The Arctic cold is still very strong for this time of the year. Lots of black spots. But the sharks are in a feeding frenzy.
The tropical plumes are getting up there and chewing away with heat energy. The Atlantic belt is much stronger than the Pacific. I finally figured out a good mechanism for an ice age cycle. The Pacific current just stops. Again we might expect it to start up again in 20 years. If both oceans stop then this could be a big cycle.
The Arctic ice volume curves is finally leveling off. Yeah! But I still expect a cold April, if measured in degree days, and not 'one day wonders'.