Sunshine and Slushy Streets

Today was a sunny and warm break from our usual winter weather.
We found out how residents were taking advantage of the sunshine.
The last time North Dakota hit temperatures this high was late November last year. The average high for this day in Bismarck history is 25 degrees. The high of 41 degrees we saw is much better than the record low of -39 degrees in 1966.
Elaine Emineth: “When it got nice today, I just thought, you know, I think I’ll go clean out that ice.”
Elaine Emineth wasn’t the only one in town who thought the nice weather would make for a good day to shovel. She says this sunshine finally gave her a chance to catch up from all the blizzards we’ve seen.
Elaine Emineth: “I am out cleaning out the snow and ice from these last storms because it finally got nice so I can clean it off.”
She says there’s always a break from the cold this time of year.
Elaine Emineth: “There’s always a January thaw. Some times it can be even nice than this, like the waters running. You just don’t know when it’s going to hit.”
Even though the warm weather won’t last long, people around town seem to be enjoying the break.
With the snow melting, be sure to be careful driving. As temperatures drop at night, the melted snow can freeze into slick ice.

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