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Blast of arctic air breaks records as temperatures finally set to rise

Blast of arctic air breaks records as temperatures finally set to rise

The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke cold temperature records from Maine to West Virginia and stunned sea turtles in Florida β€” although a warm-up is coming Monday.

Burlington, Vt., and Portland, Maine, set records, with Burlington falling to minus 20, beating a 1923 record by a degree and Portland recording minus 11, also a degree below a 1941 record.

The National Weather Service said Worcester, Mass., which fell to minus 9 and Providence, R.I., which dropped to minus 3, also set record lows, as did Hartford, Conn., where the temperature dropped to minus 9, smashing a 1912 record.

Boston tied a low-temperature record set more than a...

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