The temperature in Siberia rose 100 degrees.
The northern U.S. may pay a frigid price.
The GFS model shows a huge high pressure zone over eastern Russia/Siberia, resulting in milder-than-normal conditions. (WeatherBell.com)
(This story, first published Tuesday afternoon, was updated Wednesday morning.)
As an antidote to the report of minus-88 degree weather in the Siberian outpost of Oymyakon earlier this month, we give you this: The temperature in a settlement just to its east was an astonishing 126 degrees warmer two weeks later.
The mercury in Omolon, Russia, reached its highest January temperature ever recorded Monday: a relatively toasty 38.4 degrees.
But the warmth flooding east Siberia and parts of the Arctic may, in turn, displace the frigid air that is normally pooled there sending it surging south into the north central and Northeastern U.S. through mid-February.
What’s causing the Siberian warm spell?
The mild weather over east Siberia can be traced to the development of an enormous, bulging zone…
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