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February 8, 2015 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

February 8, 2015
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain 1,109′) in Alabama:


It is Green Mineral Week
My green candidates?  Beryl – Emerald, Malachite, Dioptase, Fluorite, Olive – Peridot, Chrysoberyl, Sphene, Tourmaline – Verdelite, and Tsavorite – Garnet.

See below for discussion. 


Compliments of The Rockhound Connection:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/169785333057/?fref=nf
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Last Week on the Bluff (Hoover-Birmingham):


–  67 was the high and 24 was the low.
–  Humidity ranged from 16% to 98%.
–  Maximum wind gust was 20 mph.
–  Rainfall total was 0.1 inches.

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week

–  69 is the forecast high and 24 is the forecast low.
–  0.4″ of rain is forecast for the week.
– 
Another Cold Air push by Wednesday Night.
–  February 15 -20 will be Severe Weather Preparedness 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=3

Partly_Cloudy_Icon Sunday February 8
Partly sunny with a warm afternoon. Chance for showers increases later today and overnight .
Afternoon High 69
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 35%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.15″   Severe weather threat: None
Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Monday February 9
Cloudy and a few showers early. The gradual clearing
Morning Low 48   Afternoon High 61
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 45%   Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.05″   Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Tuesday February 10
Mostly sunny.
Morning Low 32   Afternoon High 53
Wind: W 7-14 mph   Sun percentage: 90%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None

Sunny_Icon Wednesday February 11
A good supply of sunshine.
Morning Low 34    Afternoon High 62
Wind: SW 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 80%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Thursday February 12
Increasing clouds; an isolated shower or two possible.
Morning Low 40   Afternoon High 52
Wind: NW 10-18 mph   Sun percentage: 30%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.20″   Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Friday February 13
Mostly sunny and cold.
Morning Low 24  Afternoon High 42
Wind: N 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 75% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Saturday February 14
Sunny and cold
Morning Low 25   Afternoon High 46
Wind: N 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 85% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ 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/february-weather/346630?monyr=2/1/2015

Alabama Climate Data
http://nsstc.uah.edu/alclimate/climate/daily_climate.php

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Minerals and Rocks = “The Good Life from the Ground”
“If it ain’t grown, its got to be mined”



It Is Green Mineral Week

 


ENJOY!

1.  Beryl – Emerald on Matrix.  Muzo Mine, Colombia. by Gary Parent.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald
2.  Beryl -Mughal Emerald Broach, 60c.by unknown.
3.  Carbonate – Malachite. by unknown.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malachite
4.  Dioptase Crystals.  by unknown.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dioptase
5.  Fluorite-Green w Aragonite Inclusions.  Dal’negorsk, Far Eastern Region, Russia.  Rob Lavinsky-iRocks. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorite
6.  Olivine, Peridot. Myanmar. by unknown.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peridot
7.  Olivine, Periodot and Emerald Diamond Ring. by Paula Crevosha.
8.  Oxide – Chrsoberyl and Diamond Ring.  by unknown.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysoberyl
9.  Tourmaline, Verdelite Crystal. Brazil. by unknown.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourmaline
10.  Tourmaline, Verdelite, Tourmaline Diamond Ring. by unknown.
11.  Tsavorite-Garnet Crystal, 185 gms, 925 carats, (World’s Largest) Arushra Tanzania. by unknown.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavorite


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Author’s Request:  If you see any pictures that you know the source and photographer, let me know immediately.  Thanks!  R


Images have been searched by TinEye Reverse Image Search.  http://tineye.com/

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Randy/Randall

1.  Beryl - Emerald on Matrix.  Muzo Mine, Colombia. by Gary Parent

1. Beryl – Emerald on Matrix. Muzo Mine, Colombia. by Gary Parent

2.  Beryl -Mughal Emerald Broach, 60c.by unknown

2. Beryl -Mughal Emerald Broach, 60c.by unknown

3.  Carbonate - Malachite. by unknown

3. Carbonate – Malachite. by unknown

4.  Dioptase Crystals.  by unknown

4. Dioptase Crystals. by unknown

5.  Fluorite-Green w Aragonite Inclusions.  Dal'negorsk, Far Eastern Region, Russia.  Rob Lavinsky-iRocks

5. Fluorite-Green w Aragonite Inclusions. Dal’negorsk, Far Eastern Region, Russia. Rob Lavinsky-iRocks

6.  Olivine, Peridot. Myanmar. by unknown

6. Olivine, Peridot. Myanmar. by unknown

7.  Olivine, Periodot and Emerald Diamond Ring. by Paula Crevosha

7. Olivine, Periodot and Emerald Diamond Ring. by Paula Crevosha

8.  Oxide - Chrsoberyl and Diamond Ring.  by unknown

8. Oxide – Chrsoberyl and Diamond Ring. by unknown

9.  Tourmaline, Verdelite Crystal. Brazil. by unknown

9. Tourmaline, Verdelite Crystal. Brazil. by unknown

10.  Tourmaline, Verdelite, Tourmaline Diamond Ring. by unknown

10. Tourmaline, Verdelite, Tourmaline Diamond Ring. by unknown

11.  Tsavorite-Garnet Crystal, 185 gms, 925 carats, (World's Largest) Arushra Tanzania. by unknown

11. Tsavorite-Garnet Crystal, 185 gms, 925 carats, (World’s Largest) Arushra Tanzania. by unknown

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