Saturday, June 11, 2016
It was 71F in New York City on Thursday. Nothing particularly notable in that.
It was 74F in Nuuk on Thursday, something that's very notable.
Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and 74F (23.2C) is the highest June temperature ever recorded in that Arctic country. Highest, warmest, hottest - call it what you like.
Thursday’s toasty reading in Nuuk marks the second exceptionally warm temperature recorded in southwest Greenland since April, when the ice melt season began about a month prematurely.