Weather Talk

How Do You Celebrate the First Day of Spring?

Hooray for spring! More daylight, budding and growing plants, animals searching for and showing off for perspective mates (some humans may also behave in a similiar fashion!).

Are You Afraid of the Weather?

We all have our phobias we have developed and have had to deal with throughout our lives. Many people are afraid of public speaking, some are deathly afraid of heights or flying in an airplane.

What is a cold front exactly

We just experienced a cold front and we are already seeing those cooler temps. But what is a cold front exactly? Is it just strong cold air coming and and cooling us down?

Perfect weather for a fire hazard

A Red Flag Warning is all too common for our area. We usually see this kind of warning closer toward summer when the heat is high and the humidity is low.

Factor in Strong Winds and Cooler Air into your Weekend Outdoor Plans

I always answer many Face Book messages and emails each week, especially this time of year asking me if the wind, rain or a surprise temperature drop will ruin people’s outdoor plans.

Can Animals Predict the Weather?

I was watching the behavior of some of the birds outside my window this morning. They seemed overly happy and active, so I know it is going to be a good weather day.

Bad Weather Makes for the Best Photographs!

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”.

Strong Winds Will Usher in Colder Air into the Borderland

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.

Small Doses of Sunshine Have Amazing Health Benefits

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.

The effects of changing the time one hour ahead

I am certainly feeling the effects of sleeping one hour less today. I couldn't fully accept the idea I was losing one hour of sleep this morning.

Weeding out your garden

I hate Saturday's only because it's the one day a week that my mother makes my two siblings and I go outside and clean the front yard.

So, You Want to be a Meteorologist

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.

Why Do We Have Daylight Saving Time?

Many of us cringe when we think we are going to lose an hour of our valuable weekend by “springing forward” this Sunday. I personally do not like losing an hour, but I do enjoy the extra daylight.

Do You Have Outdoor Plans this Weekend?

Most of us look at the long range forecast and we focus on the weekend, especially if we do not have to work. I had planned to do some “neighborhood hiking” and just spend some time enjoying the great outdoors.

Should We Power Our Lives with the Borderland Sunshine?

El Paso is one of the sunniest cities in the United States with an annual percentage of sunshine 83.8%. El Paso is the 4th sunniest city in the U.S.!