Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

It's almost here and it's shaping up to be a day with some very nice weather here in Houston.  A ridge of high pressure kept temperatures quite warm today, Bush topped out 1 degree shy of the record of 84°, set five years ago. Driving around today, I saw these striking contrails in the sky, caused by airplane exhaust condensing in the very cold air aloft:

By morning, we'll once again see some fog developing across southeast Texas, with the best chance south of I-10.  So if you're headed downtown for the Holiday Parade, don't surprised if the high-flying hot air balloons fly a little low.  The festivities kick off at 9 am, which is about when the fog of the past few days has lifted, so it could be close.  Either way, you may have to dress in layers because it will be cool in the morning in the 50s, but warm quickly to the mid 70s when the parade winds down.
Hurry home to root for the Texans who travel to Detroit to take on the Lions who always play tough on Turkey Day.  Whatever your plans, I hope you take some time to reflect on your many blessings.  Once you start naming them, you may find it tough to stop.  May your day be filled with family, friends and food.
Tonight: Fair skies and mild with patchy to dense fog forming before sunrise. Lows: low to mid 50s, Winds: calm.
Thanksgiving: Morning fog quickly lifts revealing a partly cloudy, warm day. Highs: mid to upper 70s. Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.
Black Friday: Morning fog when stores open, cool with lows in the low to mid 50s,  Partly to mostly cloudy afternoon with a slight chance of passing showers late. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

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