El Paso, TX Climate


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El Paso, TX has a semi-arid climate with hot and dry summers and mild winters. The summer months typically have highs around 90F and lows in the upper 60s, while the winter months tend to have highs in the mid-60s and lows in the upper 30s. Rainfall is scarce throughout the year, with most precipitation falling during the summer monsoon season from June to August. During this season, El Paso experiences high humidity and frequent thunderstorms that bring brief but intense downpours. Snow is also possible during winter months at higher elevations, although it is usually sparse.

El Paso, Texas gets 10 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

El Paso averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 297 sunny days per year in El Paso. The US average is 205 sunny days.

El Paso gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 43 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 95 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 10 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for El Paso is 8.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Texas.

6.8 Summer - 7.6 Winter
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in El Paso, while July and June are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateEl Paso, TexasUnited States
  10.2 in.38.1 in.
  3.4 in.27.8 in.
  43.4 days106.2 days
  297 days205 days
  3717 ft.2443 ft.

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

June is the hottest month for El Paso with an average high temperature of 95.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Texas. In El Paso, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for El Paso are October, April and March.
In El Paso, there are 101.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Texas.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for El Paso with an average of 30.8°. This is colder than most places in Texas.
In El Paso, there are 54.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Texas.
In El Paso, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Texas.
Humidity in El Paso is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.
August is the wettest month in El Paso with 2.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 47% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 10.2 inches in El Paso means that it is one of the driest places in Texas.
August is the rainiest month in El Paso with 7.2 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 1.5 rainy days. There are 43.4 rainy days annually in El Paso, which is one of the least rainy places in Texas. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 40% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 13% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 3.4 inches in El Paso means that it is one of the snowiest places in Texas. December is the snowiest month in El Paso with 1.6 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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El Paso has been my home for the majority of my life. I have raised a family here, and have most of my relatives here in town. Through the years, I have noticed how EP  More

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I lived in El Paso most of my life, over 40 yrs! I think this city has grown too much and the crime is growing with it. It is a dirty city and people don't care where  More

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El Paso Texas might not be a mega-metropolis with the New York and LA style entertainment, but here are some Pros about this bi-national, multi-cultural mid-sized city.   More

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