By: MesillaMan, 6:24 AM GMT on August 28, 2012

Thunder and lightening plus blowing wind usually precedes any thunder storm in the Mesilla Valley. However, it can rain on your neigbor's house and not rain on yours.

small storms

By: MesillaMan, 6:06 PM GMT on August 05, 2012

Ewwwwwuuu! It smells like wet dog after a light sprinkling of rain. I guess my little town is dirtier than previously believed. We had a little lightning show but I didn't get a pic, drat.

false alarm

By: MesillaMan, 6:57 PM GMT on July 29, 2012

It's true we enjoy any rain however light on the high plains desert, but the thunder storm was a false alarm, it rained lightly a couple of times. Then yesterday in what seemed like minutes down came .25 inches. Still not the thunderstorm I was looking for. Well sunshine is the word, I'll try to stay out of the heat.

Updated: 7:03 PM GMT on July 29, 2012

storm warnings

By: MesillaMan, 7:04 PM GMT on July 27, 2012

I hear the lightening in the distance signalling the impending electrical storm show that comes with the summer monsoon season in southern New Mexico. I don't know if I'll get out to take some pics today, as my grandma used to say it's cookie bakin' weather. It is so often sunny in Mesilla that grey rainy days are celebrated, and not just cause we came from hearty Chile farmers. The change in weather is welcome, make people happy and then there's the lightening show...


Updated: 7:04 PM GMT on July 29, 2012

Mesilla History

By: MesillaMan, 6:55 PM GMT on July 27, 2012

A little history to start us off. The following comes from Wikopedia and is where the title comes from. The village of Mesilla was incorporated in 1848, after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo51 moved the U.S.-Mexico border52 south of the village of Doña Ana53, placing it in the United States. A small group of citizens, unhappy at being part of the United States, decided to move south of the border. They settled in Mesilla at this time. By 1850, Mesilla was an establ...

Updated: 7:02 PM GMT on July 29, 2012

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Juan Andrews is a ArtSchool Grad, NMSU and a weather junkie. Southern New Mexico, 4000 ft. has rich weather, summer t-storms to snow once a year.

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