COOPER JACOBS tries to attract motorists to his family’s lemonade stand on Thursday in Freeport. Cool drinks were in great demand throughout Maine where record-breaking temperatures climbed into the mid-90s. The National Weather Service’s records at all four of its climate sites in Maine and New Hampshire were tied or broken on Thursday. In Concord, New Hampshire, it hit 95 degrees, breaking the previous record of 90 in 1906 and 1889 for May 18. It was 94 in Manchester, New Hampshire, breaking the record of 93 in 1889. In Maine, it hit 93 degrees in Portland and Augusta. The previous records for the date were 82 in 1949 in Portland and 86 in 1989 in Augusta. Conditions are expected to improve today.

COOPER JACOBS tries to attract motorists to his family’s lemonade stand on Thursday in Freeport. Cool drinks were in great demand throughout Maine where record-breaking temperatures climbed into the mid-90s. The National Weather Service’s records at all four of its climate sites in Maine and New Hampshire were tied or broken on Thursday. In Concord, New Hampshire, it hit 95 degrees, breaking the previous record of 90 in 1906 and 1889 for May 18. It was 94 in Manchester, New Hampshire, breaking the record of 93 in 1889. In Maine, it hit 93 degrees in Portland and Augusta. The previous records for the date were 82 in 1949 in Portland and 86 in 1989 in Augusta. Conditions are expected to improve today.

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