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NOAA October 2017 was warmest on record in 5 New England states

  • Paul Vidich, 27, of Williamsburg, Mass., swims during his lunch break Oct. 19 in the Mill River behind the Brassworks building in Williamsburg. Vidich, a self-employed construction worker, swam to clean off and refresh after installing a chimney for a wood stove. He frequents the spot, daily, during the summer, and returned to enjoy the warm October day. AP file


Associated Press
Thursday, November 09, 2017

A federal agency confirmed what many New Englanders already suspected: October 2017 was the warmest October on record in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Maine had the second-warmest on minimum temp, but the warmest average temperature.

The nationwide statistics were released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In Vermont, at the Burlington International Airport, the mean temperature of 58.6 degrees was 10.5 degrees above normal.

Weather Service meteorologist John Goff said the first few days of November were also above normal, but temperatures are now more seasonal.

Vermont’s Killington ski area likes to open in October, but it was only able to make snow one day. But the colder weather over the last few days enabled the resort to open Wednesday. Ski areas across the northeast took to social media this week to tout their snowmaking operations now that seasonable temperatures returned.