This page is for those who wonder what the weather is like in El Paso. Whether you live here already, are getting ready to visit, or are relocating, I hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions or would like to add, feel free to post comments below or shoot me a quick e-mail.
El Paso has some of the best weather in the United States. If you don’t like humidity, this is the place to be. While summers do get hot, sometimes up to 100 degrees + it is a dry heat. However, it makes more imperative to drink water on a consistent basis.
June thru September consists of warm temperatures and the monsoon season. Temperatures will begin to reach into the 90’s and into the 100’s. Afternoon in August can produce Thunderstorms that drop hail or just a short but strong rain storm. El Paso usually averages around 9 or so inches of rain a year. Our other rainmakers come from tropical systems that meander from the Gulf of Mexico towards us or from the Pacific Ocean. While El Paso’s drainage systems have improved over the years, you can still find roads that go under quickly because of runoff during torrential downpours.
October into November might be one of the prettiest times of the year in El Paso. Temperatures begin their downward migration into the 70’s and into the 60’s. Trees begin to change colors and there might even be a light freeze or two. This makes for an ideal time to go hike up in the Franklin Mountains or go for a quick jog along one of the many paths around town such as the trail off of Resler near Helen of Troy.*
December thru February can bring sunny weather in the 60’s or Snow and temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s. By the way, there is skiing less than 2.5 hours away up in Ski Apache near Ruidoso, New Mexico and Ski Cloudcroft up in Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
March thru May is the windy season in El Paso. When you watch the local weather, you will see the “Dust Cast.” When the wind blows, the dust will sometimes get brought up off the ground and create a hazy look where even the Franklin Mountains will disappear from time to time. Tumbleweeds will make there way across I-10 and you might come home with grit in your teeth and watery eyes.
There you have it, El Paso weather in a nutshell.
My name is David and I’m living El Paso.