Friday, July 31, 2009

Atlantic Hurricane and Southern Texas Rain

The Sun's aspect to the planets as viewed from the all-important seasonal Solar Ingress chart has led to some important long-range weather forecasts here at The Weather Alternative. This method allowed for the accurate forecast of the time and place of August 2007's Hurricane Dean. (See Switching On the Atlantic Hurricane Season and its fulfillment Atlantic Hurricane Season Gets Green Light)

August 17-19, 2009

This year the seasonal Solar Ingress chart sets up another important crossing between four heavenly bodies. We have a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction and a Moon-Mercury conjunction. These four cross in the eastern Atlantic around 27 west longitude and 18 north latitude. The transit Sun will activate part of this fearsome foursome between August 17th and 19th. As in the case of Hurricane Dean, we should expect tropical storm or hurricane formation over this area around those dates. If things follow Hurricane Dean's example, the storm could be long-lived and make it across the Atlantic.

The Sun's trigger to the Moon and planets will also affect the mainland U.S. at the same time. Jupiter, Neptune, the Moon, and Mercury made another crossing over northwestern Mexico just south of Arizona and New Mexico. We can expect a strong monsoonal flow over this area or perhaps the remnants of some tropical system shunted up over this area.

At the same time (Aug 17th), Mercury will conjoin Saturn. In the Solar Ingress this takes place over the Mississippi Valley area. This presages strong storms over the U.S. midsection, which probably involves Gulf moisture being drawn up over the southern Mississippi Valley feeding the storm machine.

August 19-21, 2009

Another interesting set-up involving planetary crossings is shown in the above astro-locality map for the August 13th Third Quarter Moon. There is a promise here for beneficial rains for the southern Texas area. Notice the circled area over extreme southern Texas and northeastern Mexico. Here, the Moon and Neptune cross. The planet Neptune, in astrometeorology, is associated with abundant tropical moisture and, in some cases, flooding rains. This is what I'm expecting over this area. Things could start gearing up as early as the 17th of August, but should definitely be in full swing around the 19th through the 21st. I haven't checked if southern Texas will receive a good soaking before these dates, but there should be a good one at this time. There is a slight chance that this alignment could manifest as a heat wave and bring no moisture at all. Hopefully, this will not be the case.

The second set of planetary crossings, as seen on the map above involves the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter off the southern coast of Mexico around 102 west longitude and 15 north latitude. Tropical storm and/or hurricane formation is possible here between the 19th and 21st as well.

Solar Eclipse Action for August and September 2009
August 10-15, 2009
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How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made


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Funny thing about temper: You can't get rid of it by losing it.

The longer you keep your temper the more it will improve.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, & he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. (Pro.16:32)

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. (Ecc.7:9)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Review of July 27-29, 2009 Forecast

I highlighted the need to watch the Gulf Coast area around eastern Texas and Louisiana during the July 27-29 period. The forecast posted at the end of May was based on planetary crossings that appeared in the New Moon chart of July 21st (actually a solar eclipse).

I was concerned that the build up of planetary energies there involving Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune might bring severe weather, although I was not sure how severe due to a fair weather influence of Venus at the same time.

It looks like (from the above Accuweather map for July 28th) that Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune were a bit too much for little ol' Venus. Nine inches of rain were reported on the morning of the 28th in the Ark-La-Tex region. Soaking rain and disruptive downpours also afflicted the area on the 27th as well.

Notice the circled region around the Gulf Coast area as shown in this astro-locality map used by astrometeorologists in formulating long-range weather forecasts. It coincides beautifully with the affected area in the above conventional weather graphic.

Solar Eclipse Action for August and September 2009

Solar Eclipse Action For June and July 2009

July 23-25, 2009 Forecast

August 10-15, 2009

Introduction to the Weather Alternative

How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

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The name of the game, this whole game of life, is choices, constant choices! God sets choices before us all the time and then lets us make our own decisions and operate within certain bounds.

"Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair... these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust.
"Whatever your years, there is in every being's heart the love of wonder, the undaunted challenge of events, the unfailing, childlike appetite for 'what next,' and the joy and the game of life.
"You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair."
--Douglas MacArthur

Get rid of the notion that children who do things early are way ahead of the game of life. Teaching your children to read at age two, & putting them through practice drills as pretoddlers (if not done correctly), could intensify their anxiety levels.
Hurrying children into advanced activities can represent an adult's need to have a precocious child rather than the best interest of the child. Check your motives! --
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Review of Forecasts for July 21-23 and July 23-25, 2009

The long-range weather forecasts posted here on The Weather Alternative covered the period of July 21-25, 2009.

The first portion of the forecast covered July 21-23.

We expected an atmospheric reaction (perhaps a tropical system) over the Mexican coastal area around 103 west longitude and 18 north latitude. Nothing that dramatic occurred, but as can be seen from the weather map at left for July 22nd, that very area is circled in green and labeled "Zona de Inestabilidad." This zone of instability, as it was called by the Mexican weather service, was slated for intense storm activity.

The same forecast mentioned the possibility of severe weather over the U.S. Rockies. The Accuweather map at right for the 21st shows the Southwest U.S. which during that time experienced big, slow-moving storms that caused flash flooding. The was brought about by storms dropping a quick 1 to 2 inches of rain.

The next segment of the forecast was for July 23-25. The above link will show you the astro-weather map where with a circled area over Arizona, New Mexico, and northwest Mexico. This forecast called for strong storms or a heat anomaly over this area.

The accompanying weather map for July 23rd from the Mexican weather service shows this exact area circled in red and once again labeled "Zona de Inestabilidad" similar to the one mentioned above. The western U.S. at this time was continuing to experience a heat wave as did northern Mexico.

Solar Eclipse Action for August and September 2009
Solar Eclipse Action For June and July 2009
July 23-25, 2009 Forecast

August 10-15, 2009
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made


Great men forget themselves. That is why they are remembered by others.

If you think you are humble, you probably aren't!

He who is full of self is very empty.

"Let another man praise thee & not thine own mouth, a stranger, & not thine own lips." (Pro. 27:2)

Success has made failures of many men.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Long-range Forecast: August 10-15, 2009

August 10-12, 2009
Mars will square Saturn on August 10th. Both the Solar Ingress and the New Moon chart places this troublesome pair over the United States. Taking these charts together, the Plains and Mississippi Valley areas are prone to strong storms at this time. It appears that the area in and around Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri will be subject to a high concentration of severe weather.
The eastern U.S. will also experience strong storms with the highest concentration moving over Pennsylvania and West Virginia into New England. The severe weather over the Northeast continues with the next forecast for August 14-15.

August 14-15, 2009

The New Moon of July 21st placed a Venus-Saturn square at 18 Gemini-Virgo over 81 west longitude (through the Southeast U.S. into the eastern Great Lakes). The Saturn portion affects the East Coast through Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

On the 15th, transit Mercury will trigger this set-up. Transit Mercury, along with transit Mars will cross over the North Carolina coast, Maryland, and Delaware. The transit Moon will aspect them all on the 15th.
This sounds like a storm system affecting the eastern U.S. with a special concentration along coastal area involving the coasts of North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware. Aside from the risk of severe storms over this area another possibility is for a tropical system to affect the area on its way toward New England.

Solar Eclipse Action for August and September 2009

Solar Eclipse Action For June and July 2009

July 23-25, 2009 Forecast

Introduction to the Weather Alternative

How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

Dare to Be Different

Dare to be different. Life is so full
Of people who follow the same push-and-pull.
Poor, plodding people who, other than name,
Try to pretend they're exactly the same.

God made men different; there never will be
A replica soul made of you or of me.
The charm--the glory of all creation
Rests on this very deviation.

Your charm--your own glory, too,
Lies in being uniquely you--
Lies in being true to your best,
That part of you different from all of the rest.
--Helen Marshall

Thursday, July 09, 2009

July 23-25, 2009 Forecast

The Solar Ingress chart for the summer 2009 season set up an interesting planetary crossing over the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. The circled area in the map above shows where four angular planets all cross. These are the Moon (called a planet in astrology), Mercury, Jupiter, and Neptune.

This area will be activated by transit Mars from July 23-25, 2009. This carries the potential to create strong storms over this area or other weather anomalies such as high heat. When coupled with a previous forecast for July 21-22, which was based on the Solar Eclipse of September 11, 2007, here's what may happen. As stated in the July 21-22 forecast, a tropical storm or hurricane may form on along the southern Mexican coast around 103 west longitude. This storm could then send moisture up to the area now being discussed, which lies just south of Arizona and New Mexico. Here's the map showing that location in Mexico.

Solar Eclipse Action for August and September 2009
Solar Eclipse Action For June and July 2009
Introduction to the Weather Alternative
How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made


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