When you read the piece below, you'll see the following quote by Serreze: "People seem to have this thought that all this storminess is unusual." He might be referring to my posts on the subject. Although I never said it is unusual (and wrote a long piece that put the persistence of the long-lasting cyclone in perpective), I wonder if we were seeing something new after last year's Great Arctic Cyclone. That's just something I tend to do given the rapid changes in the Arctic, compounded by the fact that I did see storms in the Arctic since starting the blog, but not three in one melting season.
In the end I'm mostly interested in the effect they have on the ice pack. In contrast to last year's late monster cyclone, they seem to have preserved the ice this year.
Here's the Icelights piece: