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Thin conditions at Vermont ski area during record high northeast temperatures

Toby Talbot / AP

Skiers ride a lift over thinly-covered slopes at the Sugarbush Resort in Fayston, Vt. on Tuesday. Northern New England is experiencing some summerlike weather. Forecasters say the temperature should go past 70 degrees on Wednesday in Portland, Maine, smashing the old record by 10 degrees or more. And it'll be even warmer Thursday, moving toward the 80-degree mark.

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Skiers descend a trail at the Sugarbush Resort in Fayston, Vt.

The Burlington Free Press reports record-breaking weather in Vermont:

The temperature in Burlington hit 80 degrees Tuesday afternoon, shattering a record from 1903 of 70 degrees, according to National Weather Service data. Normally the temperature would be around 41.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Leader reports that weather this week is more typical of July than March:

Tuesday high temperature was recorded at 83 degrees, the average high temperature for mid-July in Northeast Ohio. According to the National Weather Service, Cleveland Hopkins Airport has had 7 days in a row where the temperature has surpassed 70 degrees, which ties the record for most consecutive 70+ degree days which was set back in March 1945.

Today's high is likely to be around 80 degrees, and Thursday is also likely to be in the upper 70s. Rain is due to move into the area on Friday, but even still, the temperature should easily climb over 70. Should this play out as expected, March 2012 will officially become the hottest month of March on record in Cleveland ever.

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