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Mt. Washington sees record warmth

From the Associated Press:

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Talk about a warm winter — it's been raining on top of Mount Washington.

Tim Markle, chief meteorologist at the Mount Washington Observatory, said Sunday's high of 41°F made it the warmest Feb. 5 on record at the summit. Records have been kept since 1932. (Related: Mount Washington Observatory site.)

Markle said a rainstorm melted the top layer of snow and turned to ice overnight.

He also said last month was the warmest January on record, with an average daily temperature at the summit of 16°F, 11°F higher than normal.

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