What does the fall weather have in store for North Dakota into western Minnesota? North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network Interim Director Daryl Ritchison is leaning towards average-to-below-average precipitation before the ground begins to freeze. “A vast majority of previous falls similar to this year finished cooler and drier than average. There are two or three systems moving through the next ten days, but after that, it does not look like a widespread wet fall.” In recent years, the fall months have been warmer than average in the region. However, Ritchison is calling for more average temperatures this year. “One of the reasons is due to the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation index, which is negative now. Historically, that negative number brings colder than average falls.” Hear more from Ritchison’s weather discussion in this interview.