Thursday, May 31, 2012

2nd Warmest Day Ever Recorded In Greenland

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.

Map showing the total number of melt days in Greenland in 2011, compared with the average number of melt days for the years 1979-2010. Note that many areas of Greenland experienced more than 20 extra melt days in 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Wayne

    That was very interesting. I presently reside in Sweden and would love for temps to always be that since I originally hail from San Diego CA.


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