Uncovered after 30 years.
23 Sep 2020 – Thanks to the keen eyes of a weather records researcher, we now know – quite belatedly – that a weather station near the summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet measured a temperature of -69.6°C (-93.3°F) on December 22, 1991.
This easily bests the previous record of -67.8°C (-90.0°F), set in Russia at Verkhoyansk in February 1892 and again in Oymyakon in January 1933.
This new record, set at an automated weather station named Klinck, was confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Wednesday.
“The coldest recorded temperature in the world still stands at -89.2°C (-128.6°F), set on July 21, 1983, at the Vostok weather station in Antarctica,” according to this article by Scott Sutherland.
Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link
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October 5, 2020 at 03:30PM