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February 7, 2016 Weekly Weather and Geology Guess

February 7, 2016
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:


We will continue with our discussion of the Geology of the Appalachian Mountains.  The USGS article provides an excellent summary of how the Appalachian Mountains formed.
Enjoy the discussion and please throw you 2 cents or quarter’s worth of comments and questions.

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Last Week On the Bluff:

 
–    77 was the high and 28 was the low.
–    Rainfall total on the Bluff was 3.5 inches.
–    Maximum wind gust was 24 mph.  

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week

 
–    60 was the high for Sunday; and 23 is the forecast low.
–    0.2 inches of rain is forecast for the week.
–    Snow flakes are forecast for Tuesday, 02/09.
–    Warming by end of week.
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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”
The Origins of North American Geology
 

 

                                                        
Topic for The Week
1.5  Appalachian Orogen.  as in the Appalachian Mountains.
A 5-Part Series of Appalachian Geology by Geologist, Wildwood Claire.
(by Editor.  This is one of the better videos on the subject.)

 

Appalachian Geology, Part 4

 

http://wn.com/appalachian_geology,_part_4_pangea

There are 5 videos.  I will post 1 per week.
Note:  There is a tremendous amount of material written about the Geology of the Appalachian Mountains.  It is difficult to squish this amount of material. distances, and scenery into 1-sound bite and 10 or 11 slides.

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Another Editors Note:  It is the intent of this site to keep this discussion as simple as possible, so as to educate the interested general public and not to discuss with the geology crowd the latest geologic theories and nuances.  Thanks, R
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“No copyright infringement intended.
The rights belong to their respective owners”
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Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

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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!

App. Mt. Shenandoah NP, Rockytop and Patterson Ridges. NPS

App. Mt. Shenandoah NP, Rockytop and Patterson Ridges. NPS

App. Mt. Apple Orchard Mt. 2009. Gafoto

App. Mt. Apple Orchard Mt. 2009. Gafoto

App. Mt. Mount_Mitchell -6,684'. 2004. by Ken Thomas

App. Mt. Mount_Mitchell -6,684′. 2004. by Ken Thomas

App. Mtns.

Appalachian Mountains

App, Mt. BR Pkwy, Craggy Gardens, Yancey Co., NC. 2006. Ken Thomas

App, Mt. BR Pkwy, Craggy Gardens, Yancey Co., NC. 2006. Ken Thomas

Appalachian Mts., Allegheny Front, WV

Appalachian Mts., Allegheny Front, WV

App. Mtns., Map. mattressessale.eu

App. Mtns., Map. mattressessale.eu

App. Mt. Greene Co. TN, Bald Mtns. 2010. Broam Stamsberru

App. Mt. Greene Co. TN, Bald Mtns. 2010. Broam Stamsberru

App. Mt., Allegheny Mtns. 2007. Valerius Tygart

App. Mt., Allegheny Mtns. 2007. Valerius Tygart

App. Mt.  Eastern_North_American_Paleogeograpy_Middle_Devonian. 2008. Dr. Ron Blakey

App. Mt. Eastern_North_American_Paleogeograpy_Middle_Devonian. 2008. Dr. Ron Blakey

Randy/Randall

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