Thursday, September 17, 2009

Temperature and Rain Outlook Next 3 Months/More Wet Weather On Way

Two areas being monitored in Atlantic...closest to US the remnants of Fred (at least in part). According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), less than a 30% chance to develop for both.

In the Pacific, we have Tropical Storm Marty, which the NHC forecasts a turning southwestward and weakening trend. A 2nd area closer to the Mexican coast has between a 30 and 50% chance of developing.

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has published its 3 month outlook (for October/November/December) for precipation and temperature for the continental US. Notice the above normal rainfall chances for the Gulf Coast and drought stricken areas of Texas. Temperature wise this area should be about average while much of the west should have above normal temperatures.

Drought-wise National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) projects that from now through December the drought situation will improve in several areas including the most severely parched areas of Texas. There is still an excessive drought in coastal and southern Texas. So, this is good news!!!

On Friday, some thunderstorms southeast and southern Rockies with the hottest spot being Phoenix at about 100. 80s and 90s through the south and some 90s through the Intermountain Region. Feeling fall in the northeast with highs in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Houston, more semi-pleasant weather through the weekend with a gradual increase in humidity. Highs will be mainly in the 80s. New upper low slides into central US, putting Texas back in the wet flow starting early in the coming week and continuing for several days. So, just plan on taking your umbrella with you next week.

Let's do cereal or cereal, pronounced sair-ray-AL. Yes, cereal is spelled the same way in Spanish as it is in English, but notice that it is pronounced differently. For a fun story about cereal, see the AND MORE section.

Cereal is one of the food words we cover in our award winning Volume 1 DVD of Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco. You can order the award winning Volume 1 of the series from,,,,,,, and For our English as a Second Language (ESL) version, go to

From the What is Sarah Up to Department:
How about sharing her love of chocolate milk with the whole family. Of course we were down to our last gallon of milk as I was behind on getting to the grocery store. Well, Sarah decides to embellish it by pouring most of a bottle of chocolate syrup into that one remaining gallon. know chocolate milk added to my meatball recipe makes an interesting taste...maybe something like mole meatballs...why she is a genius--that Sarah. It's not so bad--tastes good on cereal too.

Sarah often wakes up in the middle of the night and/or very early. Well at 4:30 am I hear this repeated beep, beep, beep sound. I'm what is she doing? Well, she wanted a bowl of cereal. And somehow she figured that since the clean bowls were in the dishwashwer, pushing buttons on the front might make a bowl of cereal magically appear. You know...I think she is just ahead of her time...I'm waiting for a device where you can punch buttons and just have the dish and all (kind of like it works on Star Trek with the replicators). Ahhhh...if only. I tell you what...that would really be useful when you want little one to fix her own bowl of cereal rather than waking you up at 4:30 in the morning.

Have a fantastic Friday everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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