The general global temperatures are flat, but the northern mid latitudes are up a bit. That postpones the deep freeze that I predicted. As usual, I'm wrong, but that doesn't stop me. :)
The plumes are being generated in the west Pacific again. That big storm didn't do much. For us in Toronto, the plumes are hitting North America at our latitude and zooming the heat straight along the latitude line. Then they go off and warm up the UK.
My general thought was that this couldn't go on, and yet here it is. But the UK plumes are going right to the pole and may jiggle down some cold air. The headlines of the tabloids think so.
ps. I collect these headlines, and one day they will be right.