It's Getting Hotter, El Paso
There was an interesting story in a recent El Paso Inc. edition: It’s not your imagination. El Paso is getting hotter. (In order to read the full story online, you will need a subscription to the digital Inc.)
The Inc. visited with Tom Bird, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Santa Teresa. Tom points out that, on average, there have been 25% more days over 100 degrees in the past 30 years. What was really interesting was something we all have probably realized already. El Paso’s weather is about a month behind climatological normals. The cool day that we had in May usually comes in April. This year July, not June, was our hottest month. Our monsoon season really hasn’t begun. We used to expect some rain at the beginning of July. Bird expects the monsoon to begin this month or next. Wow!
Celebration of Our Mountains will be visiting the Weather Center on November 23rd beginning at 10AM. It’s a field trip to make especially if you have questions about climate change, weather patterns and forecasting.
See you there.