Dakotas Enjoy Record April Fool's Day Heat
by Associated Press
April 02, 2012 8:10 AM
Hot weather was no April Fools' joke in the Dakotas.
Many cities in the two states set record-high temperatures on Sunday, with the mercury soaring into the 70s, 80s, and even 90s. The National Weather Service says the city of Menno in southeast South Dakota hit 93 degrees. Pierre and Yankton both hit 91.
The North Dakota capital of Bismarck broke two temperature records. The high of 76 broke a record that had stood for 36 years, and the low of 50 was a new record-warm low for the date. The previous record had stood for 113 years.
The forecast calls for a cool-down, with highs in many parts of the two states only reaching the 50s on Monday.