Hartford, other Eastern cities see record lows

Published on Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:45
Written by the Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke more cold temperature records in several cities - although a warm-up is coming Monday.

The National Weather Service said the temperature in Worcester, Massachusetts, fell to minus 9 on Sunday, breaking a record of minus 5 set in 1942. In Providence, Rhode Island, temperatures fell to minus 3, breaking a record low of minus 1 set in 1912.

And in Hartford, Connecticut, the temperature dropped to minus 9, smashing the previous record of 1, also set in 1912.

Boston tied a low-temperature record set more than a century ago in 1896 of minus 2.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:45. Updated: Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:48.