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Record-breaking cold sweeps into Maine

GRAY, Maine (AP) — The relentless, Artic blast is breaking records in Maine’s largest city.

The National Weather Service said Portland experienced the coldest high temperature on three consecutive days, and temperatures are going to remain below freezing for another week to 10 days.

On Thursday, the temperature climbed to 8 degrees, breaking the old record for coldest high of 11 set in 1946; on Friday, it was 6 degrees, breaking the old record of 13 set in 1993; and on Saturday, it was 12, breaking the old record 13 in 1963.

That string of records won’t carry into New Year’s Eve, but it’s still plenty cold.


Low temperatures Sunday morning included minus-37 in Hermon, minus-24 in Bangor, minus-22 in Masardis, and minus-20 in Deblois.