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Today's weather lesson: Jet Streaks

As some of you may know, I am currently going to school to get my meteorology seal, so I can finally call myself Meteorologist Monica Cortez.  I love the ring to that!

More Fog Wednesday Morning? Why?

Fog is pretty rare in the Borderland.  Forecasting fog correctly requires paying attention to very slight changes in temperature in relation to the dew point temperature.  Wednesday morning will be another interesting chance for some

When do Mosquitoes Disappear, or Do They?

I spent all last weekend still swatting mosquitos and I think I lost at least 2 pints of blood to the little suckers!

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

This tradition has been in my family for many many years. It's the day we honor the dead, rather than grieve for them. We celebrate their "return" to earth for that one day.

New study shows Daylight Saving Time doesn't work

Daylight Saving Time serves one purpose, and one purpose only, and that is to mess with our sleeping habits. By the way fall back one hour on Sunday at 2:00a.m. which means one more hour of sleep.

Scary Weather! Actual Weather Phobias

Halloween is suppose to be fun “Scary” with the ghost stories and many people dressed up as zombies, vampires, were wolves and other frightening creatures.

Which Costume Should I Pick with Friday's Cold Front?

An abrupt chance in the weather will happen just in time to take the kids out Trick-or-Treating.  So which costume should I choose to be comfortable?

Mother Nature's Trick or Treat

Halloween is the next big holiday coming up, if you consider Halloween a holiday. It's always a bonus when Mother Nature cooperates with us on the holidays, but this time it looks like that won't be the case.

Costumes for the Whole Family for Under $60? How?

Everyone knows how much I love Halloween, and the reason I love it is making all the costumes for my family.  I learned this skill from my mother.  She taught me, "Don't spend a lot of money, and if it looks good in a picture

Clocks fall back this weekend, Why not keep Daylight Savings or Standard Time all year?

This Saturday night we set our clocks back one hour before we go to sleep so we can an extra hour of rest. We call this “Standard Time”.Daylight savings time in the U.S..

30 Percent chance of Tropical Cyclone formation in Eastern Pacific

The Pacific is quieting down, but there is a little activity going in the Easter Pacific.

Extended Forecast

We have a dominating high pressure over our region, which is now slowly weakening as it shifts east away from the area.

The Guardians of the Garden: Praying Mantis

One of the many insects that have emerged since our heavy rains of September is what some call "The Guardian of the Garden:  the Praying Mantis.

Choosing the Perfect Pumpkin... TO EAT??

Like so many right before Halloween, I love picking out the perfect pumpkin for carving up!!!  Those cute little orange gourds have no idea what's about to happen to them!  (Evil laugh!)  Ha, ha, ha, ha!!!

Solar Eclipse Thursday... But don't look at it

We are expecting a very unique event to happen on Thursday! The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse.