Saturday, June 30, 2007

June 27-29 Forecast Results

The Weather Alternative issued the following forecast back in April:

June 27-29, 2007:The eastern Gulf and Gulf Coast are still under the gun as the Sun conjoins Mercury. These two coincide with increased wind velocity and, in season, hurricane formation. The central panhandle of Florida and northward through Atlanta are places in the line of fire now.

There has been no tropical activity along the Florida panhandle. The only tropical influence to speak of has been the tropical wave across South Florida. A bit far removed from the Panhandle to count. (See map above)

The main activity over the Panhandle and Georgia has been a cold front approaching the area along with moist Gulf air filitering into the Southeast. This has acted as fuel to develop thunderstorms along the front.
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An old story:
Dr. Lambie, medical missionary, formerly of Abyssinia, has forded many swift and bridgeless streams in Africa. The danger in crossing such a stream lies in being swept off one's feet and carried down the stream to greater depths or hurled to death against the hidden rocks. Dr. Lambie learned from the natives the best way to make such a hazardous crossing. The man about to cross finds a large stone, the heavier the better, lifts it to his shoulder, and carries it across the stream as "ballast." The extra weight of the stone keeps his feet solid on the bed of the stream and he can cross safely without being swept away.

Dr. Lambie drew this application: While crossing the dangerous stream of life, the Enemy constantly seeks to overthrow us and rush us down to ruin. We need the ballast of burden-bearing, a load of affliction, to keep us from being swept off our feet.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

June 24-27, 2007 Forecast Results

On April 2nd, The Weather Alternative issued a
long-range weather forecast for June 24-27. The forecast, based on the Saturn-Neptune opposition of June 24th, called for excessive humidity, prolonged heavy rains, and flood threats.

The forecast read as follows: The central to eastern Gulf Coast is in jeapordy now as
tropical moisture is shunted northward over the region pushing into the Mississippi Valley and Deep South.

Other areas worth watching for severe weather are western Canada around 117 West/51 North, and Ireland.

Prolonged heavy rains have been pounding the western Gulf Coast region of Texas as a plume of tropical moisture has surged northward from the Gulf of Mexico resulting in flood threasts. The central and eastern Gulf Coast region has been plagued by excessive humidity as tropical moisture has poured into the area producing very hot temperatures. As of today, Florida is also getting in on the tropical moisture as a tropical wave crossing the Bahamas will send ample moisture across the Florida Peninsula.

The area of western Canada around 117 West/51 North was also pinpointed for severe weather. Here is a report from the Meteorological Service of Canada:

WarningsNorth Okanagan - including Vernon 2.57 AM PDT Monday 25 June 2007
Rainfall Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm expected through this morning.
This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

An upper level low over the eastern Washington is spreading rain heavier than expected to the Okanagan and Shuswap regions overnight. Already rainfall amounts of 10 to 15 mm have been reported over these areas. Additional amounts of 10 to 15 mm are forecast this morning. Local heavy showers are also possible this afternoon due to thundershowers.

The last area mentioned in the forecast was Ireland.

The Meteorological Service of Ireland reported the following on June 24th:
Showers will be widespread across the country this afternoon and evening, and frequent in many areas - with scattered thunderstorms and localised intense downpours. Parts of east Ulster and north Leinster will see some longer spells of rain also. Tonight there will be further heavy showers in places...

The real action, however, was happening a tad further to the east over England and Wales (see photo above left) as shown in the following news report:

Country battered by heavy rains Press Association Monday June 25, 2007 6:43 PM
Large areas of the country have been deluged by rain as a storm band swept across much of England and Wales.
In Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, many were evacuated from their homes as the storms hit central and northern areas of the East Midlands, causing flash flooding.
There are now fears this will be followed by so-called fluvial flooding from the overflow of local rivers.

God hath not promised Skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways, All our lives thru'; God hath not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain.

But God hath promised Strength for the day, Rest for the labor, Light for the way, Grace for the trials, Help from above, Unfailing sympathy, Undying love.
--Annie Johnson Flint.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

August 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

Planetary alignments at the end of August promise a
period of active weather. Some of these weather
patterns carry the potential to be tropical in nature.

These forecast are based on the alignments of the
planets of our solar system. The role of the sun in
driving earth's weather patterns is understood by
conventional meteorologists, as well as the moon's
affect on the ocean's tides. Now it would stand to
reason that the other heavenly bodies of our solar
system have some practical function as well. Many
brilliant minds throughout history have equated
terrestrial weather patterns with celestial phenomena.

Six alignments involving the sun and seven planets will disturb atmospheric conditions from August 21st through the 28th. Here are some ideas of how they will most likely affect our weather.

August 20-25:

The Sun's conjunction to Saturn indicates the possibility of a tropical system or at least tropical moisture off the Carolinas in the western Atlantic that affects the Southeast (Carolinas). Since other planetary indicators involve the Northeast and New England, one scenario could be that a tropical system that hits the Carolinas and then creeps up the coast to New England.

Another possibility would involve a severe weather system, not tropical in nature, over the Mid-Atlantic States and New England characterized by strong thunderstorms, damaging winds, and heavy downpours.

August 26-30:

Triggers to the Lunar Eclipse of March 2007 should bring a potent weather system over the Mid-Atlantic and through the Northeast. This may be tropical as was the last time the Sun triggered the eclipse in June. At that time the remnants of TS Barry visited the area. If
not an actual tropical system, at least strong storms assail the area.

Other areas that stand out for possible tropical activity or at the least some type of severe weather are the eastern Great Lakes, the Carolinas and the West* Coast of Florida.
(* correction added Aug 26, 2007--after checking records, this should read East Coast of Florida)

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Interesting quote:

Dr. von Braun, well known for his part in pioneering the U.S. space program, said that he had “essentially scientific” reasons for believing in life after death. He explained: “Science has found that nothing can disappear without a trace. Nature does not know extinction. All it knows is transformation. If God applies the fundamental principle to the most minute
and insignificant parts of the universe, doesn't it make sense to assume that He applies it to the masterpiece of His creation -- the human soul? I think it does.”

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Moisture on the Way?

Today the Weather Channel reported that (Bold is mine) An area of showers and thunderstorms has moved northwest from South America, and will bring some rainfall to Honduras today. While this is not associated with any area of low pressure, in time, the tropical moisture will surge north across eastern Mexico, and into the Gulf of Mexico. It is possible that by early next week, this tropical moisture will make it into some parts of the Southern United States.

In the above weather map you can see the circled area of low pressure over Central America. This is the tropical moisture that may eventually make its way up to the Southern United States. This may be an early sign of the fulfillment of the next Weather Alternative long-range forecast. That forecast was posted on April 2nd and stated:

June 24-27, 2007: The central to eastern Gulf Coast is in jeapordy now as tropical moisture is shunted northward over the region pushing into the Mississippi Valley and Deep South.

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The Weather Alternative forecasts are based on planetary cycles.

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? (Job 38:31).

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Bahamas, Carolinas Forecast Results

Conventional meteorological forecasts have a range of about 3 or 4 days. Beyond that time frame, forecasts are impossible. The Weather Alternative bases its forecasts on planetary cycles, a method dating back to antiquity. Since planetary cycles can be calculated years in advance, so can their effects on the weather.

On Apirl 2nd, 2007, The Weather Alternative issued a forecast for June 15-17, 2007, in other words, 74 days in advance. The forecast called for the following:
June 15-17, 2007: Seventy-seven West Longitude, running through Cuba, the Bahamas, and North Carolina is the focal point for increased wind velocities as Mercury makes its retrograde station. The Moon also adds to the mix by being at its closest approach to Earth and at maximum north declination as it conjoins Mercury. If not an actual tropical system, a cold front dropping through the Northeast pushes southward toward the Carolinas triggering windy conditions.

The possible cold front pushing southward toward the Carolinas is shown above in the Accuweather map showing cooler conditions over that area on the 15th.

The windy conditions called for in the forecast are seen in the Accuweather map to the left calling for storms producing damaging winds on the 16th.

As for Cuba and the Bahamas, which were mentioned in the forecast, the Weather Channel reported on the 16th:

An area of thunderstorms is persisting from the northern Caribbean, across the Bahamas, associated with a broad, elongated trough of low pressure. This is bringing heavy rains to parts of Cuba and the Bahamas, which should continue through the weekend.

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Don't forget to visit Astrology News to find out what astrologers are talking about today.

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
-Based on a composition originally by Kent Keith; this version is credited to Mother Teresa.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Southeast Storms

Accuweather reports that For much of the spring, the Southeast was void of afternoon thunderstorms, as dry air dominated the region. However, the return of a more humid air mass will allow thunderstorms to form, and today will comprise an afternoon when thunderstorms douse parts of the Southeast with rain.

In a previous Weather Alternative post (Why Southeast Drought?), it was mentioned how in the seasonal chart used for long-range weather forecasting, the planet Mars, associated with heat and dryness, was transiting over the eastern U.S. at the time of the drought. It was also mentioned how Mercury would now be moving over the eastern U.S.

The map at right shows Mercury's current position in the seasonal planetary map. Moisture is now returning to the Southeast area.

In just a few days, on the 15th, Mercury will turn retrograde. This means that from our viewpoint here on earth, Mercury will look like it's traveling backwards in the sky. Of course, no planet actually travels backwards, but it looks that way. It's similar to the illusion created when the passengers in a car traveling the same direction as a train but faster, pass the train making it seem to the car passengers that the train is moving backwards.

This Earth-Mercury phenomenon usually coincides with increased wind velocities, and was the basis for the next Weather Alternative Forecast, which can be found by clicking here-- Hurricane Season 2007

Click here for July 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

"This most beautiful system of sun, planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being."

Sir Isaac Newton

Monday, June 04, 2007

Barry and the Lunar Eclipse of March 3, 2007

On April 2nd of this year the Weather Alternative issued
a long-range weather forecast for the U.S. East Coast saying that on June 5-8, 2007
The opposition between the Sun and Jupiter will trigger the lunar eclipse of March 3, 2007, affecting the coastal areas of North and South Carolina between 77 and 79 West Longitude and 33 North Latitude. Its influence extends northward through New Jersey. The warm influence, characteristic of Sun-Jupiter alignments, and high velocity winds, indicated by aspects between Jupiter and Uranus (also present at this time), carry the potential for severe weather over this area, which may be tropical in nature.
On June 3rd and 4th, the remnants of former Tropical Storm Barry hit the area I had slated for possible tropical activity starting on June 5th. In some respects to be off a couple of days when issuing a forecast from as far back as April is not bad. But from an astro-meteorological stand point, what caused the discrepancy between the time I used and Barry's actual arrival?
When dealing with the effects of Solar Eclipses on the weather, I have very successfully used a timing device for ascertaining when the Solar Eclipse will be activated, which is as follows:
Approximately 3 months after the Solar Eclipse, the sun will reach the 90 degree mark in relation to the degree of the eclipse. The exact times can be ascertained from an ephemeris or computer program. For example, if the zodiacal degree of the eclipse were, say, 5 degrees Aries, three months later, when the sun reaches 5 degrees Cancer, the eclipse would be activated.
I've been faithful to apply this to Solar Eclipses, but when judging the Lunar Eclipse and the possible tropical activity it indicated along the East Coast, I did not apply this rule. I was considering the Sun-Jupiter opposition to be the trigger. Had I done so, I would have used June 3rd as the starting date since that is when the sun reached the 90 degree mark of the March 3rd Lunar Eclipse. I am now older and wiser.
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