Friday, October 2, 2009

More Quick Weather Changes/Allergy Hotline/New Poll

There is one little area in the western Atlantic (with less than a 30% chance for developing). In the Pacific, there is Tropical Storm Olaf and it is forecast to move eastward and over the Baja Peninsula form the end of the weekend. It is also forecast to weaken.

Today, cold front is marching across the US. Highs will be in the 50s across much of the northern states. There will be 70s, 80s and 90s across the south with some thunderstorms there and along the eastern seaboard.

Houston will be pleasant today...prefrontal trough brought a vigorous line of thunderstorms through the area between 4 and 7 am. Some nice soaking rains with totals of 1 to 2 inches for much of the area and some 3+ totals around Friendswood...this information courtesy of the Harris County Office of Emergency Management rain gauge network. Cold front was hot on its heels and it is very pleasant outside. Highs will be in the upper 70s today with low humidity. I've got the windows open. Ooohhh Ahhhh. Quick change on Saturday as the cold front backs up, bringing thunderstorms 2nd half of Saturday and into early Sunday. Next cold front arrives middle of the coming week.

Let's do allergy or alergia, pronounced a-lur-HEE-ah. Do you have an alergia...find out how to check air-borne allergy levels in th AND MORE section.

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Before our lovely wind shift and rain, Thursday was not a good day for allergy sufferers. I was a mess. I haven't had trouble with ragweed before (it is ragweed season now). So, I called the City of Houston Health Department allergy hotline 713-247-5846. Ragweed was extremely heavy (so who knows...they say after 7 years, you become sensitized and maybe I have done just that). But tree pollen was at heavy levels (with it being elm pollen). Now, in the spring, I am severely allergy to tree pollen (oak). So, I get a shot of kenalog and depamedrol last lasts 3 months. Also, mold spores and grass pollen were at medium levels.

The other day I had to go up the Katy Freeway to get to downtown. It was the first time, I had seen the Katy Tollroad. I love this can go on it if you are willing to pay. The lane on the right is for people who pay and the lane on the left is the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane. Police were on sight monitoring who wasn't complying. I wish they had this option on 59.

My poll about yard work is closed. 55% mow their own yard. 66% prune. 66% fertilize. 66% put in flower gardens. 33% put in vegetable gardens. 22% like to pull weeds. 22% don't ever do yard work. Thanks to all who participated.

The new poll has to do with air-borne allergens. Which ones are you allergic to. Or are you one of the lucky ones (like my husband Gordy) who doesn't suffer from allergy. You know what makes him sneeze is when he eats peppermints. Too funny. More than one answer is allowed. Thanks in advance for participating.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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