The difference is about 10 degr. F. Today we will have 102 degr.F., which is about 38 Grad Celsius. That is the shade temperature, of course.
Dieter had the long awning out in order to keep the sun from the entrance side to help our air conditioning budget. We knew there were thunderstorms in the forecast with high wind gusts etc.
In the afternoon the sky darkened and we heard distant thunder. Dieter was just finished to roll the awning back up and had secured everything, when we noticed that the mountains next to us were shrouded in a desert color.....the wind picked up and with it came the "brown-out", the yellow blizzard of sand.
Those sandstorms are something else....we watched the cedars bending down in the howling wind and the visibility was almost zero. We just could see the outline of the trees and the clubhouse, our neighboring white RV's just disappeared.... when it started to subside a little, I took a picture from the entrance door. It can give you only a hint of what happened. Shortly after the rain started. Big drops ( in Las Cruces hail the size of golf balls ) and the sand in the air combined made everything real dirty... Dieter cleaned the steps this morning, a thick layer of brown sand was everywere.
The truck got hosed down this morning and the trailer has to wait until the next rain comes....