New record-low temperatures were reported last Friday in Worcester, Hartford, and Providence, as an arctic blast brought bitterly cold weather to New England.
According to the National Weather Service, the mercury dipped to -13.9C (7F) in Worcester, which broke the old record of -12.8C (9F) set in 1989.
It was -15C (5F) in Hartford, which broke the previous record of -11.1C (12F) set in 1972.
And in Providence it was -10.6C (13F), which broke the record of -10C (14F) set in 1972.
[BREAKING] New record lows set through 7 am. Hartford 5 degrees breaking their previous record of 12 set in 1972. Worcester 7 degrees which breaks their old record of 9 set in 1989. Finally, Providence dropped to 13 degrees which broke their record of 14 set int 1972.
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) November 23, 2018
It was also the coldest Thanksgiving on record in Hartford, Worcester, and Portland, Maine.
Welcome to the new normal.
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