North Pole Unfrozen As Temperature Soars

2016-01-04T15:28:20+00:00 January 4, 2016|
The North Pole (Credit: Jonathan Pio/Flickr)

(Click to enlarge) The North Pole (Credit: Jonathan Pio/Flickr)

Stormy weather in the North Atlantic has brought balmy weather to the world’s northernmost point.

(From Time Magazine/ by ) — The temperature in the North Pole hit 42 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday morning, which Discovery News says is 50 degrees higher than average for this time of year. Storms over Iceland and Greenland, fairly common in winter, are pushing warmer air to the Arctic.

Fluctuations in temperature are actually not uncommon in the Arctic region, Mashable reports, but a 50 to 60 degree shift is very notable. There have reportedly only been three other times since 1948 that temperatures in the North Pole have hit or risen above freezing in December.

Read the full article here: http://time.com/4164104/north-pole-temperature-heat/.