BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The frigid arctic air blanketing parts of the Midwest is setting records in the Dakotas.
The National Weather Service says that Devils Lake, North Dakota, set a record low for the date Wednesday, at minus 36 degrees.
Weather service reports show that at least a dozen South Dakota cities broke or tied their record-low temperature for the date Wednesday. Britton was the coldest, at minus 40 degrees.
Some of the previous South Dakota records were set about a century ago. The town of Webster broke a record that was set in 1893.