The Latest on warm temperatures in northern New England (all times local):
Weather forecasters sometimes point to Caribou, Maine, as one of the coldest places in the nation in the winter. But Caribou residents were sweating on Monday.
The National Weather Service says the temperature in the city near the Canadian border climbed to 88 degrees, breaking the old record of 83 set in 2007.
Across the region, northern New England wasn’t letting go of summer.
The temperature also hit 92 degrees in Burlington, Vermont, easily beating the old record of 85 degrees set in 1891. There also was record-breaking warmth in New Hampshire, where it hit 90 in Concord and 89 in Manchester, both records for the date.
Meteorologist James Brown said the temperatures will be cooling down for the remainder of the week in the region.
Northern New England isn’t letting go of summer.
Temperatures have reached some record highs in the last couple of days, and more may be on the way.
The National Weather Service office in Gray, Maine, says temperatures in most locations were into the 70s and lower 80s by 10 a.m. Monday. This is already 10 to 15 degrees above the normal highs for the day.
The weather service says it reached 91 in Concord, New Hampshire, on Sunday, breaking the old record of 90 set in 2010. It also got to 91 in Burlington, Vermont, topping the record of 84 set in 1961. It reached 87 in Augusta, Maine, breaking the record of 85 set in 1961.
Manchester, New Hampshire, tied the record high at 89, first set in 2010.