“These winds will bring with them extraordinarily warm temperatures for the High Arctic region during Winter time. By Wednesday, the North Pole is expected to see temperatures in the range of 1-2 degrees Celsius or 41-42 degrees C above average (73-75 degrees Fahrenheit above the normal daily temperature of -40 F for a typical Winter day). Such an extreme departure would be like seeing a 120 degree (Fahrenheit) December day in my hometown of Gaithersburg, MD. Needless to say, a 1-2 C reading at the North Pole during late December is about as odd as witnessing Hell freezing over. But, in this case, the latest wave of warmth issuing from a human-driven shift toward climatological hell appears to be on schedule to arrive at the North Pole in just a few more days.” From: robertscribbler.com
GR: Climatologists expect the arctic to warm faster than the rest of the planet. I remember in my Climatology class in 1970, the professor talked about drastic events that would occur if the cold polar high pressure system broke down. It appears to be broken. I guess this type of storm will become common as the Earth warms and climate changes.