Old man winter has come calling early...the northern plains will be bitterly cold on Wednesday with highs in the single digits. A bit further east, there will be snow and wind with dangerous blizzard conditions. This evening as I write this post, my poor in-laws in the Omaha area are hunkered down with a Blizzard Warning...up to 14 inches of snow possible with high winds...very dangerous. Those Blizzard Warnings extend northward into Minnesota. On Wednesday, worst of it will be in the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes states. Also look for some thunderstorms in the southeast and eastern OH/western PA. Cool and dry across much of the south with highs in the 40s and 50s. Some snow in northern New England and cold rain from Boston to DC. In the 50s along the west coast but dropping a lot just a short way to the east. Very cold also in the Pacific Northwest...talked to a friend in Seattle this morning and they were in the teens!
Houston, how about nice break from the moisture...even some sunshine? Cold front brings dry air early Wednesday. Highs on Wednesday will be in the 50s with a light freeze inland early Thursday. Rain returns on Friday. Looks like an ok weekend. Then another front arrives early in the coming week bringing us Chamber of Commerce weather for most of the week. Still too far out for Christmas...hope to have an outlook soon.
I have updated the Drought information and Texas' drought situation continues to improve with more improvement expected.
SPANISH WORD OF THE DAY
Let's do mold or moho, pronounced MOW-hoe. With all the wet weather, I now have some moho on some of my plants. Find out more in the AND MORE section.
Here's a gift idea that will be much appreciated and won't break the bank...I'm running on holiday special on the DVDs Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco. Just send me an email to email@example.com and enjoy the pre-Christmas special (through Dec. 22nd) to get our award winning volume 1 DVD or newly released volume 2 DVD of the Frank & Paco series for $10 (even--that includes the tax in Texas--outside of Texas it will be even lower than $10) and free shipping. I will send it to you and you can mail me a check or money order.
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Our poll on favorite Twilight movie is closed. 12% liked the first movie (Twilight) the best. 12% liked the 2nd movie (New Moon) the best. 37% had not seen either. And 37% had only seen one of the movies. Only one answer was allowed. Thanks to all who participated.
Our new poll is about favorite classic Christmas cartoons. Only one answer is allowed. Thanks in advance for participating.
So, I'm putting out some Christmas lights and get an up close look at my pittosporum bushes. They have that sooty mold all over them. I read up on this quite a bit and apparently wet weather is not their friend. In the past, I applied a fungicide with good results. But, I also read that this is not a good idea during wet weather. So, I guess I'll keep an eye on them and hope for a drying spell. I'm not too optimistic since we are in an El Nino winter. For more information about all matters pittosporum, see the following link:
The Social Concerns folks at St. Laurence in Sugar Land really need your help. You see they help people from all over the Houston area and the need is very great. Maybe you have some things to donate that would help. Please see the following list from the director Tracy Schindler. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Urgent Need for Coats and Blankets!
Please consider cleaning out or at least dig through the closets and donate your gently used/CLEAN blankets and winter coats that are not being used. We have several clients in need of coats and substantial blankets bordering on quilts, bedspreads or comforters. Please forward this email to your friends and neighbors as we need as many as possible by Monday. Then we will continue to collect after that initial delivery.
Furniture Needs for several clients! Please consider also forwarding this request to others as well…I think we may have tapped the social concerns members by now…thank you for your help!! Tracy Schindler
Bed side tables
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone.
Wonder Weather Woman