Arctic Brrrrreaking Cold Records

I wonder how much Arctic ice is melting at minus 65 degrees.


When temperatures drop below -60 C, just about everyone will stay home and not risk going outside and expose skin. Schools in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, on the northwestern shore of Hudson Bay, have therefore remained closed for the past few days.

“I don’t remember the last time we actually closed due to weather. This is a bit of an extreme,” said Mike Osmond, chair of the Rankin Inlet District Education Authority. Temperatures are running almost 15 degrees colder than normal.

Temperatures are getting to –40 C (-40 F) before the windchill and when the winds are factored in, it feels colder than –60 C.

“You’ve got blustery winds with some of the coldest temperatures that people have ever experienced,” said David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada.

Thanks to TomOMason for this link


9 thoughts on “Arctic Brrrrreaking Cold Records”

  1. What happened? Didn’t they tell us 20 years ago that ice would be long gone by now in the entire Arctic???????

    And snowfall in the USA a thing of the past???

    Looks like Al Gore was wrong about this being the Jurassic!

  2. Take all the lying politicians and especially those bloody bastards at the IPCC to those cold places so they can see and feel what the climate is doing. Maybe their eyes will be opened or stay closed because their eylids will be frozen, that would be the best option.

  3. People in Nunavut know how to manage cold. The important questions ask how much snow falls, how cool it stays during the warmer months and how much ice persists into the fall and winter.

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