Warmer and drier than normal. That was October in Minnesota this year. Most places around the state saw less than an inch of rainfall, and many were an inch or two below-normal for the month. State Climatologist Pete Boulay says October temperatures were about four to six degrees above normal as well. October came and went without any measurable snowfall in the entire state as well. New Ulm received only .4 of an inch of precipitation for the month of October this year, compared to nearly 2-inches last year.