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Maine's Bone-Numbing Minus-50 Sets State Record

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Folks in Maine have something new to brag about when it comes to cold weather.

Scientists say a minus-50 reading in northwestern Maine last month was accurate, making it the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state.

It beats Maine's old record of 48 below zero set in 1925, and ties the record for coldest temperature recorded in New England. That reading was made in 1933 in Bloomfield, Vt.

Maine's minus-50 reading was recorded on Jan. 16 at a remote site along the Big Black River near the Quebec border The region was getting a blast of arctic air at the time. Scientists from three agencies confirmed the reading today.


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