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The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

(WASHINGTON POST)  November 25, 2016 — The Arctic is super-hot, even as a vast area of cold polar air has been displaced over Siberia.

It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. That’s when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken.

But in fall of 2016 — which has been a zany year for the region, with multiple records set for low levels of monthly sea ice — something is totally off. The Arctic is super-hot, even as a vast area of cold polar air has been displaced over Siberia.

Source: The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends – The Washington Post