The Coldest Temperature Ever Recorded in Maine Will Chill You to the Bone
If you hadn't already felt the freezing temps biting at you, telling you to get inside and stay warm, you should probably know it's really, really cold outside.
In fact, the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, posted this on Facebook:
So yeah, it's going to be an intense cold spell this week.
But did you know that even with these temperatures dipping well below freezing, there's an even lower temperature that's taken the record for coldest temperature ever recorded?
According to the State Climate Extremes Committee of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, Maine hit a record -50 degrees on Jan. 16, 2009.
That's pretty cold!
The SCEC reports that "the record minimum temperature of -50°F was observed by an automated observing station operated by the US Geological Survey (USGS) at a river gage on the Big Black River near the Canadian border. The data are archived by the USGS, and the validity of the observation was confirmed by the State Climate Extremes Committee."
What's more, the SCEC states that this record is tied with New Hampshire and Vermont for coldest temperature recorded for the Northeast United States.
Granted that doesn't make the current temps out there feel any warmer...