The City of Juarez is nestled in a
valley on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande River on the border south of El
Paso. The climate is like El Paso's climate. It is characterized as moderate
with an abundance of sunshine. The sun shines on the city of Juarez 302 days
per year or 83% of the daylight hours. Juarez experiences high daytime summer
temperatures, very low humidity, scant rainfall, and a relatively cool winter
March and April dust and sandstorms are the most unpleasant features of
the weather. While wind velocities are not excessively high, the soil
surface is dry and loose and natural vegetation is sparse, so moderately
strong winds can raise considerable dust and sand.
The highest precipitation occurs in the months of July, August, and September.
Though summer highs are frequently over 90 degrees and occasionally above 100
degrees. Summer highs are usually comfortable with minimum temperatures around
the sixties. Showers from July through September help to cool down otherwise
hot summer days; however, the average rainfall for the "rainy season" is only
1.41 per month. The total annual rainfall is just over 8 inches. Small amounts
of snow fall nearly every winter, but snow cover rarely amounts to more than
an inch and seldom remains on the ground for more than a few hours.