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Siberia Temperature Rises 100 Degrees in 2 Weeks

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By    |   Wednesday, 31 January 2018 09:19 AM

Siberia’s temperatures rose by more than 100 degrees in just two weeks, with the city of Omolon reaching its highest January temperature ever recorded on Monday, The Washington Post reported.

Earlier this month, USA Today reported that temperatures in the Russian outpost of Oymyakon had sunken to below -88 degrees, making it officially colder than Mars.

In an astonishing turn of events, temperatures in a nearby settlement just east of Oymyakon climbed to 126 degrees, pushing the mercury to 38.4 degrees – which is 64 degrees warmer than Omolon’s average high at this time of year, according to the Post.

Mashable science editor Andrew Freedman attributed the dramatic temperature increase to an unusually strong high pressure system forming over eastern Russia, which was sweeping warm air into Siberia, northeast Russia, parts of Alaska, and the Arctic Ocean.

The clockwise circulation of air around the high pressure area also caused temperatures to rise to about 60 degrees above average in Oymyakon and other parts of Siberia.

The unusual weather patterns in Siberia may result in a chain reaction that could cause deep freeze to central and eastern North America, the Post noted.

A developing high-pressure zone over eastern Alaska this week could force the jet stream south over north, leading to below normal temperatures over parts of the U.S.

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