North Dakota has finicky weather, we all know that, but even we were astonished to see just how drastic a change there was between October 2013 and 2014.

If you remember around this time last year, Bismarck-Mandan was covered with a fresh coat of powdery snow, much to the chagrin of many North Dakotans. We reached a high of 40 degrees during the day and dipped to a frigid 24 degrees that night.

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Fast forward one year later, we're enjoying near-record temperatures of 80 degrees (the record is 84 degrees, set back in 1927), with the low set to reach a balmy 50 degrees. That's 10 degrees above the high from last year. 

Accuweather

If you need a reminder, take a look at a photo from this time last year:

Townsquare Media-Bismarck

Here's the same place, just one year later:

Townsquare Media-Bismarck

With Old Man Winter's menacing deathgrip just around the corner, we'll take all the nice weather we can get!