Friday, June 20, 2008, 03:55 AMHello friends and weather watchers,
At the beginning of the season, June 1st, the Weather Channel focuses on their presentation for the season. Last year, 2007, the presentation began with calling themselves the 'Hurricane Authorities'. Well-deserved criticism affected the show so much that this year they had to explain what they 'really' meant, that they were not saying that every storm that Dr. Gray and his team comes up with was a sure thing but that the list of storms was only an indication of what the season may bring forth.
This season, their new mantra is 'don't be scared, be prepared', a much more realistic approach to community service.
From my point of view, as an astrometeorologist, I am retaining the title that I give to my work and the work of my colleagues that is: 'Home of the Long Range Hurricane Authorities'. As a group, several of us have had success in forecasting hurricanes, some have been pinpointed to the location - in advance of the actual storm.
Last season I prepared a multi page hurricane report that can be seen, with the results, at the website.
This year, many wrote to me looking for another hurricane report. I had started to develop the 2008 forecast but had to attend a major conference in Denver, CO to deliver two lectures on Long Range Forecasting and to launch my latest release of the Long Range Weather Forecasting Course on multi-media CDs. More about that later.
The 2008 2nd annual hurricane report was finished and ready to mail in the first week of June. I found that about 20 storms would form in the six month period. The report identifies where the storms should develop in the areas of the African coast (Cape Verde Islands area), the Atlantic, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. If you would like to be prepared with advance knowledge of which weeks are the most potent, you may find the details at the website at the related link.
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Monday, March 24, 2008, 12:26 AMWhere oh where has the day gone? Computers are supposed to make life easy with all they can do for us. However, there is so much new information available for free that it takes my breath away. I was once an avid reader of real books but that activity seems to be a luxury since time is so scarce. Other activities fall by the wayside all too often. But...here is what has been taking my time.
Since the first of the year, I've been working on a project that is unique and it is based on my experience in long range weather forecasting. As you might already know, I offer the only original long range weather forecasting course. Many students took the course when it was on-line back in 1998 (those pioneering days of the internet) then others purchased the course materials since 2003. These are students from every continent around the world.
Now - the weather course is soon to be available on two multi-media CDs. I hope to have sales for each CD individually since many students around the globe may not need the first CD which is The Basics. The second CD contains instruction Beyond the Basics that I have learned and taught over 15 years in weather. Topics include steps to creating a full season forecast and the prize - how to develop a one day forecast. The course is a major offering for the 21st century. With many burgeoning astrometeorologists, perhaps the other forecasters we see on TV every day might get the message that improved weather forecasting is available.
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.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 05:40 AMIt is hard to write about devastation, especially when it is ongoing in California. Even though the fall weather forecast for California is accurate, it is hard to warn an individual who may be
threatened by a hurricane or a firestorm.
When I lectured on long range weather forecasting in San Diego a few years ago, the event that I used as an example was the previous year's firestorm in that area. The main predictor in the few charts used in weather forecasting is Saturn, not Mars as many would think.
Here in the northeast, Saturn will bring a nor'easter and in Florida in 2005, the year of record setting storm totals, Saturn was again a main indicator.
In California, the storms are firestorms or earthquakes. The first indication of bad weather for California this fall 2007 season was when I saw Mercury angular along the west coast. Exploring
further, I was eventually led to a forecast that accurately describes the serious environmental damage happening right now.
I have a friend who lives in San Diego and I wrote him to wish him good luck, hoping he would escape the harsh effects the fire could deliver. My friend said he had packed important things and
could be ready to leave when and if needed. I haven't heard from him in two days but what all thishas come down to is that one's personal birth chart can give you the best information about your home,
real estate, or where you live. Therefore, when warned, look to your own chart and be prepared.
Long range weather forecasting can provide some information but
as we have seen, some houses are engulfed and others are skirted by these fires. How is one to know for sure. Maybe that is not totally possible but when there are many pointers in one's chart to transformation,moving, or a lifestyle change, enough pointers that add up to a major event in the life, then take heed and prepare.
My friend had such pointers in his chart. I hope he is safe.
In California, the fall season is when the Santa Ana winds prevail but not every year is as horrible as this season.
I'm thinking of all my friends and colleagues in California and wishing you well and blessed protection in this hellish situation.
Monday, October 22, 2007, 05:37 AMWeatherwise, California was in trouble this fall season. Noted in my 2007 fall forecast, National Highlights at the Weathersage Home (see link on this page)included this statement for California:
"California will be dealing with the wind this season. Offshore winds
will be potent and the Santa Ana season could be very problematic.
There is the potential for strong storms in the state. For Southern
California, in October, cooler than normal and blustery conditions
could provide the backdrop for serious environmental damage."
How does an Astrometeorologist forecast this kind of weather using the basic mundane charts? To begin, at the website, there is a solar map that depicts the planets located on the angles across the USA. It is easy to see that Mercury, the windy planet is situated just offshore of the west coast.
The Astromet follows the Mercury indications by casting charts for Mercury as it enters new signs through the season. If the chart is strong for intense wind velocity, then the lunation charts are viewed to see when the winds may occur. The wind and lunation charts are location based for analysis.
For the lunation chart, two are strong indicators of the firestorm. The new Moon of October 11th in Los Angeles has Saturn at the 4th house cusp. Most astrologers will say that Mars is the planet of fire and heat and in most cases this is true. However, when the weather is normally warm to hot and dry, the typical storm we think of has wind, rain and colder temperatures. But, in California, Saturn is depicting the firestorm because their climate does not include the typical storm.
At my lecture in San Diego, CA, May 2004, the Saturn influence in fire charts was discussed and understood as the indicator for the severe fires this area experienced during the previous Santa Ana season in 2003. Therefore, when viewing the charts for California, the Saturn is very important to use for forecasting stormy weather. Combine that with the Mercury in the seasonal ingress chart and knowing the climate - Santa Ana Wind season, and you have the potential for an accurate long range forecast.
The quarter Moon chart of October 19th is first a crisis type of lunation where the Sun and Moon are square to each other - events are usually intensified at this time. Next, for the Los Angeles area and region, the windy planet Mercury is found at one of the strongest weather forecasting locations on a chart - the fourth house cusp area. The slow moving retrograde Mercury in this chart is in exact sextile to Saturn.
The National Weather Service frequently states that LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECASTING is not possible. My forecast for the Fall 2007 weather was developed well in advance of the season, as are all the forecasts on the weather website.