Weather Breaks Records, Sparks Fire Fears in Dakotas
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Unseasonably warm and dry weather is breaking temperature records and sparking fears of wildfires in the Dakotas.
In North Dakota, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown and Williston all have tied or broken temperature records this week. National Weather Service reports show high temperatures in those cities approaching 60 degrees, tying or breaking records that date back in some instances more than a century.
In South Dakota, Yankton County has issued a burn ban through Monday because of a high wildfire danger. To the west, a fire on private land and U.S. Forest Service land near Custer burned about 60 acres Tuesday.