On Tuesday this week, May 29, 2012, the 2nd warmest temperature ever measured on the island of Greenland was recorded. The thermometer hit 76.6 degrees F at Narsarsuaq, located on the southern coast. The warmest day ever recorded on the island occurred 0n June 22, 1957 and was a scorching 77.9 degrees F, only 1.3 degrees F warmer than this 2nd highest temperature. Tuesday's recording smashed the previous warmest May temperature by 4.3 degrees F! That was 72.3 degrees F and was set on May 31, 1991.
To read a more complete report of this and the state of the Greenland ice sheet, see Jeff Masters' latest posting on WunderBlog here.