Friday, June 11, 2010

Weekend Forecast/Deadly Flash Floods/Eyelash Extensions

Hot and sticky for the south and southeast US this weekend as the jet stream dips south over the Rockies, keeping the eastern US in the warm, moist flow from the Gulf. Very pleasantly cool for the Rockies and northern plains and intermountain region with highs in the 50s and 60s. West coast will have highs in the 60s to 80s and the northeast will have highs in the 70s. Look for some severe storms from west Texas to Missouri and Iowa.

Houston will be hot and sticky through the weekend with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoons/early evenings.

Instead of a Spanish word of the day, I am going to make a qualification/modification to my last entry. I was talking about a famous psychic living in Sugar Land. My good friend and expert linguist, Raul Feliciano Sanchez told me a better choice than for psychic than parasicol├│gico would be vidente, pronounced vee-DEN-tay. Thanks Raul!!!

Just got another big order from one of my distributors--Don't miss out...order my award winning DVDs, Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco. They are on the shelf (in the education section) at Barnes & Noble stores or you can order them from,,,, or Our ESL (English as a Second Language) version can be found at

My poll on which show/celebrities will lose popularity the fastest is closed. 100% of respondents said that High School Musical will. No one selected Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana or Suite Life on Deck. Only one answer was allowed. Thanks to all who participated.

My new poll is about eyelash extensions. Would you consider getting them? Only one answer is allowed. Thanks in advance for participating.

So why you I doing a poll about eyelash extensions? Well every time I go to the John C. Freeman weather museum, I pass a business on Southmore called Novalash The Academy of Eyelash Arts and Sciences. So I checked it out and Houston, we are the headquarters of this eyelash extension company. They have certified professionals and training programs across the US and even internationally. Who would have thunk it?

Speaking of the John C. Freeman Weather Museum, I was heading there this morning to tape updates for the premier of Positively Houston, a positive variety news program that will air on PBS 8.2 Digital on June 26th. It will also appear on Houston Public Television. I am super excited to be involved in this project after shooting the pilot last year. Hope you will like it too. The museum and Weather Research Center will figure prominently as a focal point for weather information. By the way, don't forget to get your kids enrolled in weather camps at the museum this summer.

Last Sunday, Sarah and I headed to the Children's Museum to use some free passes. It is one of Sarah's favorite places. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the parking and admission were free (courtesy of Target). And there will be Target free days July 16, 17 and 18 and on the first Sunday of August (the 1st). We decided to save our free passes for another day. It was very busy. So, be prepared for that if you go on a free day (trust me, Sarah didn't care). And Family Free Nights are every Thursday 5 to 8 pm.

Today's flooding deaths in Arkansas reminded me of some other deadly river flooding events...August 26, 1998 when the remnants of Tropical Storm Charley cashed flash flooding on the Rio Grande, killing 13 people in Val Verde county (some while they slept) and 7 people on the Mexico side in Ciudad Acu├▒a.

Then, there was the Estes park flooding of 7/31 and 8/1 of 1976. At least 139 people were killed by the flash flooding. My family was in Colorado that summer and my mom said she had looked into going to Estes Park, but she had found a different location for our destination.

Flash flooding is a killer--one that most people don't understand and often don't respect. Remember the rule of thumb if you encounter a flooded roadway, Turn Around, Don't Drown. On the other hand, some of the people who died in the events I mentioned were sleeping at the homes close to waterways. Whether traveling or at home, be aware of the flood history of the area where you are staying and monitor weather via television and radio when you are in flood prone areas. Usually you are safest staying home, even moving up to an attic or the roof if needed. But, if authorities tell you to leave, you should always get out.

Have a safe weekend everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

1 comment:

ali said...

NovaLash is actually the manufacturer but the salon that does NovaLash lashes in Houston is The Lash Co. on Kirby and W Alabama for anyone who is interested!