Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mild and Sometimes Muggy/Too Tall for Honda Civic?

Just a couple of disturbed areas--western Caribbean and central Atlantic...according to National Hurricane Center, not much chance for development of either in the next 48 hours.

Tropical Pacific is quiet.

Meanwhile in the US, trough is digging in the Rockies and bringing some cooler weather ane rain from Reno to Vegas and Salt Lake City to Denver. This trough will spin off a cut off low which will hang out over the southwest for several days before lifting northeastward. On Monday, a cool area will extend from the Northwest and across Rockies across the northern plains and Great Lakes into New England with highs in the 40s and 50s and 60s. Look for rain in Chicago and Detroit. The west coast will also be pleasantly cool. Southeast and southern US will be mild to warm with highs in the 80s.

Houston will be on the muggy side this week with lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s. Look for a few showers end of the week and into the early part of the coming week. Next cool snap arrives early to middle of the coming week (not this week).

Let's do tall or alto, pronounced AHL-toe. One of my nephews is so alto, he almost didn't fit into my car. Find out in the AND MORE section.

I have a lot of nephews and nieces. One is especially lucky as he is enrolled in kindergarten at a dual language learning school. I am super excited for him due to all of the cognitive development enhancements that will provide. For those of you who don't have a dual language option, here is something you can do at home. You can watch my award winning education series, Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco. Volumes 1 and 2 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

I have a nephew who is 6'10". Last week, I had to pick him up from the airport in my Honda Civic. I have to admit I was a bit concerned as to whether or not he would fit. But he did! However, I know it was not comfortable for him. His knees were up against the dash with the seat all the way back and tilted back. And his head was against the ceiling of the car. He never complains about his height. And he is infinitely patient about comments which are a constant. He went to watch Sarah at her cheerleading class and afterward, we took a friend of Sarah's along with us to dinner. Right from the beginning, she looked up at him and stated -- You're tall. He good naturedly replied...I've been told that. I asked him how it is when he flies. He said that he tries to sit on the emergency exit row. But, if that is full, he just squeezes into a seat and deals. He said he is very embarassed when the flight attendants demand that someone in the emergency exit row give him their seat. I asked him what is the longest flight he ever took and he said to Hawaii. When I asked how that was, he replied, "pretty uncomfortable". But he admits that the hardest part is being able to rest well if he is not sleeping on his own bed. Most beds are just too small. Yep. Us short people sure have it made!!!

My poll on the favorite scenes from the Sound of Music is closed. The following scenes got 20% of the vote each: the panoramic open, Maria singing "My Favorite Things" to the kids, the puppet show, the kids performing "So Long, Farewell" at the party, and Marie and Captain Von Trapp singing Something Good. Only one answer was allowed. Thanks to all who participated.

My new poll is about the upcoming elections. Are you planning to vote? Only one answer is allowed--yes or no. Thanks in advance for participating.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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