Portland hits record-breaking 60 degrees on Thursday

Samantha Peczka makes over Jennifer Thomsen's 4-month-old son Ely at Bug Light Park in South Portland on Thursday March 8, 2012 as the Machigonne II car ferry heads for Peaks Island. Portland hit a record high of 60 degrees on Thursday. The old high for the date was 56, set two years ago.
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Samantha Peczka makes over Jennifer Thomsen's 4-month-old son Ely at Bug Light Park in South Portland on Thursday March 8, 2012 as the Machigonne II car ferry heads for Peaks Island. Portland hit a record high of 60 degrees on Thursday. The old high for the date was 56, set two years ago.
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Posted March 08, 2012, at 9:46 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The calendar still says winter, but Maine is experiencing springlike weather.

The National Weather Service said the temperature climbed to 60 degrees Thursday afternoon in Portland. The high for the date was 56, set two years ago.

Meteorologist Tom Hawley says the forecast calls for above-normal temperatures for the next two weeks, meaning winter weather is effectively over for the season.

Portland stands at 49.8 inches of snow for the season. That’s about 6 inches below normal, and the total would have been lower without the early Halloween storm.

But winter weather remains a possibility after the balmy stretch. Portland saw 10 inches of snow during an April Fool’s storm last year.

The National Weather Service reported the high temperature in Bangor on Thursday was 58 degrees.

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