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Winter Storm Expected

A strong storm system is forecast to impact southern and east central South Dakota Sunday through Monday morning. The main hazard will be snowfall accumulations of 4-6 or more inches, and reduced visibility when falling snow combines with wind gusts to 30 mph by Monday morning. Read More >

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.....