2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for El Centro, CA

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September 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Desert Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Sep 1-3Showers, warm
Sep 4-7Rainy, cool east; sunny west
Sep 8-13Scattered t-storms, warm
Sep 14-27Sunny; cool east, warm west
Sep 28-30Sunny, cool
Septembertemperature 78° (3° below avg. east, 1° above west)
precipitation 1.5" (0.5" above avg.)

October 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Desert Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Oct 1-6Sunny; warm east, cool west
Oct 7-11Sunny, cool
Oct 12-19T-storms, then sunny, chilly
Oct 20-25Scattered showers, cool
Oct 26-31Sunny, warm
Octobertemperature 68° (1° above avg. east, 1° below west)
precipitation 0.5" (0.5" below avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter will be colder than normal, with cold weather predominant from mid-December to mid-January and in mid-February. Precipitation and snowfall will be above normal in the east and below normal in the west. The snowiest periods will be in mid- to late December, mid-January, and mid-February. April and May will be cooler than normal, on average, with rainfall below normal in the east and above normal in the west. Summer will be slightly cooler and drier than normal. The hottest periods will occur in early to mid-June and early and late July. September and October will be cooler and drier than normal in the east and near normal in the west.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 14

About the Desert Southwest Region

The Desert Southwest long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ARIZONA (Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson), CALIFORNIA (Brawley, Calexico, Coachella, El Centro, Indio), COLORADO (Durango), NEVADA (Henderson, Las Vegas, Paradise, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor), NEW MEXICO (Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Santa Fe), TEXAS (El Paso, San Elizario, Socorro).

Desert Southwest Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Desert Southwest long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for El Centro, CA

Reader Comments

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Predictions

I find it amusing how the untrained will challenge the Almanac which is totally accurate and most commenting on here weren’t even thought for yet. Now THAT’S a huge ego there!

Your graph is wrong.

We had record high temps this year more thaN any other year, not in March and April. 51 days over 110 degrees this summer.

September 9 & 10 unusually cold

Any thoughts on this cold front that has come to the las cruces/el Paso area these last couple of days? I started some late season crops in hopes that global warming would play in my gardens favor but it seems I might be wrong. Love what you do, thank you.

TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION NOVEMBER 2019 TO OCTOBER 2020

This chart appears to be incorrect. I know that it has been hotter than normal in July and August. This chart contradicts that. Therefore, the chart is wrong

Desert Southwest weather

The Editors's picture

Hi, Mark, 

The chart corresponds to the monthly temp and precip forecasts/predictions shown above (and for the year in the print edition). Its may not be true to the actual conditions. Thanks for noting.

Much needed rainfall

Any thoughts on this winter's predicted La Nina weather pattern impacting one already drier than normal Southwestern region? Thanks!

Dry and drier

The Editors's picture

Sorry, not going to rain on your parade, in all likelihood. We are predicting below-normal rain and snowfall in the Desert Southwest. … but cooler.

global warming

The term "global warming" is very misleading. I have found that too many people think it means that there will be no more cold temperatures. "Climate Change" is more accurate. As I understand it, what it means is that temperatures and conditions are becoming more extreme. Hot areas get hotter, and cold areas colder. Hot seasons are hotter and cold seasons are colder. Dry ones are drier, and wetter ones wetter, etc. When you add up all those hotter and colder temperatures, and average them out, you get a higher number. THAT'S HOT! Hence the term "global warming". (A scientific person could do a better job of explaining this.)

therm-inology

The Editors's picture

We agree largely that “climate change” is the more appropriate phrase. As scientists, and the public as a result, come to a better understanding of just how things are changing, we will probably see it as the more commonly used term. One small point of interest/observation (to this editor) on your definition is that it seems like the cold is not getting colder—at least not for as long and deep as it did a few decades ago. Time will tell. Thanks for your thoughts.

To Patricia in Las Vegas, NV

Hi, Patricia. Congratulations on finding your inner gardener. You don't say if you have any land to work with, but everyone can begin with container gardening. Use one to five gallon pots for greens, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, etc. The best tip anyone can give you is just begin, you will learn so much by doing. This web site and Mother Earth have tons of good advice on growing food plants. Best of luck to you.

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