Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Weather/New Moon/Weather Outlook December-February

The official end of hurricane season is November 30th, but I went ahead and took off the Atlantic and Pacific figures. If something pops up, I will put them back on. But for now, all is quiet.

Trough will dip south over the western US on Monday and that will cause some thunderstorms to develop over the eastern part of the central plains into the western midwest. There will also be a few storms in Florida. Highs will generally be in the 40s and 50s across the northern 2/3 of the country with 60s and 70s across the southern 1/3.

For Houston, Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 9 am Monday. It will be a mild day after a cool morning. Then on Tuesday, look for some showers and thunderstorms in the morning as the next cold front arrives. Lows will be in the 40s for several days with highs in the 70s....very nice even into the long holiday weekend. Enjoy!!!

Let's do moon or luna, pronounced LOO-nah. Have you seen new luna (I mean the movie).

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Climate Prediction Center has released its 3 month outlook for temperature and precipitation for the months December, January and February. (see figures at right). After such a chilly summer, I'm sure many folks in the Midwest will be pleased to see that above normal temperatures are expected. Alaska should also be above normal. But, for most of us in Texas, we can expect below normal temperatures. Rain chances are above normal in south Texas, especially for those areas still suffering the most from drought. All of the southern states are expecting above normal precipitation chances.

The John C. Freeman Weather Museum had a special end of hurricane season clean out your pantry recognition day on Friday. Some of the attendees included myself and Gene Norman of Channel 11 KHOU in Houston. Jill Hasling, museum director, gave a presentation on the Weather Research Center's outlooks for the next several hurricane seasons. Texas has one of the lowest chances of getting hit in 2010 but one of the highest in 2011. For more on the Weather Museum and The Weather Research Center, go to and don't forget that the Groundhog Day Gala is coming up on February. Seats are still available. Speaking of the gala, I had the honor of notifying Dr. Steve Lyons of the Weather Channel that he will be honored as a weather hero at this year's gala. So, you can see...there are going to be some big names there. Get your seats now!!!

On Thursday, Megan went to Tyler and saw the midnight showing of New Moon (2nd installment in the Twilight Series). She has some good friends up there and they all headed to the theater at 9 pm (having purchased their tickets the day before). She said they were showing the movie in every theater in the place. I thought that was amazing until I talked to my nephew Taylor's girlfriend Heather. They both live in College Station. She said they had the same thing there (and she was one of the ones who went to a midnight showing), but then when they came out, there were throngs of people there to see a 3 am showing. Yes folks! This movie and series is very popular with the young people.

Have a great week everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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