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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:48 PM

A Weather Station above the Arctic Circle hit 94.6F in July

Gizmodo, August 15, 2019
https://earther.gizmodo.com/a-weather-station-above-the-arctic-circle-hit-94-6-degr-1837274379

A Weather Station Above the Arctic Circle hit 94.6 Degrees Fahrenheit

Amid the hottest month in recorded history, some records still stand out as absolutely jaw dropping. That’s definitely true of a measurement made in the Arctic this July.

According to data released in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) monthly climate analysis, a weather station in Sweden north of the Arctic Circle hit a stunning 94.6 Fahrenheit (34.8 degrees Celsius) last month. As an isolated data point, it would be shocking. But coupled with a host of other maladies, from no sea ice within 125 miles of Alaska to the unruly fires ravaging Siberia, it’s an exclamation point on the climate crisis.

The steamy temperature was recorded on July 26 in the small Swedish outpost of Markusvinsa, which sits on the southern edge of the Arctic Circle. Deke Arndt, a NOAA climate scientist, said on a call with reporters that the data was analyzed and quality controlled by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and that “they have established that as highest temperature north of the Arctic Circle” for the country. For comparison, the hottest temperature recorded in New York City last month was 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius).

The heat wave that enveloped the Arctic spread a lot farther than Markusvinsa, though. Alaska recorded its hottest month ever amid extremely weird weather for the state. The heat has driven massive wildfire, and smoke from those fires enveloped Anchorage and Fairbanks, the former of which has had its smokiest summer on record, according to Alaska weather expert Rick Thoman. Salmon dieoffs, the earliest walrus haul out ever recorded, and emaciated animals have also been reported around the state.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:42 PM

1. Yikes!

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:54 PM

2. We had a good run. It was a pleasure sharing this planet with y'all,

but the party's over.

Now we just wait to see how it ends, Waterworld or Mad Max?

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:58 PM

3. Just another reason to drink more heavily

Its a race between the planet and my liver every day...

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 02:46 AM

4. We are killing the planet's life.

Yet people in a country with 3.1 child per woman fertility rate said:
"Our A/C will save us.... Desalination will save us...blah...blah." Horse hockey.

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