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Old 03-11-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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Default Does it Snow in El Paso?

we are moving to El Paso from Tampa florida and heard about this years recent snow storms in Denver and Albuquerque. Was El Paso hit by any of them? I was told it does snow in El Paso but how much? I have relatives in Albuquerque that told me they recieved over a foot of snow this past new years eve. What did El Paso get and what should I expect in winter?
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:11 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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We do in fact get snow.. not often, and never so much its not all gone by the next afternoon. We have had our good ones though, but they are few and far between. So no worries.. Albuquerque is much higher in the US, so they get hit with way more snow than El Paso.

What brings you to El Paso, is it the military? If So let me be the first to Welcome you.. I hope you find El Paso enjoyable.. it is far less humid than Tampa, but we also dont have the white beaches or water views.. hope you enjoy it here.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:39 PM
 
Location: El Paso, Texas
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Yeah, El Paso averages less than 10 inches of any kind of precipitation per year (2006 was a rare exception), so snow is only an occasional thing. It gets cold enough, but there just isn't enough water in the dry desert air.

It's nice to look at when it does happen, though.

-eplifestyle
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:12 AM
 
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And let me reassure you too - I am sure your relatives told you - but living here in Albuquerque, this year's snow up here was a "hundred year" snowfall...one of the snowiest winters EVER in Albuquerque, and the big snowstorm here was the biggest one-day snowfall ever in the city's history.

(I know you are more concerned about El Paso, but since ABQ and EP are in the same region, I wanted to reassure you that even here in ABQ, we average far, far less snowfall than what was received this year).

The stats are that ABQ averages 7-to-11 inches of snowfall per year (sometimes far less than that and only occasionally more) and El Paso averages 4-to-7 inches per year (sometimes they get none, and sometimes only and inch or two). As the above mentioned, snowfall in El Paso is more like snowfall in Tucson or Vegas - something to celebrate because it happens so infrequently, and it'll be gone within hours.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:40 PM
 
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Default Snow

So snow is nothing to worry about. when it does it snow, Just curious- does it snow more normally in El Paso or Las Vegas?
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:17 PM
 
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So snow is nothing to worry about. when it does it snow, Just curious- does it snow more normally in El Paso or Las Vegas?
Oh, that is definitely El Paso. Depending on whose charting you trust, typically El Paso is at 5.5 or 6.0 inches annually (henceforth, the best "norm range" for El Paso's average snowfall is 4-to-7 inches).

Transversely, Las Vegas, Nevada averages about 1.2 inches of snowfall annually...barely any, and many years they see none. Las Vegas is comparable to Tucson, AZ.

(This difference largely can be attributed to: a) Altitude (Las Vegas is at 2,500 feet and El Paso is at 3,800 feet), and b) the deserts they respectively lie in (El Paso's Chihuahuan Desert is a cooler winter desert than Vegas' is)...

El Paso's snowfall average can be seen as largely the middle-ground between Albuquerque's and Phoenix's, whereas Las Vegas' is almost nothing (like Tucson, AZ's is).

Either way though, snow will be a relative non-factor in El Paso.
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:59 PM
 
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ahahah snow in el paso.
that's a joke. sadly, it snows every four years...at LEAST.
and when it does snow, it's about half an inch of it, maybe less.
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:02 AM
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Location: El Paso
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It snows, and then it melts within hours
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:25 AM
 
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The snow in El Paso is insignificant. Just about any other American city sees more snow. If it snows, it snows very little and lasts a few hours at most.
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:25 PM
 
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it did a little when I was there... very little...

and as one of the columnists wrote in the El Paso Times, it wasn't weather, it was entertainment!!!


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