Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 12:01 PM - ForecastsBlog entry September 5, 2007
The impact of 'extreme' is felt by everyone, even those who would not admit to it. The explosion of communication capabilities for infants to those who are at the other end of the life spectrum affect our daily lives in one way or another. There are weather extremes, stock market extremes, housing extremes, population extremes and food issues extremes just to name a few. 'Extreme' weather has been getting a lot of attention for the global warming alarmists and some of the information looks convincing, however, I think the next few years will find the alarmists changing their tune.
Once colder temperatures take over, global warming will be old news and a new song will be sung. What could be strong enough to cause the turnaround? There are several factors moving into place beginning now. Another factor moves into place in late December and a third factor enters the picture in January 2008. By February 8 out of 10 weather factors will be in place to start the new tune.
It wont be cold everywhere and the variations of temperature from cold to warm will happen also, just as the shifts to warm happened some years ago.
The extremes of media hype will have to calm down when government steps in to regulate one or more forms of our extreme communication abilities. Which one will it be? Free speech is guaranteed in the Constitution but will the press go too far one day soon? Will the wide open spaces of the internet suddenly get fenced in? Could cell phones become a thing of the past? What could possibly replace a cell phone? Ugly thought, I know. Any of this is possible with the upcoming new factors sliding into place.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007, 02:04 PM - ForecastsDear friends,
The ice may be melting and a few polar bears may get caught on a floating iceberg from time to time, but the general public should not fall prey to the hype - yes, hype - of the media and the former would be president to the crisis of 'global warming'.
Think of the word global. Do you know how much global history of warming is available? Not very much. Global warming issues are new and exciting to talk about. Media infusion and confusion is a fairly new phenomenon, designed to make money and to propagandize whatever the bucks will buy - fame, prestige, new grant money and a number of other incentives.
John Naisbitt, a truly international author of books such as Mega Trends and Mind Set offers sane and realistic advice on global warming. It is the simple statement he wrote that has me admiring the way his mind works. He wrote on page 27 of Mind Set "Read a significant number of the 963 books on global warming listed on Amazon.com and, to keep a balance, read from the 1,054 books (July 2006) on global cooling and the coming ice age?".
Naisbitt's advice is very good. I have read a few of the newer books on the subject and I agree with John that there is no absolute consensus, no hard facts to base the global warming issues on. It is a debate that no doubt will continue because it can be made into a panic situation and panic sells and sells and sells.
Naisbitt also concludes on page 31 that "It is in the nature of human beings to bend information in the direction of desired conclusions."
I can recommend another book that gives a good rational to global warming and climate change. It is Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America: Climate Change, the Rise of China, and Global Terrorism by Harm de Blij (Paperback - Feb 12, 2007)
Another is The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations by Eugene Linden (Hardcover - Feb 7, 2006).
A thought comes to my mind where global warming issues have accelerated over the past 10-12 years. The planet Pluto has been in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius since 1995. Pluto represents the global consciousness, extremes and threats, rather than any weather value in astrometeorology, but the weather value for the zodiac sign Sagittarius is warm and dry.
In the next few years, Pluto transitions and moves into the zodiac sign of Capricorn. The weather value for Capricorn is cold and dry. It won't be long before the global warming could change into global cooling.
Keep in mind that the proponents of global warming are members of the same group which includes meteorologists - the same meteorologists who cannot develop a long range weather forecast.
Monday, March 20, 2006, 09:14 AM - ForecastsHURRICANES AND STORMS 2006 Preliminary Report
February 2006 - The initial foray into the hurricane season gives broad information. A deeper analysis and observation will be forthcoming soon to update the following forecast.
Many hours are spent developing the first set of hurricane and storm data. Many more hours will be spent viewing more charts, graphs, maps and charts of particular locations.
Each forecast is the overview of one lunat period that shows the most likely weather for the 7-8 days.
July 3-9 Quarter Moon
Florida Heavy rains
Louisiana Strong winds early, heavy rain later.
Carolinas - Breezy to windy, thunderstorms.
Other A moisture laden system develops north of Puerto Rico and a low pressure event is possible in the middle of the Atlantic
July 10-16 Full Moon *Perigee 13th Florida Breezy thunderstorms; seasonal humidity
Louisiana .Breezy, high humidity.
Carolinas - Rain; cloudy
Other - A weather event off the coast of Senegal, Africa near the Canary Islands. Convection is possible.
July 17-24 Quarter Moon
Florida Rain, thunderstorms
Louisiana Stormy weather. Heavy rain.
Carolinas High pressure
Other - Clouds and thunderstorms off the coast of Senegal, near the Canary Islands.
July 25-August 2 New Moon
Florida Wet and windy
Louisiana Heavy rain
Carolinas Heavy rain and windy to gale force winds
Other - quiet.
August 2 8 Quarter Moon
Florida Unstable atmosphere leads to thunderstorms and squallish weather.
Carolinas - A week of variety. T-storms, windy, warm, rain, humidity, sunny.
Other - Disturbed weather in the mid-Atlantic. Tropical storm flare-up.
August 9 15 Full Moon Perigee August 10th
Florida Searing heat and humidity tropical downpours, T-storms. Hurricane weather.
Louisiana Sunny, warm to very hot and humid.
Carolinas Hot turbulent. Violent atmosphere, downpours.
Other Very hot temperatures in the middle Atlantic.
August 16 22 Quarter Moon
Florida - Seasonable, typical summer weather.
Louisiana Seasonable, hot. Cooling down with T-storm.
Carolinas - Hot, humid. Cooling down T-storm.
Other A very strong tropical depression forms in the mid-Atlantic.
Baha, CA/MX will host a strong hurricane this period.
August 23 30 New Moon
Florida Very hot and humid.
Louisiana Warm to hot, pleasant with some humidity.
Carolinas - Hot and humid with strong winds.
Other Very powerful tropical system develops and becomes a category hurricane near or at the Canary Islands. Heavy rain to flooding on the west coast of Mexico. Southern California has extremely difficult weather, flooding rains.
August 31 September 6 Quarter Moon Perigee SuperMoon September 7th
Florida Hurricane of great strength threatens Florida and the Gulf Coast.
Louisiana Torrential rain and flooding
Carolinas - Windy; heavy rain.
Other Honduras and parts of Central America may be in the storm΄s path.
Generally the steering currents will move the hurricane north.
September 7 13 Full Moon
Mercury sq Pl
Florida Strong gusty winds.
Louisiana A tropical storm develops with very destructive winds.
Carolina Mostly hot and dry
Other A strong, very wet depression develops in the eastern Atlantic on the west side of the Canary Islands.
September 14 21
Florida Take cover for another big blow. A high category hurricane strikes Florida. Oppressive heat.
Louisiana Heavy rain; flash flooding; strong squalls. . Very high humidity.
Carolinas Mixed weather events. Hot, then cooler with rain.
Other Off the coast of Africa there will be convection with a tropical low. It has the potential to be good sized.
Preliminary Hurricane 2006 Report
Carolyn Egan February 2006 ©
Sunday, May 15, 2005, 11:26 AM - ForecastsIn my musings, earlier this morning, I said the rain would start at 1pm here in Rhode Island. The trigger (for you astromets) I used was a transit of the Moon opposite Neptune at 12:50pm edt. Exactly at that time scattered raindrops began to fall. I was at a local farm with my son in law and the two granddaughters. Wow, says he, right on the money! All I can say is thank you Mother Nature >big grin<
Saturday, May 7, 2005, 02:08 PM - ForecastsSaturday, May 7, 2005 with rain and strong gusts. This is the 3rd weekend where the weather has been less than favorable here in Rhode Island, in fact, it has been downright awful.
My forecasts were for rainy weather and this weekend especially the strong wind event, but the brides were hoping for something else. Next weekend I look forward to high pressure and a better day for the brides. However, it is a quarter Moon for Sunday the 16th and the rough weather could come in early - let's hope it doesn't.