Brrrr... First Day Of Fall

Brrrr... First Day Of Fall

POSTED: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 10:16am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 2:24pm

A strong cold front blasted into the Borderland early this morning, bringing the first taste of Fall... just in time for the Autumnal Equinox. At 3:18 PM local time the sun will be directly over the equator for the second time this year. Sunlight is distributed equally today across the globe as the Northern Hemisphere transitions from the Summer season into Fall. Expect much cooler days ahead with less and less frequency of 90 degree weather. Typically Monsoon season comes to an end by now (though technically the season goes on until the last day of September), days get shorter, and morning lows grow cooler. In my opinion this is the best season of the year in the Borderland. Back to the above mentioned cold front... temperatures dropped into the 50s area wide this morning in response to the boundary that moved through the area. Winds were also very gusty last night and early this morning. Beginning with today, expect three sub-80 degree days in a row in El Paso, something we have not seen since last spring (April 16-19). We can thank a "cut-off" upper level low that is currently located over the plains of Colorado/Kansas for this much cooler weather. Break out the long sleeves everyone!

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