Saturday, December 13, 2014

January 19-25, 2014 East Coast Nor'easter and Southern California Storm

The seven-day period from January 19-25 has some interesting planetary alignments that seem to promise noteworthy weather on both the East and West coasts of the United States. The line up is as follows: Venus opposition Jupiter, and Mars conjunct Neptune on the 19th, Mars parallel Neptune on the 20th, Mercury's retrograde station on the 21st, and a Mercury-Venus parallel, and Sun-Saturn parallel on the 25th.

West Coast

When taken together, the aspects on the 19th and 20th increase the availability of warm, moist air over the West Coast states. Mercury's retrograde station, known for its tendency to bring cold fronts and windy conditions, then kicks in. Key charts place this influence over Southern California. As we progress toward the end of the forecast period, the final planetary combinations provide a clash between warm, moist are from the Mercury-Venus combination, and cold, damp air as represented by the Sun and Saturn. So, a storm system bringing windy conditions seems to be indicated over the West Coast states as far as south as Southern California.




East Coast

The New Moon chart of January 20th, places the aforementioned Mercury and Saturn over the East Coast especially over North Carolina. The New Moon itself will trigger the solar eclipse of October 23, 2014, which set up a configuration of planets over the Northeast United States that spells storm conditions. One scenario is that a strong cold front penetrates the eastern portion of the country and produces a low pressure area over the Carolinas that then moves northward to the Northeast and New England perhaps with Nor'easter potential. Speaking of Nor'easters, I just checked the weather records for October 23, 2014 when the solar eclipse set up the initial configuration I mentioned above. Guess what? A Nor'easter hit the area. Here's the Weather Channel map below.


Their headlines read, "Nor'easter in the Northeast, soaking in the Northwest." At that time soaking rains covered the Northeast and New England with northeast winds from 15 to 35 mph. The scenario for January 19-25 may be similar.



Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

December 2014 Weather Predictions
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative

Friday, December 05, 2014

December 2014 Weather Predictions

This month there are a number of solar eclipses that will be spurred to action by transiting planets. When this happens there is a weather reaction over the areas that had the Sun and Moon in key positions at the time of the eclipse. Some of these weather reactions will be more important than others depending on other factors at work at the time of the eclipse or at the time the eclipse is triggered. Here are a few of the next triggers.




By the way, Super Typhoon Hagupit, that as we speak is threatening the Philippines, can be traced back to both the previous lunar and solar eclipses of last October. The weather patterns I'll be mentioning here, however, will not bring such severe weather.

December 16, 2014
The solar eclipse of April 29, 2014, is triggered by Mars. So, in the few days following the 16th, the area shown in the astro-locality map below should experience some stormy conditions. This is basically the eastern Plains.




December 19, 2014
Just a few days afterward, Mars will activate the solar eclipse of November 3, 2013. As can be appreciated from the map below, the same area of the country is affected. but due to other planetary alignments at this time, there's more to talk about.




From the 19th and into the next few days, besides expecting storms over the eastern Plains area, we can also expect severe weather to develop over the Front Range area farther (thanks, Gary) west where the Rockies meets the Plains. Other indicators point to the area in and around the Texas Panhandle. Even farther east, over the Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee area there are indications of severe weather developing at this time. And based on the same eclipse, there are indications of a front or low pressure system pushing into the Pacific Northwest and northern California and this time bringing precipitation.

December 29, 2014
At this time, two eclipses are triggered: the May 2013 solar eclipse by Mars, and the November 2012 eclipse by Jupiter. The first one affects the area from the Deep South into the East Central States and eastern Great Lakes, while the other one affects the eastern Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast. At this time and in the days following, we can expect a front or low pressure area to develop over the eastern portions of the country and push over the Great Lakes as it transits from there through the Northeast. Due to other factors, the Rockies should see an invasion of cold air now which may trigger precipitation.

Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
The Winters of 2011-14
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving Nor'easter

The recent Thanksgiving Nor'easter was a close fulfillment of the long-range forecast posted at the end of October. The forecast entitled November 22-25, 2014 East Coast Forecast told how November's New Moon was going to trigger the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse. As mentioned in that post, this eclipse meant the possibility of severe weather for the U.S. East Coast as shown in the astro-locality map below.


 In the past, this eclipse brought hurricane activity to the East Coast and sometimes heavy rain over the Carolinas as seen in this September 2014 post. That's what happened again around the 23rd and 24th of this month. The doppler radar for Nov. 23rd shows severe thunderstorms over that very area.


The forecast also mentioned that another possibility was that a front, running the length of the East Coast, would generate storms as it pushed eastward. The next Weather Channel map for the 24th shows the front approaching the East Coast.


I also mentioned that we should watch the East Coast area roughly between November 22-25. Well, on the 26th and Thanksgiving Day, a low pressure formed and traveled the East Coast from the Carolinas to New England and the Canadian Maritimes where, as a nor'easter, it brought rain and snow and caused power outages. See the Accuweather map below.



Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
The Winters of 2011-14
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative


Saturday, November 22, 2014

West Coast Storm Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction

I posted a forecast entitled West Coast Weather: November 15-21, 2014 at the end of October. Due to certain planetary alignments as seen in the Last Quarter Moon chart of November 14th, I concluded that "The general idea is that a low pressure system or strong front will begin to affect the West Coast states during this time with the potential for heavy rainfall. This could drag on from a few days to a week it seems."

On November 18th, AccuWeather began to post that the first wave of a wet weather pattern would begin to affect the Pacific Northwest starting the next day. Then on the 19th, the National Weather Service warned that heavy rain was possible over parts of the Pacific Northwest Coast. They also warned of rain over Northern/Central California on the 19th as well as snow over the higher elevations.

Heavy rain, wind, freezing rain, sleet, and snow advisories were posted for Oregon on the 19th. Washington saw winter weather and wind advisories on the 20th. California and Nevada also had wind advisories posted on the 21st due to the storm system.

Here's a shot of the National Weather Service Radar for November 21st. 





Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

November 22-25, 2014 East Coast Forecast 
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
The Winters of 2011-14
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

East and West Coast Forecast Results

At the end of September and beginning of October, I posted some long-range weather forecasts regarding weather systems that would affect the East and West coasts of the United States.

East Coast

The first period was that of November 8-13. One of the main charts I was looking at showed a planetary crossing over the Bahamas as shown below.



I mentioned the possibilities of a tropical system forming over the Bahamas and then affecting the Carolinas and East Coast, or just storms affecting the Carolinas and the East Coast.

Results

At this time a low pressure system developed over the area where the planetary lines cross in the above map. The next two weather maps for Nov 8 and 10 show this.





The Weather Channel reported on the 10th that rain, showers and some thunderstorms were possible in eastern North Carolina from an ocean storm in the western Atlantic. Then on the 12th they reported that an arctic front arrived affecting Virginia through New England with rain and snow.

West Coast 

The next forecast was based heavily on the following astro-locality map that placed planetary crossings over the West Coast as shown below.



I called for a significant storm system to affect California and the surrounding area between November 11-14.

Results

By November 10th, conventional forecasters began to warn of wintry weather that would affect the Pacific Northwest and northern California starting on the 12th as shown in the Accuweather map below.

Accuweather reported that a blast of arctic air would set the stage for a winter storm to threaten the Northwest. Gusty winds and January-like snow would accompany the storm, which they commented was a highly unusual snow and ice storm for so early in the season. I did expect it to hit further south. It was clearly detectable, however, way in advance by using the astro-meteorological forecast method.

Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecasts Results

West Coast Weather: November 15-21, 2014
November 22-25, 2014 East Coast Forecast 
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
The Winters of 2011-14
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

West Coast Weather: November 15-21, 2014

The planet Neptune in astro-meteorology is considered the pluvial planet par excellence. Under Neptune's signature the temperature rises and humidity increases. When Neptune occupies important positions in key charts, such positions portend downfall in excess of the seasonal average. For these reasons, it is worthwhile to turn our attention to the abovementioned period. Neptune, at this time, achieves its direct station meaning that from our position on Earth, Neptune appears to move forward in the heavens after over 5 months of retrograde motion.

One of the areas that will be affected by this change of motion and by other planetary alignments that take place shortly thereafter is the West Coast of the United States. As can be seen from the astro-locality map below a number of planets (Sun, Venus, Saturn, and Neptune) are in key positions over this portion of the country at the time of the Last Quarter Moon of November 14th.




Here's the way the timing takes place: On the 15th, the Moon will oppose Neptune (the vertical line in the above map). Then on the 16th, Neptune commences its direct motion. On the 18th the Sun and Saturn (the upper and middle white lines) form a conjunction. On the 19th, Venus (the lower white line) will align with Pluto (not shown).

The general idea is that a low pressure system or strong front will begin to affect the West Coast states during this time with the potential for heavy rainfall. This could drag on from a few days to a week it seems.

Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecasts Results

November 22-25, 2014 East Coast Forecast 
November 11-14, 2014 California Weather
Atlantic Hurricane Season 2014: November
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
The Winters of 2011-14
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November 22-25, 2014 East Coast Forecast

The New Moon of November 22, 2014, falls in opposition to the Solar Eclipse degree of May 20, 2012. This will serve to activate the eclipse and the positions that the planets held at that time. These eclipse charts are valuable for long-range weather forecasters. So let’s try and determine what type of weather pattern will ensue at this time. The map below shows where the planets were rising, setting, culminating, and anti-culminating at the time for the eclipse.

 
We can see a number of planets congregated along the U.S. East Coast. This is where we should focus our attention roughly between November 22nd and 25th. In addition to this initial triggering of the eclipse, other planets will activate a couple of the original planets that run the length of the East Coast from Florida to New England. There are a few things we might expect from this setup. We may see a front that runs along the East Coast and generates storms as it pushes eastward. In the past the triggering of this eclipse has coincided with tropical systems along the U.S. East Coast. That is a possibility, although not a very likely one. We’ve also seen, in other instances, heavy rain due to tropical moisture even though there was no organized tropical system. 
Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecasts Results

November 11-14, 2014 California Weather
Atlantic Hurricane Season 2014: November
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
The Winters of 2011-14
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative