Sunday, August 2, 2009

Weather Shift/Poll Results/New Poll about Tiger Woods

Tropical Atlantic and Pacific are quiet.

Strong ridge over western US eases eastward this week. As it does, all of Texas will be scorching again for the early to later part of the week. The ridge will slide into the eastern US and that means wet weather for the central US starting the end of the coming weekend and into the early part of the coming week.

I took the liberty of posting the 3 month temperature and precipitation outlooks for the US (August through October). Notice that much of the south and southwest is expected to have above normal temperatures while some of the central US and Rockies will have wetter than normal weather.

On Monday, look for 100+ for much of the Intermountain West up to Oregon and into Texas. Phoenix has an Excessive Heat Advisory through Monday. There is a slight risk of severe storms in the the Midwest, but thunderstorms are possible in the southeast, Great Lakes and southern Rockies.

Houston will be very hot and humid with extremely low rain chances. Look for rain to return next Sunday and increase early in the following week. This is going to be a very hot and steamy week.

Let's do injured or lesionado, pronounced leh-see-oh-NAH-doh. Tiger Woods and other players sometimes get lesionado. But, how well do they recover? See the AND MORE section for a discussion.

As I mentioned in yesterday's blogs, we will be dealing with feelings (including being sick) in the upcoming Volume 2 of our DVD series, Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco. Sad is one of the words. Volume 1 has won 2 major awards and covers topics like Home/Family/Eating/Drinking/Play. Order your copy from You can also order from,,,,,, and For our English as a Second Language (ESL) version, go to


Our poll about economizing is closed. More than one answer was allowed. 33% said they are eating out less, are purchasing fewer luxuries, are reusing and recycling more, and are using coupons. 66% said they are buying fewer clothes, working harder to find bargains, and working more. 0% said they are going on less expensive vacations, taking staycations, other, or are not economizing at all. Thanks to all who participated.

Our new poll is about Tiger Woods. What is your opinion about his playing ability? More than one answer is allowed. Thanks in advance for participating.

We're back from our trip and busy with all those settling back in chores. Noticed some ants in the bathroom. Last time this happened was before Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Animals do act differently before weather changes. But as you might note, Rita and Katrina did not directly hit Houston. So, maybe this is a good sign. We'll see! With last year's Hurricane Ike, we did not have any ant trouble beforehand. Hmmm.

Have a wonderful week everyone!!!

Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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