Arctic warm spell continues from September into October – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 2019185 Views

16 October, 2019

Several high temperature records have been broken from the High Arctic to Nunavik

Recent climate maps show a large amount of heat blanketing the entire polar region, with temperatures ranging from 1 C to 6 C above the norm predicted for the next month.

So perhaps it’s not a surprise that several high temperature records recently tumbled at the Canadian Forces Station at Alert, on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island, located some 2,000 kilometres north of Iqaluit.

Weather records have been kept since 1950 at Alert, which lies at a latitude of 82.3 degrees north.

The record-breaking temperatures supplied by Dalhousie University weather watcher Patrick Duplessis show the following new highs in Alert:

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