Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tropical Storm Ana forms in Atlantic/Congratulations Habitat for Humanity

The first named storm in the Atlantic has formed. This was Tropical Depression #2 which fell apart, but the remnants moved into a more favorable environment and now voila, here is Tropical Storm Ana! The storm is forecast to gradually strengthen as it approaches the eastern US. Meanwhile, all eyes are on the disturbed area east of Ana. This has more than a 50% chance of becoming a storm (according to the National Hurricane Center) probably within 2 days. If that happens, it will be named Bill. According to some of the models, this storm could be a major (Category 3) hurricane within 5 days...latest model forecast paths take it toward the southeast US. It is way to soon to tell.

In the Pacific, Guillermo is now a major hurricane. National Hurricane Center projects it will probably move off to the north of Hawaii as it weakens.

In the US, ridge is over eastern part of the country while trough is digging out west and over north central US. Look for severe storms just east of there. In fact, there are storms moving through Iowa this am...none yet severe as of this writing. Highs over northern plains and on west coast will be in the 70s while highs will be in the 90s and 100s over Texas and the desert southwest. Elsewhere, expect low 90s and 80s.

Houston will be hot and humid with some isolated storms both Saturday and Sunday. Nothing new there!

Let's do home or casa, pronounced CAH-sah. Habitat for Humanity has completed yet another casa. See the story in the AND MORE section.

Volume 2 is getting close to completion...Talking about our DVD series for children, Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco. In the meantime, you can purchase our winning Volume 1 DVD, Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco from the shelves of many Barnes & Noble stores throught the US. If not there, you can also order your copy from You can also order from,,,,,, and For our English as a Second Language (ESL) version, go to

My niece Courtney graduated (walked) yesterday (Saturday) from Texas A & M. Her husband will complete his degree there this coming May. Her sisters, Brittany and Hannah as well as about 30 friends and family members were on hand to celebrate.

Congratulations to Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity for completing its 50th home!!! They will start the 51st home in Richmond in the fall. For the complete story, go to my friend Leslie Williams article:

Have a great weekend everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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