Feeling hot, hot, hot: Temperature soars to 73 in Boston, breaking a record

Robyn Wessman, 12, of Belmont, scooped up melting ice water at the Boston Common’s Frog Pond on Friday.
Robyn Wessman, 12, of Belmont, scooped up melting ice water at the Boston Common’s Frog Pond on Friday.

You call this February? The temperature in Boston reached 73 degrees Friday afternoon — the highest ever recorded in February in the city, the National Weather Service said.

The temperature in Boston peaked at 2:17 p.m.

It was the second day in a row of record-breaking temperatures following Thursday’s high of 68 degrees. Friday’s temperature tied for second-warmest winter temperature ever recorded in the city.

Just after 2 p.m., the national Weather Service announced that temperatures in Hartford (72 degrees), Providence (71 degrees), and Worcester (69 degrees) all tied for third-warmest ever observed during winter in those cities.

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