Fargo and Grand Forks are colder than the South Pole
FARGO — So, you're sick of the cold? Dropping temperatures have you feeling down? There's good news. There are plenty of vacation spots warmer than Fargo and Grand Forks.
One of them is Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole — sitting at minus 22 degrees at 9:25 p.m. Central Standard Time on Tuesday, Jan. 29, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Around the same time, Grand Forks sat at minus 29 degrees and Fargo at minus 27.
But if you're in search of balmier weather, you could head to McMurdo Station in Antarctica, where it was a beautiful 16 degrees earlier on — though to be fair, it's the middle of summer on the continent.
Don't feel like crossing the equator? Maybe try the North Pole, or at least North Pole, Alaska, where temperatures were in the teens and twenties.
Want to go somewhere more exotic? Omsk, Siberia, was nearly 20 degrees warmer than Fargo at one point Tuesday, and it's projected to be warmer Wednesday on Mount Everest than in North Dakota.
You're more at risk to get frostbite on a walk outside than in your own freezer, which averages about zero degrees.
Now, imagine the sun just disappeared one day. Astronomers at Cornell University predicted that after a week, the Earth's surface temperature would reach an average of roughly zero degrees Fahrenheit, a full 30 degrees warmer than we were today.
Let that sink in.