Monday, April 27, 2009

More Thunderstorms/Global Warming Poll Results/New Poll about Twilight

HURRICANES AND WEATHER
So far only one official severe weather report in the Houston area...high wind that took down a tree. Have to wonder after Hurricane Ike if this tree was not already weakened. Also, we've had a lot of rain and that makes it harder for the roots to stay in the ground (when the wind blows).

Disturbances traveling around the western trough and along the jet stream are helping to kick up storms. Look for thunderstorms on Tuesday from the southern plains into the Ohio Valley and lower Mississippi Valley. There will also be some showers and thunderstorms in the Pacific Northwest and northern Intermountain Region. Highs over the southern states and eastern seaboard will be in the 80s. It will be in the 30s to over the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies.

In Houston, look for some more thunderstorms...starting in the morning. After that, looks like less of the wet stuff until a weak front approaches over the weekend. Well have better timing in a day or so. It will continue to be warm, muggy and breezy.

SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY
Let's do twilight or crep├║sculo, pronounced cray-POOS-coo-low. Have you read or seen crep├║sculo? See And More section for details.

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AND MORE
Our poll on global warming is closed. 30% think it is real and we need to respond now! 70% think it is a naturally occurring cycle of nature. 0% weren't sure if it is real or not. Only one answer was allowed. Thanks so much for responding!

Our new poll has to do with the Twilight craze (book and movie about forbidden love--vampires are a big part of the story line). Among girlfriends and family members, Twilight has been a big hit. I got a chance to watch the movie over the weekend when my stepdaughter brought it over. So what do you think? There is an answer or answers for any experience you may or may not have had. Multiple answers are allowed. Have fun!

Have a safe Tuesday everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

TORNADO THREAT!

Tornado Warnings are being issued in the Houston area. I was outside (near Meadows) as the first one was issued and it looked like the storm could produce a tornado. The line is bowing and folks in southern Harris County should be on the lookout until 7 pm. Also, check to right for other warnings being issued by the National Weather Service.
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman