On the Ice

Preliminary Report: Record Temperatures at South Pole (and nearby AWS sites…)

South Pole (and nearby AWS sites) have recorded record warm temperatures on December 25, 2011. South Pole Meteorology Office notes the following:

“The temperature topped out at -12.3C/9.9F yesterday at 0250 UTC/1550 NZDT 12/25, not quite to 10F”

University of Wisconsin Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) at Nico and Henry AWS sites appear to have experienced record warm temperatures – and more will be posted on them after the data has been reviewed.


See the CIMSS Blog here for additional imagery: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/9445




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