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3/31/2008

Latest snowfall sets new benchmarks in northern New England

N.E. USA
Northern New England's weather-weary residents saw new benchmarks for seasonal snowfall as an early spring storm Friday brought yet more snow to the region. The storm pushed Concord, N.H., into second place for all-time snowfall at 115.2 inches - THE MOST SNOW IN 135 YEARS - while Portland, Maine, nudged past the 100-inch mark. Another 7 inches of snow would put Concord in record-breaking territory. "It's like an old-fashioned winter. People say `Boy, we don't have the winters we used to.' This will keep them quiet for a while this year." Southern and coastal Maine were hardest hit in the latest storm while northern Maine, which got slammed with a blizzard a week earlier, was largely bypassed by the storm. Last week's storm SET A RECORD in Caribou, which has received 189.1 inches this season. That breaks the previous record of 181 inches set during the 1954-1955 season. This season's snowfall already has BROKEN SEVERAL RECORDS, including the snowiest December, January and February, in both Concord and Montpelier, Vermont.
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