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Hot day sets temperature record in city

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Mitchell broke a record Wednesday with a high temperature of 103 degrees.

The city's previous high for Aug. 29 was 100 degrees in 1961.

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Unofficially, temperatures climbed to 112 degrees in Chamberlain and Winner on Wednesday. Information on records in those cities was not immediately available from the National Weather Service.

Jim Murray, a meteorologist with the NWS in Sioux Falls, said Mitchell's heat will moderate a bit today.

"Mitchell will be slightly cooler -- and I use that term loosely," he said, as a new front will bring in slightly cooler air, but temps will still exceed seasonal averages.

Today's Mitchell forecast is mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96 and south-southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.

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