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September 20, 2015 Weekly Weather and Geology Guess

September 20, 2015
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:


 

Now?!  Onward to the different type of lava

A _  Lava , P _ _ _ _ _ _ _  Lava,  B _ _ _ _  Lava Flows, Lava  D _ _ _ _ , P _ _ _ _ _ Lava .  What are they?

See below for discussion.

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Last Week On the Bluff :

–  87 was the high and 51 was the low and an average of 69.
–  Humidity ranged from 31% to 99%, with an average of 67%.
–  Rainfall total on the Bluff was 0.0 inches. 
–  Maximum wind gust was 13 mph.
Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week
 
–    87 is the forecast high and 62 is the forecast low.
–    0.4 inches of rain is forecast for the week.
–    A calm weather week is forecast.
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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.

(for Detailed Graphical Forecast)
Weather Underground Map for Metro Birmingham.
(Just wander around the state to pick your closest weather station).

http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=33.24038696&lon=-86.82407379&zoom=10&pin=

 

Weather Forecast by AccuWeather  (Pick your time, day, or month)
Space Weather.  http://spaceweather.com/

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Minerals and Rocks – The Good Life from the Ground
 
“If it ain’t grown, it has to be mined”
VOLCANO
AND
LAVA
 
 
‘A’a or Ouch!  Ouch!  is the loose, broken, and sharp, spiny surface of an ʻaʻā flow makes hiking difficult and slow.
Pahoehoe is basaltic lava that has a smooth, billowy, undulating, or ropy surface.
Blocky Lava Flows are more viscous nature causes the surface to be covered in smooth-sided angular fragments (blocks) of solidified lava.
The very viscous nature of these lava cause them to not flow far from the vent, causing the lava to form a lava dome at the vent
Pillow Lava is the lava structure typically formed when lava emerges from an underwater volcanic vent or subglacial volcano or a lava flow enters the ocean, or from underneath a glacier.

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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/
All volcanic pictures for this week were screened through Wikipedia.com

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Have A Great Week!
R
Aa Lava, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. 1998. USGS

Aa Lava, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. 1998. USGS

Lava. Aa. Philip Maise on Kilauea Volcano Hawaii. 2008. by Pbmaise

Lava. Aa. Philip Maise on Kilauea Volcano Hawaii. 2008. by Pbmaise

Pahoehoe Lava. Hawaii, 07-16-1990. by J.D. Griggs, USGS

Pahoehoe Lava. Hawaii, 07-16-1990. by J.D. Griggs, USGS

Lava. Pahoehoe. Kalapana house destroyed by lava. 1990. USGS

Lava. Pahoehoe. Kalapana house destroyed by lava. 1990. USGS

Lava. Ropy pahoehoe. Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. 06-11-1995. Tari Noelani Matlox, USGS

Lava. Ropy pahoehoe. Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. 06-11-1995. Tari Noelani Matlox, USGS

Lava, Block Flows, Klluchevskoy, Russia. NGS.

Lava, Block Flows, Klluchevskoy, Russia. NGS.

Lava. Block Flow. Loc. Unknown. by legacy.belmont.sd62.bc.ca

Lava. Block Flow. Loc. Unknown. by legacy.belmont.sd62.bc.ca

Lava. Valle Grande dome, Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM. 07-21-2005. by Brian0918

Lava. Valle Grande dome, Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM. 07-21-2005. by Brian0918

Volcano, Lava Dome. Mt. St. Helens, WA. aerial crater from north high angle. 09-12-2006. Willie Scott, USGS

Volcano, Lava Dome. Mt. St. Helens, WA. aerial crater from north high angle. 09-12-2006. Willie Scott, USGS

Submarine Volcano. Bands of glowing magma. West Mata, Somoa. May 2009. NOAANational Science Foundation

Submarine Volcano. Bands of glowing magma. West Mata, Somoa. May 2009. NOAANational Science Foundation

Lava. Pillow. Hawaii. July 1988. NOAA

Lava. Pillow. Hawaii. July 1988. NOAA

 

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