Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sunshine Returns/Tomas Trouble/Time Change

In the central Atlantic, Tomas had weakened but is now back to tropical storm status. It will like cross over Hispaniola in the next couple days bringing heavy rain, flooding, even mudslides to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Then, it should cross the Bahamas and head out to sea.

Tropical Pacific is quiet.

On Thursday, there will be some showers and thunderstorms across the aoutheastern US. Cool spot in the nation will be the Northern Plains, Great Lakes and northern New England with highs in the 30s and 40s. Elsewhere, 50s up to 80s...very pleasant. Kind of windy though from Texas up to Chicago.

Houston, low pressure in western Gulf will lift out to the northeast on Thursday allowing the sunshine to return. Kind of breezy on Thursday but pleasantly cool. Chilly mornings Friday through Sunday with lows in the 50s. Highs will be in the 60s, 70s, 80s. Warmer and more humid early in the coming week with some thunderstorms possibly on the ocming Thursday.

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On Monday night, Sarah and I reviewed the nearly complete Volume 3 of our award winning DVD for children. She was mesmorized! So, now we just have to put on the finishing touches and then it is off to the editor. Teachers Discovery, one of my product purchasers, already gave me a PO to purchase the first batch of Volume 3. Woohoo!!! In the meantime, you can find 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

Fall Back 1 Hour This Weekend

Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday morning Nov. 7 at 2 am. You will want to set your clocks back 1 hour (fall back 1 hour) before you go to bed on Saturday night. It will get light one hour earlier and get dark one hour earlier. I don't know about you but I don't like it when the Sun goes down so early. But it could be worse. When I was living in Connecticut, it got dark by 4 pm. Darkness comes earlier and earlier as you head further north.


I take Sarah to a cheerleading program especially designed for children with disabilities. She absolutely loves it and would like to go every day. Each child in the program is paired with a high school gymnastics team member. There are even "competitions" (purely exhibition) with each participating child getting a trophy.

Well tonight a little girl in a wheelchair arrived. She was the first one in a wheelchair to attend class. She had these amazing muscular arms but had no use of her legs. Well that little girl went into the gym and then popped out of her chair and used her arms and swinging her legs forward to move across the floor. She did everything the rest of the team did. She also walked around on her hands several times. She had the biggest smile on her face. I visited with her mom who is on oxygen due to a chronic ailment. She said her little girl (who is 8) has been begging to take gymnastics just like her friends at school. When the mom heard about this program (called Storm Cheer), she had to bring her. The mom also has 4 other children. She told me her daughter had been born with Spina Bifida and had had to endure many surgeries. I was just blown away by this little girl and her determined to live life to the fullest.

Have a great week and weekend everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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