Weather Talk

Lyrid Meteor Shower

If you enjoy stargazing, then you will enjoy a multi-day meteor shower call the Lyrid Meteor shower.

Not Just Any Bunny at the Zoo!

When we think of the Gladys Porter Zoo, we think of giraffes, monkeys, and... bunnies.

A Little Rain for Good Friday?

Even a little rain is good!  But a little rain on Good Friday is just great. 

Another Chilly Night, Warmer Wednesday

Though we won't have a "blood moon" to keep us up very, very late and make us sleepy all day, we will still wake up to a chilly morning.  Thanks to clear skies and very light, dry breezes from the Northeast, lows will fall to

Blood Moon Tonight!

If the clouds clear away, and I expect that they will at least turn partly cloudy overnight, then the RGV will be treated to a rare celestial treat:  a Blood Moon.

Meteors, blood moons.. what's next?

Many people saw the amazing light show last night, which was describes as a big "fireball" that fell from the sky. And today we know what it was!

Can fracking lead to a major Earthquake?

I think it's safe to say we all saw this coming. For those who don't know what fracking is, it's hydraulic fracturing. But it's easier and more fun to say fracking.

Maybe I've Used Too Much Fertilizer

Everyone knows I love to garden.  If I'm not applying pre-emergent weed preventer to my lawn, then I am putting down some fertilizer.  But let this photo be a warning:  don't put down to much fertilizer, or the insects ma

The challenges of forecasting for a coastal area

It's always fun filling in for Chief Meteorologist Robert Bettes. The weather is completely different from what I am used to, which is a dry and warm climate.

Attention Star Gazers!

Beautiful and clear weather in Brownsville! Looks like Mother Nature is going to allow us to enjoy one amazing cosmic treat!

Heating it up!

Today, I decided to hit the gym, only because I think it's time to shed a few pounds.  It really doesn't help too much that we have food in the newsroom almost everyday, temptation is truly my worst enemy!

Is hairspray still bad for the environment?

Is it weird that I have gone my whole life without using hairspray until I got into this business? Well it's true. It's not until 7 months ago, that I was introduced to hairspray.

The rise of the red planet

This month is just full of amazing star gazing opportunities! We are pretty much done with the first week of April and now we are heading toward the moments of staying up all night just gazing up at the sky.

Gardening Alert: Oh, no, Sooty Canker!

Oh, no, it's Sooty Canker! If you notice that the bark is falling off your tree with a dark patch that looks as though it was burned, your tree is suffering from Sooty Canker, a fungus that, if left untreated, will kill the tree.

Solar Flare Alert: April 2

We are naturally focused on weather WITHIN the atmosphere, but there's plenty of weather to talk about in space.