Weather Talk

Longer days shorter nights!

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.

The Solar Storm that Almost Hit Earth

We live our lives in the sun in the RGV often never thinking much about the power of the big "nuclear furnace."  But the sun is a powerful and violent body, sending out large bursts of energy and particles called "solar flar

Spring Begins!

Spring begins at 11:57 a.m. Thursday.  And what a winter it has been!

From "Green" Moon to Blood Moon

On Saint Patrick's Day, if you were up at sunrise, you saw a full moon.  (There's no such thing as a "Green" moon.  I just thought that would give us a wee chuckle for St. Paddy's.)

The Next Full Moon Will Be Very Special

If you were awake very early Saint Patrick's Day morning, you saw the full moon setting.  This photo was taken in Harlingen. Here's a schedule of all the remaining full moons for 2014:

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 not very common for our area. These warnings are usually issued closer toward summer when the heat is high and the humidity is low. This warning is often times asscoiated with wildfires.

Something to Celebrate: Warmer Weather

Spring Break on the Island never disappoints!  And even if you're not on the beach in a bikini, it will feel good to warm up to the upper 70s on Friday.  Friday will bring partly cloudy skies with warmer winds, from the SE at 10-3

Chilly Morning; Beautiful Afternoon

Spring Breakers might want to sleep in Thursday morning (as though I need to tell them that) because low temperatures will start out in the mid to upper 40s.

The Great Wall of Kansas?

Like I mentioned before, the class I am currently taking talks about Natural Disasters. We talked last time about Tornadoes in the Valley, and how we've had a few pass through here a few decades ago.

Quiet Hurricane Season for 2014

Hurricanes are another deadly Natural Disaster we cannot shield ourselves from. It also happens to be another topic discussed in my Natural Disaster class.

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.

Many Changes this Weekend: Time & Weather

First, the easy change.  Turn your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.  The time changes early Sunday morning.

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.