It's beginning! The weather is starting to warm up here in the Borderland. Here is what the 10 day forecast looks like for El Paso according to The Weather Channel:

  • Tuesday 3/30
    • Low - 50
    • High - 83
  • Wednesday 3/31
    • Low - 47
    • High - 69
  • Thursday 4/1
    • Low - 52
    • High 73
  • Friday 4/2
    • Low 56
    • High 82
  • Saturday 4/3
    • Low 58
    • High 87
  • Sunday 4/4
    • Low 59
    • High 80
  • Monday 4/5
    • Low 60
    • High 90
  • Tuesday 4/6
    • Low 59
    • High 87
  • Wednesday 4/7
    • Low 57
    • High 85
  • Thursday 4/8
    • Low 54
    • High 84
  • Friday 4/9
    • Low 52
    • High 81
  • Saturday 4/10
    • Low 52
    • High 79

Taking a look at this extended forecast it actually doesn't look too bad. Yes, there's a good chance we're going to hit 90 degrees coming up next Monday, but after that it cools off nicely with the highs hovering around the mid to lower 80s.

Are we in store for a summer like we had last year? It's tough to tell what year has the most triple digit days but last year is toward the top. I wrote an article back on August 11th and we were already at 34 days with 100+ degree heat. In 2019 we saw 41 days of 100+ degree heat. Again, it's tough to tell which year has the most because sometimes one website has a high listed of 100, while another has it listed at 99. But the consensus seems to be it was all the way back in 1884 when we had 66 days of temperatures at or above 100 degrees.

We average 15.4 triple digit days a year. The past few years we've been well above that average. So what are we in store for this year? According to the almanac, we're actually going to be cooler than normal this year. Here is what they have for the rest of this year up until October.

April and May will be cooler than normal in the east and warmer in the west, with above-normal rainfall. Summer will be cooler than normal, with near-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will occur in mid-June and late August. September and October will be cooler than normal, with near- to slightly above-normal precipitation.

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