Our weather really depends on the strength and direction of the winds here in the Borderland. Yesterday we saw dust carried in from the Texas Panhandle mixed in with some gypsum dust from White Sands by a cold front.
For the most part our skies over the Borderland are defined by blue skies and plenty of sunshine. This usually means a ridge of high pressure is in control. Today we have our traditional dusty haze common during our “windy season”.
I am doing my normal routine of analyzing the data for today’s weather forecast when I hear the winds pick up. My neighbor’s flag is blowing straight out and is pointing to the southeast, indicting a northwesterly wind.
We had a cold front add a chill over the weekend and I headed outside for about ten minutes to enjoy the sun that had peeked out from between the clouds. It feels wonderful to have the warm sun on your bare skin.
I was telling my story the other day about how I got into the meteorology field. My mom was a big influence because she loves weather and she and my dad would watch almost every TV weather cast they could, everyday.