December 28, 2012

Great Arctic Cyclone 'Unprecedented'

Michael Lemonick, Climate Central


AP Photo

It’s known as the Great Arctic Cyclone, and when it roared out of Siberia last August, storm watchers knew it was unusual. Hurricane-like storms are very common in the Arctic, but the most powerful of them (which are still far less powerful than tropical hurricanes) tend to come in winter.

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TAGGED: Climate Change, Siberia, Arctic Ocean, Cyclones

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