Thermometer in world’s coldest village breaks as temperatures plunge to -62C

Posted: January 17, 2018 by oldbrew in Natural Variation, News, Temperature

Image credit: Siberian Times

Claims that everywhere apart from the Eastern USA was warmer than ‘normal’ this winter turn out to be wide of the mark, in parts of Siberia at least.

The thermometer in a remote Siberian village known as the coldest inhabited place on earth has broken as temperatures plunged to near-record depths, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The public device, which was installed in Oymyakon as a tourist attraction, recorded -62C, before malfunctioning this week.

Meanwhile the Siberian Times reports that some locals had readings as low as -67C – in touching distance of the record -67.7C, which was logged in the village in February 1933.

That temperature was the lowest ever recorded outside the Antarctic and cemented the village, in the Yakutia region, the coldest permanently-inhabited place on earth.

Yet it is still some way off the coldest temperature ever recorded on the planet, which was -94.7C captured by a NASA satellite in east Antarctica in 2013.

Oymyakon has 50 permanent residents and its name means “non-freezing water” due to a nearby thermal spring.

The settlement originally developed as a stopover for reindeer herders who came to water their animals at the spring.

The village’s hardy inhabitants survive the winters, which drop to an average of -50C in January and February, largely by burning wood and coal for warmth.

The village sits 750 meters above sea level and the length of its days varies from three hours in December to 21 hours in summer.

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  1. Jamie Spry says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    “Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

    AND I don’t mean the Russians or their busted thermometer. I mean the temperature manipulators at NASA GISS, NOAA, BoM et al., and the sycophant mainstream, climate-obsessed media who spruik their “Super-Hot Arctic”, “Hottest Year Evah” pseudoscientific propaganda PR BS.

  2. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:

  3. oldbrew says:

    Winter carrying on as usual…

    Scotland – heavy snowfall causes disruption

    Hundreds of drivers spend the night stranded on the M74.
    Transport Minister apologises to stranded drivers
    – – –
    Difficult driving conditions as snow sweeps Scotland
    Police in Dumfries and Galloway warned against “all but essential travel” on Tuesday night.

  4. ren says:

    Oldbrew , see how air flows. You can see that there will be a lot of snow in Central Europe.
    Active low secondary will appear tomorrow over Great Britain.

    Very quickly it will pass over Germany and Poland.

  5. ren says:

    Temperature in North America.

  6. ren says:

    Circulation over North America does not change.

  7. ren says:

    If someone thinks that the current state of the polar vortex results from the warming of the stratosphere over the polar circle, then it is wrong.

    I suggest firing a lot of campfires to raise the troposphere in north.

  8. ren says:

    Circulation in the north will not change because solar activity decreases.,121

  9. Bitter@twisted says:

    You are correct, Ren.
    Looking at the webcams at the ski resort we will be going to in February shows it is snowing heavily.
    The forecast is for another metre over the next few days and temps down to minus 20.
    No doubt another bad case of global warming.

  10. ren says:

    As of 10:19 AM on Wednesday 17 Jan 2018 (Local Time)
    Huntsville, Alabama

  11. p.g.sharrow says:

    ren keeps on thread bombing with his pictures, I keep on studying his maps and it dawns on me………..kind of slow I know.

    GFS 100-hPa Height Analysis: A topo map of of pressure density altitude! It’s a thickness map of the insulating blanket that reduces energy loss into the frigid darkness of space. No wonder it is so cold! even with high surface pressure. There is a hole in our greenhouse roof!

  12. A C Osborn says:

    They forgot a few other places that have been having really cold & snow weather problems.
    They haven’t noticed the Cold & Snow in
    Italian Alps
    French Alps
    Sahara Desert

  13. donald penman says:

    The stratospheric temperature over the arctic seems to be rising a bit.

  14. donald penman says:

    It does not seem quite so cold over USA Canada at the moment although it is using degrees f rather than centigrade.

  15. ren says:

    The active low center is now over England.

  16. ren says:

    Donald Penman, the warm and very humid air from the Pacific will now break into western Canada. The frost will weaken, but snowfall will increase.

  17. ren says:

    Donald Penman
    The frost remains in the entire east of the US.

  18. ren says:

    Snowstorm in North Carolina.

  19. ren says:

    In Poland today will be a snowstorm from noon until morning the next day.

  20. ren says:

    Snow cover in the USA.

  21. ren says:

    The current temperature in the south of the US.

  22. hunter says:

    The climate con artists are really trying to sell a dramatic cold winter as “expected” due to global warming!

  23. oldbrew says:

    Tony Heller’s latest climate video:

  24. oldbrew says:

    Winter marches on in Scotland.

    BBC: Fresh warnings for snow and ice across Scotland
    52 minutes ago

    Most of Scotland is covered by a yellow Met Office warning for ice.
    . . .
    The Met Office said snow showers will become heavier and more frequent early on Friday and will continue on and off through the day.

    Spells of more persistent, heavy snow are likely.

  25. oldbrew says:

    Frozen eyelashes and -62C: What life is like living in the world’s coldest village
    18 JANUARY 2018

    New Zealand photographer Amos Chapple made the two-day journey from the nearest city of Yakutsk, located 576 miles away, to Oymyakon in 2012, to capture what everyday life is like in the world’s coldest village.

  26. ren says:

    The extent of snow cover in North America has reached the upper level of normal.