Sunday, January 25, 2015

Results of East Coast Nor’easter and Southern California Storm

In a long-range weather forecast posted last December 13th, I gave my take on the noteworthy weather that I thought would affect the East and West Coasts between the 19th and 25th of January. Let’s see what happened.

 East Coast

My forecast relied heavily on the October 23rd 2014 solar eclipse which was now being activated and previously had produced, according to astro-meteorology, a Nor’easter over the U.S. Northeast and New England. One scenario I suggested was a low pressure area over the Carolinas that would then strengthen and move northward to the Northeast and New England with potential to develop into a   Nor’easter. On the 23rd and 24th as can be seen in the Accuweather map below, a low developed and passed over the Carolinas becoming a major winter storm that affected the Northeast and New England.  Accuweather’s headline was, “Major Snowstorm May Hit I-95 Corridor From DC to NYC, Boston.”  




Now, what’s coming on the heels of that is another major blizzard that starts to affect the Northeast and New England just a day after my forecast period ended on the 25th. That is to say that on the 26th, a blizzard will, in the words of Accuweather, shut down Boston and the New York City area. The next Accuweather map shows the extent of the storm.




West Coast

Due to certain planetary aspects I envisioned a storm system over the area, especially Southern California. Now, I thought that this storm system entailed moisture, which is desperately needed there, however, there was no precipitation. Because of Mercury’s retrograde station, which is a wind-breeding influence, my forecast also called for windy conditions as far south as Southern California. The windy conditions over Southern California were what did materialize.

 Starting on the 21st and continuing through the 25th, the National Weather Service began to post wind warnings for Southern California. Their posts warned of locally gusty winds, and strong and damaging winds, or what are known as Santa Ana winds. Fox news reported more than 54,000 customers who were affected by power outages in the Los Angeles area due to fierce Santa Ana winds that toppled trees and knocked down power poles across the area. The area was also besieged by dangerous rip currents and high surf due to a storm system in the Pacific Ocean. Below is a picture of high surf crashing over the Southern California coast on the 24th.




For more information about long-range weather forecasting, more forecasts, and forecast accuracy, see the links below.

Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Wet and Windy West Coast January 28-31, 2015
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Wet and Windy West Coast January 28-31, 2015

West Coast inhabitants should prepare for strong winds and heavy rain between the 28th and 31st of January. According to the long-range weather forecast method employed by Johannes Kepler, the 17th century mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer, the planetary alignments at the end of January spell weather woes for Washington, Oregon, and California.

The forecast is based on alignments between the Sun and Mercury, as well as Venus and Saturn. The conjunction of the Sun and Mercury has been observed by astro-meteorologists to excite wind velocities and cause atmospheric turbulence when these occupy key positions in astro-locality weather maps. At the same time, Venus will form a quadrature to Saturn. Long-range weather forecasters have found this alignment to coincide with low pressure systems and heavy downfall. The astro-locality map below, shows how these members of our solar system congregate over the West Coast states and form a "crossing" over northern California.


For more information about long-range weather forecasting, more forecasts, and forecast accuracy, see the links below.

Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

January 19-25, 2014 East Coast Nor'easter and Southern California Storm 
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative

Have You Seen Comet Lovejoy? (read article here)

Friday, January 02, 2015

December 2014 Forecast Results Part II

The last forecast of the December 2014 forecasts focused on December 29th and the following few days. I mentioned that two solar eclipses were being activated by the transits of Mars and Jupiter. Consequently, we were to look for a weather reaction in the form of a front or low pressure system over the Great Lakes and Northeast. I also mentioned an invasion of cold air over the Rockies.

The first AccuWeather map below from December 27th shows blustery conditions setting in over the Great Lakes area and headed eastward on New Year's Eve.



The invasion of cold air mentioned in the forecast for the Rockies is shown in the next AccuWeather map. This map covers the period between December 29th and 31st. Notice that the core of the cold is over the Rockies.




Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

January 19-25, 2014 East Coast Nor'easter and Southern California Storm 
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative

 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

December 2014 Forecast Results Part 1

Here are some results of the December 2014 Weather Predictions that I posted on December 5th. In this post, I followed a number of solar eclipses that were being triggered during December and forecast the weather conditions that, according to my experience with astro-meteorology, would result.

December 16

The first forecast period was centered on December 16th. The area to be affected was the U.S. eastern Plains where stormy conditions were to ensue. The astro-locality map of the April 29, 2014 solar eclipse on which I based the forecast is repeated below.



Compare the crossing of planetary lines over the U.S. eastern Plains with the low pressure area in Weather Channel map for December 15th below.



The National Weather Service in part reported, "...Swath of accumulating snows expected with a wrapped up storm system tracking through the central U.S...Moisture being pulled from
the Gulf of Mexico will fuel moderate to heavy rains...with embedded
thunderstorms..."

December 19

The next forecast discussed the solar eclipse of November 3, 2013. Here I considered 4 areas that would be affected by severe weather: the eastern Plains, the Rockies/Plains boundary, the Pacific Northwest and northern California, and the Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee area. Let's look at each one.

Eastern Plains

The forecast called for severe weather during the period from the 19th and into the next few days. A large storm system, according to the National Weather Service, is set to produce precipitation across the Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas on the 22nd.

Rockies-Plains

The boundary between the Rockies and Plains is having a bit more of a weather reaction. The Weather Channel map below for the 19th shows a stationary front forming along the length of the area. The front is causing patchy freezing fog over parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles all the way south to the Texas-New Mexico state lines. Fog is also a problem along the front in North Dakota. Gusty winds and snow are expected in southeastern Montana on the 20th. Gusty winds and heavy snow will also affect southeastern Wyoming and reach down to Colorado due to a low driving southeast into the Plains.




Pacific Northwest and Northern California

The above map also shows a cold front entering the Pacific Northwest and northern California. In the words of Accuweather on December 18th: Northwest Storm to Unleash Heavy Rain, Fierce Winds.

Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee 

A low pressure area and rain are forecast to move into this area and produce rain over Georgia and Alabama. As can be seen from map below, rain is affecting this very area.




Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

January 19-25, 2014 East Coast Nor'easter and Southern California Storm 
December 2014 Weather Predictions
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative 

Have a Wonderful Christmas! 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

January 19-25, 2015 East Coast Nor'easter and Southern California Storm

The seven-day period from January 19-25 has some interesting planetary alignments that seem to promise noteworthy weather on both the East and West coasts of the United States. The line up is as follows: Venus opposition Jupiter, and Mars conjunct Neptune on the 19th, Mars parallel Neptune on the 20th, Mercury's retrograde station on the 21st, and a Mercury-Venus parallel, and Sun-Saturn parallel on the 25th.

West Coast

When taken together, the aspects on the 19th and 20th increase the availability of warm, moist air over the West Coast states. Mercury's retrograde station, known for its tendency to bring cold fronts and windy conditions, then kicks in. Key charts place this influence over Southern California. As we progress toward the end of the forecast period, the final planetary combinations provide a clash between warm, moist are from the Mercury-Venus combination, and cold, damp air as represented by the Sun and Saturn. So, a storm system bringing windy conditions seems to be indicated over the West Coast states as far as south as Southern California.




East Coast

The New Moon chart of January 20th, places the aforementioned Mercury and Saturn over the East Coast especially over North Carolina. The New Moon itself will trigger the solar eclipse of October 23, 2014, which set up a configuration of planets over the Northeast United States that spells storm conditions. One scenario is that a strong cold front penetrates the eastern portion of the country and produces a low pressure area over the Carolinas that then moves northward to the Northeast and New England perhaps with Nor'easter potential. Speaking of Nor'easters, I just checked the weather records for October 23, 2014 when the solar eclipse set up the initial configuration I mentioned above. Guess what? A Nor'easter hit the area. Here's the Weather Channel map below.


Their headlines read, "Nor'easter in the Northeast, soaking in the Northwest." At that time soaking rains covered the Northeast and New England with northeast winds from 15 to 35 mph. The scenario for January 19-25 may be similar.



Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

December 2014 Weather Predictions
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative

Friday, December 05, 2014

December 2014 Weather Predictions

This month there are a number of solar eclipses that will be spurred to action by transiting planets. When this happens there is a weather reaction over the areas that had the Sun and Moon in key positions at the time of the eclipse. Some of these weather reactions will be more important than others depending on other factors at work at the time of the eclipse or at the time the eclipse is triggered. Here are a few of the next triggers.




By the way, Super Typhoon Hagupit, that as we speak is threatening the Philippines, can be traced back to both the previous lunar and solar eclipses of last October. The weather patterns I'll be mentioning here, however, will not bring such severe weather.

December 16, 2014
The solar eclipse of April 29, 2014, is triggered by Mars. So, in the few days following the 16th, the area shown in the astro-locality map below should experience some stormy conditions. This is basically the eastern Plains.




December 19, 2014
Just a few days afterward, Mars will activate the solar eclipse of November 3, 2013. As can be appreciated from the map below, the same area of the country is affected. but due to other planetary alignments at this time, there's more to talk about.




From the 19th and into the next few days, besides expecting storms over the eastern Plains area, we can also expect severe weather to develop over the Front Range area farther (thanks, Gary) west where the Rockies meets the Plains. Other indicators point to the area in and around the Texas Panhandle. Even farther east, over the Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee area there are indications of severe weather developing at this time. And based on the same eclipse, there are indications of a front or low pressure system pushing into the Pacific Northwest and northern California and this time bringing precipitation.

December 29, 2014
At this time, two eclipses are triggered: the May 2013 solar eclipse by Mars, and the November 2012 eclipse by Jupiter. The first one affects the area from the Deep South into the East Central States and eastern Great Lakes, while the other one affects the eastern Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast. At this time and in the days following, we can expect a front or low pressure area to develop over the eastern portions of the country and push over the Great Lakes as it transits from there through the Northeast. Due to other factors, the Rockies should see an invasion of cold air now which may trigger precipitation.

Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
The Winters of 2011-14
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving Nor'easter

The recent Thanksgiving Nor'easter was a close fulfillment of the long-range forecast posted at the end of October. The forecast entitled November 22-25, 2014 East Coast Forecast told how November's New Moon was going to trigger the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse. As mentioned in that post, this eclipse meant the possibility of severe weather for the U.S. East Coast as shown in the astro-locality map below.


 In the past, this eclipse brought hurricane activity to the East Coast and sometimes heavy rain over the Carolinas as seen in this September 2014 post. That's what happened again around the 23rd and 24th of this month. The doppler radar for Nov. 23rd shows severe thunderstorms over that very area.


The forecast also mentioned that another possibility was that a front, running the length of the East Coast, would generate storms as it pushed eastward. The next Weather Channel map for the 24th shows the front approaching the East Coast.


I also mentioned that we should watch the East Coast area roughly between November 22-25. Well, on the 26th and Thanksgiving Day, a low pressure formed and traveled the East Coast from the Carolinas to New England and the Canadian Maritimes where, as a nor'easter, it brought rain and snow and caused power outages. See the Accuweather map below.



Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
The Winters of 2011-14
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative