A record temperature of 93 below zero Fahrenheit in Greenland is verified
The Greenland record beat the standard set in Siberia in 1892.
It took almost 30 years and a team of “climate detectives,” but on Wednesday the World Meteorological Organization announced it had verified a temperature reading of 93.3 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in Greenland, the lowest ever in the Northern Hemisphere.
It was reported at the Klinck station, at an elevation of about 10,000 feet near the summit of the Greenland ice sheet, not a particularly hot vacation spot, even in pre-COVID-19 times.
The new reading, originally recorded in December 1991, ends the long-standing hemispheric reign of the 90 below measured at Verkhoyanksk, in eastern Siberia, set in 1892.