional Thanksgiving meal on Saturday.  See picture below.

Randy/Randall

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Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

James in Iceland, 11-30-14.  James is at top center (#2 son)

James in Iceland, 11-30-14. James is at top center (#2 son)

1.  Topaz Crystals, 70 and 111 pounds, Brazil

1. Topaz Crystals, 70 and 111 pounds, Brazil

2.  Large Topaz Crystal.  American Musuem of  Natural History

2. Large Topaz Crystal. American Musuem of Natural History

3.  Chromium Topaz Crystals

3. Chromium Topaz Crystals

4.  Golden Topaz Crystal

4. Golden Topaz Crystal

5.  Clear Topaz Crystal.  3.7cm tall.  Pakistan

5. Clear Topaz Crystal. 3.7cm tall. Pakistan

6.  BlueTopaz, Gemstone Broach with Diamonds

6. BlueTopaz, Gemstone Broach with Diamonds

7.  Topaz, Gemstone on Rough, Blue

7. Topaz, Gemstone on Rough, Blue

8.  Imperial Topaz, v. fine.  Ouro Presto, 15.98ct.

8. Imperial Topaz, v. fine. Ouro Presto, 15.98ct.

9.  White Topaz Gemstones,  UT, CO, Madagascar

9. White Topaz Gemstones, UT, CO, Madagascar

10.  Pink Topaz Heirloom with Diamonds, Swedish Royal Family, 1804

10. Pink Topaz Heirloom with Diamonds, Swedish Royal Family, 1804

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