Friday, January 04, 2008

West Coast Storms Right On Schedule

The Weather Alternative long-range forecast for January 3-5, 2008 was posted on December 20th. The forecast, based on planetary alignments, called for stormy conditions to hit the West Coast states.

January 3-5, 2008
Venus will begin to affect the western U.S. at this time. Its influence generally increases temperatures and moisture. Expect a southerly air flow to bring precipitation to the West Coast States of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California.

The above Accuweather map shows the flood potential and blizzard conditions that are affecting the West Coast states. The arrows show the southerly air flow mentioned in the long-range forecast.

The Weather Channel reported the following today:

Major storm impacting the West
6:39 a.m. ET 1/4/08

Wayne Verno, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel

Active weather began yesterday across the Western States with 80 mph winds over parts of the Cascades, a 117 mph wind report from the Sierra, and nearly a foot of snow over some northern California Mountains.

Today, the strongest in a series of storm systems will plow into the West, with its impacts spreading inland to the Rockies this weekend. Potentially historic snowfall, flooding rains, and winds over 100 mph will be possible.

Rain will become widespread and heavy from coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest, through western California. Flash flooding will be possible across the burn areas of California, with small stream and urban flooding possible outside burn areas.

Rainfall amounts through the weekend of 1 to 2 inches will fall over western Washington and Oregon, with 2 to 5 inches over much of western California, including Redding, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. As much as 10 inches could fall on some western facing slopes of the western California Mountains.

The report above mentions the stormy conditions to last through the weekend, which will fulfill the next Weather Alternative forecast.

January 5-7, 2008

The West Coast continues to remain unsettled as a stormy pattern persists over the area.

Some Observations About January's Weather Patterns 2008

Introduction to the Weather Alternative

How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

The ancient Zodiacs pictured the constellation of COMA as a woman with a child in her arms. ALBUMAZAR, an Arabian astronomer of the eighth century, says, "There arises in the first Decan, as the Persians, Chaldeans, and Egyptians, and the two HERMES and ASCALIUS teach, a young woman whose Persian name denotes a pure virgin, sitting on a throne, nourishing an infant boy (the boy, I say), having a Hebrew name, by some nations called IHESU, with the signification IEZA, which in Greek is called CHRISTOS."

But this picture is not found in any of the modern maps of the stars. There we find today a woman's wig! It appears that BERENICE, the wife of EUERGETES (PTOLEMY III), king of Egypt in the third century BC, when her husband once went on a dangerous expedition, vowed to consecrate her fine head of hair to Venus if he returned in safety. Her hair, which was hung up in the Temple of Venus, was subsequently stolen, and to comfort BERENICE, CONON, an astronomer of Alexandria (BC 283-222), gave it out that Jupiter had taken it and made it a constellation!

This is a good example of how the meaning of other constellations have been perverted (ignorantly or intentionally). In this case, as in others, the transition from ancient to more modern languages helped to hide the meaning. The Hebrew name was COMA (desired). But the Greeks had a word for hair, Co-me. this again is transferred to the Latin coma, and thus "Coma Berenice" (The hair of Berenice) comes down to us today as the name of this constellation, and gives us a woman's wig instead of that Blessed One, "the Desire of all Nations."

The Witness of the Stars by E. W. Bullinger

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