Six of the leading 10 warmest years have been in the last twenty years
PORTLAND, Maine– 2020 goes down as one of the warmest years on record in New England.
It was the hottest in Portland, ME and Providence, RI. It was the 2nd warmest on record in Caribou, ME, Hartford, CT, and Burlington, VT.
In Portland, the average temperature level of 49.4 degrees broke the previous record of 49.3 degrees embeded in 2010 and 2012. Trusted temperature level records go back to 1940 at the Portland International Jetport.
If you’ve ever been on a dark roof in the middle of the summer season, there’s no need to explain how that could affect a thermometer’s readings. There has been extensive research on Portland’s observation website through the years.
Pre-1940 temperature level information is not counted due to the irregular observation techniques. This becomes part of a larger warming pattern. 6 of the top 10 hottest years in Portland have actually been given that 2000. In Caribou, 7 of the leading 10 have been because 2000. Regularly breaking warm records, at a much faster speed than cool records, is a symptom of our warming climate.
In Caribou, the average temperature of 42.6 connected for 2nd, with 2006 and 2012.