Raining Grasshoppers! (Or Fish or Meat or Blood): Strange Rains that sound downright Biblical

I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow. They will cover the face of the ground so that it cannot be seen. Exodus 10:4-5 July, 2019: Is Las Vegas being overrun by a plague of locusts? Is the city of sin being smitten by an angry, vengeful god? ...Well no, mostly because they're actually grasshoppers, …

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DYK? Wonderful Window Frost

Welcome back for another year of Wildcard Weather! Albuquerque had two cold fronts move through during the past week. For most areas, that would mean measurable rain or snow. But not here in the desert, by the time the fronts reached us here in Albuquerque most of the moisture was gone. Instead we ended up …

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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and the Albuquerque Box

Good evening everyone! The biggest hot air balloon festival in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, is this week and I have some pictures! I was able to make it to the balloon park this past weekend and got some pictures from the Saturday Mass Ascension and Sunday night Glow. Mass Ascensions occur at …

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A Trip through southeastern New Mexico; Roswell, Cavern Weather, and Dust Devils

Welcome back! Living in Albuquerque, New Mexico has felt like living on a different planet. From the altitude to the blazing sun to the bone-dry air, Boston may as well be across the galaxy as it is across the continent. Forecasting here has been quite a challenge too; little microclimates form around the mountains that …

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