It has been a pretty unusual fall weather-wise. Though things finally seem to be cooling, we seem to have had a much warmer fall than usual. Tom Frieders, Warning Coordination Specialist with the National Weather Service in Billings:
He says the average temperature for this time period was 54.8 degrees:
Normally, the warmer fall may have resulted in more wild fires; however, Tom says that because our summer was relatively wet and cool, it helped keep wild fire activity low.