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Update 12:15 PM Sunday, October 4

Unsettled weather across New Mexico continues to plague the prospects for a launch of the 20th America’s Challenge distance race for gas balloons.  After reviewing weather forecasts this morning, race director John Petrehn and his staff have decided to postpone the launch for at least one more day.  The Sunday evening Balloon Glow and other Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta events remain on schedule.

The launch of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta’s 20th America’s Challenge distance race for gas balloons has been postponed for at least 24 hours.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group 505.898.8689, media@balloonfiesta.com

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® has a new contest during its 44th Balloon Fiesta, the “Selfie Stick Story” contest. This competition will encourage guests to share their Balloon Fiesta story with the world using a selfie stick.

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Updated 10/05/15 8:14a
Temperature: 56.6F
Wind: 1.0 mph From N (360 Deg.)
10 Minute Avg Wind: 2.0 mph
Station Pressure: 29.871 in
3/hr Pressure Trend: Rising Slowly
Sunrise: 7:04a
Sunset: 6:45p

More weather data can be found here:

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Balloon Fiesta Park

(For GPS planning only)
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE

Mailing address

4401 Alameda NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


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