50 Below!!!


Friday morning temperatures in Maine dropped to even lower levels than we saw in the upper midwest earlier this week. Reports out of Aroostook County indicated a low of -50° at Big Black River. I have not been able to confirm it yet, but we have reports that this might be a new state record low temperature for Maine. More on this later…


The Bangor Daily News in northern Maine reports the -50° recorded at Big Black River in Aroostook County Friday morning is an unofficial state record.  The current record low for Maine is -48° set at Van Buren on January 19, 1925.  According to the paper the National Weather Service will investigate the accuracy of the temperature in then next few days:

“Rich Norton, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Caribou, said the unofficial temperature in Big Black River will be verified, but could be a new record for cold temperatures if it proves official.”

Tom Tasselmyer


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