September Temperature Outlook
POSTED: Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:04am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 2:33pm
Meteorological summer has come to an end, let's look ahead to the first month of fall and see how the temperatures will set up. Seems our warmer than normal trend will continue. July and August both registered as warm months in and around El Paso. According to the Climate Prediction Center, a division of NOAA and the National Weather Service, our part of Texas and New Mexico has a 40 percent chance of seeing warmer than normal temperatures for the month September. This warm area stretches well into Nevada, Utah, upstate in New Mexico, Arizona, and much of Texas. Warmer than normal temps will be expected for south Florida while the rest of the nation will likely see near normal temperatures. Over the next several days we'll also take a look at the monthly statistics for August and how our precipitation chances for the month of September look. Also of note, there is a tropical system that bares watching. Hurricane Jimena is a strong storm that is barreling toward Baja California. Late this week toward the Labor Day holiday there are indications that moisture from this system will be swept in our direction. That could provide for much needed rain, though it may dampen our holiday plans.