FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — A new record low temperature has been verified for the Northern Hemisphere.
-93.3 degrees Fahrenheit, or -69.6 degrees Celsius, was recorded on December 22, 1991 in Greenland.
The site named Klinck is near the topographic summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
The World Meteorological Organization uncovered the record low while digging through the WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes.
This archive includes records of the world's highest and lowest temperatures, longest dry period, maximum gust of wind, along with many others variables.
The previous record low temperature in the Northern Hemisphere was -67.8 degrees Celsius, or roughly -90 degrees Fahrenheit.
That happened in Russia in February 1892 and January 1933.
One of the Russian sites that recorded a record low temperature also reported a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius, approximately 100 degrees Fahrenheit, on June 20, 2020.
The WMO is currently working on verifying if this is a record high temperature for the Arctic Circle.
The world's coldest low temperature is -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit, or -89.2 degrees Celsius, happened on July 21, 1983, in Antartica.