Sunday, April 19, 2009

This week's weather/Great place to take the Kids!

Wow! What a difference in Houston...beautiful, dry, sunny Sunday after a frog drowning Saturday. The average rainfall across much of the area was 3 to 4 inches, but there were many locations on the east side of Houston with 6 to 8 inches (8.2 officially at Bush Airport) and even up to 10 and 11 inches further out...especially down around Clear Lake and in Baytown.

Now, we still have numerous River and Creek Flood Warnings in effect. The good news is that most of the rivers have either peaked or already peaking. For those not yet peaking, no homes are threatened. But there will be plenty of roads which continue to be covered with water for a few days.

This week in Houston (even into the middle of the next week) looks dry. It will be really delightful spring weather during this time period with slightly increased humidity levels by the end of the week and over the weekend.

There was one tornado near Hitchcock that blew in some garage doors. In total there were 76 reports of severe weather nationwide Saturday (with 8 of those being tornadoes).

Today (Sunday) the severe weather has been in the lower Mississippi Valley--in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. The stormy area on Monday will be along the East Coast. Highs in the northeast Monday will be in the 40s and 50s. Elsewhere in the country, look for 60s, 70s, 80s (and in Arizona and southern Nevada, some 90s).

Let's do flooding or inundaciones, pronounced een-oon-dah-see-OWN-nehs. There was a lot of inundaciones in Houston on Saturday.

We shot our award winning Volume 1 of Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco during the summer of 2007. There had been a lot of rain in June and July. So, it was amazingly green. You can see it for yourself by ordering from You can also order from,,,,,, and Volume 2 is almost ready for release and Volume 3 will follow soon thereafter!!! For our English as a Second Language (ESL) version, got to

Don't forget to vote for your favorite season in our poll, which closes Monday evening.

Speaking of the flooding on Saturday, our street was flooded. Most of the streets in Houston are designed this way--to keep the water out of the houses. So, we were stuck at home with a very high energy child. Once the rain let up, we headed over to Stomping Grounds. This is a cool place. They have wifi and two wonderful indoor playgrounds for big kids and toddlers. You can buy food if you want--water if free. There is a charge for each child to get in, but parents get in free. The entrance is a locked gate and children and parents have invisible ink applied that is unique for each family. This is a very safe place!!! I love it! The location at Williams Trace and Hwy 59 in Sugar Land is the only one so far.

Have a wonderful week everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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