Saturday, May 8, 2010

They're Calling It A "Cold Front"...1

I'm sorry, but when I think of a "cold front" I have something totally different in mind!

I like the warm (hot to most folks) days...but when someone refers to the temperature dropping down into the 80's...that to me is NOT a cold front!

Read this story from the Houston Chronicle and see what you think!

Cooler weekend on tap for Houston

By DALE LEZON Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle
May 7, 2010, 6:30AM

A brief cool down from recent near 90-degree heat is likely early this weekend as a mild cold front speeds through the region, sparking thunderstorms, high winds and possibly hail north of Houston.

But only a slight chance of rain is expected in the city when the front pushes through to the coast Saturday.

The storms, which may pack high winds and small hail but only light rain, are likely to hit north of Houston along a line from College Station to Conroe, especially late tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

But the front will drop temperatures slightly here as clouds build above the region and winds become northeasterly, forecasters said.

Muggy heat returns late this weekend and early next week, which will be sunny and warm.

Today will be breezy with a high temperature near 91 degrees under partly sunny skies. South/southeast winds will be between 10 mph and 15 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.

The overnight low will be about 70 degrees. A slight chance of rain is possible.

Saturday, a short break from the heat is likely as the front arrives and winds become east/northeast at 10 mph to 15 mph.

The high temperature dips to 82 degrees under mostly cloudy skies and the overnight low will be about 65.

A slight chance of rain is possible.

Forecasters said muggy heat will begin returning Sunday as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico flows onshore and humidity levels and temperatures gradually climb during the next few days.

The high temperature will be about 85 degrees and the low will be 73. Southeast winds will be between 10 mph and 15 mph with gusts as 20 mph.

Much of next week is forecast to be mostly sunny and hot with highs near 90 degrees and lows in the mid 70s. No rain is forecast.

I think that temperatures in the 80's would be pretty warm for a lot of places in the states, but only in Texas would the weather guys call this a "cold front"...!

Let's get some fresh coffee and sit on the patio, my friends, before this cold front moves in...OK?


vlad said...

This video on ABC13 TV news.

Road block on Woodson Drive. Armed men surround car and try to get in to attack woman.

Ben in Texas said...

Dang Weathermen!! Where do they train to make everything sound like the end of the World? I get the same type thing up here , but have found one good guy, who just does the weather, simple and clear. Glad to know my weather guys aren't the only ones spewing.

HermitJim said...

Hey Vlad...
Just a preview of things to come, I'm afraid! Things are getting a little crazier each and every day around here!
Hey, thanks for the link and for coming by!

Hey Ben...
Does sort of make you wonder, doesn't it? Calling something like this a cold front is rediculous!

What are ya gonna do, though?

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning My Special One,
Why can't they just tell it like it is. Humid, rain on the way..etc..
Here it is going to be in the high 90s. Severe fire watch has been added because of high winds. Another day to not leave the area.
So I much rather be there on your wonderful patio having coffee today.

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
Always room for you, sweetie, on the patio!

Sorry it's been so windy there, but it has fairly windy here as well!

You just never know what this crazy weather is going to do!

Tnanks, sweetie, for coming by!

Kelle said...

Hermit Jim,
Funny how our bodies aclimate to our enviroments. My SIL was raised here in MT but now has lived in AZ for 15 yrs. She calls and tells us how she's wearing her longjohns or fleece because it's 72F. When we share we run around in short sleeves at 50F and shorts at 65F, she yells, " NO WAY!" Now remember she was born and raised here, LOL!!!

Heck, we just had 7-8" of snow on Wen., which of course melted off quickly and the moisture was a real blessing.:o) If you pop over to our blog you'll see before and after pictures.
I love the 80's that is about perfect temps, anything above that is HOT!*wink*

Momlady said...

Apparently that "cold front" is coming through here also. It's only going to get in the low 70's, which if fine with me. It's windy too. I like it!

HermitJim said...

Hey Kelle...
I can certainly understand how the prospect of "warmer" temps would be welcome there!

I have a feeling that we are in for a hot Summer here on the Texas coast!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Hey Momlady...
This kind of "cold front" I can live with, I think!

I know that the flowers and the garden are loving it!

I appreciate you coming by today!

MsBelinda said...

Thanks for the weather update. Glad I am not in Houston this weekend because I had enough with the hail damage in Del Rio last week to go through it again.

Enjoy the cooler temperatures because they wont last long:-)

HermitJim said...

Hey MsBelinda...
I have to admit, it is feeling a little cooler...but I still wouldn't call it a "cold front".

I'm sure that it will be warmer again when you get back!

Thanks for coming by today!

Anonymous said...

Yup, kids and wife have a school vacation today (Monday) and I took the opportunity to do a little extra Internet surfing. Noticed my vehicle thermometer measuring 81 degrees - at 4:20 in the morning. Downright balmy, that is . . .