Another Record Setting Day Across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest!!

(see table below for listing of individual cities and records)

Dozens of record highs were broken or tied across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest on Sunday, March 5, 2000.  In many cases, the previous records were not only exceeded, but were obliterated.  

In addition to the records listed below, numerous locations across Central and Western South Dakota reached 80 degrees.  These locations include Midland, Philip, Pierre, and White River.

Record High Temperatures for March 5, 2000

City New Old   Year City New Old Year
Bismarck, ND 72 62 1937 Duluth, MN (Arpt) 56 50 1987
Devils Lake, ND 66 53 1998 Intl Falls, MN 67 53 1994
Dickinson, ND 71 71 1987 Minneapolis, MN 72 56 1987
Fargo, ND 67 51 1998 Rochester, MN 65 53 1910
Grand Forks, ND (Airport) 62 51 1998 St. Cloud, MN 66 57 1925
Grand Forks, ND (WSO) 63 50 1998 Eau Claire, WI 70 56 1910
Jamestown, ND 66 56 1988 Green Bay, WI 57 57 1894
Minot, ND 66 61 1987 La Crosse, WI 70 58 1983
Williston, ND 70 69 1987 Madison, WI 68 67 1983
Aberdeen, SD 74 64 1987 Oshkosh, WI 57 55 1910
Brookings, SD 70 64 1987 Rhinelander, WI 59 59 1910
Custer, SD 64 58 1994 Wausau, WI 61 59 1910
Faith, SD 72 72 1937 Marquette, MI 53 49 1987
Fort Meade, SD 70 66 1987 Moline, IL 69 69 1921
Highmore, SD 76 64 1987 Mason City, IA 71 60 1925
Hot Springs, SD 75 75 1937 Ottumwa, IA 69 65 1956
Huron, SD 74 69 1937 Sioux City, IA 74 74 1991
Mitchell, SD 75 69 1937 Spencer, IA 70 65 1991
Mobridge, SD 77 60 1988 Waterloo, IA 70 69 1921
Pierre, SD 80 76 1937 Alliance, NE 71 71 1950
Rapid City 76 72 1937 Omaha, NE 72 72 1921
Sioux Falls, SD 71 67 1987 Casper, WY 68 66 1950
Sisseton, SD 72 64 1987 Devils Tower, WY 72 65 1968
Watertown, SD 71 64 1987 Gillette, WY 66 65 1968
Winner, SD 77 76 1987 Newcastle, WY 74 69 1937
Yankton, SD 72 72 1937 Rawlins, WY 60 55 1990

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