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Record high temperatures atop Mount Washington

September 27, 2017 - 6:06 AM

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. - Early fall hot weather in northern New England has reached Mount Washington, which experienced three consecutive days of record-high temperatures.

It reached 67 degrees Tuesday at the highest peak in the Northeast, the warmest Sept. 26 on record. Mount Washington Observatory Meteorologist Adam Gill tells the Boston Globe ( ) that it was 8 degrees hotter than the previous high of 59 degrees, set in 1961.

Tuesday also was the hottest day this year recorded at the 6,288-foot New Hampshire summit, where it was snowing just a few weeks earlier.

Weather observers say the heat is associated with a persistent ridge over the eastern United States and recent hurricanes that pushed the jet stream north.

A cold front expected later Wednesday will result in more seasonal temperatures.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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