By P Gosselin | Sott.net
There’s been a lot of confusion over the last couple of days concerning a record low temperature allegedly just recorded in Siberia. News reports in the mainstream media made it sound like the reading was recorded decades ago, or they just muddled it.
For example The Mail had a feature here. No mention that it’s a record set just days ago. But now it appears that the record was actually set on February 19, in Oymyakon, Siberia. The confusion is understandable, as the news just doesn’t square with the global warming narrative.
Oymyakon: Coldest Town in the World – 71 ° Celsius It was just a few days ago that Oymyakon became famous. With -71° Celsius, it recorded a new record cold temperature, which until then had been unique to 2 villages. Until then the record of -68°C had to be shared with the town of Werchojansk – however, this is now history.”
This Italian site also reports that the new record was just set days ago, on February 19, smashing to pieces the old record of -68°C set in 1933, 80 years ago:
Un nuovo record di freddo è stato stabilito nella giornata di oggi in Siberia. Nella città di Oymyakon è stato raggiunto l’incredibile valore di -71°C! The former record was -68°C and stood since 1933. All of Siberia and Russia are in a phase of extreme frost , con -50°C toccati anche nella regione di Dzalinda.”
My Italian isn”t the best, but I’d translate that as follows:
A new record cold was recorded today in Siberia. In the town of Oymyakon the incredible value of -71.2°C was reached. The area of Dzalinda is hit with -50°C.”
Italian readers may want to improve that translation for me. Die Welt kept it off the front page, confirmed the temperature reading, but doesn’t call it a “record”, read here.
Looks like the record is real. If these reports are accurate, and they appear to be so, then I wonder why this was pretty much blacked out of the news. With that thick, warm CO2 blanket now smothering our atmosphere, heat is supposed to get trapped and prevent such records.
Who knows, maybe this record is yet another sign of warming, new models will tell us soon!