CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Residents of northern New England are waking up to the coldest weather of the season.

The National Weather Service forecast lows Tuesday morning of 3 degrees in Concord, New Hampshire; 6 degrees in Portland; temperatures in Vermont’s Champlain Valley temperatures are forecast to be between 0 and minus 5.

Meteorologist Tom Hawley says it’s the coldest weather since last March. And it comes on the heels of a warm December.

Hawley says the average temperature was nearly 11 degrees above normal in Concord for the warmest December since record-keeping began in 1868. Portland, was 9.1 degrees above normal for the warmest on record, as well.

In Burlington, Vermont the average December temperature was the 13.4 degrees above normal, another all-time record.

Hawley says January will be colder.

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