Weather Talk

Who and Where are People Killed by Lightning?

The National Weather Service has analyzed the data of people killed by lightning between 2006 and 2013.  Though being killed by lightning is still a very, very rare occurrence, it happens every single year.  I want to summarize some o

The Valley's First Tropical Concern?

According to predictions by the National Hurricane Center, we have nothing to worry about with Tropical Depression Two.  Tropical Depression Two is northeast of the coast of South America.  It is expected to travel to the west at arou

Scientists say Climate Change can no longer be ignored

Mother Nature's health is worsening every year, according to some scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Climatic Data Center.

Polar Invasion sets records across the nation

We saw the Polar Invasion, or a really strong cold front with an associated low pressure system enter the United States and bring all sorts of crazy weather across the nation.

Severe Drought in Part of the RGV?

Take a look at this special map of Texas, prepared by the United States Drought Mitigation Center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  This map indicates the different degrees of drought in our state as of J

The Five Ways Lightning Strikes People

The National Weather Service has prepared an excellent summary on lightning safety and awareness.  Let me summarize for you the five ways a person may be struck by lightning.

What is a Polar Vortex and is it coming our way?

You remember the polar vortex the country experienced in January right? Well it's now summer and we are about to experience another one again... right?

Did you miss last night's Super Moon

Across the world, people tweeted and facebooked impressive pictures of the Super Moon Saturday morning. The astronomical phenomenon known as “supermoon” lit up the sky early Saturday.

Look Outside! It's a "Supermoon"!

If you step outside Friday or Saturday night, and peek through any clouds drifting by, you'll be treated to something special:  A Full Moon!  Better yet, A SUPERMOON!

T-Showers and Locally Heavy Rainfall?

As a meteorologist, I search the maps every day for what I call "triggers."  Triggers are certain atmospheric features that could cause the rapid rising of air and thus produce showers and t-showers.

Tips for Lightning Safety

Every human is intrigued by thunderstorms and lightning.  Honestly, though it is amazing to watch, lightning scares the heck out of me!  And for good reason... year-to-date, there have been 9 deaths by lightning nationwide.

Hurricane Arthur is now a Post-Tropical Cyclone

Hurricane Arthur is thankfully losing speed and energy as it continues to move north along the east coast.

Your Holiday Weekend Forecast

Enjoy the holiday weekend, and be thankful that we are not on the east coast of the United States, where Hurricane Arthur is wreaking havoc. 

Projected Path of Arthur

The Carolinas and Virginia will not have the best 4th of July weekend with the passage of what could become Hurricane Arthur.  Here is the latest projected trajectory of that storm.

Lighter Winds, Cooler Day?

If you own a sailboat then this may not be good news:  The winds on Tuesday will be a little lighter, making the highs slightly cooler.