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October 10, 2015 Weekly Weather and Geology Guess

October 11, 2015
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:


Now?!  Onward to another volcanic – lava feature.


Volcanic C _ _ _ _   is a naturally occurring feature formed in volcanic rock.  Neat places to explore and to store your wine or beer.

See below for discussion.

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Last Week On the Bluff :

–  86 was the high and 51 was the low and an average of 67.
–  Humidity ranged from 40% to 99%, with an average of 81%.
–  Rainfall total on the Bluff was 0.5 inches. 
–  Maximum wind gust was 18 mph.
Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week
 
–    80 is the forecast high and 48 is the forecast low.
–    0.1 inches of rain is forecast for the week.
–    Great Fall Weather 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
 
 
–    Lava Tube  is a natural conduit formed by flowing lava which moves beneath the hardened surface of a lava flow. Tubes can be actively draining lava from a volcano during an eruption, or can be extinct, meaning the lava flow has ceased and the rock has cooled and left a long, cave-like channel.

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVj5RfxlWGOoAfwQPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–?p=Lava+Tubes&fr=yhs-befrugal-002&hspart=befrugal&hsimp=yhs-002

 
    –    Ice Caves
–    Inflationary Caves
    –    Lift Up Caves
–    Open Vertical Conduits
–    Pit Craters
–    Rifts or Fissure Caves
–    Lava Mold Caves
[from Wikipedia]
Note:  Believe you me, I am scrambling just as hard to stay ahead of the audience.

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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
Close up of a_ kylight on coastal plain, with lava stalactites forming on the roof of thetube, Hawaii Volcanoes NP, HI. by USGS

Close up of a_ kylight on coastal plain, with lava stalactites forming on the roof of thetube, Hawaii Volcanoes NP, HI. by USGS

Iceland. Old Lava Tube with Girls, 07-13-14-2

Iceland. Old Lava Tube with Girls, 07-13-14-2

Lava Tube Entrance, Newberry Crater, OR, R. McDaniel. 05-2003. by P. McDaniel

Lava Tube Entrance, Newberry Crater, OR, R. McDaniel. 05-2003. by P. McDaniel

Lava Tube Newberry Crater, OR, R McDaniel. 05-2003, by P. McDaniel

Lava Tube Newberry Crater, OR, R McDaniel. 05-2003, by P. McDaniel

Lava Tube, Manjanggul Lava Tower, Jeju-do, Korea.  by Shane Porter

Lava Tube, Manjanggul Lava Tower, Jeju-do, Korea. by Shane Porter

Lava Tube, Newberry Crater, OR. Paul McDaniel. 02-2003. by R. McDaniel

Lava Tube, Newberry Crater, OR. Paul McDaniel. 02-2003. by R. McDaniel

Lava Tube, Valentine Cave, Lava Beds NM, CA.  02-27-2007. by Dave Bunneli

Lava Tube, Valentine Cave, Lava Beds NM, CA. 02-27-2007. by Dave Bunneli

Lava Tubes, Lavacicles, Mushpot Cave, Lava Bed NM, CA. 10-24-2005. by Walter Siegmund

Lava Tubes, Lavacicles, Mushpot Cave, Lava Bed NM, CA. 10-24-2005. by Walter Siegmund

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