South Dakota cities set weather records as cold continues

January 1, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Record-setting cold weather continues to blanket South Dakota as the new year begins.

The National Weather Service says Aberdeen, Mobridge and Pierre set or tied record-cold temperatures for the date on Monday. The mercury plunged to minus 21 in Pierre, minus 30 at Mobridge and minus 32 in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen’s previous record-low temperature for New Year’s Day had stood for 99 years.

Several South Dakota cities also set cold-weather records over the weekend. Wind chill reports around the state early Monday were in the minus 30s, minus 40s and even minus 50s.

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