Remember, this is at a time of 24 hour darkness for months – with no sunlight for heat:
“The same storm system that brought unusually strong tornadoes to Texas in December is now bringing its oddities to the North Pole, where the temperature hit a balmy 43 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday — 10 degrees above freezing and about 60 degrees warmer than usual, according to temperature averages.
The news has so far prompted a flurry of doomsday-sounding news reports and for good reason: when the storm system centers itself over Iceland, a region shrouded in inky, 24-hour darkness in the winter months, it could bring the temperature above freezing for only the second time on record there. Generally, the dead of winter in the globe’s northern cap passes with temperatures around 20 degrees below zero.”
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…And could the unusual warmth have anything to do with the accelerating movement of magnetic north as it rushes towards Siberia – presumably a precursor of a rotational pole shift coming soon?