It was an unusual fall in Illinois but it didn't fall - pun intended - that far from the averages.
Chris Miller at the National Weather Service office in Lincoln says this fall saw swings of cold and warm weather but all-in-all, the data shows it was only a few degrees above normal.
Precipitation was down in September and up in October, just in time for the harvest. Miller says this could be an indicator of what is to come this winter.
Miller says November sets the tone for the overall weather patterns for the winter months. We'll hear more from Miller later this week on the winter months on Regional Radio News.