Sunday temperatures reaching 100 degrees and higher broke records across North Dakota.
The thermometer at the Bismarck Municipal Airport read 104 degrees at 5 p.m., tying the record set in 1978. Williston broke a record of 102 degrees set in 2015 after temperatures reached 108 degrees at 5 p.m.
The temperature in Minot hit 105 degrees Sunday afternoon, breaking a 121-year-old record. Dickinson also broke its record of 102 degrees in 2015, reaching 104 degrees.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for central and western North Dakota Sunday afternoon through the evening, informing residents of an increased risk of heat stroke and related illnesses.
The heat is not expected to stick around. Janine Vining, a meteorologist with NWS Bismarck said Monday and Tuesday will be “relatively cool days for August” in Bismarck, with a high of 80 forecast. Highs across the state will range from the lower 70s to the low 90s.
Lows are expected to drop to the mid-50s overnight Monday in Bismarck. Tuesday will also be cool, with highs in the 70s to around 80. Tuesday night lows will be in the 50s across the state.
Power outages were reported on Sunday in Bismarck and the Montana-North Dakota border town, Fairview.
Downed power lines caused an outage around 5 p.m. Sunday in Fairview, affecting about 160 customers, according to Mark Hanson, a spokesman for Montana-Dakota Utilities. Power was expected to be restored by 8 p.m.
Fallen tree branches caused the downed power lines, Hanson said.
Capital Electric Cooperative reported another outage around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in north Bismarck.