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Unprecedented heat wave hits the Arctic, raising temperatures to 86 degrees

An unprecedented heat wave has the Arctic in its grips, resulting in temperatures hitting 86 degrees Fahrenheit this week. Warm air traveled up from Siberia that would have typically been consumed by melting snow, but the area had a record warm winter this year. Mike Rantanen, a researcher at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, told that a strong high pressure system in the upper atmosphere, called ridges, is the reason behind the heat.  Read more....



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