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Weather Wednesday: NOAA names 2022 the 6th warmest year on record

Weather Wednesday: NOAA names 2022 the 6th warmest year on record
Combined with intense heat, record rainfall and many tropical cyclones — 2022 made for a very weather-active year.

This leads us to the effects we’re seeing in polar sea ice.That may sound like a lot, but sea ice extent has been declining for decades.The Antarctic was similar, showing the lowest minimum sea ice ever.The extent of the ice this year was the second smallest since 1987 at 4.

In the Arctic, ice extent at its maximum and minimum levels were the lowest numbers ever seen in the region.The Ocean Heat Content (OCH), a measure of how much heat the upper layer of the ocean holds, broke the previous record that was only set in 2021.

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