Record-setting cold set in Burlington, Montpelier


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BURLINGTON, Vermont — Vermont has started the day with temperatures well below zero — and a couple of records.

The National Weather Service reports shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday, the temperature was 19 degrees below zero at the Burlington International Airport, breaking the previous record for Feb. 24 of 18 below zero in 1914.

The temperature at the Knapp State Airport in Montpelier also reached 19 degrees below zero. The previous low temperature record for the date was 12 below zero, set in 1968.

Other cold spots in Vermont were 27 below in Morrisville and 25 below in St. Johnsbury.

Temperatures were expected to climb into the teens with some snow at night.

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