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


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Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
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New Weather Alternative Website
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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

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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
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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


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Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
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Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
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New Weather Alternative Website
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Introduction to the Weather Alternative


Monday, June 06, 2016

Tropical Storm Colin Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast

The May 15, 2016 Weather Alternative post contained a forecast for the period of June 1-5. The forecast, based on alignments involving Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, warned that low pressure and abnormally wet weather were to be expected at this time. The forecast pointed out that since we our now in hurricane season and since the central and eastern Gulf of Mexico was emphasized in key forecast charts, that it was plausible that a tropical storm would develop over this area.

As we speak, Tropical Storm Colin is located around 85 west longitude and 28 north latitude in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and forecast to move onshore over the Florida Gulf Coast tonight (6/6/16). The following Accuweather map shows the likely effects Tropical Storm Colin will have.


06 TS Colin

The same forecast also called for heavy downpours over the Mississippi Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. On June 2nd, the National Weather Service warned informed, "Heavy rain possible over parts of the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley." On the 4th, their forecast read, "Heavy rain likely over the western and central Gulf Coast, with heavy rain possible from the Deep South to the central Appalachians."

The following Accuweather map is for June 5th when heavy rain and stormy weather was expected from the Gulf Coast to the Mid-Atlantic region.

04 Severe Storms

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Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range Weather Predictions
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
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Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
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Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
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New Weather Alternative Website
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
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Sunday, June 05, 2016

June 28 - July 2, 2016 Long-range Weather Forecast

At the end of June, important alignments between Mars, Venus, and Pluto will affect weather patterns over the central and eastern United States. Let's see how previous alignments among these members of our solar system played out in the not-so-distant past.

On June 29th Mars will make its direct station. This means that from our earthly perspective, Mars will begin to move forward in the night sky after a period of apparent retrograde motion. This was always an important celestial phenomenon in astro-meteorology. The last time Mars began its direct movement was on April 13, 2012. Mars was placed over the Plains in the season key chart at that time. Accuweather headlines for the central and southern Plains at that time read, "Life-Threatening Tornado Outbreak This Weekend," and, "Dangerous Tornadic Thunderstorms Continue Today."

This year, the key chart for the season places Mars over the Mississippi Valley as shown in the astro-locality chart below.

Mars direct 2016

Mars will also be in alignment with Pluto on the 29th. The last time Mars was in the same alignment was on September 7, 2014. The key seasonal chart placed Pluto over the Mid-Atlantic region. That area experienced drenching rains and damaging winds.

The last alignment to consider for our forecast is the opposition between Venus and Pluto on June 30th. In other key charts, Venus and Pluto affect the eastern portions of the US such as the Deep South, East Central, and Northeast areas. One key chart is shown below.

Venus Pluto 2016

The last Venus-Pluto opposition occurred on July 28, 2014. At that time, Pluto occupied the area from the eastern Great Lakes through Virginia and North Carolina. The Weather Channel reported that a strong July storm capable of producing strong and damaging wind gusts marched through the region.

Forecast

Taken altogether, 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.



Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results


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June 1-5, 2016 Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range Weather Predictions
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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
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New Weather Alternative Website
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
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Friday, May 27, 2016

Potential Hurricane August 24-28, 2016

A series of celestial events taking place between the 24th and 28th of August, 2016 promise the potential for severe weather that may be tropical in nature. Key astronomical charts used in long-range weather forecasting place the planetary alignments involving Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Venus, and Jupiter over hurricane-prone sectors of the US East Coast.


The Mars-Saturn conjunction of August 24th begins the parade of celestial harbingers. As seen from the astro-locality map below, their area of influence, represented by the yellow lines, takes in the North Carolina and Virginia coasts and into the Northeast. More importantly, the crossing of these lines with the black line representing the influence of Neptune focuses their energies about 250 miles off the coast of central Florida.



Mars Saturn Aug 2016

The alignments of Mars, Saturn, and Neptune have been observed to correspond with atmospheric turbulence, destructive, windy storms, and low pressure systems fed by tropical moisture, which can be of greater significance when occurring during hurricane season.

The second astro-locality map shows the positions of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction of August 27th represented by the blue lines over the New England area. These lines also converge with the Mars and Saturn white lines south of New England. Lastly, the Neptune line, shown in yellow, affects the Florida Panhandle northward through the East Central US into the central Great Lakes region.


Venus Jupiter Aug 2016

August 24-28, 2016

Taken together, during the forecast period, the US East Central section is likely to experience a bout of strong storms that push through the area towards the East Coast. One likely scenario shows 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. A second scenario calls for tropical moisture, that doesn't develop into an organized tropical system, to be pulled northward over the Carolinas fueling storms that affect the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and New England areas.



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Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range Weather Predictions
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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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Sunday, May 22, 2016

June 13-21, 2016 Long-range Weather Forecast

June 2016 will provide an opportunity to confirm the pluvial nature the planet Neptune is said to exercise on weather patterns. The geographical areas that fall under the influence of Neptune in key weather charts have been observed to experience southerly, moist, air flows that increase humidity resulting in intense downpours and flooding potential.

On the 13th of June, Neptune will make its retrograde station which is a key event in triggering the above mentioned atmospheric conditions. The 17th of June features the square aspect between Saturn and Neptune which also excites deep low pressure systems that result in higher than average rainfall. Then, on the 20th of June, Mercury will oppose Saturn and square Neptune activating their influence once again. In a minute we'll look at the areas that will be affected this year. But first, let's see what happened to atmospheric conditions the last time Neptune made it retrograde station and the last time Saturn squared Neptune.

On June 12, 2015, Neptune made its retrograde station. In the key seasonal chart, Neptune's influence affected the eastern Plains states roughly from Louisiana northward through Minnesota. As can be seen from the Accuweather map below this is the exact area that experienced widespread localized flooding from June 13-15, 2016. This was in part due the Tropical Storm Bill that hit Texas at that time and continued northward.

13 Texas, Louisiana

The last Saturn-Neptune square occurred on November 26, 2015. Neptune's influence affected the Mississippi Valley and eastward while Saturn's influence affected the Eastern Seaboard. The National Weather Service forecast for Nov 27-29, 2015 warned, "Flash flooding possible across portions of the southern plains and mid-Mississippi valley." Their forecast for Nov 29th stated, "Scattered to numerous rain showers is forecast northeast Texas to central Virginia where 3-day totals of 1 to 5 inches will be possible. Locally higher amounts may be observed in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina."

Forecast

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.

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.



Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results


June 1-5, 2016 Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
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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
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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