ND, SD continue to enjoy record warmth

Record-breaking warmth continues to

blanket the Dakotas.

The National Weather Service says high temperature records were

broken or tied Wednesday in the North Dakota cities of Bismarck,

Williston, Jamestown and Fargo, and the South Dakota cities of

Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Yankton, Aberdeen and Huron, along with

some smaller communities.

Most of the record temps were in the 50s. Rapid City hit 62

degrees.

More record warmth is expected, and the temperature records

aren’t the only ones in jeopardy. The latest date for freeze-up on

Lake Sakakawea on the Missouri River in North Dakota is Jan. 16, in

2000. Linda Phelps with the Army Corps of Engineers tells The

Bismarck Tribune that it will take some “cold, cold weather” to

keep that record from falling.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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