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March 8, 2015 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

March 8, 2015

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


This week I’ll wander off to TV land and Colorado and real PROSPECTORS!  What TV show am I talking about?  P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .


See below for discussion.

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Last Week On the Bluff :

–  77 was the high and 17 was the low.
–  Humidity ranged from 27% to 100%.
–  Rainfall total was 1.0 inches.
–  Maximum wind gust was 20 mph.


Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week

>  Remember, Sunday is the start of Daylight Savings Time.  Move your watch or clock ahead 1-hour.

–  70 is the forecast high and 33 is the forecast low.  Hopefully spring is coming!
–  4.9″ of rain is forecast for the week.
>  Wet Week:  Rain all 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

Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Sunday March 8
Clouds increase; a small risk of a late afternoon shower.  Rain likely overnight.
Afternoon High 67
Wind: SW 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 45%   Hours of rain: 2
Rain potential: 0.25″   Severe weather threat: None
Rain_Heavy_Icon Monday March 9
Mostly cloudy.  Morning rain, another batch overnight.
Morning Low 40   Afternoon High 59
Wind: NE/S 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 25%   Hours of rain: 2
Rain potential: 0.50″   Severe weather threat: None
T-Storms_Icon Tuesday March 10
Mostly cloudy with showers becoming more widespread.  Storms mixed in.
Morning Low 52   Afternoon High 70
Wind: SE 7-15 mph   Sun percentage: 15%   Hours of rain: 2
Rain potential: 0.90″   Severe weather threat: None
Showers_Icon Wednesday March 11
Showers and storms still possible; generally cloudy.
Morning Low 53   Afternoon High 65
Wind: NE 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 15%   Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.25″   Severe weather threat: None
T-Storms_Icon Thursday March 12
Rain becoming likely.  A chance of storms.
Morning Low 54   Afternoon High 68
Wind: SW 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 65%   Hours of rain: 2
Rain potential: 0.75″   Severe weather threat: None
T-Storms_Icon Friday March 13
Rain and storms likely.
Morning Low 53 Afternoon High 66
Wind: E 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 25% Hours of rain: 3
Rain potential: 1.25″ Severe weather threat: None
T-Storms_Icon Saturday March 14
Showers and storms.
Morning Low 54 Afternoon High 66
Wind: SW 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 30% Hours of rain: 4
Rain potential: 1.00″ 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/march-weather/346630?monyr=3/1/2015

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”



Weather Channel’s Prospectors



http://www.weather.com/tv/shows/prospectors


List of Programs:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLki90Aw2Gjddr6fjerv2u7ASYwpEdebuR

A collection of photo oped images:
https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVv5ClPtUoU0A_40PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-befrugal-002&sz=all&va=weather+channel+prospectors&hspart=befrugal&hsimp=yhs-002

A collection of real and other images:
https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVieJlPtULWsAogkPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-befrugal-002&sz=all&va=weather+channel+prospectors+mineral&hspart=befrugal&hsimp=yhs-002

ENJOY!

Most of the Pictures were provided through Weather Channel – Prospector web sites.

1.  A drawing of our image of The Old Prospector, by Alfredo Rodriques.
2.  Stick drawing of the Weather Channel – Prospectors.
3.  Amazonite in Pegmatite Pocket.  CO.  by Dorris Family.  Nothing glamorous, but excitement runs high when one finds a pocket in granite.  It is a great place for crystals to grow.
4.  Amazonite – Smoky Quartz.  Colorado.  by Dorris Family.
5.  Aquamarine – Royal, 200+carats.  CO.  Dwayne Hall.
6.  Aquamarine. Co. Amanda Adkins Anderson.
7.  Aquamarine.  CO.  Cardwell Family.
8.  Rich.  Prospectors-Weather Channel.
9.  Mt. Antero. CO, in Winter.
10.  The Good Old Days.  Thin Coal Seam Mining w Pick and Carbide Lamp.  Historic_Mining. by USPS Stamps.  Not my cup of tea, but I did similar things in my wise and knowledgeable youth???!!!  Nothing like the adventure of a dark hole!  R


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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.  The Old Prospector.  by Alredo Rodriques

1. The Old Prospector. by Alredo Rodriques

2.  Prospectors - Weather Channel

2. Prospectors – Weather Channel

3.  Amazonite in Pegmatie Pocket.  CO.  by Dorris Family

3. Amazonite in Pegmatie Pocket. CO. by Dorris Family

4..  Amazonite - Smoky Quartz.  Colorado.  by Dorris Family,  Pinnacle 5 Minerals LLC

4.. Amazonite – Smoky Quartz. Colorado. by Dorris Family, Pinnacle 5 Minerals LLC

5.  Aquamarine - Royal, 200+cts.  CO.  Dwayne Hall

5. Aquamarine – Royal, 200+cts. CO. Dwayne Hall

6.  Aquamarine. Co. Amanda Adkins Anderson

6. Aquamarine. Co. Amanda Adkins Anderson

7.  Aquamarine.  CO.  Cardwell Family

7. Aquamarine. CO. Cardwell Family

8.  Rich.  Prospectors-Weather Channel

8. Rich. Prospectors-Weather Channel

9.  Mt. Antero. CO, in Winter

9. Mt. Antero. CO, in Winter

10.  The Good Old Days.  Coal Mining w Pick and Carbide Lamp.  Historic_Mining, by USPS Stamps

10. The Good Old Days. Coal Mining w Pick and Carbide Lamp. Historic_Mining, by USPS Stamps

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