GRAY, Maine — If you thought it was warmer than normal in Portland and other Maine cities in September, you were right, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday.

According to the weather service’s Gray office, Portland recorded its warmest September on record, beating the previous mark by more than a degree.

Portland’s average temperature in September was 65.3 degrees, slightly ahead of the previous mark of 64.1 set in 1971. The normal average is 60.4 degrees.

Caribou came close to breaking a record, according to the weather service’s forecast center in that city. Caribou recorded an average temperature of 61.4 degrees — 6.4 degrees above normal and just below the record of 61.7 set in 1999.

Bangor recorded its third-warmest September on record, with an average of 61.6 degrees, 5.8 above normal. The city’s record is 65.6, set in 1934.

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Ryan McLaughlin

BDN sports freelancer Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.