While the Arctic has been warm, cold and stormy weather has affected much of the Northeast U.S. and Europe. Last winter also paired an anomalously warm Arctic with cold and snowy weather for the eastern U.S. and northern Europe. Is there a connection?
They also said :
This was the lowest January ice extent recorded since satellite records began in 1979.
Which does not agree with DMI, who showed January ahead of 2006 – the year which had the highest summer minimum in their database.
As for NSIDC’s claim that the Arctic has been “warm” I’m not sure that -25C would be considered that warm by most people.
Record high snow cover is apparently not an interesting topic for NSIDC. I wonder why not?