Most of us here in the Borderland would like to see an end to our “windy season”. In order for this to happen a ridge of high pressure has to build in strong over the Great Basin in the southwestern US.
I guess it has been a little bit of wishful thinking combined with flashbacks from my youth of not wanting to get in trouble with mom that caused me to down play Sunday’s winds until last nights weather casts.
Today ,many parts of the Borderland including El Paso and Las Cruces are under a Wind Advisory from 2 P.M.. until 8 P.M.. this evening. There will be strong westerly winds blowing at 20 to 35 mph with potential gusts of 45+mph.
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.
Another cold front blew in from the northeast yesterday, carrying in dust from the drought stricken Texas Panhandle, the eastern plains of New Mexico and some white gypsum sand dust from White Sands, New Mexico.