A Cool and Moist October

A cool and moist october has been experienced across western and central North Dakota. Given below are tables of the coolest monthly average temperatures (F) for October across the area, along with current precipitation totals and departures from normal as of October 24, 2009.

Bismarck
Year Avg. Temperature
1925 34.5
1919 34.7
2002 36.4
1917 36.4
1898 39.5
2009 39.6
Minot Airport
Year Avg. Temperature
2002 35.3
1959 36.6
2009 39.2
1969 39.4
1959 36.7
Jamestown Airport
Year Avg. Temperature
2002 34.7
2009 38.3
1959 39.3
1976 40.0
1969 40.0
2006 40.4
Williston
Year Avg. Temperature
1919 32.1
2002 32.4
1925 33.3
1917 37.2
1898 37.6
2009 38.3
1913 38.3
Dickinson Airport
Year Avg. Temperature
2002 32.8
2009 36.3
1969 37.5
1959 39.7
2006 40.0
1972 40.1
Area Precipitation and Temperature Departures from Normal
Location 2009 Oct. Avg Temp Departure 2009 Oct. Precip Received 2009 Oct. Precip Departure
Bismarck -7.4 F 1.99 in. +0.95 in.
Jamestown -8.9 F 2.56 in. +1.43 in.
Minot -7.3 F 1.91 in. +0.85 in.
Williston -7.2 F 1.17 in. +0.44 in.
Dickinson -10.8 F 1.31 in. +0.21 in.


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