If you thought 60°F December days in New York were weird, look at what’s happening up north. And by north, we mean the northernmost place on the entire planet– the north pole.
According to an article published by Gizmodo, the North Pole reached temperatures above the freezing point yesterday for the second time in recorded history! Not only is that completely uncharacteristic in a place that fails to see the sun this time of year but it’s almost 50°F above the average temperature for the month of December.
This data comes from the National Weather Service through their GFS model (Global Forecast System). The GFS takes data from satellites and weather stations to create forecasts that are some of the most accurate on the planet.
However, this being the warmest year on record, I guess it should come as no surprise that the North Pole is experiencing a veritable heat wave during what is usually one of the coldest months of the year. Actually, we should definitely be surprised– this is not good.
Read the entire article here: Temperatures Rose Above Freezing at the North Pole Today