Experts have already warned about it before, and it's bound to happen once more. For the second time and on its second year in a row in late December, scientists have recently found that temperatures in the high Arctic region will be strangely high as compared to its normal weather conditions. Just last month, it was found that the temperatures at both of the Earth's poles also hit record highs last month.
Arctic Temperature Will Be Warmer Than The Usual, But Why Will It Happen Again?
According to reports revealed by The Washington Post, experts have revealed that exactly three days before Christmas, computer models have already projected that on Thursday, the temperature near the North Pole will be an astronomical 40-50 degrees warmer-than-normal and approaching 32 degrees, the melting point. However, contrary to the first findings, it was found that on some forecast maps simulating Arctic temperatures, the color bar does not even go as high as predicted levels, so is it a good news then?
Furthermore, in one of his statements reported by Daily Mail, meteorologist with WeatherBell Analytics, Dr. Ryan Maue said that the diminished sea ice cover east of the Nordic sea allows warm air to flow towards the pole uninhibited.
On the other hand, a recent US federal report have suggested that warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as fast as the rest of the globe, and extending unnatural heating into both fall and winter. Just last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has allegedly tallied record after record of high temperatures, low sea ice, shrinking ice sheets and glaciers.
Ultimately, experts have warned that when these excessive warm anomalies occur in the Arctic, the cold air which is usually present must go somewhere. In November, it piled up in Siberia and that is poised to happen again. Study lead authorJeremy Mathis, NOAA's Arctic research chief has claimed that this is more than just an Arctic problem, because the cold air escaping changes weather conditions, such as weakening the jet stream.