El Pasoans woke up to temperatures colder than Anchorage, Alaska


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A strong cold front dragged freezing air into the Borderland area Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

This brought El Paso’s first freeze about two weeks ahead of schedule, as we usually see the first freeze around Nov. 13.

In fact, parts of East El Paso woke up to 28-degree weather, which was colder than Anchorage, Alaska, where they registered 38 degrees as their overnight low.

The overnight low of 28 degrees, which was registered a little after 6 a.m. Thursday, came close to our record overnight low for the day of 27 degrees from back in 1967. 

We will dip to the coldest afternoon so far this season, just in time for Halloween!

Afternoon highs will dip to the upper 50s with calm northeasterly winds at 5-10 mph. Make sure to bundle up if you’re heading trick-or-treating tonight! 

A warming trend will soon follow starting Friday, and by next week, we expect to be back in the mid to upper 70s. 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

Texas police officer killed in shoot-out identified, Gov. Greg Abbott releases statement

Sen. Ted Cruz backs Bitcoin miner's plan to fix the Texas Power Grid

ERCOT inspecting more than 300 power generation plants to ensure Power Grid is ready for winter

Miami, Washington State coming to Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl makes selection; UTEP headed to New Mexico Bowl

Texas officials seize more than 16,000 LBS of Drugs, including Fentanyl, $7 Million

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link