Friday, April 17, 2009

Wet Weather Worries/1st Leg MS 150 Cancelled


Storms across the south central US on Saturday with cold rain/snow mix Denver vicinity. Most of country (except Rockies and western plains) enjoying highs in 60s to 80s (even 90s in Phoenix). Cooling down on Sunday in the midwest, northeast where highs will be in the 40s and 50s. On Sunday, look for rain in the southeast (see risk maps to right).

Houston is under a Flood Watch through Saturday evening. This means conditions are favorable for heavy rain which could lead to flooding. Look for storms (mainly afternoon)...will say that models have backed off considerably on amount of water. Sunday will be sunny and pleasant with highs in the upper 70s. Enjoy!


Let's do cancel or cancelar, pronounced cahn-see-LAR. Cancelar--that is what they had to do for the MS150 leg scheduled for Saturday. See And More section for more.

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MS 150--first leg on Saturday from Houston to La Grange is cancelled. There was very heavy rain in the La Grange area and the fairground where most of riders spend most of the night Saturday, is a soggy, puddle filled mess. The plan is for the riders to skip Saturday and to go to La Grange and do the 2nd leg on should be quite nice for that 2nd leg. My friend Kevin, who was training diligently for his first ride, was very disappointed. He said there is no point in showing up in La Grange Saturday morning. He is not planning to do the 2nd leg. So sorry all you MS 150 enthusiasts.

Have a good weekend everyone and be safe!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

Severe Weather Update -Fri. 3:45 pm

Some severe storms northwest and north of Houston. These storms have some history of high winds and small hail. There has also been a lot of rain and numerous flood warnings have been issued...see advisory map at right.

Morning will see a break in the weather for Houston but there will be some developing and approaching from the west during the morning hours. MS 150 riders should expect to run into the rain. In Houston, severe weather is possible primarily during the afternoon.

Severe Weather Update

Line of Severe Storm is producing damaging winds in central Texas. New Severe Storm Watch has been issued in central Texas and I would imagine that later this morning a watch will be issued to include southeast Texas and the Houston area. I think the storms will arrive in the Houston area by early afternoon...timing will be a bit tricky with school letting out but I think the worst will be over by 3 pm. Keeping my fingers crossed. Greatest threat is damaging winds and large hail. A few tornadoes are possible.

Saturday (attention MS 150 riders), looks like there will be more storms. You should encounter these by late morning to early afternoon as you head west. Biggest threat is high wind...a few tornadoes and some hail are also possible. Timing for Houston would be afternoon.

I will update later today.
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman