State climatologists say October will start cool, warm through November

Too early to predict winter weather, experts say

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - State climatologists are saying Indiana's long-term forecast calls for the weather to remain cool through early October, but then turn warmer later in the month and could continue that way through November.

The climatologists at Purdue University said the wet trend Indiana has experienced so far this month is forecast to continue through the next two weeks, but drier than normal conditions could prevail for October as a whole. The precipitation outlook for November is less certain.

Weather conditions have been ideal for fall tourism, said Bebra Beasley, of Beasley's Orchard in Danville.

"For the crowds, we like days like today, maybe upper 60s, low 70s, a nice fall feel to the air," Beasley said.

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State Climatologist Dev Niyogi said it's too early to predict the winter weather.

"There are some times where we can make some definite outlooks because we have strong signatures out there. This is not one of those times," Niyogi said.

Climatologists are waiting to see how an El Nino develops and how an Arctic condition might influence weather patterns. He said one month this winter could be warmer than normal and the following colder.

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