Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Latest Conjunctions and Our Weather

The conjunction of Venus and Jupiter on February 1st and Mercury's conjunction with Neptune on the 2nd were the basis for The Weather Alternative's long-range forecast issued on January 23rd.

Feb 1-3
A cold air mass descends over the Mississippi Valley area and heads east only to clash with a warm, moist air mass over the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions resulting in storms.A storm system pushes into the West Coast states continuing through the Great Basin area and into the Rockies.

As can be seen from the Weather Channel map above, a major winter storm impacted the eastern United States on the the 1st and 2nd. Treacherous ice created hazadarous travel and severe thunderstorms blasted the Southeast.

The long-range forecast also called for a storm system to push into the West Coast States. As shown in the Accuweather map at left, an area of low pressure in southwestern British Columbia, Canada fueled snow showers for the Cascades and northern Rockies. The Oregon Cascades were forecast to receive over 6 inches of snow.

The next Weather Alternative forecast for February 3-6 is beginning to shape up. The forecast calls for precipitation to affect the Plains and Mississippi Valley between these dates.

Accuweather reports that a new storm is underway and will develop late this weekend over the Plains and will track east-northeast through the Midwest and Great Lakes by Tuesday (5th).

February 2008 Weather Outlook

Introduction to the Weather Alternative

How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made


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