More weather records set

The North Central Research Extension Center south of Minot continues to have record-setting weather data.

Jim Tarasenko, research specialist, said the moisture for the month of October was 2.68 inches. He said that compares with 2.45 inches for the same period one year ago and the 107-year long-term average of 1.05 inches.

He said the total moisture from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31 has been 31.58 inches.

“That is record territory, as the record amount of moisture received in any one calendar year was 1975, and that was 26.99,” he said.

“We had 1.0 inch of snowfall during the month (of October), and this compares with the half-inch we had for the same month last year and the long-term average of 2.5 inches,” he said.

Tarasenko records the high and low temperatures every day at 8 a.m. and combines them for a monthly average temperature.

“This past month of October, we had a monthly average temp of 41.2 degrees, which was 1.4 degrees above last year’s average temps for the same month but was below the 107-year long-term average of 43.9 degrees,” Tarasenko said.

He said the highest temperature recorded for the month was 69 degrees, on Oct. 7, and the lowest temperature was 21 degrees, on Oct. 28.