Sunday, July 4, 2010

Here We Go Again in Tropics?/Twilight Cutie Award - Edward or Jacob

Don't look now but there are 2 systems we are watching on the Atlantic side (note: the Pacific is quiet). Most immediately, there is a non-tropical low south of Louisiana that the National Hurricane Center says will move north or northwest over the next day or so. Models show a northwest movement and rain returning to the Houston area by Tuesday. Fortunately, there is only a 10% chance of development. So, it looks like this one most likely will be a rainmaker.

In the western Caribbean, it's almost deja vu...another system getting it's act together and this one has a 30% chance of development of becoming an organized tropical system within 48 hours. Models show a track across the Yucatan into northern Mexico and strengthening to a hurricane. over the next 5 days. Now, remember that with Alex at this point, the models were all over the place with impact location. So, be prepared for anything!!!

Across the nation on Monday...many areas with scattered thunderstorms...see figure at right. Storms are to the right of the lines with errors. These areas include the plains into the Great Lakes and the southeast. Desert Southwest will be hot with highs in the 100s. Look for 90s in the south and eastern seaboard (New York City in the high 90s--yikes!!!)...also Reno will be in the 90s. Southeast will have highs in the 80s. 60s and 70s for the west coast of California and Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies.

Houston will be hot and humid Monday and Tuesday with highs in the 90s. Some scattered thunderstorms as early as Tuesday with more widespread rain the rest of the week--keep in mind keeping a close eye on tropical developments in the Gulf.
Let's do fireworks or fuegos artificiales, pronounced FWAY-gohs are-tee-fee-see-AWL-lehs. Hope you got to enjoy some fuegos artificiales on the 4th!

Going on vacation soon! Take an entertaining and educational DVD with you--my award winning Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco Volume 1 and/or 2. By the way, we just finished the back end graphics and the 1st draft of the front end for Volume 3 (soon to be released). You can find them 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

Polls (Results and New Poll)
My poll on when you plan to watch the new Twilight Movie is closed.
0% said they would watch it at the first Midnight showing (which was early Wednesday the 30th). 14% said they would see it on Wednesday 6/30. 14% said they would see it during the July 4th weekend. 14% said they would see it after the July 4th weekend. 28% said they would see it when it comes to video. 28% said they would never see it. Thanks to all who voted. By the way, my buddy Marilyn pointed it that I missed a time on this poll--apparently there was at least one premiere on the 29th--a 9:30 pm showing at the Edward's Theater. Sorry I missed that one folks!

July 2nd was Megan's 22nd birthday. Her Dad had given her an early birthday card (about a week) ago which posed the question: For your birthday, what would you choose--A Smokin' Hot Werewolf or Super Cool Vampire? She has switched recently from Team Edward to Team Jacob--yes there is a lot of Team Jacob and Team Edward hoopla--so, my new poll is about just that. Whom do you find more attractive--Edward the Vampire or Jacob the Werewolf. Only one answer is allowed. Thanks in advance for voting. And Happy Birthday Megan dear!!!

In my last blog post, I talked about the "dieing" storm Alex. Well, Mom contacted me right away to say that I should have spelled that dying. Whoops!!! I knew better really Mom!!! Did I ever tell you all that my Mom coached a student to the National Spelling Bee twice? Yep!!! We have a very educated reviewer for this blog. Thanks Mom!!!

My buddies, Lew and Meresa Fincher sent out a special greeting in case we forget what today is all about! 234 years ago today our original 13 colonies declared their independence from Great Britain.

Speaking of that...I remember learning in Middle School that the Declaration of Independence was signed over a period of about one month. Mr. Werner, a history buff to the extreme, was my teacher. He told us that there were actually some signatures on July 2nd, some on July 4th and more in August. Not everyone who signed could be in the same place at the same time. It took some time to get the document in front of everyone.

Great Movie Deal!!!
Gordy and Megan went to see the new Twilight Eclipse movie yesterday morning around 11:30 am. Gordy was thrilled to learn that at AMC theaters, all movies before noon on Saturdays cost only $5. What a deal (at least nowadays)!!! So check it out!!! BTW, he thought the 3rd installment was pretty good.

Remember God and Our Country Are Connected
At church this morning, we sang some patriotic songs and I was happy to notice that they all talked about God and our country. Let us never forget we are One Nation Under God!!!

Have a safe and fun Fourth everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

1 comment:

Lisa Beth said...

Mr. Werner! Argh. I hated keeping the notebooks for his class, but all these years later, I do appreciate what he taught us. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!