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Saturday's temp a record high in Mitchell for Feb. 27

Little wind, no snow on the ground and nearly 70 degrees in February? It happened Saturday, when Mitchell recorded a record-high temperature for Feb. 27 at 69 degrees. According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, Mitchell's high temp...

Ten-year-old cousins Kara Wormstadt, left, of Artesian, and Mady Thompson, of Mitchell, wave at passing cars while selling Girl Scout cookies on First Avenue on Saturday in Mitchell, taking advantage of record-setting warm temperatures. According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, Mitchell's high temperature of 69 degrees broke the previous record of 64 degrees recorded in both 1921 and 1926. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)
Ten-year-old cousins Kara Wormstadt, left, of Artesian, and Mady Thompson, of Mitchell, wave at passing cars while selling Girl Scout cookies on First Avenue on Saturday in Mitchell, taking advantage of record-setting warm temperatures. According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, Mitchell's high temperature of 69 degrees broke the previous record of 64 degrees recorded in both 1921 and 1926. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

Little wind, no snow on the ground and nearly 70 degrees in February?

It happened Saturday, when Mitchell recorded a record-high temperature for Feb. 27 at 69 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, Mitchell's high temperature of 69 degrees broke the previous record of 64 degrees recorded in both 1921 and 1926.

The spring-like day spread across the region, with record temperatures being set or tied across South Dakota. Sioux Falls hit 63 on Saturday, tying the previous record set in 1895; Sioux City, Iowa, hit 73, breaking the previous record for Feb. 27 of 66 set in 1895; and Huron topped out at 70 on Saturday. That broke the record of 68 degrees, also set in 1895, and is the second warmest February day on record for Huron.

Though, the conditions didn't last. Winds were gusting more than 30 mph Sunday in Mitchell and the high temperature dropped about 25 degrees.

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