Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 12-14, 2012

A series of winter forecasts of mine for 2012 entitled The Winters of 2011-14: An Astrometeorological Assessment has been published in the Feb/Mar 2012 edition of The Mountain Astrologer. These forecasts are all based on planetary cycles and were prepared in July 2011. As the forecasts transpire, I post the results to see how they have turned out. I've already posted the results of all that have occurred so far. Here's the next one.

January 12-14, 2012
Some of the main areas affected by Mercury's conjunction to Pluto, and Venus' conjunction to Neptune are the U.S. east and west coasts. An impressive winter storm should enter the Pacific Northwest with plentiful moisture. Its eastern counterpart will deliver a wintry punch to the Northeast and New England.

The Mercury-Pluto conjunction in the Solar Ingress affects the 105th degree of east longitude through Russia and central China opening up an arctic expressway for cold air to penetrate southward.


For the United States, two areas were mentioned: the East and West Coasts. The Northeast and New England were to experience a wintry punch. The Accuweather map below for January 13th--the middle of the forecast period--shows the wintry punch arriving on schedule. Weather headlines for this time period are as follows: Northeast: Accidents, Cut Power from Snow, Freeze, Wind--Double shot of winter storms in the East--Arctic invasion.
12 Northeast

As for the West Coast, the Accuweather map below is for the 14th or the end of the forecast period. The accompanying headline read: Seattle Snow, Storms to Return to the West. The weather, however, began to gear up for this before the 14th. On the 11th, the National Weather Service reported brisk east to northeast winds with gusts up to 50 mph--and even 70 mph--in some places in and around the Portland metro area. On the 13th, the NWS stated "a vigorous frontal system will push through western Washington early Friday (13th) bringing significant snowfall to the Cascades.
13 Seattle Snow

The last part of the forecast was for cold air to penetrate southward through central China. The China Meteorological Administration reported the following:

From Jan.12 to 14, there will be light to moderate snow or sleet in central and eastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (this is located in west central China), southeastern Northwest China, northern Yangtze-Hanshui Valley, southern and western Yellow-Huaihe Valley, northern Yangtze-Huaihe Valley. From Jan.12 to 15, the last overcast will hit most parts of southern China with the precipitation of 40 to 90mm. On Jan.14, the heavy rain or rainstorm will affect Jiangxi (southeast China), Fujian (southeast China), northern Guangdong and eastern Guangxi (south central China).
Funny But True


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