Thursday, December 31, 2015

Heat wave At North Pole Caused By...Nature

From Fox News:
There has been a heat wave of sorts in the North Pole this week that might even have Santa trading in his sleigh for swim trunks.
Temperatures were as much as 50 degrees above average on Wednesday– almost reaching 32 degrees Fahrenheit in portions of the Arctic Circle that average 20 below zero at this time of year.
Meteorologists and experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration blame the strange weather on winter cyclones over the Atlantic near Iceland that pushed warm air far up from the south. Another storm in the Arctic north of Greenland - helped by low-pressure system that also produced blizzards in New Mexico, tornadoes in Texas and flooding in Missouri - was also to blame.
“A series of cyclones lined up over the Arctic and North Pole to Iceland (where Cyclone Frank crossed),” Ryan Maue, a meteorologist for WeatherBell a private weather forecasting company based in NYC, told by email.
“The combined flow at all levels of atmosphere was directed from the Atlantic over the Arctic and into Siberia,” he said. “Thus, warmer and moister marine air from Atlantic traveled over the Pole and raised temps to near or at freezing for a few hours.  However, the warm advection event was short lived and temps are closer to normal well below 0.”
Of course you will find idiots like President Obama and Al Gore and their ilk say/scream "Global Warming".
But it's nature just being nature.
Though I find it kind of strange that the North Pole was warmer at times than Kingman, AZ., where we have low temps in the teens and low 20's for the past couple of weeks.

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