- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - At least parts of northern New England are seeing record-breaking warm temperatures this Christmas Eve.

The National Weather Service says the temperature hit 68 degrees in Montpelier, Vermont, on Thursday afternoon, smashing the previous record for the day of 51 degrees.

Elsewhere, temperatures were significantly higher than normal but not quite record-breaking. The record-high for Portland, Maine, is 53 degrees in 1957, while Concord, New Hampshire’s record-high for the day was set in 1871 when temperatures climbed to 57 degrees.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Grey, Maine, say Concord’s highest temperature Thursday was 54 degrees and Portland’s was 48 degrees.

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