Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hermine Not Done Yet/Hello Igor

The National Hurricane Center has issued the last advisory on Hermine. But now it is being tracked by the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, because it still has lots of potential to dump flooding rains. Speaking of rain totals, Georgetown and much of Austin picked up a foot or more of rain. Houston had some 3+ totals but handled it well.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Igor has formed in the far eastern Atlantic. Model predictions mostly suggest a turn to the north at some point. Will watch. Too soon to tell for sure.

Two other disturbed areas are being watched including what is left of Gaston now in the Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center says nearly a 0% chance of that developing in the next couple of days. Will keep watching.

Tropical Pacific is quiet.

Slight risk for severe storms for the western northern plains on Thursday. Many areas of the country will also have thunderstorms and flooding rains will threaten the nations mid-section as the remnant of Hermine track northeastward.

Houston will be muggy will only a scattered showers or thunderstorms into the weekend. Long range looks continued warm with some very slightly drier air next week...don't get your hopes up...will still be muggy.

Let's do book or libro, pronounced LEE-bro. Find out about 2 books I really endorse in the AND MORE section.

Getting some music clips to put on our web site now that my Volume 3 DVD will be released soon. A CD of music from volumes 1 through 3 will be released at the same time. Volume 3 will cover the alphabet (with words beginning with those letters), numbers 1 through 20 and colors. Have had a few of Sarah's friends checking out the rough draft of Volume 3 and they were glued to the set. Until it's ready for release, you can order my award winning DVDs, 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

Today is the 110th anniversary of the Great Galveston Storm of 1900, the worst weather disaster in US history--as many as 12,000 deaths. There were a lot of parallels between Hurricane Ike of 2008 and that storm. Now, I am reading a fascinating book filled with Ike anecdotes and flashbooks to the 1900 Storm and all kinds of interesting connections. It is called Infinite Monster by Leigh Jones and Rhiannon Meyers. Thanks to my buddy and hurricane historian, Lew Fincher, owner of Hurricane Consulting, for giving me the book.

Speaking of books and in honor of Rosh Hashanah, I am also recommending a book called The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson by Frances Brent. I just finished the book about Lev Aronson, an accomplished cellist, who suffered greatly through the Holocaust. It's a great read and I can't stop thinking about all he endured. May we never forget!

Have a terrific Thursday everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman