Wednesday, July 02, 2008

California Heat and Fires-- Northeast Storms

The Solar Ingress chart for the summer season (June 20, 2008) placed Mars on the Midheaven along the U.S. west coast. Mars traditionally is know for heat, dryness, and regional fire hazards.

Check out Accuweather's headlines for the western U.S. for the last week:

7/2 More Hot, Dry Days7/1 No Fire Relief6/30 Heat, Fires and Storms6/30 Hot, Dry and Smoky6/29 Heat Continues, Relief For Some6/28 Dry Thunderstorms Increase Fire Threat6/27 Severe Weather Causes Fire Threat6/27 Storms Ignite New Fire Threat6/26 Weekend Storms, Fire Threat

The astro-locality map at right shows transit Mars' position as of today in the Solar Ingress map: smack dab over the Intermountain West. When compared to the Accuweather map (above left), the correlation between the West Coast heat wave and Mars' position is impressive.

The Weather Alternative's forecast for July 1-3 called for precipitation over the New England area. Such is the case, as shown in the Accuweather graphic at left. New England will have strong, scattered thunderstorms today. The stronger storms will bring hail, gusty winds, torrential rainfall and frequent lightning. A front will stay put over the region through July 4th.

Summer 2008: The Eastern United States
Summer 2008: The West Coast Part 1
Summer 2008: The Rockies Part 1
Summer 2008: The Plains and Mississippi Valley- Part 1
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

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