Scorching weather breaking records in Northeast US cities

Ed Tirone takes a break from reading on the pier to wipe a wet washcloth over his face in Hoboken, N.J., Thursday, May 18, 2017. Forecasters say temperatures across the state could reach the above 90 degrees on Thursday and the trend is expected to continue through Friday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

BOSTON — Heat records are burning up in cities in the Northeast as the region gets a summer preview.

 

The National Weather Service says the mercury reached 92 degrees in Boston on Thursday, breaking the old record of 91 degrees for May 18 set in 1936.


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New York City reached 91 degrees, eclipsing the old record of 90 degrees.

Records also were set when Providence, Rhode Island, hit 93 degrees and Hartford, Connecticut, reached 94 degrees.

Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection issued an air-quality alert with record temperatures forecast in that state.

Boston’s Bunker Hill Monument, a tourist attraction, closed for a time because of the heat.

Taking a break from his Boston hotel job, Matt McKenna said it felt like the weather had skipped spring and gone straight to summer.

Mach Hoyle 9 days ago
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