Subzero temperatures spread across Maine

Posted Jan. 26, 2009, at 9:30 a.m.

CARIBOU, Maine — Subzero temperatures were felt across Maine on Monday as another round of arctic air spread into the region.

According to the National Weather Service, the state’s coldest spot was Big Black River, an uninhabited spot in northwest Aroostook County that had a minus 46 reading at 6 a.m.

The weather service said Masardis came in at 44 below zero, Van Buren at minus 41, Presque Isle at minus 40 and Houlton at minus 36.

Bangor reached 25 below zero, Sanford hit minus 15 and Portland came in at minus 2.

Bangor set a record on Sunday with a minus-19 reading, breaking the old record for the date of minus 14 set in 1948.

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