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Our Windy Season

Published On: Mar 07 2013 11:54:04 PM CST
EL Paso, Texas -

??Many of us are probably not looking forward to March and April when it comes toEl Paso weather. Those who have lived here long enough realize that wind, dust and sand are wordsthatbecomecommonplace.It’s also commonplace for ourABC-7weather team to toss out phrases such as wind advisories,high wind watches and high wind warnings. What do we actually mean by these terms?

Impact: winds this strong can bring down tree branches and make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles.

Impact: winds this strong can bring down tree branches and make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles.

Impact: Trees could be uprooted; shingles blown off area roofs, driving difficulties, especially for high profile vehicles.

Now, you may be wonderingwhatare sustained winds?This is the wind speedindicatedby averagingthe wind values over a two-minute period.

By the way, winds are measured at a distance of 30 feet above the ground. This is meant to minimize the effects ofterrain and obstacles.

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