Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Travel and Thanksgiving Forecast/Weather Channel Firings

Little change from yesterday as far as trouble spots are concerned. There are various winter weather advisories and warnings across the northeast, Great Lakes and Appalachians as well as in the Sierra Nevada. Flood watches and warnings continue to be issued along the southern coast of California.

Some of the changes include some rain for Phoenix and strong onshore winds potentially causing coastal flooding for northern New England. It will be chilly for the northern 2 tiers of states with highs in the 40s and 30s (coldest around Great Lakes and the northeast).

Houston, you are in for another pleasant day...starting out chilly--in the 40s and ending up in the 70s. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, will be muggy with a few showers during the 2nd half of the day. Look for rain on and off through Tuesday as a fairly persistent upper trough will keep us in a wet mid to upper level flow. It will be chilly on Sunday with highs in the 50s.

I haven't mentioned it, but there has been a persistent area of disturbed weather in the southwest Caribbean. It should start moving westward soon and that means there will be some very heavy rain for Nicaragua and Panama and probably Honduras.

The word is zoo or zoo, pronounced zoo. Ha...too easy huh? How about zoology or zoología, pronounced zoo-low-HEE-ah. When I went to school, I studied meteorology, but I think it would be very interesting to study zoología.

You know it is easy to study something that you find interesting. And there is no doubt that kids find other languages fascinating and fun, especially when you present it to them like we do in our award winning DVD, Volume 1 of Let's Learn Spanish with Frank and Paco. If you order from our web site, www.frankandpaco.com, we guarantee shipping with 24 hours. You can also order from www.venturaes.com, www.dololanguages.com, www.carlexonline.com,www.thecuriousmindstore.com, www.amazon.com, www.bestbuy.com, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/. Special note: I've got a really great deal going on teachers pay teachers: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/.

You may remember we mentioned our new English teaching version for Spanish speakers, Aprendamos Inglés con Frank y Paco. Well, I was getting these very strange characters around the é and then finally Amazon technical support emailed me that Amazon does not support such special characters. Well, that is so amazing, especially since they sell Spanish titles. I changed it to just a plain old e, but that really bothers me. Anyway, I don't think this is a very good venue for our new product. Does anyone have any suggestions for an on line store for Spanish consumers? Would appreciate any tips.

NBC has fired a bunch of The Weather Channel folks...2 on air ones I respected are Dave Schwarz and Cheryl Lemke. I loved Dave's story which was a lot like Robert Smith's. He worked his way to on camera from a very low level behind the scenes position. I also enjoyed his joking around. I just recently saw him at the annual National Weather Association meeting. And Cheryl was on The Weather Channel from the beginning. She had such a great, clear way of presenting the weather. What a shame! Special thanks to Dave Gorham for emailing me about this.

Sarah got to go to the zoo today while Mommy took care of some special chores. She and her friend had a great time at the petting zoo but apparently there was a chinchilla and Sarah wanted no part of petting that animal. I never saw a chincilla there. I'll make a point to search it out next visit. Wednesday should be another nice day for the zoo.

Correction: The new exhibit at The Children's Museum is Flow Works. I inadvertently called it Water Works--probably because Sarah got so wet there.

Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!

Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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