Latest cold air outbreak becomes a record-setter

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Even though the calendar has turned to spring, this week’s arctic outbreak has roared south, setting wintry low-temperature records from Maine to New York to Virginia, according to the National Weather Service.

Massena, N.Y., located on near the Canadian border, set the lowest temperature on Monday, March 24. Massena reached -11 degrees, beating a mark of -4 degrees set in 1965.

Other records included Altoona, Pa. at 15 degrees and Bangor, Maine at 4.

Other cities setting low-temperature records on March 24 included Binghamton, N.Y. (10), Bradford, Pa. (5), Dubois, Pa. (5), New York City (22), Washington, D.C. (19), Lewisburg, W.V. (14), and Bridgeport, Conn. (20).

Cold records set March 25

Bangor, Maine completed the weekly double, setting consecutive low temperature records on two straight days when the temperature dipped to zero on March 25. The former record was 7 degrees in 1956.

Other cities setting record-low temperatures on March 25 included: Glens Falls, N.Y. at 2 degrees, Houlton, Maine (-17), Islip, N.Y. (18), Millinocket, Maine (-9), Montpelier, Vt. (-8) and New York City (23).

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