Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tropical Wave More Active/Back To School Memories/This Week's Forecast

As I write this, Bill is a low end Category 1 hurricane. It is now losing its tropical characteristics but still packing a wallop--lots of rough surf for coastal Maine, Nova Scotia and next in line is Newfoundland. Then it is forecast to move across the Atlantic and pass over the northern U.K. as a tropical depression strength storm.

Meanwhile, the tropical wave I mentioned on Friday, has become re-invigorated. The National Hurricane Center says there is less than a 30% chance of it becoming a tropical storm within 2 days. Shear is low in the area and the forecast shear looks mostly favorable. So, we shall see.

In the eastern Pacific, there is an area of disturbed weather which will likely become a tropical depression very soon. Further west, in the central Atlantic is Tropical Storm Hilda. Its forecast path is westerly, well south of Hawaii.

In the south central US and southwest, highs on Monday will be in the 90s and 100s. It will be warm and muggy across most of the US as the jet stream is way north. Highs will be in the 70s along coastal California and along the northern tier of states. There will be thunderstorms in the southwest and eastern US.

In Houston, highs will be in the middle 90s all week. There is a chance of isolated shower or thunderstorm each day (mainly in the late afternoon and evening).

Let's do excited, entusiasmado or entusiasmada, pronounced ehn-too-see-ahs-MAH-doh or ehn-too-see-ahs-MAH-dah. A lot of kids are entusiasmado and entusiasmada this evening with school starting tomorrow.

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Sarah starts 2nd grade on Monday. I remember when I started second grade. I got to school and as I was waiting to go into class, I saw this nun with boogley eyes and I remember thinking to myself, thank goodness I don't have that lady as my teacher. It was one of those "it can't happen to me" moments. Well, you figured it out, she was my teacher!!! Her name was Sister Anna and she ended up being one of my favorite teachers of all time. After a while, I didn't notice her boogley eyes at all. Definitely a lesson in don't judge a book by its cover!!!

To all of our kids starting school soon, have a wonderful first day!!!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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