Folks across Maine and New Brunswick enjoyed an unusually warm mid-October day on Wednesday.  


Despite mostly overcast skies, the temperature climbed to a record 74°F in Caribou and 75° in Houlton. There were similar record highs in the western part of the province Wednesday of 23°C in Woodstock and 24°C in Fredericton.

The National Weather Service reports it was the warmest October 15th since they began keeping detailed records 75 years ago. The previous high for the date of 71 degrees at Caribou was set back in 1956.

The temperature readings across Aroostook County were more than 20 degrees above the normal for this time of year.

Environment Canada said Moncton, New Brunswick also saw a record high on Wednesday of 24 degrees Celsius (75°F).