Monday, October 27, 2008

November 2008 Forecasts

Nov 11-13
Jupiter’s sextile to Uranus brings cold but fair conditions to eastern Canada and New England, while the Sun’s square to Neptune at the time of the full moon will produce a major storm event over the Central U.S.
The Sun’s square to Neptune will pump a lot of moisture up over the Central Gulf States. A strong low pressure area will most likely affect the area in and around Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas as it pushes into the East Central U.S.
Nov 25-27
The Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland will take a beating from the combined energies of the Sun conjunct Mercury, Mercury parallel Mars, and Mars parallel Jupiter. Strong storms and high winds are slated to hit these areas now. A strong cold front will also plow through the Pacific Northwest at this time.
Roberto Rossellini, late Italian filmmaker, on learning: "I have an immense treasure: My ignorance. For me it is a great joy to overcome it. If I can get others to profit from what I acquire, I have twice as much joy. As long as I go on discovering new things, life will be beautiful, but it will be too short for everything I want to learn."

If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead & rotten,
Either WRITE things worth READING,
Or DO things worth the WRITING.

Henry J. Ellsworth, commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office, assured people that his resignation was really of no great concern, "Mankind," he declared, "has already achieved all of which it is capable. There would be no more inventions requiring patents." The year was 1844--before the steamboat, the telegraph cable under the ocean, the electric light, the telephone, & a host of other inventions that came along during the next half century.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

October 16-19, 2008 Forecast Results

The Weather Alternative's long-range forecast for Oct 16-19 pinpointed tropical storm or hurricane activity south of Puerto Rico. This was fulfilled in Hurricane Omar.

The forecast also called for a strong low pressure system over the Northeast and eastern Canada. The Accuweather map at left shows a low that developed over the Northeast on the 17th. By the 18th, sustained northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph were felt along the eastern seaboard.

On the 17th, Canada reported the following:

Warnings Salluit - Raglan Lake4:06 PM EDT Friday 17 October 2008Severe wind warning for Salluit - Raglan Lake issued
Southwest winds reaching 90 km/h over this area overnight.

A low pressure system will move across Hudson Bay in the few nexthours. Ahead of this system strong southwest winds will develop this evening and will persist through Saturday morning over extreme northern Qu├ębec.

Solar Eclipse Activation Fall 2008 Part 1
August's Lunar Eclipse and November's Storm
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Omar's Close Fulfillment

Hurricane Omar will be a very close fulfillment of The Weather Alternative's long-range forecast for October 16-19, 2008. The forecast, posted on September 23rd, mentioned how Mars would square the August 1, 2008 solar eclipse degree and result in a semi-tropical to tropical low pressure system south of Puerto Rico threatening the island with heavy downpours and flash flooding.




Accuweather reports tonight that Hurricane Omar will produce very heavy rainfall over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands through Wednesday (Oct 15th). This is very close to The Weather Alternative's time frame.




The National Weather Service places Omar northeast of Puerto Rico by the morning of the 16th still in close proximity to Puerto Rico. I'll post the results of the rest of this long-range forecast in a few days.

Solar Eclipse Activation Fall 2008 Part 1

August's Lunar Eclipse and November's Storm

Introduction to the Weather Alternative

How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

What A Storm!!

A major storm is impacting the western United States this week end with heavy snow over Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, and windy conditions over New Mexico, Arizona, and California northward to Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. Sustained winds between 20 and 40 mph will be experienced with gusts exceeding 70 mph in a few locations.



The Full Moon of September 15th comes into play with this storm. At the time of full moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars were angular over the western U.S. at between 115 and 117 west longitude. Both Mercury and Venus were conjunct at 19 degrees Libra while Mars was close by at 17 degrees Libra. This troublesome trio is being activated as we speak. The transit Sun is at 19 degrees Libra today activating the storm potential.

The solar ingress map for the Fall season also placed a Mercury-Mars conjunction over the area promising windy conditions at times throughout the season.

Solar Eclipse Activation Fall 2008 Part 1
August's Lunar Eclipse and November's Storm
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

The American Revolution was preceded by the great religious revival of the middle of the eighteenth century, which had its effect both in England and in the colonies. When the common people turned to the reading of the Bible . . . when they were stirred by a great revival . . . the way was prepared . . . It was because religion gave the people a new importance and a new glory that they demanded a new freedom and a new government. We cannot in our generation reject the cause and retain the result.

If the institutions they adopted are to survive, if the governments which they founded are to endure, it will be because the people continue to have similar religious beliefs. It is idle to discuss freedom and equality on any other basis. It is useless to expect substantial reforms from any other motive. They cannot be administered from without. They must come from within. That is why laws alone are so impotent. To enact or to repeal laws is not to secure real reform. It is necessary to take these problems directly to the individual . . . There will be obedience to law when the individual feels that government represents a divine authority.

It is these beliefs, these religious convictions, that represent the strength of America, the strength of all civilized society . . . It is righteousness alone which exalteth the nation . . .

Calvin Coolidge

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Atmospheric Reactions to Solar Eclipse

Venus' square to the August 1, 2008 solar eclipse degree has produced the expected atmospheric reactions over portions of the U.S., Canada, and the tropics.



The Weather Alternative forecast for Sept 30-Oct 3, 2008 warned of a possible tropical wave south of Puerto Rico. It also called heavy rain over eastern Canada, and precipitation over the Northeast U.S.


Results

South of Puerto Rico

The National Weather Service reported yesterday AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL APPROACH FROM THE EAST AND BEGIN MOVING OVER THE LOCAL AREA OVERNIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.MEANWHILE...A TROPICAL WAVE WILL MOVE SOUTH OF THE ISLAND. THESE SYSTEMS WILL COMBINE TO BRING AN INCREASE IN CLOUDINESS AND SHOWER ACTIVITY FROM TIME TO TIME ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA DURING THE WEEKEND.



Northeast U.S. and Eastern Canada

The Accuweather map at right, as well as the one above, shows
atmospheric conditions over the Northeast U.S. and eastern Canada on October 2nd and 3rd.
Accuweather reported that on the 2nd heavy rain fell across New England due to a low pressure area over Quebec.


Solar Eclipse Activation Fall 2008 Part 1
August's Lunar Eclipse and November's Storm
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

The negative person gradually loses sight of reality. It’s not a sudden thing, but gradually, bit by bit, negative attitudes take over one area of his thoughts, then another, and then another. When you take in a negative thought, it colors your spirit just a bit. As you accept more and more negative thoughts, it begins to darken your spirit.

This process inverts your perceptions, and over time it causes you to begin seeing negative things as good and good things as negative. What is happening is that you are slowly slipping into the Enemy’s upside-down, inside-out perceptions.

“Positive thinkers inevitably get positive and powerful results.”—Norman Vincent Peale