Sunday, September 30, 2007

Strong Storms Over Northern Plains September 28-30, 2007 Forecast Results

The Weather Alternative's long-range weather forecast, based on planetary cycles, called for a low-pressure system to generate severe weather over the arrowhead of Minnesota between September 28-30. The forecast was posted on Aug 10, 2007.
The accompanying Accuweather map shows the setup for severe weather over the northern Plains exactly as predicted in the long-range forecast.
Accuweather reported "A cold front separating conflicting air masses will spark strong to severe thunderstorms as it sweeps across the northern half of the Great Plains overnight and Sunday. Storms will break out from easternmost Colorado and eastern North Dakota to western Kansas and northeastern Minnesota by daybreak Sunday. High winds, large hail and even an isolated tornado threat may accompany the storms. Sunday, the corridor for showers and storms will shift eastward. Missouri, Iowa, western Illinois and Wisconsin will be prone to strong or even severe thunderstorms."
Click the following links for more long-range forecasts.
The Red Necktie
By Florence Littauer

Thirty years ago when I taught adults elementary psychology, I assigned my students to give genuine compliments for a week. I suggested that they look around for people in need of praise and find something sincere to say.

A nurse reported at our next session that twice a week a little old man came to the office for shots. He would be outside waiting when she would arrive, and she would pass him by with a nod. When 9 o'clock came she would let him in from the cold, give him his shot, and dismiss him. After our assignment, she noticed him the next morning and wondered what she could find about him to compliment. As she glanced his way, she saw he was wearing a bright red tie with a palm tree painted on it. She smiled and asked, "Is that a new tie you have on, Mr. Costello? That palm tree is a beauty!" He nodded as she went quickly inside. A few minutes later she thought, "Why do I let that little man stand out in the cold? I could let him in to wait." She called to him and he entered thankfully.

Two days later when she came to work he was standing proudly at the door with a dozen roses in his hands. "These are for you because you were so kind to me. My son sent me that tie from Palm Springs and you're the only one who's noticed."

Thursday, September 27, 2007

East Coast Storm Close Fulfillment of Long-range Forecast

The Weather Alternative long-range forecast for September
21-26, 2007 was posted on August 10th and called for tropical
trouble off the East Coast.


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.

The Accuweather map above shows the low-pressure area forming over Florida and the Bahamas and headed up the East Coast toward the Canadian Maritime Provinces as predicted in the long-range forecast. The low is tracking closer to the Carolina coast than expected.

The severe storms indicated over New York and New England are also materializing. Accuweather reports:

A pair of low pressure systems will come together on Friday, resulting in heavy rain in parts of New England. Showers and thunderstorms that moved through the Ohio Valley overnight have moved east Thursday. The front moving eastward tonight will slice into the warm, moist air over the East, sparking showers and strong localized storms along the spine of the Appalachians from Virginia to Maine. On Friday, the two lows will merge over the Northeast, producing heavy rain over northern and eastern New England and Canada's Maritime Provinces.

The forecast timing was a bit off placing the end of the forecast window on the 26th--a day or so too early.

September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

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October 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

The Phone Call

By Clara Dunnow

Laurita had only been home for a few minutes after visiting me when she realized she needed bread for dinner and started to go back out to buy some. As she was closing the door behind her, she heard her cell phone ring inside the house and went back in to answer it. At the same moment, my home phone rang. I was in another room, so it took me a few rings to get to it. When I answered with "Hello," so did Laurita. There was a long moment of silence as we each waited for the other to say why she had called. I hadn't phoned her, I said, and she said she hadn't phoned me either. I asked where she was, and she said she was at home and everything was okay. Then we both hung up.

At that instant, Laurita heard a commotion in the street and went to see what had happened. Arriving at her front gate, she saw that someone had sideswiped her car, which she had parked in front of her house, and several people lay injured in the street. A drunk driver had hit her car and careened into some pedestrians, and it had happened in those few moments when she had stepped back inside to answer her cell phone and talk with me.

I hadn't called Laurita and she hadn't called me, so how did both of our phones ring at the same time and connect us? Whoever had made that call had saved her from an awful accident, as she would have been getting into her car when that drunk driver hit it and the pedestrians. Can you explain it? I can't, but I know Laurita was miraculously protected. Whatever rational or technical explanation anyone may try to offer, I'm certain that God used that call to rescue her from harm. Someone called it mysterious. I call it miraculous. What do you call it?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

September 14-22, 2007 Forecast Results

Here are the results of some long-range forecasts posted back in August.

Forecast 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.


As can be seen from the Accuweather Map for September 17th, storms formed over the eastern Rockies and western Plains.

Accuweather reported:

Stormy in the Plains Updated: Monday, September 17, 2007 7:15 AM Heat over the southern Plains will be forced northward to the northern Plains where it will slam into a cooler, Canadian air mass that is inching into the Plains. Unsettled weather will develop from western Ontario to the central Plains. Some of the storms that form could produce gusty winds, hail and locally heavy rainfall.

Forecast 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.


Accuweather reported on September 18th:

Plains Storms

The Midwest Regional News story reports severe storms will erupt today from western Wisconsin to eastern Kansas as warm air flowing north collides with a cold front moving across the Midwest. Energy from the jet stream will aid in the development of the intense thunderstorms.

The Weather Alternative forecast called for a good chance of tropical activity along the east coast of Mexico, which did not develop. On the 18th, Accuweather issued this map calling for tropical activity in the eastern Gulf. This eventually became Subtropical Depression #10.

Forecast 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.

A low-pressure system can be seen in the above Weather Channel Map for September 21st roughly over 95 west longitude. Accuweather reported the following:

A low passing through the northern Plains into Minnesota Friday will spark thunderstorms that may reach severe limits, especially in Wisconsin this evening. Already this morning, a tornado watch has been issued for parts of central and northern Minnesota. As a strong jet stream moves into the region, this afternoon, a window of opportunity exists for supercells to develop. The threat of tornadoes will be greatest in northern Wisconsin, but the threat of large hail and damaging winds will extend back into Minnesota.

The Weather Alternative forecast called for storm formation in the west central Gulf. At this time Subtropical Depression #10 formed in the eastern Gulf but hit the central Gulf States, as reported on the 21st by Accuweather:

The storm is currently bringing heavy rain to the Florida Panhandle, and that wet weather will spread along the central Gulf Coast as far west as New Orleans within the next 18 hours. Wind gusts along the coast might be as high as 55 miles per hour.

September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

Some Forecasts For October 2007

October 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

Smile for the cameras: there may be one watching you now.

(Mark Russell, Melbourne Age)

Melbourne is being watched as never before, with authorities relying on an estimated 40,000 or more closed-circuit television surveillance systems to monitor the activities of millions of people, 24 hours a day. With a ratio of about one camera for every 100 people living in Melbourne, most people would be caught on film several times a day, often without their knowledge.

"There was, of course, no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment.... You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."—George Orwell, 1984.


Everyone was under observation in Orwell's 1984, being watched at any time, and that's how it's becoming in many big cities around the world—and little ones as well. The fear of criminals or terrorists has infected society after society, and rather than give people the Lord and teach them to love Him and their neighbors, they're concentrating on locking them up when they decide to prey on their neighbors. It's a messed-up world that not only doesn't build a fence at the top of the cliff or a hospital at the bottom, but decides to build a prison at the bottom instead, to incarcerate people after they've fallen into evil and crime!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

October 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

This October's weather will be influenced by planetary phenomena such as Mercury's retrograde station, the Sun's conjunction with Mercury, Jupiter's square to Uranus, and Venus' conjunction with Saturn. Read on to find out where, when, and how these planetary influences will most likely operate.
Oct 5-7
The Full Moon of September 26 left its mark over the
Intermountain West and is now activated by Mars.
Expect stormy conditions to hit the area.
Oct 9-12
A number of charts localize the effects of the Jupiter-Uranus square over the western U.S. I think we can count on a storm system hitting the West Coast and pushing into the Rockies.
Oct 9-13
A cold front pushing into the southern Mississippi Valley will bring windy conditions to the area and possibly generate strong storms.
Oct 11-14
Mercury's retrograde station usually increases windy conditions or triggers storms packing gusty winds. The seasonal chart places this influence over the Rockies. The Sun's trine to Neptune also influences the same area and may help to tame some of Mercury's influence.
Oct 18-20
Around this time tropical storm formation is possible in the eastern Pacific near 119 West, 21 North (about 620 miles west southwest of Cabo San Lucas). In addition, a front pushes in to the Pacific Northwest perhaps due to a low-pressure system off the California-Oregon coast.
Oct 22-24
A cold front is due to penetrate the Plains at this time due to the Sun's conjunction to Mercury and Venus' opposition to Uranus. Both Mercury and Uranus are associated with colder temperatures. If enough moisture is in place, storms will ensue.
Oct 23-26
What appears to be a major storm system packing high winds and rain, will hit the West Coast and move inland over the Intermountain West and Rockies.
Oct 29-Nov 2
An influx of moisture from the western Gulf is scheduled to travel northward into Texas and the southern Plains increasing temperatures and rainfall. The potential exists for an actual low-pressure system to form off the east coast of Mexico around 96 West/23 North.
Oct 31-Nov 3
Neptune's direct station along with the Sun's conjunction to the Mercury Rx degree will increase storm potential over the Intermountain West and Rockies.
"Visits To Heaven"
Most people will agree with the statement "Every
product of genius is the product of inspiration." But
where does inspiration come from?

One recognized genius, Akiane Kramarik (pronounced
ah-KEE-ah-nah), an otherwise normal 13-year-old girl
from Idaho in the U.S. northwest, says hers comes
from God in the form of visions, dreams, and personal
observation. Akiane is a self-taught artist whose
deeply spiritual paintings have won her international
acclaim as one of the top visual artists in the
world. She is also a poet and a composer and speaks
four languages. She began drawing at the age of four,
around the time she began having profound spiritual
experiences, which she called "visits to Heaven," and
described in detail to her then-atheistic mother. "I
have been blessed by God," Akiane says. "I want my
art to draw people's attention to God." Other
examples of Akiane's art and poetry can be found at

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Some Forecasts For October 2007

At right Venus and Saturn conjoin in the archway of the Christ the King monument in Lisbon, Portugal June 2007. Another Venu-Saturn conjunction takes place this October activating the August 28th lunar eclipse. For more information see below.

October 1-3

On the 9th of October Jupiter will square Uranus. I'm anticipating that the Moon will trigger this before hand over the Northeast and NYC area on Oct 1st. These planets together are known for intense cold fronts, precipitation (if enough moisture is available), and windy conditions. To get a taste of what that's like, follow these two links that show what happened during the last Jupiter-Uranus square.

October 8-10

The Jupiter-Uranus pair is triggered again on the 8th and 9th of October when the Moon and Sun join in the configuration. Storms and windy conditions due to the passage of a strong cold front are likely over the Northeast.

October 12-14

The Venus-Saturn conjunction on the 13th falls in opposition to the degree of the August 28th lunar eclipse. Atmospheric conditions will deteriorate considerably over the Northeast U.S. as low-pressure is drawn to the area. By themselves, this planetary combo signifies heavy downfall and easterly winds. Additional planetary phenomena at this time add intense cold fronts and high winds to the mix, which suggest the possibility of a tropical system.

October 20-23

Some charts show potential for severe weather in and around the island of Puerto Rico. This may be a tropical wave or a more dangerous organized tropical system that affects the island or passes nearby.

October 21-23

A stormy period is indicated for the East Central States from Michigan southward to Florida. Planetary alignments over the waters of the eastern Gulf of Mexico carry the potential for tropical storm or low-pressure development.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Humberto Returns? and Sept 12-15, 2007 Results

Conventional forecasters are toying with the idea that the remnants of Hurricane Humberto over southern Mississippi may redevelop in the Gulf of Mexico and become another tropical storm that affects Southern Texas or Mexico next week.

The Weather Alternative long-range forecast for September 17-19, 2007 pinpoints the area near the east coast of Mexico around 97 west longitude and 22 north latitude as an area with potential for tropical activity that is within range of southern Texas.

Another area under surveillance by conventional meterologists for possible tropical development lies in the southern Caribbean. Weather watchers speculate that a tropical system forming here would head toward the Gulf of Mexico.

September 12-14, 2007 Forecast Results

The basis for The Weather Alternative's long-range forecast for this period was Mercury's position in the summer seasonal chart. The forecast, posted on August 10th, called for either a strong cold front and windy conditions over the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S. or a tropical system bringing wind and rain.

On the 12th, Accuweather reported "After a strong cold front pushed through overnight, gusty westerly winds have pushed humid air offshore..."

On the 13th "A strong cold front poised to move into the Northeast this weekend will put an end to the mild weather...The cold front will push through the Northeast on Saturday (15th), followed by brisk northwesterly winds."

September 13-15, 2007 Forecast Results

This forecast called for a high pressure system to affect the West with the possibility of windy conditions.

The National Weather Service reported the following:

624 AM MDT FRI SEP 14 2007



September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

Conscience is the e-mail your head gets from God- Billy Graham

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

September 7-12, 2007 Forecast Results

The Weather Alternative long-range astro-forecast posted back in August made certain weather predictions based on Pluto's direct station. The first forecast read:

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

The Accuweather map at the right is for Friday, Sept 7th showing the cold front entering the Pacific Northwest and the same system activating storms over Montana.

The second set of forecasts based on Pluto's change in direction called for a cold front to muscle its way southward from the High Plains to Texas. The forecast stated that the front would likely trigger storms along the way.

The weather map at left is from the Weather Channel on September 9th showing the cold front that has pushed from the High Plains into Texas. The Weather Channel reported:

Rain is possible again today from the Central Plains to the Great Lakes...highs will be unseasonably cool along and near the Kansas/Nebraska border... cooler temperatures will also spread southward over the next few days...

The long-range forecast also called for cold air to affect the Rockies and produce storms along the Front Range as well as to the north and south of it. The National Weathe Service on the 10th reported a new record low temperature of 18 degrees for Southwest Montana. Freeze and frost advisories were posted as well for Wyoming, Colorado, and Nevada. Heavy rainfall for eastern New Mexico was reported on the 10th and 11th.

The third Weather Alternative forecast called for a cold front to push into the eastern U.S. and prompt storms. The above weather map for the 9th shows a front pushing into the eastern U.S. triggering storms. Accuweather reported:

Tropical moisture flowing north from the the Gulf of Mexico will mingle with that left over from the former Pacific hurricane, Henriette, to continue spreading soaking rain over a swath between the South Central states and New England.

The last long-range forecast called for a storm system to hit the Pacific Northwest bringing gusty winds and cooler temps.

The Weather Channel map for the 11th at right shows a low-pressure system over the Pacific Northwest. Temperatures ran high, however, and no gusty winds were reported.

September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

What lies behind us & what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Tropical Storm Gabrielle and the Mercury Ingress

Today Tropical Storm Gabrielle with winds near 50 mph has made landfall over the outer banks of North Carolina. The Accuweather map at right shows Gabrielle's track.

Astrometeorologists frequently use the planetary positions at the times of solar and planetary ingresses into the signs of the zodiac as a way of ascertaining the place, time, and quality of weather patterns.

The astro-locality map at left shows the recent ingress of Mercury into the sign Libra on September 5th. The white line is Mercury's position and the blue line next to it is the Moon's position. These two were in very close square to each other at the time of ingress.

Tropical Storm Gabrielle has "followed" this line. It achieved tropical storm status close to it and is being drawn northward along it as it hits North Carolina.

September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. - Douglas MacArthur

Friday, September 07, 2007

September 2-5, 2007 Forecast Results

The long-range weather forecast for September 2-5, 2007 was posted on The Weather Alternative on August 10th. The influence of the square between Mercury and Pluto coupled with the Sun-Jupiter square focused their energies over the State of Florida. The forecast called for possible tropical trouble off the coast of Miami as well as in the eastern Gulf through the Florida Panhandle.

The accompanying Accuweather map for September 2nd shows tropical moisture being pumped over Florida resulting in heavy rain potenial for northeast Florida and storms throughout the State.

The low pressure that brought those heavy rains has drifted eastward and is still being monitored for tropical development.

Meanwhile in the eastern Gulf, which was also pinpointed in this long-range forecast, Accuweather meteorologists issued the following map and statement on September 6th (one day past the long-range forecast dates of Sept 2-5):

Another ominous thing is that other cloud mass over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The Hurricane Center will be watching that closely as well for possible tropical development.

The Weather Alternative forecast also stated "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."

Accuweather issused the following map and statment on September 4th: "High pressure in the South will bring more Gulf moisture to the already saturated southern Plains. This moisture will make its way north to Missouri. However, the heaviest rainfall will drench South Texas, where localized flooding is a major concern after days of drenching downpours."

No hail and damaging winds were reported to my knowledge.

September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it-- Buddha

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might--Ecclesiastes 9:10

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Hurricane Henriette Fulfills Long-range Forecast!

The Weather Alternative posted the following forecast on August 10, 2007.

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.

Today Hurricane Henritte will fulfill the initial forecast and will eventually the second scenario when moisture is pumped up over the U.S. Southwest.

Today The Weather Channel reports:

In the Eastern Pacific, Hurricane Henriette continues to make its way towards the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. At 8 am Pacific time, the center of Henriette was about 60 miles southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph, making Henriette a category 1 hurricane however further strengthening may occur today.
Henriette is moving to the north-northwest near 10 miles per hour. Minimum pressure was near 972 millibars. Henriette is expected to make a landfall this afternoon along the southern Baja California Coast.

After final landfall, the remnant moisture from Henriette will likely bring rain and thunderstorms to the Southwest United States.

Science can give us the "know-how," but it cannot give us the "know-why." We are dependent on revelation for many kinds of information, the absence of which leaves us with a quite incomplete picture.- Paul E. Little

Saturday, September 01, 2007

August 26-30, 2007 Forecast Results

Following is The Weather Alternative long-range forecast
for August 26-30, 2007.

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. Ifnot 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)

On the 26th, Accuweather reported "A cold front that sparked severe Midwest storms on Saturday (25th) and strong thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday (26h)will move offshore today..." The above Accuweather map is for the 31st when another front pushed through the Northeast triggering storms.

The eastern Great Lakes also saw stormy conditions on the 29th after a couple of days of very severe weather over the western Great Lakes.

On the 27th, meteorologists expected severe storms over the Carolinas with high winds and flooding. On the 28th, welcome storms ignited over the Carolinas and a low-pressure system began to form off the Southeast coast between the Carolinas and Florida, which were areas pinpointed in the long-range forecast for possible tropical activity.

September 2007 Hurricane and Severe Weather Outlook

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