This week, much of Maine saw another round of bitterly cold temps. One Maine town was colder than the top of the world.
Maine saw more frigid cold temps this week. The news of the brutal cold was perhaps overlooked with news of a major nor'easter churning up the eastern seaboard, but it was hard to miss Thursday morning. Much of Maine saw sub-double-digit sub-zero temps overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
According to the National Weather Service, Masardis saw temps dip to -39. For comparison, forecasters say the Aroostook county town was colder most of Alaska. Only the Kobuk Valley Region in northwestern Alaska was colder. Another comparison - It was colder than the summit of Mt. Everest. The highest peak in the world averages winter temps -34 to -37. Obviously it can get much colder than -37, especially if wind chill is factored in. Thursday night, weather reports on the mountain showed a maximum overnight low of -25.
The wild winter weather in Maine continues this weekend, with the first major Nor'easter of winter 2022. Ahead of the storm blizzard warnings have been issued for the Bangor and Downeast areas. 12-18 inches of snow are expected Saturday, along with strong winds.
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