January 3, 2011

Portland records 14th straight warm month

The Associated Press

GRAY — The National Weather Service says Portland's streak of above-average temperatures has now hit 14 straight months.

The weather service said today that the average December temperature in Maine's largest city was 29.2 degrees, which is 1.6 degrees above normal.

Every month in 2010 had above-average temperatures. The last time Portland had below-normal temperatures was October 2009.

As for snowfall, Portland received 12.3 inches in December, which is 0.7 inches below normal.

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