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Rare Arctic Hurricane Dampens Historic Greenland Melting

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Once a raging tropical cyclone, the remnants of Hurricane Larry have transformed into a howling winter storm.

After pummeling the coast of Newfoundland last week, and then careening east across the northern Atlantic, Larry brushed past the southeastern coast of Greenland during the last few days—a rare feat for a former Atlantic hurricane.

The storm dumped blankets of snow and raised strong winds as it blew past the Arctic island. The Danish Meteorological Institute reported gusts of over 90 mph at some weather stations.

Danish research institutes estimate that Greenland gained nearly 10 billion tons of extra snow and ice in a single day on Sunday. More snow was expected to accumulate yesterday and today.

Larry maintained…

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