Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Plains and Midwest Storms

The Weather Alternative's long-range forecast for February 24-26, 2008 was posted last January. The forecast pointed out that due to Saturn and Uranus' positioning over the Plains for the winter season that cold and windy conditions would be expected during this period resulting in storms.

The Weather Channel map at left shows a cold front penetrating down through the central Plains today while a low pressure system forms over the Rockies.

The Weather Channel also reports that "A swath of wind-driven, accumulating snow, perhaps on the order of 4 to 8 inches with locally 10" or more, will stream eastward north of a strengthening storm center tomorrow, lining out from South Dakota across southern Minnesota into central Wisconsin. By evening, the snow should be sweeping over northern lower Michigan."

In addition, sleet and freezing rain is expected in parts of Nebraska, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Rain and thunderstorms will also prevail across the lower Midwest, while some severe thunderstorms are expected in parts of Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.

Arctic air will then plunge southward over the northern Plains, while gusty southerly winds will bring mild air into the lower Midwest.

Major Storms for February and March?
Saturn, Uranus and Winter 2008-09
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

The Two Laws that Make Civilization Possible:

Do all you have agreed to do.

Do not encroach on other persons or their property. -- Richard J. Maybury

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Major Storms for February and March?

Accuweather's Joe Bastardi views current weather patterns as being similar to those of February and March 1969 and 1993. In the 1993 example, Philadelphia recieved 6 inches of snow up to February 20th and then a whopping 18 inches of snow afterwards. March of 1993 brought a superstorm.

Although Joe can't guarantee a major storm, he would be surprised if there were not one or two on the eastern seaboard over the next three weeks. These storms, he says, can start on the West Coast, push out into the Plains and then intensify over the eastern seaboard, or in some cases get pushed down to the Gulf Coast.

What does Kepler's astro-meteorological method show? Well, I haven't looked at the next few weeks in detail but the period of March 8-12 looks like it has the potential to be quite stormy.

I've already mentioned the period in my January 6th post. Here's a bit more information. On March 8th, Mars will opposes Neptune exactly along the Pacific Northwest Coast. At the same time the Sun opposes Saturn over the Front Range of the Rockies and Plains.

This indicates that there is strong potential for a storm system to hit the West Coast at this time and push eastward towards the Rockies and eject out into the Plains as a strong winter storm. These storms usually continue eastward. The astro-locality map above shows the planetary alignments circled.

Saturn, Uranus and Winter 2008-09
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oklahoma Tornadoes

On Tuesday, February 10th, two tornadoes touched down in central and southern Oklahoma. The tornadoes smashed housing developments and severe storms killed at least eight people.

This type of severe weather is likely the result of the Saturn-Uranus opposition that heavily afflicts the Plains in this winter season's solar ingress chart. The transit Moon triggered the opposition on the 11th. This powerful storm system by then was over the Mississippi Valley area.

The Weather Alternative forecast for Feb 4-6, 2009 expected this type of severe weather over the Plains and into the Mississippi Valley, but that period was relatively calm. It seems it all kicked in with the Moon's trigger to the Saturn-Uranus opposition on the 10th and 11th.

Saturn, Uranus and Winter 2008-09
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

Decision Making

Always take plenty of time to make a snap decision.

Choice, not chance, determines human destiny.

There are no born decision-makers. The most successful decision-makers follow a set of rules that help them select the best alternative under the circumstances. The basic rules of decision-making involve six steps: a) State the apparent problem or situation you face. b) Gather the facts. c) Organise and interpret the facts. d) State the real problem or situation. e) Develop alternative solutions. f) Select the most appropriate alternative.

Monday, February 02, 2009

England's Worst Snow In Years

Today Accuweather reports that heavy snow is falling across England. Eight inches fell in short order on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel. Widespread snowfall of 3-5 inches occurred across southern England. Snow spread into Ireland, northern England and Scotland late Monday.

The astrological scenario as portrayed in the Solar Ingress shows the Sun conjunct Pluto on the Midheaven through England, and the Saturn-Uranus opposition rising and setting over western portions of England.

In astrometeorology, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto are cold planets. Saturn and Uranus are just a few days away from an exact opposition and the Sun-Pluto conjunction is being squared by transit Venus today. The squares and oppositions are foul-weather makers and are truly living up to their reputation.

Saturn, Uranus and Winter 2008-09
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

John Updike

Raised in the Protestant community of Shillington, Pa., where the Lord's Prayer was recited daily at school, Updike was a lifelong churchgoer influenced by his faith, but not immune to doubts.

"I remember the times when I was wrestling with these issues that I would feel crushed. I was crushed by the purely materialistic, atheistic account of the universe," Updike told The Associated Press during a 2006 interview.

"I am very prone to accept all that the scientists tell us, the truth of it, the authority of the efforts of all the men and woman spent trying to understand more about atoms and molecules. But I can't quite make the leap of unfaith, as it were, and say, `This is it. Carpe diem (seize the day), and tough luck.'"