North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network Director Daryl Ritchison says many areas of the state already had their wettest autumn on record, because September and October were out of the norm. According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, North Dakota had the wettest September on record this year. Precipitation averaged 5.69 inches, beating the previous record set in 1941 by one inch. October was also wet, averaging 2.32 inches of precipitation, but Ritchison says it’s not the wettest on record. “It’s the 13th wettest October on record for the state. For temperature, the NCEI put it as the eighth coldest October on record.” There were three key events that made this fall especially tough. Two of those were in September and the weekend of October 11 was the third. Listen to the story.