High hits 99; breaks record

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Benson broke the record high for June 7 when it hit 99- degrees around 5:15 Sunday afternoon. It was the hottest temperature the area as seen in nearly eight years.

Benson hasn’t recorded a high of 100 degrees since July 31, 2006 when it hit 104 degrees tying the all-time temperature recorded for the city. It also reached 104 degrees June 24, 1988.

Sunday’s high was the fourth time since 2006 that it has reached 99 without going 1 degree higher to reach the century mark. It hit 99 degrees twice in 2012, July 4 and July 16. It also hit 99 degrees July 1, 2007...


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