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  1. First projections for March The chances of finishing: Close to average (6.2 to 7.2C) is 26% Above average (>7.2C) is 5% Below average (<6.2C) is 69% GFS for the 2nd to 7th looks like average about 4.3C, or 1.1C below the 91-20 average EDIT: Alternatively, quite a different picture when using the 1961-90 average (1C colder). Close to average (5.2 to 6.2C) is 31% Above average (>6.2C) is 30% Below average (<5.2C) is 39%
  2. It's an interesting study, noting a long term decline that has accelerated since mid-20th century. They still think it's many more decades away from slowing to the point where it become unstable. The cause isn't entirely clear either (though previous related studies have suggested fresh meltwater from Greenland is a major driver), so we'll need to wait for further studies for clarification.
  3. I thought some might find this interesting. It's a comparison of the daily mean cold and warm records over time. A clear switch from record cold dominant to record warm dominant during the early 1900s, with the difference between the two accelerating from 1988 and continuing to do so. Over the last 30 years (1991-2020) there's been 10 warm records for every 1 cold record. The previous 30 years (1961-1990) there was 2 warm for every 1 cold record.
  4. The February CET came in at 5.1C: 0.2C above the 91-20 average 1.3C above the 61-90 average 1.1C above the 20th century average 1.1C above the 19th century average Compared with 1991-2020 average, 17 days were above, 10 days below and 1 day equal to the average. Five days were in the top 10 warmest, but no absolute warm or cold records occurred (although the 24th just 0.1C shy of equaling a warm record). EDIT: We also nabbed a record high minimum on the 21st, with 8.5C. This beats the previous 8.4C record from 1903.
  5. No daily record, just 11.1C (0.3C shy). Looks like a finish of 5.3C (5.33C) is most likely before corrections.
  6. In terms of daily record maxima and minima since the "Beast from the East" in 2018. 4 low maxima & 2 low minima 34 high maxima & 14 high minima Longest stretch was record high maxima every day from Feb 21st to 27th in 2019.
  7. Minimum is 8.7C today, so a max of 14.2C is needed for a new daily record. EDIT: Also provisionally the mildest February night since the 6th in 2011.
  8. Current daily record for the 24th is 11.4C from 1846, which we might threaten tomorrow. Looks like remaining quite mild overnight, so a minimum above 8C seems possible. Then how high maxima reach will depend on how much progress the cold front makes during the day. If it stays further west then 14C+ could occur widely, but if it moves further inland then cooler maxima might occur in northern parts of the CET zone.
  9. Taking the 2nd half as the 15th onward, looks like this year will be about 8.2C before corrections. That would be the 4th warmest 2nd half after 2019 (8.8C), 1926 (8.4C) and 1846 (8.3C).
  10. Over the last 10 days, persistent southerly winds have been driving open water north of Svalbard towards the N. Pole. Further, in the last few days, sea ice has been breaking up and moving away from the north east of coast Greenland. Unusual for Feb, but I'm not quite sure if it's unprecedented...
  11. Latest projections and probabilities. The chances of finishing: Close to average (3.9 to 4.9C) is 🔻 to 46% (two days ago it was 65%) Above average (>4.9C) is🔺 to 64% (two days ago it was 31%) Below average (<3.9C) is 🔻to 0% (two days ago it was 4%) GFS for the 20th to the 25th averages about 9.2C, pulling the CET up to 5.1C.
  12. NSIDC extent has dropped by 264,000 km2 in the last 2 days, going from 11th to 3rd lowest on record, mainly due to the Sea of Okhotsk.
  13. An update on the sea ice losses in Okhotsk, which continued yesterday.
  14. The relevant experts in the area (Judah Cohen, Jennifer Francis, James Screen, etc (Maue is not one)) have been quite active lately on social media discussing their perspectives. There's a pretty healthy debate at the moment about how much of the recent cold outbreaks can be linked to climate change. It can sound a bit counterintuitive (warming causing regional cold), which means a lot of people get frustrated and assume somebody is lying. It basically comes down to the effects of Arctic amplification (accelerated warming in the Arctic relative to the rest of the planet) and the different me
  15. Latest projections and probabilities. The chances of finishing: Close to average (3.9 to 4.9C) is 🔺 to 65% (two days ago it was 61%) Above average (>4.9C) is🔺 to 31% (two days ago it was 10%) Below average (<3.9C) is 🔻to 4% (two days ago it was 27%) GFS for the 18th to the 2erd averages about 8.4C, pulling the CET up to 4.7C.
  16. A huge loss of ice cover in the Sea of Okhotsk in the last 2 days, due to a massive storm in the region. The animation below shows the slow variability in the 10 days leading up to the storm, then the rapid sea ice decline
  17. A comparison of the current extent with the previous maxima. Currently above four of the annual maxima (2015-2018) and within 250,000 km2 of another three years, 2006, 2007 and 2011.
  18. A look back at some of the extreme and record-breaking weather events which occurred across the globe in 2020. Part 1 - January to June. Read the full article
  19. Latest projections and probabilities The chances of finishing: Close to average (3.9 to 4.9C) is 🔺 to 61% (two days ago it was 47%) Above average (>4.9C) is🔺 to 10% (two days ago it was 7%) Below average (<3.9C) is 🔻to 27% (two days ago it was 46%) GFS for the 16th to the 21st averages about 7.6C, pulling the CET up to 4.1C. Lots of very mild days coming up, but they no longer look like threatening any daily records.
  20. The combined Baffin Bay and Gulf of St Lawrence extent is now the lowest on record for Feb 14th.
  21. Might well be right. For my projections I use the GFS to estimate the next 5 days, and then use the data from the CET record to project the remaining days of the month (I try my best to leave my own feelings out of it). They aren't always the best because they don't take into account the medium term trends, but then it's less likely to get caught out by models flip-flopping. However, using my method, currently there's a 47% chance of finishing 4C or higher, and 22% of 4.5C or higher. These are all before corrections too.
  22. Latest projections and probabilities: The chances of finishing: Close to average (3.9 to 4.9C) is 🔺 to 47% (six days ago it was 25%) Above average (>4.9C) is🔺 to 7% (six days ago it was 5%) Below average (<3.9C) is 🔻46% (six days ago it was 70%) GFS for the 14th to the 19th averages about 6.4C, pulling the CET up to 3.6C. The 20th, while far off, if currently forecast to beat the daily record of 11.3C, so something to keep an eye on.
  23. I can't see the updated data since the 9th. Whether looking on different devices, browsers, clearing data, etc. Weird one. If someone with access could paste the provisional daily mean and min data I'd really appreciated it.
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