Long Term Weather Forecast/Astrometeorology: Western U.S. August 5 – 11, 2007
August 4, 2007 by admin
Our resident long-term weather forecast gnome has gotten a case of the summer lazies recently, and no amount of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream could persuade him to type up one of his weather predictions. He had earned a break for correctly predicting a rare day of summer rain here in California, so I didn’t insist. But our gnome’s glory lost its luster after a while, and my nagging grew ever more strident, so he deigned to submit a new long-term weather prediction for the U.S. West Coast:
The following week has Venus in Virgo and Saturn in Leo (in their fall and detriment, respectively) straddling the Midheaven. An interesting and unpleasant combination, especially given that Saturn squares a nasty Mars in Taurus to boot! Because the aspect is separating, it is not as strong as we would normally expect, but it’s worth keeping an eye out. Saturn square Mars is thought to bring thunderstorms and hail in the summer.
More immediately interesting is Venus in Virgo, which is said to give cold and dry air, combined with some rain (because Venus is occidental from the Sun). Here in the San Francisco Bay area, rain is somewhat less likely than in other parts of the, West (due to the naturally dry summer climate), but heavy fog or clouds are quite within the realm of possibility. Watch for it especially around August 6, as the transiting Moon conjuncts the 7th house cusp of our lunation, the Midheaven of the Aries Ingress and the Midheaven of the Cancer Ingress. Mars passing across the MCs of both Ingress charts might even bring some thunderstorms in the West on August 7th and 8th, supporting the stormy Saturn-Mars testimony.