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El Paso: Geography and Climate


Located in the westernmost corner of Texas, El Paso resides in the Chihuahuan Desert at the confluence of Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico, nestled between the Franklin Mountains and the Rio Grande. With only about 8 inches of precipitation per year, a summer high of 95 degrees and mild winter temperatures, El Paso residents enjoy sun about 300 days of the year.

Area: 249 square miles (2000)

Elevation: Average 3,762 feet above sea level

Average Temperatures: January, 42.8° F; July, 82.3° F; annual average, 63.3° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 8.81 inches


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