Tuesday, January 20, 2009

3 Month Temperature Outlook/Giving Blood/New Cell Phone

The big 200!!! Woohooo!!! Yeah! This is the 200th post of HurricanesSpanishandMore from yours truly, Wonder Weather Woman! And my gift to you is the 3 month Temperature Outlook from the Climate Prediction Center (posted on January 15th)--see at right.

Notice the south and southwest through the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys are supposed to be above normal. The Pacific Northwest is supposed to be below normal. There is also a prediction of above normal temperatures for northern Alaska.

It is interesting to see the shift that will begin in another day or two. For the last week, the jet stream has been digging deep over the eastern U.S., allowing very cold air to sit in place over the northeastern U.S. Now, that jet stream is going to start to flatten and then a new trough will dig over the western U.S. This will allow a nice warmup over the eastern U.S. Eastern trough returns in another 8 days.

Wednesday will be chilly across the Great Lakes and the northeast with highs in the teens and 20s. There will be snow along some of the Great Lakes coastal areas. There will be showers in San Francisco.

Houston will start cold with temperatures in the 30s. Highs will be in the 60s. Temperatures will warm slightly into Friday with a weak cold front passing on Friday. Still, the weekend will be pleasant with cool mornings and mild afternoons. There will be a few scattered showers over the weekend.

Let's do telephone or teléfono, teh LEH foh no. I ordered a new cell teléfono.

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Okay so here's the deal. If you sign up for another 2 year contract with Verizon you get $80 back--well I was going to sign up anyway--so I got the refund. Of course, you have to talk to them to get the refund and then they start reminding you that your phone is just a dinosaur. Okay, I admit it...mine is but I haven't changed until now because I want to get the kind that holds all the addresses of contacts etc. Well, the problem is that I have a palm pilot that took me about 7 hours to set up (with addresses) some 6 years ago. And I would guesstimate that it would take me about 15 hours to re-set it up. A couple years ago, I called Verizon about what to do and they didn't have any answers. But now I think I can create a csv file and upload it somehow. Well, I am going to try--so wish me luck. I ordered a cool touch screen phone, but I got one with a keyboard for entering all that contact info. fast. I'll let you know how it all turns out. And, I will take suggestions.

Gordy and I watched the inauguration this a.m. I can't imagine how cold everyone must have been but I did notice that once the address was over, a lot of people were getting out of there. I used to do weather on the roof at FOX when I filled in during the mornings. I was only up there for an hour, but I can tell you that my feet were completely numb by the end of that hour. When I moved to Connecticut at the end of the 80s, I didn't have any winter clothing to speak of. I made the stupid mistake of wearing open-toe shoes while I scraped ice off my car. For months after that I had terrible pain in my toes whenever they got cold. Oh yes, I was glad to be in a nice warm house watching the inauguration.

Lexington Creek Elementary is having a blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday from 8 to noon. I will be in there giving blood at 11:30 (after cafeteria duty with Gordy). So come on by and give some blood with me. Walk-ins are welcome.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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