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Record-breaking heat scorches Northeast

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Lucas Olivo, 6, of Cheverly, Md., opens his mouth wide while running through a wall of water at Yards Park in Washington, on Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Lucas Olivo, 6, of Cheverly, Md., opens his mouth wide while running through a wall of water at Yards Park in Washington, on Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

BOSTON (AP) — A second day of record-level heat scorched the Northeast, breaking multiple records from Vermont to Delaware as temperatures soared into the upper 90s.

According to the National Weather Service, Thursday's heat broke eight temperature records across the country and tied three others.

In Vermont, temperatures soared to 97 degrees in Burlington and 77 degrees atop Mount Mansfield, the state's highest point at more than 4,300 feet. Meanwhile, temperatures in Georgetown, Del., and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York reached a record-breaking 97 degrees.

Boston's Logan Airport reached 96 degrees just after 3 p.m., breaking a record set more than 60 years ago.

LaGuardia Airport in New York, Bradley Airport in Hartford, Conn., and Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C., tied records.

On Wednesday, 66 weather stations across the nation broke or tied records.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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