West Texas has always had great weather. The summer usually gets hot and provides a nice tan for residents. Outdoor activities are best done in the evening, when temperatures begin to drop. Summer heat tends to stay in between 90 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Rain starts to slowly creep into the picture in June and becomes frequent by August. In contrast to the summer, the fall is a great time to enjoy the outdoors when the sun shines brightly, with the cool air keeping it from becoming unbearable—perfect for football season and tailgating. Once winter comes around, temperatures average at 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
A thick coat is required for residents; however, students coming from the Northern or Northeastern part of the United States do not seem fazed by El Paso's weather, as they continue to wear shorts with sweaters. Snow is spontaneous in El Paso (the beginning of 2010 saw a number of snow days). Once winter ends, spring is beautiful, as new life begins to peek out and the picture begins to brighten up with cool temperatures and sunny days.