October 2017; First Half

The weather this month has generally been very good harvest conditions.  There are always exceptions and although we want perfection, it never comes.  Although we have experienced several mild days, the first half of October finished near average for temperatures in the Red River Valley and below average for temperatures in western North Dakota.  Much of the central portion of North Dakota has recorded little or no rainfall so far this month, whereas the far western portion of the state into far eastern Montana as well as the Red River Valley into northwestern Minnesota has recorded above average rainfall so far this month.

Daryl Ritchison