Temperatures above freezing at North Pole – in November!!

Temperatures above freezing at North Pole – in November!!

Above Zero Celsius at North Pole November 2020

Arctic News,

11 November, 2020

The image below shows how a hot Arctic Ocean distorts the Jet Stream and hot air moves all the way up to the North Pole. 



Above image shows the Northern Hemisphere at November 12, 2020, with a temperature forecast of 2.0°C or 35.5°F at the North Pole at 1000 hPa at 15:00Z. On the right, jet stream crosses the Arctic Ocean (at 250 hPa). At surface level, a temperature is forecast to be 0.6°C or 33.2°F. 

The image below shows sea surface temperatures as high as 16.6°C or 61.9°F north of Svalbard on November 9, 2020. 

The image below shows temperature anomalies for November 12, 2020, with forecasts approaching 30°C. 

The situation is dire and calls for comprehensive and effective action, as discussed in the Climate Plan.


• Climate Plan

• Warning of mass extinction of species, including humans, within one decade


Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Media coverage of unprecedented heat in Laptev Sea

A very rare item on Russian TV on abrupt climate change in Siberia

Bad News For Arctic: Russia’s Laptev Sea, BIRTHPLACE OF ICE, Did Not Freeze For The First Time Ever!

For the first time since records began, the main nursery of Arctic sea ice in Siberia has yet to start freezing in late October.

October heat: this Arctic archipelago was 10 degrees warmer than normal

It was one of the warmest October months on record and the Russian archipelago of Severnaya Zemlya had the biggest temperature anomaly on the planet.



Temperature maps from Russian meteorology service Roshydromet show that the islands located north of the Siberian mainland were as much as ten degrees Celsius warmer than normal for the season.
Temperture deviations in October 2020. Map by Roshydromet


Judging from the data, it was the spot on earth with the biggest temperature deviation from normal.
Also other surrounding parts of the Arctic were extraordinary warm in October. Temperature maps show that practically the whole northern Kara Sea and Laptev Sea was six and eight degrees warmer then normal.
According to the meteorologists, this year had the second warmest October in the Arctic on record. Only 2016 was warmer, the service informs.
Also other parts of the globe saw October temperatures reach abnormal highs. The European parts of Russia experienced an absolute record, while the northernmost parts of Canada saw average temperatures reach six degrees above normal.
The high temperatures of October follow several record-warm months. September was the warmest in Russia on record and the same goes for several of the previous months.
Temperature measurements have been conducted by Roshydromet since 1891.

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