Sun Dogs at Sunset!

June 24, 2013
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Sun Dogs at Sunset!

It was an exciting day on my birthday. I not only had a perfect view of the Super Moon, but sun dogs at sunset, too! To read more about Sun Dogs check out this article: Sun Dogs: Little Spots of Color in the Sky.

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Super Moon

June 24, 2013
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Super Moon

I had some fun on my birthday when the Super Moon made its appearance over the Sandia Mountains at sunset. The sky was growing dark, but pink clouds drifted slowly past the moon as it continued to rise in the sky. Lovely. 

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Freak Wind Incident in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

March 23, 2013
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Freak Wind Incident in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

The Rio Grande Valley, including the City of Rio Rancho, was hit with freak winds yesterday afternoon and can anticipate more today with possible 60 mph winds predicted by the NOAA. We had our own “freak wind” incident occur in our backyard around 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon, March 23, 2013, while I was running...

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Why is it Dry?

March 16, 2013
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Why is it Dry?

Why is it Dry? If you live in the southwest United States, you may be in an area of infrequent precipitation. For example, Phoenix, Arizona gets less than 8 inches of rain per year. Compare that with New York or Chicago, each of which gets over 30 inches. So you may ask yourself “Why...

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Speaking of Weather…

February 27, 2013
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When I was a young mother my former father-in-law would call us once a week to check on his grandchildren. His first question, though, was always the same. “How’s the weather?” he would ask, then he would fill us in on the lack of rain, the blizzard in the next state, or thundersnow heard...

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Tornado Watch in Colorado

Storm moving in on Severance, Colorado. Photo by D.S. Dollman. For the second time in a month Eastern Colorado is tracking a string of...

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