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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 4:06am

Weather Talk

What "Weather Instruments" Measure Wind?

We here in the Borderland are almost to the time of year when we will have to be thinking about our “windy season”. We will have to do a once over through the front and back yard to see if there are things that may

Some Weather "Folklore" Is True

My grandma grew up mostly in the German part of Russia. She had quite a few weather sayings. She would say, “Stop listen to that cricket…he is not chirping much…the temperature is going to drop”.

Smoke Plumes Can Help Predict Weather Changes

I was driving on to I-10 west from the Executive street exit and I turned my gaze towards where once the Asarco smoke stacks stood. I was thinking about when the copper smelter was in production about the smoke that came out of the tall pipes.

Plan Ahead Before Exercising in the Cold

I got up early Sunday morning to participate in the NewsChannel 9 sponsored “The Biggest Loser Run/Walk” in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

First time Superbowl is in outdoor stadium

The Super Bowl this year will take place during the time of year famous for East Coast snowstorms, including 2013's Winter Storm Nemo.

Why this weather is fueling the flu outbreak

I know Chuck and I have already talked about why the weather is fueling the influenza outbreak.

Why Is "Wind Chill" So Dangerous?

A very cold Canadian Arctic air mass blew into the Borderland yesterday. The winds peak winds topped out at anywhere from 30 to near 60 mph as the powerful cold front pushed in from the northeast.

Cold Weather Slows Down Construction

I was walking by the construction of the new "El Paso Chihuahuas" baseball stadium and I started to think how this cold front today affects their building efforts.

Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc on Skin and Lips

I always wondered why my hands get so rough and I itch all over in the winter, until I sat through a lecture by one of my meteorology professors in college.

What Are the Effects of Weather on Our Military?

II was honored to be an invited speaker at the American Meteorological Society’s local chapter meeting years ago at White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico.

Why Does Our Daytime Warmth Get Lost into Space?

“Why does the temperature drop so fast after the sun sets?” Many of us have wondered why we have seen chilly, below normal overnight low temperatures and followed by warmer than average afternoon high temperatures.

Several planets visible from Earth throughout January

We have been seeing those beautiful, clear skies lately, and if you just take a minute to look up you will see all sorts of beautiful and glittery objects twinkling up in the sky.

Three eclipses to happen in North America

I have always been intrigued with space. It's so vast and the idea of getting lost there is simply invigorating.

Polar Vortex to return!

I am so happy that Mother Nature is being extremely nice to us here in the borderland. Our highs have been in the upper 50's to upper 60's.

Clouds Can Help You Forecast the Weather

I think I am going to start my own group of “Cloud Gazers”.