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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Boston record low temperature of 23 degrees on Nov. 11, 2017 was a degree colder than previous record set for the date in 1901-Boston Herald

11/12/17, "Cold in Boston breaks low-temp records," Boston Herald, Jordan Frias

"Yesterday’s bone-chilling weather set two Boston records for the date: lowest low temperature and lowest high temperature.

The low temperature of 23 degrees recorded early yesterday morning was a degree colder than the previous record, which was set on Nov. 12, 1901.

Then, at about 3 p.m., the National Weather Service announced yesterday’s high of 37 was a new record for the lowest maximum temperature for the day. The chilly high was a degree lower than the record, which was set in 1890, 1987 and 1971. 

National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson said an unusual weather pattern was to blame for the blistering low temps.

This air is coming basically from the North Pole, Simpson said.

And the weather records could keep being set today, Simpson said, if the mercury falls below 25, a mark achieved on Nov. 12, 1926.

The typical high temperature for this time of year, he said, is 53 degrees.

The unseasonable weather had Boston-area firefighters braving freezing conditions while extinguishing blazes yesterday.

The cold was also blamed for a massive water main break in Cambridge that sent a geyser of water flowing onto the street."


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