The big chill … thankfully not in Cincinnati

Posted By on December 10, 2013

And I thought my son Taylor’s stretch of below zero temperatures in North Dakota were cold? Brrr, Antarctica has been putting up some cold “Mars polar region” numbers of its own. Maybe we should be “pro” global warming and add some more CO2 to the atmosphere?

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Newly analysed Nasa satellite data from east Antarctica shows Earth has set a new record for coldest temperature ever recorded: -94.7C (-135.8F).

It happened in August 2010 when it hit -94.7C (-135.8F). Then on 31 July of this year, it came close again: -92.9C (-135.3F).

The old record had been -89.2C (-128.6F).

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Comments

  • Stu Bircher

    It does seem like we’re experiencing colder than normal weather this year. I’m not sure we even had an autumn?

    • Stu: I barely got the pool closed, pruning done and “some” of my leaves raked and hauled. I still have a couple project in a half started mode that I’d like to finish up. You’re right, where did autumn go?

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