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Jimmy Dancer

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Feb 13, 2009
 
Maine hits record low in winter's deepest bite

Maine recorded its coldest temperature ever - a frigid 50 degrees below zero - when a blast of Arctic air hit New England last month. That tied a 1933 thermometer reading in Bloomfield, Vt., for the coldest recorded temperature in New England.

"It's a big wow," said Tony Sturey, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Caribou, Maine, near where the temperature was recorded on Jan. 16. "It's an incredible number, an insanely cold number."

The lowest temperature ever recorded in the United States - minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit - was reached in January 1971 in Alaska. In the continental United States, the record low is 70 below, measured in January 1954 in Montana.

www.boston.com/news/local/maine/articles/2009...
Jimmy Dancer

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Feb 13, 2009
 
NEW MAINE AND NEW ENGLAND ALL-TIME COLD RECORD CONFIRMED

UPDATE: 50-below sets Maine record

By Giselle Goodman, Maine Portland Press Herald - Maine Today

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Geological Survey and Maine State Climate Office announced today that a minus-50 reading in northwestern Maine held up to scientific scrutiny. That beats Maine’s old record of 48 below zero set in 1925 in Van Buren, and ties the record for coldest temperature recorded in New England. That reading was made in 1933 in Bloomfield, Vt.

The record on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington is minus -47. Maine’s minus-50 reading was made on Jan. 16 at a remote site along the Big Black River near the Quebec border as the region was in the grip of a blast of arctic air.

By the way after a thaw this week, cold air will return starting Friday to the nation. Watch for lots of cold and snow probably the rest of the month.
http://news.mainetoday.com/updates/039516.htm...
Mr Giblets

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Feb 13, 2009
 
coldest winter here as well for a long time - but according to the warmies, it's all because of "global warming" . so where is it getting hotter?
WinterSux10

Buxton, ME

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Feb 22, 2014
 
I live in Maine. Very nice summers VERY cold winters. But -50?!?!? Coldest I remember feeling is -21. Maybe -23. I hate winter except for the sledding and skiing and snowboarding. Just -1 is really cold. It's the coldest winter in like 40 years right now and today it was 50 degrees! That's warm compared to how it's been lately in Maine.

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