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Record coldest on Earth measured by satellite

Record coldest on Earth measured by satellite

by KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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Posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 12:14 PM

ANTARCTICA --  In bone chilling Antarctica, both weather stations on the ground and satellites are used to measure temperature and weather conditions. 

Recent analysis of satellite data shows a ground temperature on the continent of -135.8 degrees Fahrenheit or 93.2 degrees below zero Celsius. The temperature measurement is from August of 2010.  A similar satellite reading was taken this past July 2013 of minus 135.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 

As I understand from reading the article, the temperature may not be considered an official ground record temperature, because the cold number is from satellite data.  The coldest earth temperature recorded on the ground from a weather station is -128.6 degrees back in 1983 at the Russian Vostok Station in Antarctica.

Read more about weather so cold that it is difficult to breath at:  www.nbcnews.com/science/not-thats-c-c-c-cold-antarctica-sets-record-135-2D11719427

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