Sunday, October 11, 2009

Warming Up Again!/Obama and Nobel Peace Prize/Museum Natural Science Sugar Land

The tropical Atlantic is quiet. In the Pacific, Tropical Depression #19E is forecast to strengthen slightly and then weaken as it moves north and then northwest.

On Monday, highs will be in the 20s and 30s from the northern Rockies to the western Great Lakes states. Some thunderstorms and warm, muggy conditions across the southeast and south Texas. Elsewhere, highs will in the 50s to 70s.

In Houston on Monday, the day will start pleasantly cool in the 50s. Then the cold front which brought such a delightfully cool weekend will back up as a warm front and bring back the warmth and humidity. Dewpoints (and thus humidity) will soar for Tuesday into the first half of Thursday. Highs middle of the week could reach the low 90s. And morning temperatures will be unpleasantly warm and conditions humid. There will be thunderstorms and rain Monday and Tuesday. Next cold front arrives Thursday pm and then it will be cooler for the weekend. Looks like a very nice weekend coming up!

Let's do free or gratis, pronounced GRAH-teese. Do all kids eat gratis in IHOPs deal from 4 to 10 pm? It depends. Find out how in the AND MORE section.

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We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land today. It's in a historical building...formerly a prison. The inside is neat too. The general admission exhibits were comprised of four main areas...some dinosaur and prehistoric bones along with petrified wood, some exotic frogs and toads, some sparkling stone exhibits (like big hunks of rock with amethysts and citrines), and a planetarium with a rotating series of movies on the half hour. As you enter, there is a T-Rex, and directly above it suspended is a huge globe which, when I looked at it, was illustrating the polar ice cap change from season to season. However, you might not notice it unless you go upstairs. For the $12 adult price tag and $9 child price tag, I did not feel satisfied. We were done in about 30 minutes. One problem is that Sarah did not want to watch the movies. The upstairs was devoted to the traveling Narnia exhibit. It was an extra ticket ($25 for adults, $18 for kids) to see that and since Sarah does not care about Narnia, we did not see it. Downstairs is also a "Dig Pit" for the kids, but you had to pay $5 to do that. It was a large rectangular area filled with goodies that the kids could find in a synthetic mulch like material. Still, I am glad we went just to see it. And I think they will be getting more exhibits in the future. So, we will probably check it out again. To learn more, click on this link:

Our poll on airborne allergens is closed. Happy to report that no one who responded had trouble with airborne allergens. Thanks to all who participated.

Our new poll has to do with President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize. How do you feel about it?

My last post was written before some new records were established at both Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport in Houston. On Thursday morning, before the temperature drop on Friday, some new regard high minimum temperatures were set. This means that the temperature did not cool down very much. The low temperature at Bush Airport was only 82...that was the warmest low temperature ever for the month of October. The previous record was 80 (so it was 2 degrees above the record for the entire month!!!) And Hobby Airport's low of 81 also was the warmest minimum temperature for the entire month of October--previous record was 80. So, yes, it has been very warm...record warm!!!

Here is a clarification on the kid's eat free deal at IHOP. We actually ate breakfast there today. The deal is that every day of the week from 4 to 10 pm, kids can eat free...but it is one free kid's meal per adult meal purchased. So, if you had 4 kids in tow, you would have to have 4 adults eating to get all of their meals free.

Have a wonderful week everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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