Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Extreme Heat over Siberia

100F+ readings widespread 
across Siberia



On June 12, 2017, temperatures as high as 35.1°C or 95.3°F were recorded over a river in Siberia that ends in the Lena River which in turn ends in the Arctic Ocean (left panel, green circle), while waves near Novaya Zemlya were recorded as high as 4.54 m or 14.9 ft (top right panel, green circle).

Strong winds over the Arctic Ocean can cause high waves that can break up the sea ice and strengthen currents that are pushing warm water into the Arctic Ocean and sea ice out of the Arctic Ocean. These stronger winds, currents and waves come at a time that the Arctic sea ice thickness is at record low.

From the post 'High Waves Set To Batter Arctic Ocean', at:


 


 “Warmer in Siberia than in Death Valley just doesn't sound reasonable.”


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Re: The 2017 melting season
« Reply #1961 on: June 12, 2017, 10:18:40 PM »
Warmer in Siberia than in Death Valley just doesn't sound reasonable.

Keep in mind that Death Valley can still get cold at night, and this forecast is for mid-afternoon in Siberia and close to midnight in Death Valley.

edit: I was curious, so I checked the forecast for Furnace Creek (Death Valley). Woah:

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