After a very warm Thursday the overall weather pattern changes pretty drastically as a series of subtropical low pressure systems move through the region. Sunny skies Thursday morning will give way to an increase in high cloudiness ahead of the systems, but we should still make the low 80s by the afternoon. The first storm system will move in Friday, with warm showers (snow levels will likely be above 9,000’) late Friday into Saturday. Subsequent storms will come though over the weekend, dropping temperatures into the 60s, and conditions will remain unsettled well into next week.

We know that the poles can get pretty chilly… especially during their respective winters. But which gets colder… the North Pole or the South Pole?

By a significantly large margin, the South Pole is colder. There are a few reasons for this. First of all, the South Pole sits at an elevation of 9,000 feet (most of it ice), whereas at the North Pole you are essentially at sea level. In addition, since the North Pole sits on the ocean, heat from the water buffers the cooling effect of the air (a continent can get much colder than an ocean). Finally, the earth is farthest from the sun during July (winter at the South Pole) reducing radiant energy and making winter down under last longer than up north

 

 

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