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...

After crossing 37 West, the next update read ...DEAN FORMS IN THE DEEP TROPICS...MIDWAY BETWEEN AFRICA AND THELESSER ANTILLES...AT 1100 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DEAN WASLOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 39.4 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.

4 comments:

Lynn Hayes said...

I hope you're right, because here in North Carolina we haven't had rain for weeks. :( I've been praying for a hurricane!

The Weather Alternative said...

You may get just that, Lynn. The Aug 20-25 forecast, if it doesn't provide that hurricane, should provide other strong storms and the rain you need.

Ken

Julie G said...

Hi Ken,

I'm trying to follow along with what you are doing. How are you setting the Cancer Ingress chart to get the planetary positions by latitude and longitude that you are referencing? If I set a world map chart for the Ingress with my software, I am coming up with different coordinates than you are. Thanks in advance,
Julie

The Weather Alternative said...

Hi, Julie. Thanks for your question. According to the Simplified Scientific Ephermeris, the Sun, this year, entered Cancer on June 21 at 18:08 hours GMT. A map chart set for this time shows me Saturn on the Midheaven and Neptune on the Ic in almost exact opposition at that time along 37 West Longitude. Between the 13th and 15th of August, the transit Sun conjoined and opposed Solar Ingress Saturn and Neptune.

If you have any more questions feel free to write me at kensweather@msn.com and we can compare notes.

Ken