There is a huge current pouring into the Arctic and screwing my hopes for a big Arctic ice volume by January. But we have to conserve mass, so all this warm water will have an effect.
It's absolutely pouring through the Greenland Gap, the only outlet. The current is stronger than ever, and reduced the Gulf Stream to a little phallic poke.
Click on the picture and look at the top. The Arctic ice volume curve is just following the usual trend, instead of climbing more. I blame all this on the weird current. As well, I always wondered how a current disturbance in the Pacific could affect the Atlantic. Now I know. A ton of cold water can do a lot of things.