National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

An unseasonably warm airmass, combined with no meaninful snowpack, enabled the region to experience well above normal temperatures yesterday, December 18th, 2011. Below is a map of high temperatures from across the region.

The mercury rose high enough in some locations to tie or break daily maximum temperature records. Those records are as follows:

...CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA...

CITY...........NEW RECORD TEMP...PREVIOUS RECORD...PREVIOUS YEAR
BRITTON..............52.................52.............1979.....
BROWNS VALLEY........55.................54.............1979.....
CLARK................52.................52.............1979.....
IPSWICH..............54.................54.............1979.....
MCINTOSH.............58.................53.............1957.....
MOBRIDGE ASOS........60.................58.............1979.....
POLLOCK..............56.................54.............1957.....
ROSCOE...............53.................48.............1966.....
VICTOR...............50.................42.............1997.....
WILMOT...............53.................41.............2006.....

...WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

CITY...........NEW RECORD TEMP...PREVIOUS RECORD...PREVIOUS YEAR
ARTICHOKE LAKE.......53.................49.............1943.....