Yes, I know it isn't really hot where the red is. It's just anomalously not cold in much of the Arctic, according to the NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division:
Though it isn't the first time, it looks pretty spectacular. On the DMI temperature map we see how atmospheric patterns pull in warmer air from the Atlantic all the way to Alaska:
Individual weather stations in the region have been showing the same thing:
Currently 17.7° C above normal (as much as 20.5° C last week).
Currently 10.8° C above normal (as much as 14.9° C a couple of days ago).
Currently 14.7° C above normal (as much as 22.8° C a couple of days ago).
Currently 8.6° C above normal (highest so far this month).
Currently 14.8° C above normal (as much as 20.6° C last week).
It's not as cold as it should be over there. We will probably see what consequences that has had on the ice when the Sun seriously reaches those areas in about two months.