For the most part, November should bring close to average temperatures and precipitation. North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network Interim Director Daryl Ritchison wouldn’t be surprised if the month finishes close to or a little above average. “However, one thing we need to remember about this month is average precipitation drops dramatically. In October the average was 2 to 2.5 inches, while November is closer to an inch or even below.” Many of the winter forecasts are calling for warmer than average temperatures and below average snowfall. For North Dakota and western Minnesota, Ritchison expects this winter to be similar to last year. “The El Nino that will be in place this winter should bring close to normal snowfall and average temperatures. That forecast is more snowy and colder than other forecasts I’ve heard.”
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