Is It Warmer In Antarctica Than It Is In Iowa?
It's a trick question.
It's back into the 60s (and 70s) here this week in the good ol' Hawkeye State, showing that maybe spring is here.
But in Antarctica -- known for being the coldest place on Earth -- summer is just ending. And look at this, courtesy of our friends at Weather Underground:
That was last week, and it WAS NOT in the 60s in the Cedar Valley last Tuesday.
So it was colder in Iowa than it was in the coldest place on Earth?
Not so fast. The record temperature was taken off the northern tip of Antarctica, which may technically be part of Argentina. They measure temperatures precise enough to tenths of degrees, but they still have to figure out which continent the land in question is in.