Temperatures Finally Drop Closer To Normal Across The Borderland After An Above Average, Very Hot Summer
Many El Pasoans and other's from across the Borderland asked me all August " When is it going to cool off?"
We went through the third hottest summer on record with 49 days of 100º or above afternoon temperatures. Also, it was the hottest August ever with an average high temperature of 87º! ( Averaging the actual high temperatures with the low).
In my and many other's opinion, we are entering into the nicest time of year weather wise across the Borderland! From mid September through mid November. The Fall season is perfect to spend outdoors!
Good news!! As we work out way into September the average high temperatures drop from the upper 80's to the lower 80's (84º) by the end of the month. The average low temperatures fall into from the upper 60's to 59º by September 30th.
October is the best month, I think temperature wise, of the whole year! Late day extremes cool from the lower 80's to kick off the month, to the lower 70's. Early morning's have more of a chill to the air with average lows starting the month in the upper 50's with jacket wearing lows in the upper to mid 40's by Halloween.
We can still see about a day or two each week with a slight chance of rain in September with out average rainfall right around 1.61".
October usually sees some rainy days with a few storms dropping decent amounts of rain. The Borderland does begin to dry out though with a normal .81" of rainfall.
The average rainfall for November really drops off to .43" and with our current drought we really would like to see more soaking rainfall before November 1st.. November is when we start using the word "cold" with average high temperatures dropping from around 70º to afternoons in the lower 60's by the month's end. Overnight lows really get cold as the average normal falls from 45º to the upper 30's from the 16 through Thanksgiving and beyond.
Just thought I would give something to look forward to in this blog. ;)
*Average temperatures and climate information courtesy of The National Weather Service El Paso
El Paso climate link ; http://www.srh.noaa.gov/epz/?n=climatedataforelpaso