Monday, January 6, 2014

Is WSU's Martin Stadium the Coldest Place on Earth?

Published: Jan 4, 2014 
The current invasion of polar air into the U.S. comes on the heels of NOAA announcing it has discovered what it believes is the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth. 
Now, before I give the answer, I thought I'd give a quiz where you think that spot might be:

A) Martin Stadium during any WSU home Apple Cup game
B) The front observation deck on any Washington State ferry crossing Puget Sound in December
C) Upper Minnesota
D) Canada
E) Alaska
F) Siberia
G) Antarctica

OK, the answer is the obvious one: Antarctica. The new NASA Landsat Satellite 8 has determined that a high ridge on the East Antarctic Plateau has had temperatures that drop to -133.6F on clear winter nights, narrowly edging Martin Stadium (right?)
"Researchers analyzed 32 years' worth of data from several satellite instruments," NASA said.             full article: 

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