Monday, November 03, 2008

Recent Forecast Results

The Weather Alternative long-range forecast for October 28-31, 2008 called for possible cold and damp weather over the Rockies and a strong storm system or possible hurricane strike over the Mississippi Valley.

As can be seen from the Weather Channel map for Oct 30th at left, high pressure dominated both the areas in question during the forecast period. No severe weather was reported in either location.

The period of Nov 1-4, 2008 was also pinpointed for severe weather over the Northeast US and eastern Canada. As shown in the Accuweather map at right, a storm system is creeping northward and will arrive over the Northeast by Tuesday, Nov 4th.

Accuweather reports that "The storm will spread rain over the Delmarva on Tuesday, then the rest of the mid-Atlantic Tuesday night into Wednesday."

Canada's weather service reports today that for Newfoundland and Labrador "60 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60."

The forecast also called for possible tropical activity south of Puerto Rico. However, no such activity has been reported.

The last portion of this forecast called for either "hurricane strike over the Baja area or a robust cold front lowering temperatures and producing strong storms throughout the western U.S."

Accuweather reports that since Friday (Oct 31st) storms have been affecting the Pacific Northwest and California. The Accuweather map at left shows the latest storm affecting the region.

Winds will also affect southern California and the Mexican weather service reports strong winds over the southern Baja.

Solar Eclipse Activation Fall 2008 Part 1
August's Lunar Eclipse and November's Storm
November 2008 Forecasts
Introduction to the Weather Alternative

How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

Picture yourself as a stringed instrument. You’re beautiful, cleaned, polished, and ready to be played in an orchestra.

I’m your musician. I come and pick you up—the glorious instrument—and try you out. “Something isn’t right,” I say. “You need to be tuned.” “Oh no,” you think. “Tuning usually means tightening and twisting!” Yes, there is tightening, twisting, and then some testing, and maybe more tightening, twisting, and testing again—but soon melodious sounds flow from you—the instrument—and fill all the hearers with peace, joy, and happiness.

If I had tried to go through the performance without tuning you first, it would have caused you to sound discordant and out of key, and you would have lacked the harmony and peace that a tuned instrument brings. So while the tuning may cause a measure of stretching, pulling, and some pain or difficulty, in time it will bring about the beautiful sounds and harmonious melodies that will move and captivate the audience.

Trust Me, that I know what is best for you. Be happy for this time of tuning, because soon you will bring joy to the hearers.

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