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Grand Forks sets record low; Fargo hits 28 below

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Arctic air brought a record low temperature of 37 degrees below zero to the Grand Forks International Airport this morning, the National Weather Service said.

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That beat the previous record of 31 below set in 1979.

Fargo's Hector International Airport reported 28 degrees below zero at 3 a.m. - bitterly cold, but not cold enough to beat the record of 37 below set in 1916.

The temperature at the Fargo airport had climbed to 24 below by 6 a.m. but dropped back down to 27 below by 7 a.m., weather service meteorologist Pete Speicher said.

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