When it comes to the weather, Minot's had above normal average temperatures for many months.
September was the 16th straight month of above normal average temperatures, said Jim Tarasenko, research specialist at the North Central Research and Extension Center, south of Minot.
"Our September monthly average temperature was 58.5 degrees which was 2.4 degrees above the 106-year long-term average of 56.1 degrees," Tarasenko said.
Every day at 8 a.m., he records the high and low temperatures and combines them at the end of the month for a monthly average.
He said the warmest day of the month at the extension center was on Sept. 1, with a high temperature that day of 94 degrees.
Moisture for the month of September was just 0.05 of an inch, Tarasenko said. "This was far below the 106-year long-term average of 1.53 inches," he said.
Moisture since Jan. 1 of this year has been 11.35 inches. This is below the long-term average of 14.51 inches, Tarasenko said.
The weather is expected to change by mid-week, with the National Weather Service forecasting lower temperatures. And that word "snow" is in the forecast for Wednesday, but it's just a slight chance of rain and snow that day, according to weather service people.