March 22, 2019
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Bangor sets record for chilly June weather

Travis Gass | BDN
Travis Gass | BDN
Cloudy skies loom over a mostly deserted West Market Square in downtown Bangor on Wednesday. After a May that felt like summer, the first few days of June have been rather raw and damp throughout the state.

GRAY, Maine — After a May that felt like summer, the first few days of June have been rather raw and damp throughout the state.

Tuesday in particular was a record-setting day for a late-spring chill, as records for cold weather were eclipsed in three Maine communities and tied in another, according to the National Weather Service.

Bangor’s high temperature of 47 degrees Tuesday eclipsed the prior mark of 50 degrees set in 2004 and marked the second-coldest recorded June day in the city of all time, according to the weather service’s Caribou office.

Bangor had a 46-degree day in 1956.

Houlton also tied a June 2 record mark of 47 degrees set in 2004.

In addition, Gray recorded a high of only 48 degrees, four degrees lower than the previous mark of 52 degrees in 2001, while the mercury only rose to 50 at the Portland Jetport, breaking a 2001 mark of 54 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to warm up for the weekend.



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