October was cooler and drier than normal across nearly all of New Mexico.
The first week of October was relatively quiet in terms of precipitation, with only a little rain and snow across the northern mountains and northeast on the 5th. A strong cold front did bring gusty winds and much colder temperatures to the state on the 4th and 5th. A potent storm on the 10th delivered wind, rain and high elevation snow to the state. A strong back door front on the 15th sent temperatures plummeting in the east while rain and higher elevation snow developed over northern and central portions of the state. Additional back door cold fronts impacted mainly the east on the 17th and 21st, bringing cooler air but little in the way of precipitation. A slow-moving storm was able to draw moisture into New Mexico from early on the 25th into the 26th, providing widespread rain showers and some mountain snow showers. Dry weather followed until a storm arrived late on the 28th through the 29th. Halloween was dry, but chilly.