Friday, March 17, 2017

A Quick Look at Next Week's Weather - March 25, 2017

A quick look at next weekend (March 25th) shows an interesting setup in the previous solar eclipse chart of February 26th waiting to be triggered.

At the time of the eclipse, Mars was entering into alignment with Jupiter and Uranus. These last two planets were in very close opposition, and Mars was entering the picture as it conjoined Uranus and opposed Jupiter. The astro-locality map below shows the positions of the three planets in question.

March 25

As can be seen, the grouping of planets affects the central U.S. from eastern Texas through the Central and High Plains. The Mars-Uranus conjunction is likely to affect the area with a strong low pressure area and heavy rain. To get an idea, check out this previous forecast for Mars-Uranus. The Mars-Jupiter opposition is also a storm breeder as seen in these results from December 22-26, 2007. Finally, the last Jupiter-Uranus opposition was on December 26, 2016 which affected the Central Plains. The result was a Christmas Day blizzard over the Central and Eastern Plains. Check out the results here.

We can expect some severe weather to once again assail the central U.S. with a strong low pressure area, winds, and precipitation roughly between March 24-26.


Irving Babbitt Quotes

Babbitt

The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.- Irving Babbitt

In the classics more than in other subjects, the fact should never be forgotten that the aim proposed is the assimilation, and not the accumulation, of knowledge. - Irving Babbitt

Man has gained immensely in his grasp on facts, but in the meanwhile has become so immersed in their multiplicity as to lose that vision of the One by which his lower self was once overawed and restrained. - Irving Babbitt





Saturday, March 11, 2017

Jan 6-8, 2017 Forecast Results

On November 23, 2016, I issued some experimental long-range weather forecasts based on the Moon's entrance into various zodiacal signs. Here are the results.

The congregating of planetary influences over the U.S. West Coast between the 6th and 7th of January was forecast to result in a cold front issuing in stormy conditions.

On the 6th, Accuweather reported, "A large storm will affect the west coast of the United States with drenching rain, ice, flooding and high country snow this weekend into next week." Their headline ran, "Excessive rain, melting snow may cause worst California flooding since 1997." Below is an Accuweather map for the 6th.

06 California

Windy conditions were forecast for this time over the U.S. Northeast due to other planetary crossings in the experimental charts. The National Weather Service issued the following report on January 7th.

" A low pressure system deepening rapidly off the Mid-Atlantic coast
will move northeastward towards Nova Scotia on Sunday.  A large
swath of snow is currently spreading northeastward from the
Mid-Atlantic states into coastal New England.  As the low pressure
system continues to rapidly intensify off the East Coast, winds
near the coast will continue to strengthen as the snow becomes
heavy, especially over southeastern New England where blizzard
conditions could occur tonight before the storm moves further away
early on Sunday."

The following Weather Channel map is for the 7th.

Jan 07b

For Western Australia, windy and stormy conditions were forecast based on a crossing of Mercury and Mars lines along the coast. Severe weather warnings were issued for heavy rainfall on the 7th and 8th. Below is a Warning Area map for the 7th.

07 Western Aus


Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

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


John Locke Quotes

John Locke

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. - John Locke



Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. - John Locke 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

New Year's 2017 Forecast Result

Here are the results of the New Year's 2017 forecast which was posted on November 27, 2016.

Forecast 

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...This should begin to manifest from the 29th through the first few days of January 2017.

Results

The National Weather Service reported the following:

December 30
...Below normal temperatures and more rain and snow moves in by Saturday (Dec 31st) across the Northwest...

December 31
...Heavy snow possible from portions of the Pacific Northwest to the northern Rockies...

Jan 1

...Areas of heavy snow possible from the Pacific Northwest to the northern plains and Upper Midwest...

Jan 2

...cold air is expected to remain in place as an upper-level trough remains overhead. Additionally, an arctic surface front will drift south through Monday, ushering another round of frigid air associated with an arctic surface high into areas from the Pacific Northwest to the northern plains. The continued presence of upper-level energy will keep areas of snow in the forecast from portions of the Pacific Northwest and northern California to the Rockies on Monday, with heavy snow possible for some areas.

Here's the Weather Channel's map for January 1, 2017

Jan 01

The next forecast focused on the Southeastern U.S. and Mid-Atlantic.

Forecast 

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. The map above for January 1st also shows the stormy conditions over the Carolinas and into the Mid-Atlantic.

Results

On January 2nd, Accuweather posted the following headline:

Severe thunderstorms to trigger flash flooding in southeastern US



Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

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, 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

Some links to recent Climate Change articles