The latest image from the Climate Reanalyzer shows that parts of the Arctic are a staggering 54 F above normal in temperature this week.  I’m sure this is due in part to the absence of sea ice across parts of the Arctic Ocean and is also in part due to the highly wavy nature of the atmospheric waves that we are seeing now.  This high amplitude pattern will bring frigid temperatures to the Southeast by the second week in December if not earlier, so be prepared! You can read more about this here. The Climate Reanalyzer is a great place to get current global images of climate variability. You can see for yourself at