UPDATE: Eli missed it but Simon Donner has a nice post with some good links about what is happening in Eastern Canada
At a casual meal on the weekend, I met a couple in town from Iqualit. The capital of Canada's northern Inuit territory of Nunavut is located on Frobisher Bay in southern Baffin Island.
They told me that when they left home in mid-December, the ice on Frobisher Bay was not frozen. I almost coughed up my food; that can't be possibly be typical for December.
Today, NCAR reports on how northern Canada is enjoying a balmy winter, and the ice freeze is way behind schedule, but, dear bunnies, we all know that the global ice cover is very high because of the large ice pack around the Antarctic, or, as the images below from 2003 and 2011 show, maybe not.
It's looking wet down south, with about a month to go to the minimum
and up north?