The Arctic ice volume is still cruising along at 2015. Since it is still 30 below up there, I expect it to zoom to higher levels in the next month or two. I'm now waiting for the global temperatures, and I expect a drop.
ps. no forecasts for me. My favourite tropical plume site is down.
pps. ooh blessed goodness, the plumes are going straight up, and Siberian air is circling and coming down on us. Were we expecting warm weather, the Pacific plume would be coming straight in over Callie. We will live with our default, stagnant air weather, which sucks.