Sunday, January 08, 2017

December 2016 Forecast Results

In November 2016, I ventured some long-range weather forecasts for the period between December 19-30, 2016. The first period, December 20-29, specified the southern California area and West Coast States in general. The forecast called for rainy and blustery conditions. Here's the original forecast map showing the planetary influences that would congregate over the area.


LQ Moon Dec 2016

Results

The Weather Channel map below shows an intense low pressure system setting up over California. The National Weather Service's headlines for December 21st through the 23rd reported the following:

Dec 21; ...Heavy rain possible for parts of the Pacific Northwest/Northern
California...

Dec 22: ...Energetic storm system to bring heavy rain and snow to much of
the western U.S...

Dec 23: ...Flooding rains possible tonight across portions of coastal
southern California...

20 Christmas Weekend

The next portion of the forecast was for December 26-30. At this time, the long-range forecast called for gusty winds and storm conditions to plague the Central and Eastern Plains,

Results

On Christmas day blizzard conditions assailed the Central and Eastern Plains. Accuweather reported that this episode of severe weather would threaten lives from Texas to Iowa bringing everything from large hail to isolated tornadoes. As the forecast period came to a close on the 28th and 29th, high wind warnings were posted from Montana southward through Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico


21 Christmas Blizzard

The last forecast period was that of December 29th. More cold and windy conditions were forecast to close out the year and usher in the new one over the Pacific Northwest.

Results

On the 31st, the National Weather Service reported ...Heavy snow possible from portions of the Pacific Northwest to the northern Rockies...an upper-level trough will dig into the Pacific
Northwest tonight and will persist through Monday. At the surface, a cold front will move southward across the Pacific Northwest through the next couple days...



Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results


New Year's 2017 Weather Forecast 
January 6-8, 2017 Long-range Weather Forecasts
Hurricane Hermine, TD8, and the August 24-28, 2016 Forecast Results
Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range 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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

New Year's 2017 Weather Forecast

New Years

There are a few areas of the country that are likely to see some adverse weather conditions around New Year's Eve and into the first days of the new year. Planetary cycles involving Jupiter, Uranus, Mars, Saturn, and Neptune will be culminating between Dec 29, 2016 and January 1, 2017. Here's an idea of what to expect.

Pacific Northwest 

As mentioned in a previous post, the direct station of Uranus affects the Pacific Northwest. This planet is known for its cold influence and wind-generating capabilities especially since it aligns in opposition to Jupiter. To get an idea of what kind of weather the Pacific Northwest should expect refer to this link. The influence of Uranus' direct station requires a bit of a window in which its influence on the weather is felt. This should begin to manifest from the 29th through the first few days of January 2017.

East Coast

The Mars-Saturn conjunction of August 24, 2016 will be brought to life again on New Year's Day by a Mars-Neptune conjunction. The original conjunction off the Southeast US coast (see map below) coincided with Hurricane Hermine and Tropical Depression 8 that affected the area at the end of August into the beginning of September of this year.

Mars Saturn Aug 2016

This area should once again spring to life. We will most likely find meteorologists focusing their attention here as moisture is made available to fuel storms and is drawn northward over the Carolinas and into the Mid-Atlantic.

East Central

The New Moon chart of December 29th, will place the aforementioned Jupiter-Uranus opposition over the East Central states as well. (See map below) This cold and windy weather maker will most likely join forces with the moisture being drawn up over the Southeast to create potentially dangerous storms during the holidays. Check with your local weather station at this time and stay safe.


New Moon December 2016


Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

January 6-8, 2017 Long-range Weather Forecasts
Long-range Weather Forecasts December 19-30, 2016
Hurricane Hermine, TD8, and the August 24-28, 2016 Forecast Results
Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range 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



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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

January 6-8, 2017 Long-range Weather Forecasts

Here are some experimental weather forecasts based on a new forecast approach I'm working with. The study of astro-meteorology, or how planetary alignments and cycles affect weather patterns, requires that its practitioners devote some of their efforts to experimentation. The following forecasts are based on the Moon's entrance into various zodiacal signs.

Forecast for January 6-8, 2017

The first map shows where the Sun-Pluto conjunction of January 7th will take place. The conjunction is represented by the two blue lines running along the US West Coast. The white line represents the position of the Moon. Sun-Pluto conjunctions often equate with colder weather conditions. In this case we may see a cold front that triggers stormy conditions along the West Coast between these dates.

Also in the map you'll see two lines that cross over the US Northeast. The vertical line represents the position of Venus and the diagonal line that of Mercury. Since Mercury is about to begin its direct motion on the 8th, this area may experience windy conditions during the forecast period.

Jan 6 2017

Our next map focuses on the west coast of Australia where we see Mercury, represented by the white line, crossing with Mars, shown by the yellow line. Here, once again, we may see windy or stormy conditions due to the presence of a low pressure system or front.


Jan 6 2017 Australia



Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Long-range Weather Forecasts December 19-30, 2016
Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range 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



Sunday, November 06, 2016

Long-range Weather Forecast December 19-30, 2016

The period from December 19th through the 30th of this year presents some important planetary alignments that have the potential to affect weather conditions over the Pacific Northwest and California as well as over the US Central Plains according to the study of astro-meteorology.

The main planetary alignments are Mercury's retrograde station, the Jupiter-Uranus opposition, the Sun's conjunction with Mercury, and the direct station of Uranus. Mercury's retrograde station has been shown to increase wind velocities over the areas where Mercury appears in key weather charts. For example, between January 21st and 25th, 2015, Mercury held such a position over Southern California. The National Weather Service at that time warned the inhabitants of the area of locally gusty winds and strong damaging Santa Ana winds. (see post)

December 20-29, 2016

The Last Quarter Moon of December 20, 2016 will highlight the same area. The following astro-locality map shows three lines that represent the Moon's position (yellow line) and Mercury and Pluto's position (the two black lines - Mercury is the leftmost line). This intimates that between the 20th and 29th of December weather conditions over Southern California (and the West Coast states in general) could get quite blustery perhaps accompanied by rainy conditions.

LQ Moon Dec 2016

December 26-30, 2016

On December 26th, Jupiter will oppose Uranus. In the parlance of astro-meteorology, this signifies high velocity winds, lower ranges of temperatures, and storm potential. The last Jupiter-Uranus opposition was on August 29, 2013. On this day, Fabian, churning east of the Lesser Antilles, became the season's third hurricane. Key charts placed Jupiter and Uranus over the western Atlantic as well as over the east-central and eastern US. Weekly rainfall totaled 2 to 6 inches from Missouri to the Mid-Atlantic states as Tropical Storm Grace became embedded in a nearly stationary front according to the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin.

This year, the Jupiter-Uranus opposition will affect the Central and Eastern Plains. As seen in the map below, an important planetary crossing forms with Jupiter, Uranus (white line), and Mercury (blue line) over Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa where cold, gusty winds and storm conditions may pose threats.


Jupiter Uranus

December 28th brings the Sun's conjunction to Mercury which takes up residence over the Central Plains. To get an idea of the cold, stormy, and windy conditions generated by a Sun-Mercury conjunction check out this link. Something similar to that is indicated now.

December 29, 2016

The last planetary phenomenon to mention is the direct station of Uranus which affects the Pacific Northwest. This planet is known for its cold influence and wind-generating capabilities. Most of the aspects we're discussing in this post seem to major on this theme. To get an idea of what kind of weather the Pacific Northwest should expect refer to this link. The influence of Uranus' direct station requires a bit of a window in which its influence on the weather is felt. This should begin to manifest from the 29th through the first few days of January 2017.


Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range 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

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Friday, September 02, 2016

Hurricane Hermine, TD 8, and the August 24-28, 2016 Forecast Results

Here are the results for the May 27, 2016 post entitled Potential Hurricane August 24-28, 2016. This long-range weather forecast took into account the planetary alignments involving Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Venus, and Jupiter.

One likely scenario I mentioned was "the development of a tropical system off the coast of Florida which would then travel in parallel to the coast with a strong chance of affecting the New England area." 

Hurricane Hermine and TD 8 closely fulfilled this long-range forecast that was issued three months in advance. These tropical systems closely -- but not exactly -- fulfilled the forecast because they appeared a few days after the forecast window I had established.

The Accuweather map below shows the path that Tropical Depression 9, later to become Hurricane Hermine, took across the Florida Peninsula from Monday, August 29th through September 2nd.


29 Tropical Depression 9

It's almost as if the hurricane was being drawn to the area that the planets Mars, Saturn, and Neptune had established in the forecast map I posted back in May. Here's the map again.

Mars Saturn Aug 2016

Tropical Depression 8 was also contributing to the forecast fulfillment as it battered the Carolinas with rough surf and downpours into Wednesday the 31st of August. The Accuweather map below shows its trajectory.

30 Tropical Depression 8

Hermine is now forecast to make a second assault on the Southeast through September 5th. The National Weather Service states, "Heavy rain is possible over the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Coast associated with Tropical Storm Hermine" as shown in the Accuweather map below.


31 TS Hermine2 Accu


Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range 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, August 19, 2016

June 28 - July 2, 2016 Forecast Results

The June 28 - July 2 long-range forecast stated "...the Mississippi Valley area eastward through the Deep South, East Central, and Eastern Seaboard, will likely see the progression of a severe weather system that could trigger dangerous thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and in some cases tornadic development."

On June 27th, Accuweather reported "Downpours to offer relief to drought-stricken parts of southern US into July." They continued, "The lower Mississippi Valley and areas along the southern Atlantic Seaboard will be most likely to experience frequent downpours."

These were some of the areas pinpointed in the long-range forecast that was posted on June 5th. The following Accuweather map shows some of the activity over the areas mentioned in the forecast: the Mississippi Valley, the Deep South, and the Eastern Seaboard.



27 Downpours July

Accuweather then reported on June 28th that storms would drench parts of the northeastern US that have gone without rain since the first week of June. In the following Accuweather map, we see the rain continuing along the the Eastern Seaboard.


28 Storms Northeast

Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Potential Hurricane August 24-28, 2016
Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range 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


Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 13-21, 2016 Results - Neptune's Pluvial Influence Confirmed

The June 13-21 forecast was posted on May 22nd. (Click here for forecast) I mentioned that this forecast would provide an opportunity to confirm Neptune's pluvial influence (having to do with much rain). Since widespread, localized flooding happened during the same alignments with Neptune in 2015, I concluded that a similar scenario would develop during the June 13-21 forecast period.

The forecast stated:

This year Neptune will occupy the 82nd line of west longitude running from Florida through Ohio. This area will likely be subjected to heavy rainfall that produces widespread flooding as we've seen in last year's example. Since we're in hurricane season, we can rule out a tropical system at this time. The weather pattern will then travel eastward and affect the US East Coast.

Results

Accuweather headlines on the 15th read: Strong storms may disrupt travel from Ohio to Virginia 

The Accuweather meteorologists warned that severe storms would affect portions of Ohio to Virginia, eastern Tennessee and northwestern North Carolina on the 16th. This is the exact area covered by the 82nd line of west longitude.

In addition to this, meteorologists warned of an Atlantic storm that would affect the eastern US beaches with rough surf on Father's Day weekend. See the Accuweather map below. The storm was not a tropical system, which I thought would be a possibility at the time.


19 Atlantic

Farther south, but not in my forecast area, Tropical Depression 4 did form on the 19th affecting the eastern coast of Mexico.


19 Tropics

By June 20th, the National Weather Service was warning once again of flash flooding potential along the 82nd line of west longitude. They reported, Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding possible Tuesday from portions of the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic. 

Flooding rains continued over the ensuing days targeting Kentucky to Virginia. By the 25th Accuweather reported that 23 people had lost their lives after historic flooding slammed West Virginia thus confirming the pluvial influence of the planet Neptune on weather patterns.

The last portion of the June 13-21 forecast read:

In other key charts, the US West Coast is also affected by Neptune and Saturn. June is not as rainy as other months out west but we may see some anomalous weather pattern develop over the Pacific Northwest especially around the end of the forecast period (19th - 21st). This may be something like a dramatic increase in temperatures and humidity or an anomalous low pressure system.

This long-range weather forecast was fulfilled in the triple-digit heat experienced over the Western States between June 18-20 as shown in the Accuweather map below, although a bit farther south than I expected.

15 Triple digit


Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results


June 28 - July 2, 2016 Long-range Weather Forecast 
Potential Hurricane August 24-28, 2016
Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range 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