[Update: as pointed out in comments, this forecast is for a town called North Pole, Alaska, not the geographic north pole, or even the magnetic one…I must apologize for my haste and sloppiness. On the other hand, this incident has cleared up a number of long-standing structural engineering questions I have had about Santa’s Workshop…]
I have never checked a site like Weather.com for the North pole before, so not really sure how much to trust this forecast. If it is accurate, we are looking at some pretty balmy weather up there for the next ten days and perhaps a late finish for the melting season. It has highs from 49F to 58 F (that would be 9C to 14C) and overnight lows mostly above freezing for the next ten days (at least).
Today’s extent graph looks like melting may be stalled, but the weather forecast suggests it ain’t over yet.
(graph inserted on Sept 9th, 2012, but it will update on its own)