This is the warmest February day ever recorded in Boston

Bosotn-02/23/2017  People stopped to get cold drinks an hot dogs  in the warm weather at  the annual Children's  Winter Festival  held on Boston Common where hundreds of kids enjoyed attractions with winter themes, John Tlumacki/Globe staff(metro)
People stopped to get cold drinks an hot dogs in the warm weather Thursday at the annual Children's Winter Festival. –John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

Boston made history on Friday when the temperature reached 71 degrees just after noon, setting a new all-time record high for the warmest observed temperature in February, according to the National Weather Service.

The city came close to breaking the record Thursday, when temperatures in the city reached 68 degrees. The previous record of 70 degrees was set on Feb. 24, 1985.

Worcester also set an all-time record when it reached 68 degrees around 1:30 p.m.

The weather service said the day is still young  and that record-breaking temperatures could still be seen across the region. 

 

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