September was an above average month for Bismarck. It was the first time that the temperature didn't fall below freezing during the month in five years, and we also tied a record high of 90 degrees yesterday. The month started out warm, and although there was a cooler patch toward the middle of the month, it finished out above average. October looks like it will continue the trend. Usually at least one cold burst (highs below 50) hits the city in early October of late September, but right now a 15-day forecast predicts only one, just 1, subfreezing low temperature all the way to October 15. If this actually happens, it will definitely be record setting. The tropics have been fairly active - but it looks like 2007 and 2006 will both go down as years that the United States got a well deserved break from severe hurricanes.