Our local meteorologist discussed the next couple of weeks last night. Apparently, there is a high pressure system that is going to park itself over Alaska for the next couple of weeks and form an "Omega" shaped block, and shove the jet stream over SoCal. This will, according to him, create just what Chief said; a series of storms, one after another; a sort of Pineapple Express, bringing rainy weather to us rain-starved Southern Californians (with rather low snow levels) for the next couple of weeks. It will, according to him, soak all of the Southwest, especially southern CA, AZ, NM, and of course, the general Houston area, so MikeTx will be underwater (again)
Sorry to ruin your trip.
But for us? WooHoo!