Monday, December 19, 2016

Chillin'

Most of the US is pretty cold today. It even got a little frosty here in southern NM last night. This chill is evidently due to the Polar Vortex moving south. Which may explain why it remains toasty* in the high Arctic. Or vice versa.

Arctic and especially Antarctic sea ice remain at record lows for the date, and not by small margins.

*OK, it's -15 to -20 C, but that's up to 20 C above normal for the date.

Climate Reanalyzer. Danish Met Inst.