NSIDC: 2016 ties with 2007 for second lowest Arctic sea ice minimum

As WUWT first reported yesterday, Arctic sea ice has reached the minimum and turned the corner. This press release from NSIDC today updates the date and minimum extent value. BOULDER, Colo.—The Arctic’s ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent on September 10, 2016, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data…

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NASA predicts a 'return to normal' in ENSO conditions

After Strong El Niño Winter, NASA Model Sees Return to Normal Not too hot, not too cold – instead, water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean should be just around normal for the rest of 2016, according to forecasts from the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, or GMAO. With these neutral conditions, scientists with the…