Finishing September

The rest of September look cool in the sense of normal to below normal temperatures.  Meaning, that the month as a whole will probably finish close to average in southeastern North Dakota and probably below average elsewhere in the state.  The current pattern we are in looks to favor below average temperature in October.   A similar pattern to this year occurred in 2002 and October that year was very cold, in fact, one of the coldest Octobers on record.  I would go so far to say we have a repeat of that occurring this year, but anything below average, even a degree or two is noticeable, especially if you consider the mostly warm Octobers in recent years.

Daryl Ritchison