Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tropics Getting Busy!/New Poll

HURRICANES AND WEATHER
The tropics are really heating up! First of all in the Pacific, Hawaii still has a Flood Advisory for Oahu and High Surf Warnings (from dissipating Felicia) and as I check the radar this morning, there are more rain bands over Oahu and approaching the northern islands. Now, Tropical Depression Nine-E (see forecast track at right) has developed and long range forecast from National Hurricane Center slowly strengthens it while steering it toward Hawaii. More to come on that.

In the Atlantic, we are watching 4 areas including Tropical Depression #2 which might be Tropical Storm Ana (first named storm of season) by the time you read this post. Good news is that even with some slow strengthening, it should not endanger any land areas. However, the area just off the west coast of Africa does bear watching...long range models suggesting that it will get into the Gulf by the end of next week. The other 2 areas of disturbed weather will be watched but their potential to develop looks limited.

Jet Stream is starting to dig out west which means cooler temperatures will be moving into the Rockies in a couple days while the ridge builds out east. Today, Wednesday, it will reach the 90s and 100s across the southwest and south central US. Look for 80s east. The Pacific Northwest will be nice and cool in the 60s with 70s western California. There will be many areas with thunderstorms, some severe central and east coast (see figure at right).

Houston hit 99 on Tuesday...more hot and sticky weather through the week with some scattered showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday.

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY
Let's do school or escuela, pronounced ehs-CWEH-lah. See our new poll about kids going back to escuela in the AND MORE section.

We are working hard on finishing up Volume 2 of Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco. Our technical team is reviewing right now. 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 www.frankandpaco.com/. You can also order from http://www.venturaes.com/, http://www.dololanguages.com/, http://www.carlexonline.com,www.thecuriousmindstore.com/, http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.bestbuy.com/, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/. For our English as a Second Language (ESL) version, go to http://www.frankypaco.com/.

AND MORE
Our last poll on Tiger Woods was a bust...no one had an opinion about his performance and potential to perform. But I'll bet our new poll garners some interest...what is the best thing about the kids going back to school? Only one answer is allowed. Thanks in advance!

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

1 comment:

Hashim said...

Hey ce-ci!! I try to get to your blogs as much as possible!! I'm pulling out my spanish books too!!