Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 03:55 PM - MusingsScrewed? Did that word get your attention? If so, I couldn't use the word canceled because amazingly enough, one of our TV meteorologists used that word tonight. How did he know? Could it be that many are awaiting my seasonal forecasts, read, then forecast. I wouldn't put it past them to do that because they need so much help!
My long range forecast for summer in New England is dismal. There is so much crappy - another good word - weather that for July and August there is but one good vacation week. September is another story, but by then the kids are back in school and vacation time is over.
The only good thing about knowing what the weather will be like for summer is that you can plan around it. With lowered incomes and people losing their jobs left and right, perhaps more time can be spent with people you love. Getting back to basics can be an incredible awakening to having people in your life instead of things.
Once in a while when there is a mega snowstorm, people are forced to stay home from work, could lose the power and need to play 'Fish' with young children, by lamp or candlelight. It can be a time that assaults the senses when the senses are used to an incredible stimulation from the moment we wake up.
I realize I speak from a particular point of view and not for every situation but these are good and stable and solid values that Americans have enjoyed for so many years. We have lived with TV, Cell Phones, Computers and an ever expanding horizon for several years and I can see how it has taken its toll on our lives. OUr new Tower of Babel brings world wide events into our daily lives, many times creating more stress, yet would we be without it?
To end this rant, I would like to encourage those who must live with this New England summerless summer to find healthy alternatives. You may discover many jewels of love and affection from those you spend time with or help out.
It is not only New England that has a dismal forecast. Extreme weather much like the extreme changes that are going on in the world are everywhere. Accept that it is time for change and take care of yourself, your loved ones and your family in the best way that you can. Think about it.
Saturday, March 21, 2009, 06:06 AM - MusingsHello everyone, (those who are subscribed to the weather 3-mail list)
Perhaps this message belongs on my blog, but while I was thinking about this subject then it belongs in print. (AND ON THE BLOG)
If you have been to the weather website, you may have noticed that the purpose of my work is to promote and popularize long range weather forecasting. In the 15 yrs of study and networking
I want to say that I'm so proud of the people who want to be included in this movement.
In this season's weather report you may notice that I've given credit to the forecasters who are excelling in this field. Ken Ring, Nancy McEwen and Ken Paone ... let's not forget Karl Sakle who wrote the weather book (Europe)... I am so proud to be amongst you and may you continue with more and more excellent forecasts.
The general public who reads through the report will hopefully visit your sites and become more interested in furthering astrometeorology.
I would ask that anyone who is writing for a newsletter or the like if you would like to be included in the list of astrometeorologists, please let me know (send me a private email) and I will add your name and the website where your forecast can be read by the general public.
In these global times of chaos and change, perhaps our constant work in describing weather events well into the future will gain some attention and perhaps bring us change....dollars would be better....grants, working positions, consultations - you name it and put it out for the universe to grab. Looking back, I think that is what I did and look at where our work has brought us.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 11:53 AM - MusingsI want to know - don't you? Why else become an astrologer? The art and science of prediction or forecasting can be further developed at the upcoming UAC conference in Denver, CO, May 2008. What could be more tempting than to talk astrology day and night for almost 5 days? Feast your eyes on the list of speakers and topics at this place: http://www.uacastrology.com/
On the speakers page, look up my name, Carolyn Egan, and you will see that I will talk on weather forecasting on Friday afternoon. Let me know if you are going to the conference. Even if you are not planning to attend (though I promise you will be drooling if you read the list of topics), you can buy the cds of the two talks or the cd of the original course that will be for sale at that time.
The original course is designed to be KISS (keep it simple s.....) but you can always check out the reading list on the weather website and hack away. If you want to be able to predict, then learning weather is the way to get your foundation. Nothing else is more immediate and impacting than weather.
Monday, March 20, 2006, 08:36 AM - MusingsREFLECTION - 2005
The 2005 hurricane season that produced horrific storms named Katrina and Rita is one that will not soon be forgotten. I was adamant that the season would be ‘riddled with storms´. The long range report, written in April 2005, concentrated on the peak months of the season – August, September and October. Katrina belongs to my August 26th forecast for a low pressure system developing at the Bahamas/Miami area. I did not track the storm across the Gulf coast. During that week, another forecast had a system affecting Puerto Rico and they received 13” of rain.
Hurricane Rita developed over South Florida to my forecast of September 11th where I describe a strong low pressure named storm that would develop and the central Gulf states would also be affected.
For the perigee week of October 10th, I wrote that a hurricane would develop affecting the large islands, then the central Gulf coast. The storm was Wilma. She started just south of Jamaica, cruised up by Cuba, then landed on the Yucatan coast. She then took a sharp turn to the Gulf coast of Florida and raced across to the Atlantic.
With all the funding, special equipment and well educated meteorologists – not one could write and predict the storm systems as found in my report. One local RI meteorologist happily stated in a television ad that his job was one where you could “have a wrong forecast and not be fired for it”.
The Astrometeorologist covers thousands of miles of coastline over several months and is able to forecast developing storms and strength as you have read. If you check other long range forecasts claiming 80-90% accuracy, you would find the Almanacs mentioned one hurricane for the whole 2005 season that did not materialize in their forecasted time and place.
Carolyn Egan February 2006
Tuesday, August 30, 2005, 10:35 AM - MusingsThe forming of the hurricane eventually named Katrina was pinpointed in my hurricane forecast. However,I foolishly wrote that the Gulf would be clear for the quarter Moon period of Aug 26th.
The backup models for the Gulf coast states were not checked because the indications for the storm to move up the east coast were so strong that I didn't bother. Katrina is now affecting the east coast today, Aug 30 and tomorrow the 31st validating more of my forecast.
Being more specific about weather conditions can be done but it would take an individual too long to cover a daily report for all the coastlines during hurricane season - even the peak three months. Were there more of us, we could add much more to the weather forecasting capabilities currently in use.
We watch tv forecasters try to give direction to the storm when they can see the storm, but they cannot; only computer projections are used. True, the projections are getting better but there is no way they can prepare a long range forecast and see the storm before it develops. Time after time I and other astrometeorologists have proven that to be true.
Also in the forecast, was noted a second system affecting Puerto Rico perhaps to form sooner than the Miami event, and checking further, I found P.Rico had over 13 inches of rain Aug 25-26th! The hurricane report was developed in April 2005.
The prediction of a season riddled with storms has proved itself all too early as there is more to come with the peak of the season not here yet.
Take care everyone who is in the way of a storm.