Boston is experiencing record-breaking cold temperatures

Record lows for the second day in a row.

Boston MA - 12/15/2016 - People are in varying stages of bundle outside South Station.
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People are in varying stages of bundle outside South Station. –Pat Greenhouse / Boston Globe

Boston broke a 116-year-old record Saturday morning when the temperature dropped to 23 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The previous record low for November 11 was set at 24 degrees in 1901.

Saturday marked the second consecutive day of record-breaking cold for the Boston area. On Friday, the city broke its previous 2004 record low temperature of 25 degrees.

Boston isn’t the only part of the country experiencing cold, according to the weather service.

Meteorologist David Epstein said that Arctic air moved into the region on Friday, ushering in the coldest temperatures of the season so far. Forecasters said the region could still see record cold on Sunday morning as well.


According to the weather service’s seven-day forecast for Boston, Saturday should warm up to 35 degrees, while Sunday should see a high of 43.


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