December 21, 2004

Astrometeorology - Weather Sage

Weather Sage is a most attractive site devoted to astrological long-range weather forcasting. There are articles, on-line books and even forecasts published by analysts bold enough to risk being proven wrong by events.) Especially interesting is a table of techniques used by various astrometeorologists.

This analysis of New England's 'perfect storm' of 1991 gives an idea of how analysts in the field work. Also interesting is this description of an astrometorologist who was supposedly consulted in the early 60s to do wind forecasts for times of guided missile test shots.

Dr. Krick, along with his staff, prepared the forecast and presented it to Martin Marietta for their hypothetical space launchings in February, on the 6 and 7th. On the morning of February 6, a headline leaped at him from the front page of the Denver Post: 6,500 MILES - TITAN II LIFTS TOP PAYLOAD. On February 7th, yet another headline: POLARIS MAKES 1,800 MILE TRIP DOWN ATLANTIC.

There could hardly be more flattering verification of Krick's forecast for Martin's insoluble problem than these headlines. The flights of the Titan and Polaris dramatically demonstrated what Krick had long been shouting to the wind - that he and his group were able to make detailed and accurate forecasts far into the future for a given day and place.

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December 08, 2004

Introduction to Astrometeorology

In ancient times, the need farmers had for weather knowledge probably was a factor in the development of astrology. Interest in that art is not dead. Our friends at The Mountain Astrologer have given us this article by a current practitioner.

His techniques seem to involve casting charts at signifigant points in the lunation cycle, and localizing the chart by backfitting aspects to the angles for some place where he then suspects weather events to occur. Sounds computationally intensive.
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