Hot July Means Hot August?
POSTED: Monday, July 27, 2009 - 10:16am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 2:38pm
The Borderland has seen above average temperatures so far during this month of July. In fact, through the 26th of June, El Paso is (unofficially) running 3.2 degrees above the thirty year normal. This month so far has averaged about 86.6 degrees. With near 100 degree highs forecasted through Friday it's not likely things will be cooling down anytime soon. With that said, let's see how the month of August may turn out for the region along with the rest of the nation. According to the Climate Prediction Center, a division of NOAA, temperatures may end up near "normal" here in Far West Texas and Southern New Mexico. CPC has us in the "equal chances" category, meaning we could end up above or below normal for August, though it's likely we'll fall in-between. May be a good news for those who haven't enjoyed the heat lately! However not great news for our friends across Central, East, and Southeast Texas. Monthly temperatures look to be well above normal from there toward Florida. More heat for the desert Southwest as well as into the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, air conditioners won't hum as much across the Ohio River Valley into Chicago, as it's expected temps remain below normal there for the month. In fact much of that portion of the nation hasn't seen much heat at all this summer, a trend that looks to continue.