Saturday, August 25, 2007

August 20-25, 2007 Forecast Results

The Weather Alternative long-range forecast for August 20-25, in one scenario, called for either a tropical system or tropical moisutre off the Carolinas' coast to affect the area. No such system formed. As can be seen from the Accuweather map for August 23rd and 24th at the right, storms did ease the heat briefly.

Today's Accuweather map at left shows that "storms will reach the region later Saturday night (25th) with the possibility of some heavy thunderstorms in Georgia by Sunday morning (26th)."

The other scenario presented in the forecast called for strong thunderstorms, damaging winds, and heavy downpours over the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

On the 21st, Accuweather reported "Tropical moisture from what is left of Erin will spread into the Virginias, Maryland and southern Pennsylvania Tuesday producing a narrow band of drenching showers and thunderstorms. A few locations from southern Ohio and northern West Virginia to the Delmarva Peninsula and western Virginia could receive as much as 2-4 inches of rain." The above map, courtesy of the Weather Channel shows this weather pattern on the 21st.

Today Accuweather also reported "The heaviest storm threat will be from western New England to eastern Ohio. Flood threat will be the greatest with storms that fire over western to central New York to western Maine."

August 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

The great violinist Nicolo Paganini willed his marvelous violin to the city of Genoa, on condition that it must never again be played upon. Wood while used and handled wears but slightly. Discarded it begins to decay. The lovely toned violin has become worm-eaten and useless. It is only a reminder that a life withdrawn from service to others loses its meaning.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Timing Dean's Arrival Over Mexico

Hurricane Dean hit mainland Mexico today as a category 2 hurricane. In my last post, I pointed out how transit Mars would activate the sensitive degree that Jupiter held when it began its direct motion on August 6th. At the moment of its direct motion, Jupiter was overhead at 98 west longitude. Special attention was drawn to northeastern Mexico where Venus was descending at that time and crossing 98 west.

This second map shows the Jupiter-Venus crossing over Mexico. This line of longitude is very active today in and around the crossing--on the very day that transit Mars is in opposition to the degree held by Jupiter on Aug 6th.

August 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.-Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born American physicist

Friday, August 17, 2007

Jupiter and Hurricane Dean

The accompanying graphic from the National Weather Service gives their idea of Hurricane Dean's most likely course. It looks like the probability of landfall is high for northeastern Mexico or thereabouts. If I've got my charts in order, I think planetary indications back their conclusion. That's where Jupiter comes in.

Back on August 6th, Jupiter turned direct after about 4 months of apparent retrograde motion.
Astrometeorologists believe that when a planet turns either retrograde or direct in motion, it impresses its influence on our atmosphere. The degree of the zodiac where a planet stations becomes energized, so to speak, and is sensitive to the transits of planets that may reach that degree later on. This degree of the zodiac can be linked to locations on earth by setting a chart for the moment the planet begins either retrograde or direct motion.

The second map shows two planetary lines at the moment of Jupiter's direct station. I've removed all other planetary lines to make the figure less complicated. The blue line running along 98 West Longitude is the Jupiter Midheaven line. In other words, the degree of
the zodiac that Jupiter held was exactly overhead at that moment. The other black curved line represents Venus' zodiacal position at that moment also and crosses the Jupiter line over northeastern Mexico.At that time, the Moon and Mars (not shown) were in very close square to Venus. The square aspect disturbs
atmospheric conditions.

Why is this chart important? Well, if I have not overlooked a more important chart, on the 22nd of August Mars will oppose this sensitive degree activating this chart. By the 24th, Mercury will also square this degree and the Sun will conjoin the degree of Venus. The planetary crossings here show the same general area that the National Weather Service is concerned about and the dates those lines are triggered indicate the approximate time of landfall.

August 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

Something to think about

Zealotry requires a faith of its own, David Yount points out in a column for Scripps Howard News Service. "Atheists in any age embrace a lonely mission: debunking religion in an effort to persuade us that we would be wiser to rely on science and our own senses than on a God whose existence cannot be proven. What's awkward about that proposition is that atheism is itself a faith incapable of proof; it can't be proved that there is no God."

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Atlantic Hurricane Season Gets Green Light

The Weather Alternative forecast posted on August
4th explained the possibility of the Atlantic Hurricane Season being switched on by Sun's transit over the sensitive Saturn-Neptune opposition in the seasonal planetary map between August 13th and 15th. It was pointed out that the sensitive area was over longitude 37 West in the central Atlantic.

Today, tropical depression 4 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Dean as it crossed this very longitude. Before hitting 37 West the National Weather Service reported "...LITTLE CHANGE IN DEPRESSION OVER FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC... AT 500 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOUR WASLOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 36.8 WEST...


Accuweather reports "Tropical Storm Dean is forecast to become the year's first hurricane by the end of the week."

Forecasters are unsure of where Dean is headed, but if it curves northward along the US East Coast it may fulfill another Weather Alternative forecast (Aug 20-25) published at the end of June.

August 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook
September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

Food For Thought
You all know the story of John Paul Jones. His bravery has become one of those hallmark tales. When things were at their worst, when he was badly injured and death and mayhem were all about him, he refused to quit in the face of the enemy. He didn't surrender.

Let Me ask you a question: When he yelled back at the enemy, "Hell, no! We haven't even begun to fight yet!" do you think that was because he had a secret weapon tucked away—another superior cannon maybe—which he knew would turn the tide of victory? Did he have some fancy maneuvers up his sleeve that he was just waiting for the right time to use? Did he have another battalion in a ship somewhere just waiting to ambush the enemy?

No, he simply decided to persevere. There were no other fancy weapons‚ no contingency plan. He just decided to fight on using whatever weaponry, strength, and manpower he had left. That decision to not give up was what won the battle and made history.

Friday, August 10, 2007

September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

September 2007 boasts some important planetary
alignments that will affect our weather. Among these are Mars square Uranus, and Mars opposition Pluto. During September, Venus will oppose Neptune, and the Sun will square Jupiter, Pluto and Mars. Read on to see when and where severe weather outbreaks or tropical systems will affect the United States and Mexico.

Sept 2-4
Different models show possible tropical activity over or near the Baja. The first one places a Sun/Jupiter crossing southwest of the Baja at 112W/22N. The second sets up a Uranus/Moon crossing at 117W/28N, and the third places a Mars/Uranus crossing at 114W/31N. A tropical system, or the remnants of one may hit the area. A second scenario is that moisture is pumped up over the Baja into the desert Southwest.

Sept 2-5
Several planetary indicators point to possible tropical activity or severe weather over the State of Florida. Mercury's square to Pluto and the Sun's square to Jupiter focus their energies in the waters off of Miami and over the eastern Gulf through the Florida Panhandle. Independent weather systems may bring severe storms to both these areas unless some sort of tropical system hits the Miami area and then crosses into the eastern Gulf and affects the Florida Panhandle.
Further north, through the Mid-Atlantic States and Northeast, storms are indicated.

Sept 3-5
Mercury, the swiftness of the planets, is an important trigger element in atmospheric changes. At this time Mercury will square Pluto, which has taken up residence during the summer season over the Plains States through 95 west longitude. Moisture will be pulled up from the Gulf and feed into a deepening low-pressure area over the Plains. The result: more than likely severe thunderstorms with perhaps some hail. And we mustn't forget one of Mercury's trademarks: damaging winds.

Sept 7-11
Pluto's station should bring a cold front over the Pacific NW, which may trigger storms.

Sept 7-11
During this period Pluto begins its direct movement. From my observations, Pluto primarily brings cold weather. The Solar Ingress places Pluto over the Plains affecting the 95th line of longitude through Dallas, Kansas City, and Sioux Falls. I think we can expect a cold front to muscle its way southward from the High Plains to Texas. As the front makes its way south, it will likely trigger storms along the way.
On the 9th, the Sun is opposition Uranus, another cold air breeding combination, and affects the Rockies. The cold air should be firmly in place by the 11th and interact with warm, moist air creating severe storms that will affect the Front Range of Colorado as well as areas to the north and south of it.

Sept 7-10

Pluto's direct station now affects the eastern portion of the country. A cold front will push into the region prompting storms if enough moisture is available.

Sept 9-11
The Sun's opposition to Uranus, and it's contraparallel to Mercury, as well as Venus' quincunx to Uranus as seen in the Last Quarter Moon chart, along with the transit Moon in the Solar Ingress will bring a storm system over the Pacific Northwest at this time. The Moon triggers certain planetary alignments in the Last Quarter chart as well. Sun-Uranus aspects coincide with sharp dips in temperatures and erratic gusty winds.

Sept 12-14
The summer seasonal map sets up Mercury on the Midheaven over 80 West. Mercury's position on the Midheaven can indicate areas where strong sporadic winds occur. This position will be activated now producing windy conditions throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. This may take the form of a cold front that triggers storms producing damaging winds or a tropical system that originates south of Cuba and heads northward toward Florida.

Sept 13-15
Combining the LE and Sun 0 Mercury charts and high pressure system will affect the West. Wind might be involved.

Sept 14-17
The Sun's square to Mars, and Mercury's parallel to Uranus will disrupt atmospheric conditions over the eastern Rockies and western Plains. This storm system will likely produce strong to severe thunderstorms over the area.

Sept 17-19
The Sun's squares to Mars and Pluto are focused over the country's midsection at 97 west longitude. While strong storms can be expected over the Plains, the greatest intensity is indicated off the east coast of Mexico around 97 west longitude and 22 north latitude. This roughly corresponds to the southern portion of the state of Tamaulipas and the northern portion of the state of Veracruz. There is a good chance that this will result in a tropical system there. The western Texas Gulf Coast is within range of this influence.

Sept 21-22
Atmospheric turbulence is still indicated for the Plains at this time as the Mars-Pluto opposition affects the 95th meridian. Storms and tornadoes are possible. Once again, the strongest concentration is found in the waters of the west central Gulf. This may just be a continuation or strengthening of the severe weather mentioned in the Sept 17-19 forecast.

Sept 21-26
Tropical trouble is brewing off the east coast of the US. A powerful Mars opposition Pluto should be instrumental in generating a storm system (most likely tropical) or attracting an existing one to the waters of the western Atlantic around 73 west longitude and 33 north latitude. At latitude 33 north, this is roughly 340 miles east of the South Carolina coast.
Severe storms are indicated through eastern New York and into New England at this time. One scenario is that the aforementioned tropical system heads north, hits the Long Island area, and then continues through New England and Nova Scotia.

Sept 28-30
There is a chance of some severe weather developing over the arrowhead of Minnesota at this time. Look for a low-pressure system.

Introduction to The Weather Alternative

August 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook
Switching On the Atlantic Hurricane Season with Solar Power

Sometimes the Lord calms the storm; sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Switching On the Atlantic Hurricane Season with Solar Power

In April of 2005 we found ourselves in beautiful Guadalajara, Mexico where we stayed until about August. Our hosts had been living there for a number of years. I remember them commenting that the rains they normally
experienced at that time of year had not arrived yet. I made a mental note that in the spring seasonal chart Pluto ran along the Midheaven through Guadalaraja. It wasn't until June--the very day that the Sun transited in opposition to Pluto--that the rains began to arrive daily. It was like the Sun's opposition to Pluto had swithced on the spring rains.

I've been thinking about this hurricane season, and I've read various comments by meteorologists who are waiting for the season to get in gear. As I looked at the planetary map for the summer season, I noticed that a Saturn-Neptune opposition runs along 37 west longitude in the central Atlantic. The opposition between Saturn and Neptune is considered by
astrometeorologists to indicate low barometric pressure, abnormally damp weather, and prolonged heavy rains.

August 13-15, 2007
Between the 13th and 15th of August, the transit Sun will conjoin and oppose this sensitve degree. Perhaps this will switch on the Atlantic hurricane season. If so, we should be hearing of more tropical activity in the central Atlantic after these dates.

Coming soon--September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

August 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook
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From a friend...

A couple who we are friends with had been trying to have a child, without success. About a year ago, the wife asked us to pray for her. Two weeks later she was pregnant, and a few weeks after that she found out she was going to have twins! Word got around, and other childless couples started asking us to pray for them. So far, four more couples are expecting babies-including a second set of twins! -D.G., Thailand