Weather Talk

Winter Begins Sunday!

Though we'll never see a scene like this one in the RGV, we will be cooler for the weekend ahead with highs mainly in the upper 60s and cloudy skies.  It's a good thing we will not be 80 on Sunday evening because winter officially

Is Earth Hot or Cold Compared to Other Planets?

You hear it in the Valley all the time when the Upper Valley has hit 104 three days in a row:  "Woooo, it's way too hot!  Something's wrong!"  When a cold front takes us down into the 30s, you hear:  "

Earth's Changing Magnetic Field=Very Tired Compass

Most phones have a compass.  Pull it out and play with it for a moment.  Most people know that a compass works by pointing in the direction of the invisible magnetic field lines that run generally North and South, from North Pole to S

If You Must Protect a Plant in a Freeze, Cloth or Plastic?

I realize temperatures this December have been around 3 to 5 degrees above normal most of the month, so the last thing on our minds when it's 78 degrees outside is:  "How can I protect my precious Oriental Hibiscus from a freeze??

How Does That Radar Work? It Looks Like a Giant Golf Ball

Anyone who's driven along Boca Chica Boulevard near the Brownsville/SPI Airport has seen it.  What is it? It looks like a giant golf ball.

I'm Still Waiting for the Fall Leaves to Change

If you travel to or watch television shows about cities in the Midwest or New England, it's amazing how beautiful all the yellow, red, and orange leaves are in the Fall.  If you live in the Valley, then you've grown pretty used to

Super Typhoon has made landfall in Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit, or also known as Ruby has made two landfalls in the Philippines and continues to smash into the central and northern portions of the country with potentially life-threatening winds, storm surge and flash floods.

Storms in Sydney looks like alien invasion

Our skies can look a little scary sometimes, but this is completely out of this world. Last week, Sydney had a massive storm, which isn't unusual. But the way some of the clouds formed looked a little alien.

Could Hurricane Nuri Bring a Big Winter Storm to the U.S.?

Typhoon Nuri (or Hurricane Nuri... it's a typhoon in the Pacific) is starting to break apart as it approaches the shores of Alaska.

Viewer Question: Why Isn't My Town on the Weather Map?

We receive a lot of mail and questions from viewers here at Newscenter 23.  One question that is asked frequently by weather lovers is... Why isn't my town's name on the weather map?

Find the Big Coat! It's Another Midnight High!

Get ready for another big cold front on Tuesday.  Cold air is sweeping across Texas, and it began to turn the winds late Monday night.

Holiday shopping saving tips

If you are one step ahead of your holiday shopping by making sure to purchase gifts for your loved one son Black Friday, you are a total shopping pro!

Tips on Hanging Christmas lights

It's that time of year for Holiday Cheer. Thanksgiving has quickly come and gone, now its time to start bringing out those wonderful Christmas decorations.

Texas Weather is "NUTS"... Literally

As you look at this photo of me with all those peanut products, you're probably saying to yourself: "Yes, that picture IS filled with NUTS!"  (Ha, thanks!)  But if you look closer, you'll realize that all those peanu

Do We Eat More in Warm or Cold Weather?

As we get closer and closer to Thanksgiving Day, closer to the family gatherings, closer to those little appetizers that only come out a couple times a year, closer to all the fixings, and, most importantly, closer to that giant turkey and tama