Unprecedented July Cold Ends The Arctic’s Shortest Summer On Record

Normally the high Arctic has about 90 days above freezing. This year there was less than half that.ScreenHunter_04 Jul. 30 15.01

COI | Centre for Ocean and Ice | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

Pay no attention to those sunspots.

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21 Responses to Unprecedented July Cold Ends The Arctic’s Shortest Summer On Record

  1. Latitude says:

    good grief!….why even bother to call this one “summer”

  2. Don’t worry, the Warmingologists will just chalk this up to “unpredictability” and “Climate Chaos.”

    Because who could predict it would be cold in the Arctic?!?

  3. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Kinda explains the giant blob of ice the World’s Bestest Adventurers evah! that Radarsat says is holding them up on their Save the Planet from Eeeviiiil Glowball Warming Tour ’13.

    being howled up on their little sand spit of an island must be anxious times for them.

  4. Anthony S says:

    I’d hesitate to call it unprecedented. 2010 had similar summer arctic temperatures.

    • squid2112 says:


      Hello, that is the point. There is nothing “unprecedented” about the Arctic at all. Thanks for the info there captain obvious!

    • F. Guimaraes says:

      IMO it depends on how the averages will go in the next ~ 10 days, if they stay at 0 or slightly below I’d call it “unprecedented”, in the sense that the above 0 period would then be the shortest since the records began (1958 in the DMI archive).
      Note that 2010 hit the 0 level but then went up a little and I believe Steve’s comment is trying to highlight the small differences in this case. Basically I think we’re talking about 2 parameters: /1/ the area between the green curve and the blue straight line and /2/ the length in number of days that the red curve remains above 0. If the red curve stays at 0 or slightly below in the next ~ 10 days, both parameters will be smaller now than in 2010.

  5. suyts says:

    According to recent pics from the arctic web cams, it looks like DMI might even be highballing it a bit. At least where webcam #2 is, it’s been below the freezing mark for a couple of days now.

    Anything can happen between now and when the minimum is declared, but, it’s looking like the minimum won’t be anything near last year.

  6. @njsnowfan says:

    Arctic Hockey Stick has grown over the past few days on the N hem sea ice charts.. M. Mann can verify this is a Hockey Stick???


    Not to worries S hem at another record today.
    Global sea ice just under -.25 for todays date on 29 year mean.

  7. Lawrence13 says:

    It really is remarkable, that this summer run the lowest since 1958 when the data set begins, plus the Antarctic which is no surprise , this is truly one big fat wet fish slap in the face for all those &*(&ing idiots who have jumped on this AGW bandwagon over the last 25 years , There is definitely a sea-change seemingly taking place with the earths climate-almost a peak. Of course in reality we enjoy the warmer times so a half a degree down over the coming decades -enough for us to thrive and enough to shut up the AGW lefty loon movement, would be a dream come true.

    Absolutely amazing and how from Sereaze to Gore they must be starting to feel like chumps.

    • F. Guimaraes says:

      Totally agree, both poles are proving them wrong. It’s a GIC (global ice conspiracy) against AGW! 🙂
      Maybe 2013 will go to history as the year GW went down the drain.(hope so)

  8. stewart pid says:

    GLO-BULL warming causes record cold summer … who’d a thunk it!!

  9. stewart pid says:

    I had to get a wobbly pop to celebrate and so cheers folks …. this is worth a toast and a nice frosty Stella seemed appropriate 😉

    • shazaam says:

      Stella is wonderful barley pop. I’ve tossed down my share, and I’ll hoist one in your general direction tonight!! (been a while since I’ve popped open a bottle of Stella. It’s not on tap in these parts)

  10. margaret berger says:

    No, from Sereaze to Gore they do not feel like chumps. They are still busy scamming the chumps and will wring every last dollar they can out of this hoax.

  11. gator69 says:

    Sun? Never heard of it.

  12. slimething says:

    Recall Mark Serreze said the Bering Sea ice in 2010 was a “fluke”, nothing to be concerned about (for alarmists). What’s he saying now after 2013? The silence is deafening.

  13. Brian D says:

    This is a map published in 1971 by Nat Geo of the Arctic.
    Seems to me this map upholds Steve’s assertions about extents in the early 70’s that were published early on and have been avoided by the AGW crowd.

  14. We have been saying for some time now that the next “Little Ice Age” is just around the corner. Sunspot activity is going down fast over the next few years to almost nothing and will stay that way for the next 30 years or so. The Winter of 2013-2014 will be very cold in the UK as well as the U.S. East of the Mississippi. We expect Winter to get in full force around Jan. 7, 2014 and continue through most of March. Many locations in the Southeast, U.S. as well as the Northeast will experience temps. running 6 degrees below normal for Jan., Feb., and March. Violent SnowStorms in the UK for mid to late Winter with record Snowfall in the Southeast, U.S. for places like Atlanta, GA., Greeneville, S.C. and the Charlotte, N.C. Metro area! This is going to be the start of a major pattern change that will have violent dips in the Polar Jet Stream that will bring Arctic Air way south to the Gulf Coast in the U.S. and will push the U.K. into perhaps deadly cold with lighting driven SnowStorms! Len R. Holliday(firsthandweather.com)

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