Record warm temperatures set across the state

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Record breaking temperatures brought a bit of relief across Vermont yesterday following a cold, snowy December.

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium meteorologist Chris Bouchard says the mild temperatures beat most of the highs recorded for January 8 in other years.

In South Burlington the temperature soared to 63 degrees, breaking the previous record of 51 recorded in 1930.

Rutland’s record high of 50 degrees set in 1989 was beat by the new high of 64 degrees yesterday.

Around the state the temperatures hit 55 degrees in Montpelier, 59 in St. Johnsbury and 49 in Springfield.

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