Temperatures Rise Above Freezing at North Pole
The heat is on. The National Climatic Data Center recorded temperatures at the North Pole above 32 degrees Fahrenheit after one of the strongest storms ever ravaged North America. As it moved north, it pushed up warmer air from the south. Typically, winter temperatures at the planet’s northernmost point are around minus 20 degrees this time of year. NOAA Ocean Prediction Center data indicates the offending storm may be one of the top five on record, and it’s creating Arctic temperatures likely to put global warming skeptics on very thin ice.