The map above from the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine shows the departure from average temperature – that is, how far the temperature is above or below average – around the globe on Tuesday.
Below-average temperatures are depicted by the blue and purple shadings, while above-average temperatures are depicted by the orange and red shadings.
This record cold against record warmth is a paradox for our friends who promote geoengineering, the two extremes are being caused by a blocked jet-stream pattern in the Arctic, see map below.
This arctic block has also been responsible for abnormally mild weather in parts of Alaska, including record warmth at America's northernmost city, Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow.
Earthwindmap showing a stuck-jet stream dragging cold from the Arctic into the US and dragging tropical air into Western Europe.