Saturday, January 09, 2016

March 2016 Long-range Weather Forecasts

The alignments between the planets Jupiter and Saturn in astro-meteorology are noted for their tendency to increase downfall and to intensify and expand storms. In March of this year, Jupiter and Saturn will be in quadrature, exact on the 23rd.

In order to better understand what type of weather patterns we may expect, let's look back at the previous Jupiter-Saturn quadrature that occurred on August 2nd of last year. I had published a forecast in the June 2015 edition of Dell Horoscope entitled Celestial Storm Warnings! - Predicting the 2015 Hurricane Season. 

The forecasts for August 3-7, 2015 were based on the Jupiter-Saturn alignment. The first forecast was for the states of Jalisco, Colima, and Michoacan in western Mexico. During the forecast period, those areas received 1 to 2 inches of rain.

The other area mentioned in the forecast was the U.S. Deep South centering over Alabama. A low pressure area developed over coastal Georgia on the 3rd. By the 6th, AccuWeather reported "Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as well as Atlanta, Georgia, are expected to see strong thunderstorms through the evening as torrential downpours and gusty winds blow across the area."

By referring to some key charts used in astro-meteorology, we can get an idea of the areas where the weather patterns induced by the Jupiter-Saturn alignment will take place.

As the planets draw closer to their exact aspect, we should begin to see manifestations of stormy weather patterns triggered by low pressure areas or strong fronts. The first period that seems of interest is that of March 8-10.

March 8-10, 2016

The key chart for the winter season places these planets over the 87th degree of west longitude. This runs from the western Great Lakes down through Alabama as can be seen in the locality chart below.


March 8 2016

At this time, the Moon will activate the upcoming quadrature between Jupiter and Saturn. In addition, the Moon will be at perigee which is its closest approach to Earth. This usually serves to intensify weather patterns. I'm expecting to see strong storms bringing wind and rain traverse this part of the country as they head eastward.

March 14-16, 2016

Mercury will now enter the picture and activate the nearly complete Jupiter-Saturn alignment now. This carries the potential for storms over the same area mentioned above, however, these storms may focus further southward over the Deep South.

March 23-26, 2016

The next key chart is for the Jupiter-Saturn alignment itself that takes place on the 23rd. You can see that the areas it affects encompass the 80th degree of west longitude which runs from the eastern Great Lakes through South Carolina. The other extent of its influence takes in New England as shown in the map below.



Jupiter Saturn

This period will also feature strong storms with potential to bring torrential downpours and gusty winds that sweep through the area.


Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

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Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
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Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

February 7-10, 2016 Potential for Midwest Snow and Brutal Cold

Certain alignments between the Sun and Mars have been observed by astro-meteorologists to be disruptive to the weather engendering storms with whipping gusty winds. Such an alignment occurs on February 7, 2016. To better understand the weather that we may expect, let's take a look at the weather patterns that developed during one of the last Sun-Mars alignments that happened on January 2, 2014.

In order to localize the influence of that Sun-Mars alignment, we'll look at the geographical areas the Sun and Mars affected by referring to two key charts. The chart for the winter 2013-14 season placed Mars over the New England area of the United States. The Accuweather headline on the 2nd read "Blizzard to Reach From NYC to Boston Thursday Night." Needless to say, road conditions suffered and flight cancellations resulted.

In another key chart, Mars was placed along the 94th line of west longitude running through Minnesota, Iowa, and southward. On January 3rd, the Weather Channel warned that blizzard conditions were imminent for parts of the Dakotas and northwest Minnesota. As the storm developed it would affect Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio followed by an invasion of brutally cold air over the northern Plains and the Midwest.

February 7-10, 2016

A similar pattern is established by the next Sun-Mars alignment on February 7th of this year with some slight differences. Following is a map for one of the key charts.

Sun Mars Feb 2016

The geographical area that Mars will affect is shown by the blue line running from north to south from Minnesota down through Louisiana. The white line running along the East Coast is the area the Sun's influence will affect. These are by and large the same areas that were affected in January 2014. We will likely see a strong winter storm system gear up over the central U.S. and affect the northern tier states and Midwest between February 7-10. The storm during this period could push eastward and affect the Mid-Atlantic coast on up through the Northeast and New England with a weather pattern similar to that of January 2014.

The map for the 2015-16 winter season also affects the western states as shown below.

Dec 2015 Ingress

Here we see the Sun and Mars exerting an influence along the west coast and through the Intermoutain West or Great Basin. We may expect a round of winter storms to punch their way into the West Coast during the period between the 7th and 10th of February.



Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range Weather Predictions
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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

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

November 2015 Forecast Results

Here are the results for the last California drought forecasts as well as the November hurricane forecasts that appeared in June 2015 edition of Dell Horoscope.

The Jupiter-Neptune opposition of September of this year was triggered on November 17th. Since the opposition fell over California and the Pacific Northwest, I expect rain to visit the area. The National Weather Service reported on November 17th that heavy rain was possible over parts of the Cascades due to a wave of low pressure coming from the Pacific Ocean. Showers and higher elevation snow was to push into the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West. Below, the Weather Channel map for the 17th shows the front and rain.


Nov 16


The next forecast period was that of November 25-30. I expected strong storms or a series of fronts to deliver rain to California and the surrounding area. On the 24th, Winter Weather messages were posted by the National Weather Service for Oregon and northern and central California. Brief blizzard conditions were experienced throughout the area. The main event that was experienced for the rest of the forecast period was windy and cold conditions that affected the forecast area due to a cold upper level low that stationed itself over the Great Basin area. A number of wind advisories and freeze warnings were issued during the forecast period for California.

On the last day of the forecast period (30th), rounds of storms began to impact Washington, Oregon, and California. These storms continued throughout the first week of December.

The hurricane forecast called for possible tropical activity south of Louisiana in the Gulf and also around the Turks and Caicos Islands from November 24-27. No hurricane activity was reported over the Islands. No tropical system developed in the Gulf either, however, on the 26th  the National Weather Service reported that moisture was spreading northward from the Gulf of Mexico causing rainfall amounts of 3 to 9 inches, with locally higher amounts, from central and southern Texas to the mid-Mississippi Valley. On the 27th, two to five inches of rain affected the lower and middle Mississippi Valley. Over the next few days flash flooding continued over the lower Mississippi Valley. My take on this is that the planetary alignment between Saturn and Neptune that I expected could be indicative of a tropical system, was, nevertheless fulfilling its moisture-enhancing function that astro-meteorology recognizes it has by feeding moisture from the Gulf in to the area.



Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range 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
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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

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

California Drought Forecast November 2015

Recent long-range California drought forecasts posted at the end of August 2015 have been successful in timing the arrival of needed rain. You can read the results here, here, and here. The latest drought monitor map, however, shows that the state is still in the grips of a serious water shortage.

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Some major planetary aspects that are associated with abnormally damp weather and above normal precipitation are taking place over California. The first one on September 17th of this year (Jupiter opposition Neptune) will be triggered again during the last week of November. In addition to this, on the 17th of November, the Sun-Mercury conjunction will combine with the upcoming Saturn-Neptune square over California as shown in the map below. Saturn-Neptune combinations are known for increased precipitation.


Nov 17

The effects of this alignment may begin to be felt around the 17th, but a stronger period should be that of November 25th through the 30th when the potential is high for strong storms or a series of fronts to trigger precipitation over California and surrounding areas. Let's hope they get the rain they need.

As you may know there is a controversy over Nestle extracting water from the state of California during a drought. You can read what activists are saying here, and what Nestle says here.


Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range 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


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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 9-11, 2015 Hurricane Forecast Results

The next forecast that appeared in my Dell Horoscope article entitled Celestial Storm Warnings! - Predicting the 2015 Hurricane Season in the June 2015 edition centered on the Florida area and East Coast.

This forecast was based on Mercury's retrograde station of October 9th which placed important planetary influences over the Southeast U.S. especially Florida as can be seen in the astro-locality map below.

Florida

The forecast called for either a tropical system to affect Florida and travel up the coast or severe thunderstorms over the peninsula.

Results

According to the Weather Prediction Center's Short Range Forecast Discussion of October 9th, heavy rain was forecast to hit eastern Georgia and the Carolinas. Flash flooding affected some areas. The low pressure area responsible for the rain was then to stall offshore.


Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

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Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range 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

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Friday, October 16, 2015

California Drought and El Niño Results Part 3

We've been looking at the results of the California Drought and El Niño forecast that was published on August 29th of this year. You can read the previous results here and here. The last date mentioned in the forecast was that of October 16th. At this time Venus will make an opposition to Neptune which by itself is believed to increase moisture resulting in precipitation and flooding. What I thought was important was that this opposition falls directly on the Jupiter-Neptune opposition of September 17th. The astro-locality map below shows that the opposition affected the West Coast.

Ju Ne

Accuweather has just begun to announce, "Downpours Threaten Flash Flooding in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix Areas" thus fulfilling the long-range forecast. According to the weather agency, a storm located in the Pacific Ocean has begun to press inland and will deliver higher humidity and locally drenching rainfall. The following Accuweather map shows the areas likely to experience the most precipitation.

15 Downpours Los Angeles


Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range 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

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

California Drought and El Niño Results Part 2

This is the second installment of forecast results for the observations I made about the California drought. You can read the original post here. The first results were posted here. In that first installment, we saw that rain did affect California and the surrounding area shortly after the September 17th Jupiter-Neptune opposition, which is what the forecast had called for.

The next date mentioned in the forecast was that of October 6th. I deemed this important because Mars opposed Neptune right on the Jupiter-Neptune opposition of September 17th. Let's see what happened. First, the California and West Coast area is singled out because the Jupiter-Neptune opposition was on the meridian through that area as seen in the astro-locality map below.

Ju Ne

The National Weather Service reported that on the 6th, an upper-level low pressure area over Southern California would move into parts of the Southwest. The low would pull moisture from the Gulf of California into the Southwestern quarter of the country producing showers and thunderstorms from Southern and Central California eastward. I would think that any rain would be welcome at this time. The upper-level low would then bring locally heavy rain and flash flooding to the Four Corners region.

Materialism 

Materialism reduces thinking to neurons firing in the brain. For the materialist, humans don’t believe something because we are rationally persuaded of its truth, but because of neuronal patterns in our gray matter.
But what does that imply for materialists’ own views? To be consistent, they must apply the same reasoning to themselves: Their own materialism is not a product of rational thought, but of neurons firing in their brains. In that case, why should the rest of us give it any credence? As apologist Greg Koukl puts it, this is how a worldview “commits suicide.” When its own definition of truth is applied to itself, it discredits itself. - Nancy Pearcey