January 31, 2013

Maine towns set new high-temperature records

The Associated Press

GRAY — The National Weather Service says Wednesday's high temperatures set records across all of Maine.

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Highs/lows

For 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. Thursday


Augusta 50 47
Bangor 52 48
Bar Harbor 50 48
Caribou 46 43
Frenchville 43 41
Fryeburg 41 36
Gray 49 47
Greenville 44 40
Houlton 50 46
Lewiston/Auburn 52 37
Millinocket 48 43
Portland 52 48
Rockland 52 48
Sanford 55 46
Waterville 52 46
Wiscasset 55 51
     
     

 Source: National Weather Service

Portland's high of 52 degrees broke the old record of 49 degrees for Jan. 30, set in 1959. Bangor's high of 52 broke its old record of 46 degrees, set five years ago.

The weather service says Caribou's high of 46 degrees broke the previous record of 43 degrees, set 63 years ago. Millinocket and Houlton also hit record high temperatures for the date.

On Thursday morning, temperatures were spring-like across all of Maine, reaching into the 50s across the entire state.

 

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