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This September is shaping up to be one of the wettest on record for western and central North Dakota. Minot, Williston, and Dickinson have already experienced their wettest September ever recorded! Dickinson and Bismarck are not far behind at 2nd wettest and 3rd wettest. Even more rain is possible before the month is over.
Your 5 day forecast for western and central North Dakota.
Monday is the first day of fall, and right on cue, this is about the time we see our first freeze across most of North Dakota. Typically, our first hard freeze holds off until early October for much of central North Dakota. Criteria for a "Freeze" is a temperature of 32F or lower for 1 hour or longer; while a "Hard Freeze" is defined as a temperature of 28F and lower for 3 hours or longer - which ends the growing season. Suffice it to say, our growing season normally comes to and end within the next couple of weeks.