POSTED: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 8:06am
UPDATED: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 8:52am
Image: NOAA CPC Temp Outlook
Were taking a look ahead to the month of September. According to the Climate Prediction Center, there is a decent chance we'll see above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation next month. We've got about a 1 in 3 chance of warmer than typical September temps. The normal high September 1st is 90 degrees while the normal high on September 30th is 84 degrees. Looks like an area of warmer weather for the Southwest U.S. as well as much of the Eastern U.S. Below normal temps are expected for most of the West Coast.
As far as how much rain we'll see, we'll likely be near normal, with drier weather for the Great Basin and wet weather along the Gulf Coast. With hurricane season ramping up, it's possible the additional moisture along the Gulf Coast is caused by tropical troubles. In addition to this, this is the time of year we see tropical moisture flow in from the Eastern Pacific. This can make September a wet month in our region. Normal September Precipitation is 1.61 inches in El Paso.
Weather blog is going on vacation until middle September. Have a wonderful and safe rest of your August and Labor Day everyone.