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February 15, 2015 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

February 15, 2015

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




It is Yellow Mineral Week

My Yellow Candidates?  Agate, Diamond, Gold, Heliodor, Yellow Chlorides and Oxides, Native Sulfur, and Dear Hot Uranite (uranium ore).

The Rockhound Connection:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/169785333057/?fref=nf


See below for discussion.

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Last Week On the Bluff :


–  67 was the high and 22 was the low.
–  Humidity ranged from 16% to 94%.
–  Rainfall total was less than 0.1 inches.
–  Maximum wind gust was 23 mph.

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week

Winter Storm Watchhttp://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/?n=mmbrief

–  48 is the forecast high and 22 is the forecast low.
–  1.3″ of rain is forecast for the week.
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Do your own computer modeling!
a.  Look out the window.
b.  Walk outside.

c.  If sidewalks and driveway are slick and icy, go back inside.
*  Check on elderly and pets.

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 15
Mainly sunny and much colder. Clouds increase late.
Afternoon High 38
Wind: N  7-14mph   Sun percentage: 70%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Snow_Rain_Mix_Icon Monday February 16
A chance of snow/sleet/freezing rain throughout the day.
Morning Low 25   Afternoon High 33
Wind: NE 7-14 mph   Sun percentage: 0%   Hours of rain: 4
Rain potential: 0.50″   Severe weather threat: None
Snow_Rain_Mix_Icon Tuesday February 17
Cloudy and cold.  Rain changing to snow.
Morning Low 33  Afternoon High 38
Wind: NE 7-14 mph   Sun percentage: 0%   Hours of rain: 3
Rain potential: 0.25″   Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Wednesday February 18
Breezy and cold.
Morning Low 22   Afternoon High 35
Wind: N 10-20 mph   Sun percentage: 30%   Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.05″   Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Thursday February 19
Very cold morning with a mainly sunny sky.
Morning Low 18   Afternoon High 38
Wind: E 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 25%   Hours of snow: 1
Rain potential: 0.05″   Severe weather threat: None
Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Friday February 20
Clouds increasing, rain returns late.
Morning Low 24  Afternoon High 48
Wind: N/S 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 40% Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.20″ Severe weather threat: None
Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Saturday February 21
Mix sun and clouds. Showers possible
Morning Low 35  Afternoon High 50
Wind: SW 7-14 mph Sun percentage: 40% Hours of rain: 2
Rain potential: 0.25″ 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”



Yellow Mineral Week



Yellow Minerals:  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Yellow_minerals


Yellow Mineral Images:
https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVr5xvuBUTIwAXFkPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTB0b2ZrZmU3BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwMl8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-befrugal-002&va=Yellow+Minerals&hspart=befrugal&hsimp=yhs-002

ENJOY!

1.  Agate – Kentucky, 3.25in., Borden Formation, KY.  by LGF Foundation.
2.  Beryl – Heliodor.  Ukraine.  by Thomas Earl.
3.  Diamond Crystal, Yellow – Oppenheimer, 253.7 c.  Dutoitspan Mine, Kimberley , South Africa. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
4.  Diamond, Cora Sun-Drop, 110.3c., 10.9M.  Cora International.  by Dan Kitwood-Getty Images.
5.  Gold w-Arsenopyrite on Quartz, 16 to 1 Mine, Grass Valley, Sierra Co., CA.
6.  Mimetite (lead arsenic chloride mineral).  San Pedro Corralitos Mine, Mexico.  by Paul Oglesby.
7.  Paradamite, Zn2(AsO4)(OH).  by Pedras Brasileiras.
8.  Sulfur Crystals.  Wikipedia.  Smithsonian.
9.  Uranite (U3O8).  22 Prospect, Colorado.  by Steve Rose.
10.  Wulfenite (lead, molybdenium oxide) on Geothite, 18x25x19mm.  Whim Creek Copper Mine, W. Australia.  by Ron Jacobson.

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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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Have A Great Week!

R

1.  Agate - Kentucky, 3.25in., Borden Formation, KY.  by LGF Foundation

1. Agate – Kentucky, 3.25in., Borden Formation, KY. by LGF Foundation

2.  Beryl - Heliodor.  Ukraine.  by Thomas Earl

2. Beryl – Heliodor. Ukraine. by Thomas Earl

3.  Diamond Crystal, Yellow - Oppenheimer, 253.7 c.  Dutoitspan Mine, Kimberley , South Africa. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History,

3. Diamond Crystal, Yellow – Oppenheimer, 253.7 c. Dutoitspan Mine, Kimberley , South Africa. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History,

4.  Diamond, Cora Sun-Drop, 110.3c., 10.9M.  Cora International.  by Dan Kitwood-Getty Images

4. Diamond, Cora Sun-Drop, 110.3c., 10.9M. Cora International. by Dan Kitwood-Getty Images

5.  Gold w-Arsenopyrite on Quartz, 16 to 1 Mine, Grass Valley, Sierra Co., CA

5. Gold w-Arsenopyrite on Quartz, 16 to 1 Mine, Grass Valley, Sierra Co., CA

6.  Mimetite (lead arsenic chloride mineral).  San Pedro Corralitos Mine, Mexico.  by Paul Oglesby

6. Mimetite (lead arsenic chloride mineral). San Pedro Corralitos Mine, Mexico. by Paul Oglesby

7.  Paradamite, Zn2(AsO4)(OH).  by Pedras Brasileiras

7. Paradamite, Zn2(AsO4)(OH). by Pedras Brasileiras

8.  Sulfur Crystals.  Wikipedia.  Smithsonian

8. Sulfur Crystals. Wikipedia. Smithsonian

9.  Uranite (U3O8).  22 Prospect, Colorado.  by Steve Rose

9. Uranite (U3O8). 22 Prospect, Colorado. by Steve Rose

10.  Wulfenite (lead, molybdenium oxide) on Geothite, 18x25x19mm.  Whim Creek Copper Mine, W. Australia.  by Ron Jacobson

10. Wulfenite (lead, molybdenium oxide) on Geothite, 18x25x19mm. Whim Creek Copper Mine, W. Australia. by Ron Jacobson

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