Warmest January on record for Martha’s Vineyard

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The National Weather Service reports that the average temperature for the month of January on Martha’s Vineyard was just over 40°, the warmest on record.

The weather service has been tracking temperatures on the Island since 1946.

Alan Dunham with the service says the average temperature in January was 40.6°, taken from a weather station in Edgartown.

That beats out the previous record of 38.9°, recorded in 2006.

The Vineyard fit into a pattern of a mild month across the state. Worcester also had the warmest January on record, and Boston experienced its fifth warmest.