Is this the Last Blast of the Borderland's "Windy Season"?

Weather Talk

POSTED: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 8:59pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:00pm

A Wind Advisory is in effect Tuesday as the Borderland Is expecting two days of strong winds and blowing dust

There is a Wind Advisory in effect from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. for all of El Paso County and Southern Dona County including Las Cruces. Strong winds with peak gusts of 50mph and blowing dust are expected.

Here is a link to the National Weather Service of El Paso to find out all the counties and cities included in this Wind Advisory;

I know…I know we are all completely over with this Borderlands “windy season”. The season really did not kick in until April this year. Last year the winds howled and the dust blew until mid May. Well it is only May 5th and we do have a couple weather systems headed straight for us to produce strong winds and plenty of blowing dust over the next couple days. Those of you who read “Weather Talk” get an extra bonus, usually towards the end of the week, of entire “Week’s Worth of Weather” broken down day by day. I decided to write today’s “Weather Talk” on this upcoming week’s forecast and perhaps the last blast of the Borderland’s “windy season”.

The air today wanted to rush into a surface trough or a “ditch” of low pressure forming to the east of us. This produced out breezy range, 10 to 30+mph, westerly winds this afternoon.

A Pacific low pressure system and a trailing cold front are tracking towards the Borderland. As both these systems move closer they will produce windy conditions Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Late Tuesday the winds will increase out of the west to southwest 20 to 35mph with gusts to 45 mph. Some Eastern slopes may see 50+ mph gusts. There will be plenty of blowing dust all across the Borderland, especially in dust prone areas. The system will move through northern New Mexico on Thursday with still breezy to low end windy range winds expected until Thursday evening. This system is not carrying much moisture so there will Temperatures will be not as warm on Thursday as temperatures drop some 10º to 15º behind a Pacific cool front The storm system will gradually move out of the state by Friday with a dry northwest flow expected for next weekend. High pressure and westerly winds will produce very warm afternoons, near the 90º mark for this Mother’s Day weekend.

Tuesday- Mostly sunny, windy, dusty W-SW 20 35+mph gusts to 45mph, High: 88º

Tuesday Night-Mostly Clear, windy, evening blowing dust with a sunrise Low:63º

Wednesday- Mostly sunny, windy, dusty W-SW 20 35+mph gusts to 45mph, High: 85º

Wednesday Night-Mostly Clear, windy, early blowing dust, with a cooler overnight Low:52º

Thursday- Mostly Sunny, breezy to low end windy, much cooler High of 77º

Thursday night-Mostly Clear the winds will slow down with a cool night Low: 52º

Friday- Mostly sunny, lighter winds High of 84º

Friday Night-Mostly clear skies with another cool Low:51º

Saturday-Plenty of sunshine, breezy, High of 88º

Saturday Night- Clear skies, just a breeze with a mild Low: 59º

Sunday-Sunny skies, breezy, winds out of the west at 10-20+mph, High 91º

Sunday Night- Clear skies, a breezy evening with a nice Low: 62º

Monday-Sunny skies light winds and kind of hot High 92º

Monday Night- Clear skies, just a breeze with a mild Low: 61º

The longer range forecast shows our region in a pattern of sunny skies and just breezy range afternoon winds. The seasonal ridge f high pressure that builds over the southwest U.S. that steers most of the weather systems well to the north is just a few weeks away. There may be a couple more “wind maker” weather systems in our near future, but yes we are thankfully nearing the end of our “windy season”.

Chuck DeBroder, Chief Meteorologist
KTSM, NewsChannel 9, NBC, El Paso, TX Chuck DeBroder NC9 @wxchuckNC9

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