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Storm pushes North Pole temp 50 degrees above to melting point

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A powerful winter cyclone has driven the North Pole to the freezing point this week which is normally 50 degrees above average temperature.

Image via thediplomat.com
Image via thediplomat.com

The storm has already created blizzards in New Mexico, tornadoes in Texas and flooding in Missouri. According to experts, there are two uncommon strong weather systems – the low-pressure mass that’s moved through the United States and northern Europe, and a high-pressure system over Siberia-have helped pull warm air from southern Europe and northern Africa. And because of the strength of the two systems, it’s allowing that air to travel farther north than it normally would.

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Image via wallpapers-best.com

Above-freezing December temperatures at the North Pole have occurred only three times since 1948.