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Boston Just Had Its Warmest Winter Weekend Ever [View all]

Source: WBUR-FM

Boston Just Had Its Warmest Winter Weekend Ever

January 12, 2020 Updated Jan 13, 2020 5:09 AM
WBUR Newsroom

Boston has recorded the warmest winter weekend ever since weather records began in 1872.

The temperature in Boston hit 73 degrees Sunday the warmest January temperature ever recorded in the city.

On Saturday, the temperature at Logan Airport hit 70 degrees a record-level high temperature for the date. The old record was set in 1975, at 62 degrees.

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Boston Logan Airport has now reached 70 degrees. This is only the third time Boston has reached 70 degrees or warmer in January since 1872 when records began.

10:43 AM - 11 Jan 2020

That means there have now been two consecutive January days of 70 degrees or higher. That has never been recorded before.


WBUR meteorologist David Epstein said the jet stream got into a configuration that created a strong, southerly flow. "Even in winter, it's usually relatively mild to the south," he said. "But, this weekend, that air got propelled up towards the north."


Read more: https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/01/12/brody-epstein-on-unusual-new-england-weather

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