Cold front eases record-breaking heat in North Dakota

September 29, 2021 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A cold front moving through the region has eased record-breaking heat this week in North Dakota.

According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday’s reading of 100 in Dickinson appears to be the latest in the year that the state has recorded a triple-digit temperature.

The temperature in Dickson was 2 degrees higher that the city’s previous record, set in 1905.

Bismarck also had a record high Tuesday of 98 degrees, 1 degree higher than the city’s 1905 record for the date.

Hot weather also covered eastern North Dakota. Grand Forks eclipsed its century-old record with a high of 91 degrees, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

A cold front returned temperatures in the region to more seasonable levels Wednesday with readings in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The latest drought briefing from the weather service says “October is favored for continued above-average temperatures” across the state.