Temperature Sets Records in Maine, New Hampshire

Apr 12, 2017

The temperature has climbed high enough to set a couple of records in New England - and to cause melting snow that's contributing to minor flooding.

The National Weather Service says the temperature climbed Tuesday to 87 degrees in Concord, New Hampshire, and 78 degrees in Augusta, Maine, both records for the date. The temperature hit 75 in Portland, Maine, coming within 2 degrees of the record.

On Monday, Montpelier, Vermont, had a record high of 77 degrees.

Meteorologist Margaret Curtis said the warm weather is creating snowmelt that's contributing to flooding concerns across the region.

She said flood warnings were in effect for Maine's Kennebec River with the potential for a couple of feet of water in parking lots along Front Street.