[Albuquerque Balloon Festival, October, 2017, from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Warmer than average temperatures are expected across most of the West and the Southeast in the new 30 day forecast
for October. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center
is also calling for cooler than normal weather in the central Plains. Wetter than average weather is in the outlook extend along the Eastern Seaboard, through the South, and into the Southwest. Below average precipitation is expected in the Northwest.
Neutral water temperature conditions are likely to continue through the upcoming month in the Pacific Ocean. El Nino is expected to develop later this year, which would bring . The forecast was based primarily on observed conditions occurring now in the atmosphere and long range model forecasts.
: Meteorologist Mace Michaels