Last night there were light showers and even a few thunderstorms that traveled through our parched desert. There was this beautiful, pleasant smell that floated through the air and lingered into the late nighttime hours.
I was eating some steak straight from a BBQ grill this weekend thinking about all the weather challenges there are when you are grilling outdoors. Most of us wait for a sunny, nice weather to fire up the grill.
Rain in the Borderland! That sentence is not uttered to often in the driest city in Texas! Our entire region is under drought conditions with high fire dangers, so any rain is especially welcome right now.
This is actually my favorite season by far!
The weather begins to smooth out with warmer days, which means I can officially start wearing all my cute dresses that have been hanging in closet for quite a few months now.
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.